Betty Gold was born in Austin in 1935, studied art in Dallas and lived in Aspen before settling in Venice Beach, California, where she has her studio. She also works in Mallorca where she has many of her works cast.

Gold travels extensively, creating works in Mexico, Spain, Slovakia, Japan and Korea and the United States. Universities and other public places as well as office buildings throughout the United States are home to her more than 50 monumental sculptures.

All of her outdoor pieces are constructed from welded steel and are either painted with glossy enamel or left in their raw state to rust to a velvety patina.