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

 

Selected Public Art Commissions

2018      Austin City Library, Austin Dragonfly, Austin, TX (Upcoming)

              City of Hopkins, Moline, Hopkins, MN (Upcoming)

              City of White Bear Lake, Boatworks Commons, White Bear Lake, MN

              MNDOT Waters Edge, Roseville, MN (upcoming)

2017      City of St. Louis Park, Central Park West, St. Louis Park, MN

2016      City of Minneapolis, Light-Line Solar Project: Phase 1, Edison High School, Minneapolis, MN

2015      City of Bloomington, Convergence, Bloomington, MN

2014      North Star: Ursula, Pedvale Open Air Museum Installation, Sable, Latvia

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

 

Selected Corporate Art Commissions

2016      Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Hydro-Illuminata, Minneapolis, MN

              Sports and the Arts, Skjoldborg and Dreki (Viking Shield Wall), US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

              United Arts of Central Minnesota, Vision Tree, St Cloud, MN

2014      Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis, MWMO, MN

              Redmoon, Projection Boats, Chicago, IL

              Redmoon, Cyclone Grill, Chicago, IL

              Redmoon, Twirling Bicycles, Chicago, IL

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

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

2011      Baum Development LLC, Nimbus, 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

 

Exhibitions

2017      Hydro-Illuminata Exhibit, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Minneapolis, MN

              Hydro-Illuminata, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN

2016      Harmony, Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin, China

2015      Beyond Boundaries, TEDA Contemporary Art Museum, Tianjin, China

              Michaelmas: Phoenix Rising, Minnesota Waldorf School, Maplewood, MN

2014      Casket Five, Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN

              Sustainable Acts: Mother Earth’s Embrace, Institute on the Environment, Minneapolis, MN

              Transforming Community, Westbeth Gallery, New York City, NY

              Michaelmas: Dragon and Sword, Minnesota Waldorf School, Maplewood, MN

              Coalescence, Talsi Regional Museum, Talsi, Latvia

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

              Water: A Universal Human Right, Robert Morris University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013      Out of the Earth, Jackson Contemporary Art, Columbus, IN

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

              Life-Boundary-Art, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China

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

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

2011      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, MN

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

2009      Paradise Pour Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art and Design, Columbus, IN

2008      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

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

              Ferrous Aurora, Lizzards Art Gallery, Duluth, MN

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

2006      Iron 2006, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Telford, England

              In the Footsteps of Giants, Telford, England

              Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

              Jamie’s Gallery, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago, IL

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

              Fulton Art Walk, Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

2005      A Place at the Table, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

              A Place at the Table, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, MN

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

              Six Artists, Chicago Sculpture Works, Chicago, IL

              Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

              On the Sky, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

              Aurora Pours, Red Mug Gallery, Superior, MN

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

              Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2003      Artists on the Map, Chicago IL

              Turn up the Heat to 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, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY

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

              Summer/Fall Exhibit, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Ct

              Pier Walk 2000 Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

              Pier Walk 2000 Maquette Exhibition, James R Thompson Center, Chicago, IL

              Hidden Treasures, Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

1999      Cast Metal Invitational Exhibition, Laxfield, Suffolk, England

              Midwest Regional Exhibition, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Redefining Feminism, University of Illinois, Debalk, IL

              Pier Walk 1999 Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

              Pier Walk 1999 Maquette Exhibition, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

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

              Ferocious, Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Pier Walk 1998 Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

              Pier Walk 1998 Maquette Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Gateway Sculpture Project, Minneapolis, MN

              Franconia Sculpture Park Exhibition, Shafer, MN

              Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University, University Park, IL

1997      Cast Metal Invitational Exhibition, Yew Tree Farm, Suffold, England

              Art and Artists Celebration, 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

 

Selected Visiting Artist

2018      Martin Luther King Jr Center, Lead to Life, Atlanta, GA

2017      Franconia Sculpture Park, Valentine’s Day Pour, Shafer, MN

2015      Minnesota Waldorf School, Iron on Earth, Minneapolis, MN

2014      Franconia Sculpture Park, North Star Pour, Shafer, MN

              Minnesota Waldorf School, North Star Pour, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

              Minnesota Waldorf School, Michaelmas Star Project, Minneapolis, MN

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

              Minnesota 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

 

Collections

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

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

2000      Robert and Karen Duncan, KrisCross, Lincoln, NE

              DeVry Institute of Technology, Binary Project, Chicago, IL

              Ceridian Corporation, Elements, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

 

Awards and Honors

2017      Artist Initiative Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minneapolis, MN

              Vision Award, Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Minneapolis, MN

2014      Open Studio Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

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

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

1997      Jerome Fellowship, 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