Garret earned a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Otis Art Institute of
Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles,
in 1984. In 1988 he received a Masters degree in sculpture from California State
University at Stanislaus. From 1988-2000 he was employed at the Johnson Atelier
Technical Institute of Sculpture, a bronze art foundry as well as teaching
At the Atelier he
was responsible for the bronze casting needs of many of the leading contemporary
artists of the time. His duties also included instruction in the art of bronze
casting as well as figurative clay modeling. Since then he has worked at several
other art foundries as a sub-contractor and for various other artists for their
From 2009- 2012 he
was an adjunct professor at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California, where
he taught Figure Clay Modeling and Bronze Casting courses.
Garret is a member
of both the prestigious California Arts Club and the National Sculpture Society.