Born: October 7, 1937, Wellington, KS
Died: January 6, 2014, Indianapolis, IN

Graduate Wichita High School East, Wichita KS, 1955
B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1961
M.F.A. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1963

1963-1966 Co-owner, Orleans Workshop Inc., New Orleans, LA
1966-1968 Director of Foundry Program, Kalamazoo Art Center, Kalamazoo, MI
1968-2001 Head of Sculpture, Herron School of Art, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

Selected Grants
1989 PDP Grant, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
1988 Penrod Society, Sculpture Commission, Indianapolis, IN
1988 Indiana Arts Commission, Sculpture, Indianapolis, IN
1980 Indiana Arts Commission, Public Sculpture; Indianapolis Art League Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
1979 Indiana Arts Commission, Design for Public Sculpture

Selected Commissions:
1991 Public Sculpture, “For Endless Trees”: Indiana Energy Inc., Indianapolis, IN
1988 Stainless Steel Interior Sculpture , “Tabled Landscape”: IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
1983 Outdoor sculpture for private residence, Richard Boston, Richmond, IN
1979 Outdoor sculpture for private residence, Peter Basquin and Kit Basquin, Milwaukee, WI
1976 Public Sculpture, Borns Management Co., Indianapolis, IN

Exhibition Awards:
1979 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1974, 1972 Indianapolis Art League, Indianapolis, IN
1971 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1963 New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1962 Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

1993 Dialogue with the Critics: Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
1989 Visiting Artist/Lecturer Fairbanks Art Association; University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
1977 Dennison University, Granville OH
1976-77 Ecole de Beaux Artes, Brussells, Belgium

Selected Exhibitions:
2001 “Private Exhibition”, Editions Ltd., Indianapolis, IN
2001 Solo Exhibition, “Small Sculpture” , Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
2000 Solo Exhibition, “New Work by Gary Freeman”, 805 S. Meridian Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
1998 Solo Exhibition, “More Sculpture from the Evaporation Series”, Henry Radford Hope School of Fines Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1998 “In Indiana Gallery”, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1995 “Directions”, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1995 In Vivo Gallery, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis,
1994 Robert Berkshire and Gary Freeman, “New Work”, Editions Ltd. Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
1993 “Critics’ Choice: Sculpture”, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
1989 Solo Exhibition: “A Decade of Sculpture: 1979-1989”, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1989 “Boundaries”, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1989 “Everyday Design” Water Tower Gallery, Louisville, KY
1988 Solo Exhibition, American States Insurance Building Atrium, Indianapolis, IN
1987 “Public Sculpture”, Louisville, KY
1985 “Master/Apprentice” Mid-America College Art Association, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
1983 “New Work” , Patrick King Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
1982 Solo Exhibition: “Low Profiles Sculpture”, Kit Basquin Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
1980 “New Work by Gallery Artists”, Zolla/ Leiberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 “New Talent; New Vision”, Zolla/ Leiberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 “Breath and Beauty: Sculpture Indiana”, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Selected Collections:
Newcomb Art School, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Donald Gilmore Family, Kalamazoo, MI
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Robert Borns, Indianapolis, IN
Vector Custom Fabrication, Inc., Chicago, IL
Kit Basquin Smyth, New York, NY
Faegre,Baker & Daniels, LLP, Indianapolis, IN
Carol Adney, San Rafael, CA
Karl Mueller, Santa Barbara, CA
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
Richard Boston Family, Richmond, IN
McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago, IL
Phillip Scheffsky Family, Chicago, IL
American United Life Insurance, Indianapolis, IN
High Lake Sculpture Garden, Chicago, IL
Eric Rice, San Francisco, CA
Stephen Mueller, Chicago, IL
Peter and Jeanine Basquin, Brighton, New Zealand
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Bernard Hagedorn, Vincennes, IN
John Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Barry Hehemann, Chicago, IL
Phillip Lamie, Indianapolis, IN
Valerie Eickmeier, Indianapolis, IN

Selected Bibliography:
Indiana University, Gary Freeman/Sculpture, Dale Newkirk, August, 1998
Indianapolis Star, Critic confronts shifting authority, Steve Mannheimer, Sunday, September 13, 1998
Indianapolis Star, Paddack begins shows of Hoosier Artists, Wednesday, January 28, 1998
Arts Indiana,Behind the scenes: a day in the life of the arts in Indianapolis, Carl Pope & Barney Quick, February, 1996
Indiana University, Directions Catalogue, Heidi Gault, Fall, 1995
Indianapolis Art Center, Critics choice: sculpture, Julia Muney Moore,1995
Indianapolis Star, Faculty practices what it professes, Patrick King, November, 1994
Arts Indiana, A work of art, Richard J. Roberts, ed. February, 1992
Indianapolis Star, Winning sculpture stands treetop tall, Kelly Winkinson, October 1991
Indianapolis News, Work dedicated downtown, Sharon Calhoon, October, 1991
Arts Indiana, Corporate support for public art, S.L. Berry, December, 1991
New Art Examiner, Gary Freeman, Jean Robertson, April, 1990
Arts Indiana, Gary Freeman, a decade of sculpture 1979-1989., Sharon Calhoon, March 1990
Indianapolis Star, Retrospective demonstrates versatility of sculptor, Marcus Chandler, February, 1990
Horizon, Individual aesthetics, Doris Vlasek Hails, June, 1987
Indianapolis Star, Two sculptures join city’s public art display, Steve Mannheimer, September, 1985
The Milwaukee Journal, Mastering heavy metal, James Auer, September, 1982
Art in America, Midwest art: a special report, Holliday t. Day, July-August, 1979
Indiana Arts Insight, Freeman’s sculpture is structural, Steve Mannheimer, May-June, 1979
Indianapolis Star, Freeman’s exhibit at local gallery, Donn Fry, April, 1979
Indianapolis News, Metal sculpture at Pyramids show, Marion Simon Garmel, March, 1979