About the Artist
Guadalupe Barajas, a native of Wyoming, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in three-dimensional design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Retiring from teaching in 1994, Barajas returned to Wyoming and committed himself full-time as a bronze sculptor. Early in his career, Barajas focused primarily on wildlife as his subject matter. Today, he has expanded his range of interest in telling life stories of his Native American heritage through sculpture
His most prestigious commission is “Open Season” (a 13’ monument of three mule deer in flight) installed in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Cheyenne.
He was selected “Artist of the Year”, by the National Bison Association, and won First Place Gold from the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, and “Best of Show” two years in a row at the Western Spirit Art Show.
Galleries currently featuring Guadalupe’s bronzes include the Blackhawk Gallery in Saratoga, Wyoming, as well as his own gallery, the Grey Wolf Gallery, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Barajas can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (307) 634-5407. His website is barajasstudio.com.
Guadalupe Barajas' sculpture "Tatanka" was featured on the cover of "Bison World" for being NBA's Artist of the Year in 1997.
Heart of the West
Five artists, including four from Wyoming, were honored at the "Heart of the West Invitational Bronze Show and Sale" western art exhibit October, 2007 in Lander.
Guadalupe Barajas won the Wind River Casino sponsored Best Native American Award for "Chief Little Shield."