EDUCATION

1997              The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Chicago, IL

1995              University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Minneapolis, MN

  

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2013             City of Minneapolis, Green Light Project, Edison High School, Minneapolis, MN

2012             City of Minneapolis, Edison, Edison High School, Minneapolis, MN

2010             City of Lisle, Garfield Basin, Lisle, IL

                     City of Minneapolis, Double Flux, Jackson Square Park, Minneapolis, MN

                     City of Minneapolis, Innovation Field, Jackson Square Park, Minneapolis, MN

2009             City of Evanston, Blue Line, Evanston IL

                     City of Minneapolis, In Flux, Jackson Square Park, Minneapolis, MN

2008             City of Chicago, Gong Tower, Mt Greenwood Park, Chicago IL

                     City of Chicago, Spiral Bells, Mt Greenwood Park, Chicago IL

                     City of Chicago, Cosmos Xylophones, Mt Greenwood Park, Chicago IL

                     City of Chicago, Tongue Drums, Mt Greenwood Park, Chicago IL

2007             Green Hills Library, North Side Butterfly, Palos Hills, IL

2005             City of Wilmette, Wilmette Tower, Wilmette Jr. High School, Wilmette, IL

                     City of Wilmette, Wilmette Tower II, Wilmette Jr. High School, Wilmette, IL

                     City of Wilmette, Stratified Elements, Wilmette Jr. High School, Wilmette, IL

2004             City of Chicago, Entryway, Margate Park Field House, Chicago, IL

                     City of Chicago, Dragonfly, Margate Park Field House, Chicago, IL

                     City of Chicago, Butterfly, Margate Park Field House, Chicago, IL

                     City of Chicago, Bumblebee, Margate Park Field House, Chicago, IL

2000             Western Sculpture Park, Tree Bracelet Project, St. Paul, MN

1997             New York Mills Sculpture Park, Corn Patch Project, New York Mills, MN

1996             Karen Sontag Sattel, Phoenix Rising (Iron), Government Center, Minneapolis, MN.

 

CORPORATE COMMISSIONS 

2013              Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis, MN

2012              Walsh Construction, Walsh Works, Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, IL

                      Mahogany Builders, Gaudi Façade, Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, IL

2011             Baum Development LLC, Wash, Green Exchange Building, Chicago, IL

                     JW Marriot Hotel, Valeo, Chicago, IL

2007             Patti Gilford Fine Arts, River Towers, Left Bank at K Station, Chicago, IL

2000             Chicago Public Art Group/Gallery 37, Binary Project, DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

                     Ceridian Corporation, Elements, Minneapolis, MN

1998             Mycogen Seeds Corporation, Corn Cob Collaborative, Minneapolis, MN

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (1997-2013) 

 

2015          Transforming Community, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2014          Coalescence, Talsi Regional Museum, Talsi, Latvia

                  North Star: Ursula, Petvale Open Air Museum Installation, Sable, Latvia

                  Water: A Universal Human RightConvergence, Robert Morris Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Blue River: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization Installation, Minneapolis, MN 

2013          Green Light Project, Edison H.S., Minneapolis, MN

                  Fire and Iron, Jacksson Contemporary Art, Columbus, IN

                  Maquette and Small Sculpture Show, Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN

                  Life-Boundary-Art, Museum of TianJin Academy of Fine Arts, TianJin, P. R. China

2012          Concerning Water, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

                  Franconia in the City Exhibition, Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN

                  Edison, Edison H.S., Minneapolis, MN

2011          Nimbus, Green Exchange Building, Chicago, IL

                  Valeo, JW Marriot Hotel, Chicago, IL

                  Columbus Iron Sculpture Exhibition, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus, IN

                  Living Green Expo, Fine Arts Exhibition Building, St. Paul, MN

                  Women and Water Rights II: Rivers of Regeneration, Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, MI

                  Iron Cast, Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI

2010          Brenner, Larson, Walters, Colleen Harper Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Water Matters, Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Science Center, Rochester Arts Center, Rochester, MN

                  Double Flux, Jackson Square Park, Minneapolis, MN

                  Innovation Field, Jackson Square Park, Minneapolis, MN

                  Women and Water Rights, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2009          In Flux, Jackson Square Park, Minneapolis, MN 

                  Paradise Pour Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art and Design & Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus, IN

2008          Sound Sculpture Opening Performance, Mt Greenwood Park, Chicago IL

                  You Are Here, Iron Paradise, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus IN

                  Lee County Sculpture, Clear Water Park, Ft. Myers, FL

                  Explore Fulton, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago IL

                  Sarasota Season of Sculpture: International Invitational, Bay Front, Sarasota, FL (catalogue)

2007          Columbus Iron Sculpture Exhibition, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus, IN

                  Sarasota Season of Sculpture: International Invitational, Bay Front, Sarasota, FL (catalogue)

                  Ferrous Aurora, Lizzards Art Gallery Duluth, MN

                  Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels, Williamsburg Art & History Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2006          Iron 2006, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalbrookdale, Telford, England

                  In the Footsteps of Giants, Invitational Outdoor Cast Iron Sculpture Exhibition, Museum of Iron, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge World Heritage Site, England

                  Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN

                  Jamie's Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, Chicago Sculpture Works Chicago, IL

                  Columbus Iron Sculpture Exhibition, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus, IN

                  Columbus Indiana Public Sculpture Invitational, Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus, IN

                  A Place at The Table, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005          Snowbird Contemporary Cast Iron Exhibition, New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, LA

