EDUCATION

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

1997     University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Minneapolis, MN

 

SELECTED PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

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

             City of Hopkins, The Artery, Hopkins, MN (Upcoming)

             Austin City Library, Austin, TX (Upcoming)

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

2015     City of Bloomington, Convergence, Bloomington, MN

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, Government Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

SELECTED CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

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

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

2006     Redmoon, Rose Servers, 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

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     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, Petvale 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, Coalbrookdale, Telford, England

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

             Iron Artists, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, 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

             Fulton Art Walk, Multon Market, Chicago, IL

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

             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

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, 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

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

             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

             Pier Walk '99 Maquette Exhibition, Vedanta Gallery, Pier Chicago, IL

             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 Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

             Pier Walk '98 Maquette Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

             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

 

SELECTED VISITING ARTIST

2017     Minnesota Waldorf School, Sun & Moon, Minneapolis, MN

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

2006     Fifth International Conference on Cast Iron, 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

 

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

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/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