Garth Evans was born in Cheshire in 1934. He studied sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, London.
Since the 1960s Garth Evans has exhibited widely across the UK and USA, including in the influential group exhibitions British Sculpture '72, Royal Academy of Arts, London (1972) and The Condition of Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London (1975). In 2013 artist Richard Deacon curated the survey exhibition Garth Evans at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His work is represented in numerous collections, including Tate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Victoria & Albert Museum and The British Museum. He has received 18 different awards including the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and the British Council Exhibitions Abroad Grant. He lives and works in North East Connecticut and teaches in New York where he is currently Head of Sculpture at the New York Studio School. He has had solo exhibitions across England and New York, and has works in numerous collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Tate Gallery; the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British Museum.
The work of Garth Evans is integral to the history of British sculpture. His work consistently experiments with the potential of scale, weight, medium and form and comprises both a formal and conceptual approach; focusing on process and texture using photography to reconsider sculptural practice and catalyse disruption and change in static material object based practice. Through photography Evans creates new formal compositions in order to confront and challenge his broader object-based practice. Evans is always interested in new materials and antagonising established boundaries and as a result his sculptures are made from a diverse range of materials, including ceramics and fibreglass. Evans states that many of his works even when most abstract, are "triggers for and containers of particular identifiable memories". Ultimately Garth Evans' works are ambiguous, multi-faceted and completely original with a pseudo-mathematical layout and serenity.