                  Six Artists, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago, IL

                  A Place at The Table, United Theological Seminaries Galleries, New Brighton, MN

                  Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

                  On The Sky, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

                  Aurora Pours, Red Mug Gallery, Superior, MN

                  A Place at The Table, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI

2004          A Ton of Sculpture, New Orleans Sculpture Lab, New Orleans, LA

                  Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

                  A Place at the Table, WCA Exhibition, YWCA, Minneapolis, MN

2003          Artists on The Map, Chicago, IL

                  Turn Up the Heat 2500 degrees, J Pepper Inn Art Gallery, Knife River, MN

2002          Gateway Sculpture Project, Minneapolis, MN

                  Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

                  Wandell Sculpture Garden, Meadowbrook Park, Urbana, IL

                  Open Studio Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago, IL

2001          Riverplex Exhibition, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

                  Department of Space and Land Reclamation Project, Chicago, IL

                  Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2000          Elements 2000, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY

                  The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

                  Summer/Fall Exhibit, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT

                  Pier Walk 2000 Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (Juror, Beej Nierengarten-Smith Founding Director and Curator, Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, St. Louis, MO)

                  Pier Walk 2000 Maquette Exhibition, James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL (Juror, Beej Nierengarten-Smith, Founding Director and Curator, Laumeier Sculpture Park and            

                  Museum, St. Louis, MO)

                  Hidden Treasures, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL 

1999          Cast Metal Invitational Exhibition, Laxfield, Suffolk, England

                  Midwest Regional Exhibition, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Redefining Feminism, University of Illinois, Dekalb, IL

                  Pier Walk '99 Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (Juror: Brooke Barrie, Director Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ [catalogue])

                  Pier Walk '99 Maquette Exhibition, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (Juror: Brooke Barrie, Director Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ)

                  Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

 1998         Artabounds, Chicago Children's Museum, Chicago, IL

                  Ferroscious, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Pier Walk '98, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (Juror: George W. Neubert, Director Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

                 [catalogue])

                  Pier Walk '98 Maquette Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (Juror: George W. Neubert, Director Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of

                  Nebraska, Lincoln, NE)

                  Gateway Sculpture Project, Minneapolis, MN

                  Franconia Sculpture Park Exhibition, Shafer, MN 

1997          Cast Metal Invitational Exhibition, Yew Tree Farm, Laxfield, Suffolk, England

                  Celebration of Art and Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

                  Inaugural Show, New York Mills Sculpture Park, New York Mills, MN

                  Passages and Obstructions, ARC Gallery, Rawspace, Chicago, IL

                  James Brenner and Elisa Abeloff, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

 

VISITING ARTIST

2013           CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

                   Franconia Sculpture Park, Valentine’s Day Pour, Shafer, MN

2012           Franconia Sculpture Park, Community Collaborative Hot Metal Pour, Shafer, MN

                   Waldorf School, Michaelmas Star Project, Minneapolis, MN

2011           CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

2010           CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

2009           CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

                   Alfred University, Iron Casting Cast in Iron, Alfred, NY

2008            CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

2007            CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

2006            5th International Conference on Cast Iron Art, Darby Project, Coalbrookdale, England

                    CES/Cunningham Foundry, Paradise Pour: Arts and Industry, Columbus, IN

                    Franconia Sculpture Park, Iron Butterfly Project, Shafer, MN

2001            Rochester Institute of Technology, The Big Pour, Rochester, NY

2000            Western Sculpture Park, Tree Bracelet Project, St. Paul, MN

                    DeVry Institute of Technology/Gallery 37, Binary Project, Chicago, IL

1999            Yew Tree Farm, US/UK Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture Project, Laxfield, Suffolk, England

1998             Franconia Sculpture Park, US/UK Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture Project, Shafer, MN

1997             New York Mills Sculpture Park, Corn Patch Project, New York Mills, MN

1996             Hitchcock Industries, Phoenix Project / Guns and Metal Project, Minneapolis, MN

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS 

2009            Alfred University, Iron Casting Cast in Iron, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY

2007            Green Hills Library, North Side Butterfly, Palos Hills, IL

2006            Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Footprint, Coalbrookdale, Telford, England 

2005            City of Wilmette, Wilmette Tower I-II, Stratified Elements, Wilmette Jr. High School, Wilmette, IL

2004            City of Chicago Margate Park Fieldhouse, Entryway, Dragonfly, Butterfly, Bumblebee, Chicago,     IL

2000            Robert and Karen Duncan, KrisCross, Lincoln, NE

                    DeVry Institute of Technology, Binary Project, Chicago, IL

                   Ceridian Corporation, Elements, Minneapolis, MN

                   Western Sculpture Park, Tree Bracelet Project, St. Paul, MN

1998           Lewis Manilow, Passage, Governor’s State University, IL

                   Mycogen Seeds Corporation, Corn Cob Collaborative, Minneapolis, MN

1997           New York Mills Sculpture Park, Corn Patch Project, N.Y. Mills, MN

                  John and Ann Oppenheimer, Pea Pod, Chicago, IL

1996          Smurfit/Stone, Found and Reclaimed, Salt Lake City, UT

1995          Tunnel Mill Historical Landmark, From Fire Iron Is Born; By Fire Iron is Tamed, Rochester, MN

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2014             Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis, MN

2013             Art as Energy Grant, Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment, Minneapolis, MN

1997             Jerome / Franconia Emerging Artist Grant, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

1996             Cozzi Iron and Metal Honorarium, Cozzi Sculpture Exhibition, Chicago, IL

1995             Kohler Conference Award, Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Birmingham, AL

1994             HD Smith Award, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN