COMMISSIONS & PUBLIC WORKS
2020 Utah Women 2020.
Mural 55’x90’. Dinwoody Building, 37 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT.
Project of Jann Haworth and Alex Johnstone. Under the direction of Jann Haworth, the co-designer of the original Beatles' cover Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, for which she received a Grammy, a consortium of artists and citizens, local and international, were invited to participate. A total of 178 people worked on the mural, only around 30 of which were professionals. I was one of the professional artists Jann tapped, creating a full figure of Beckanne Sisk (principal dancer of Ballet West) and a portrait of my Collie. The mural depicts 268 of Utah’s most influential women, both from the past and present day, honoring women’s accomplishments as well as their contributions to the state, country and world.
Funded by a special dispensation from the Utah Department Of Wildlife through the Utah Public Art Program; Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay in Utah
Wetlands is a bronze sculpture of an Ibis merged with a floodgate, referencing ancient Egyptian Ibis sculptures of the god Thoth. Wetlands honors Department of Wildlife Resources’ efforts to conserve the finite water resources to the Jordan River’s delta into Farmington Bay, standing as a signifier of human impacts and our local responsibility to actively engage in conservation.
2017 Bonneville Tributary
Colmena Group; Wilmington Plaza; 1201 Wilmington Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah
A series of 6 bronze sculptures of Bonneville Cutthroat trout swimming in two pairs through hoops allegorical of a river, and two single trout.
2014 Bonneville Reliquary Bend
Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City: Sugar HouseMonument Plaza, 1100 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
A series of ten bronze sculptures of Bonneville Cutthroat trout swimming through hoops allegorical of a river running through Sugar House Monument Plaza.
2010 Salt In Suspension
SaltLake County Arts Council: Herriman Library, 5380 West Herriman Main St.,Herriman, UT
A monumental mobile, Weight In Salt, hung in the entry/atrium created from steel, salt block, and salt stone with inlaid LED programmable lights (35’x15’x25’), and three wall hanging forms, WordsWithout Meaning,created from salt, with inscribed text, and internal LED lighting (3.5’x 4’ x4”ea).
2010 Gambel’s Quail SK8
Salt Lake City Arts Council: Ione Davis Park,950 South 1980 East, Salt Lake City, UT
A covey of nine Gambel’s quail in bronze with the monumental adult buck and hen each on roller skates with seven chicks stacked in pairs on their backs. An additional buck quail on a skate with a single chick rolls through the opposite end of the park.
2008 Bonneville Reliquary Upstream
Salt Lake City Arts Council: Sugar House BusinessDistrict, 1300 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT
A series of five bronze sculptures of Bonneville Cutthroat trout swimming through hoops allegorical of a river and marking theSugar House Business District’s east boundary.2006 FlyingFish
SaltLake City Arts Council: FlyingObjects 1.0, Salt Lake City, UT
A bronze sculpture of a Betta fish with two human arms each holding large stainless steel feathers (7’x 5’x 8’). The work rotated through three downtown locations over the course of three years. The work was purchased for permanent installation in 2012 by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.
2005 Bonneville Reliquary
Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City: SugarHouse District, 2100 S. 1040 E, Salt Lake City, UT
A series of five monumental outdoor bronze sculptures of Bonneville Cutthroat trout swimming through hoops, which are allegorical of a river, and two low relief medallions.
Salt LakeCounty Arts Council: Draper Public Library, 1136 Pioneer Road, Draper, UT
Three hens and a rooster are perched upon individual Victorian houses around the library’s exterior. Inside the library are a series of ‘chick and egg’ sculptures: a chick standing atop a stack of twelve Emu eggs; twelve small eggs and a chick upon a shelf of old barn wood aside the fireplace; and on the opposite side of the fireplace, twelve chicks and one egg. All of the forms are cast in bronze.
2004 SLC Pepper's Lonely Arts Club Banned
Mural. 50' x 30'. 250 South 400 West, Salt Lake City. Wall offered by John Williams, pro-bono effort of many.
Working in conjunction with Jann Haworth, the co-designer of the Grammy award winning album cover for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, this album's iconic image in re-investigated and updated in mural form. http://www.jannhaworth.com/Public/SLCPepper/SLCPepper.html
2004 Vitruvian Circle
Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration: Global Artways and The Leonardo: Art, Culture, Science Center
An eight foot diameter hoop of bronze children's handprints gathered from more than 200 children at the 2004 Imagination Celebration opening event at the Library Square inauguration. On display in the Children's Library at the Salt Lakc City Downtown Library.
Salt Lake City Arts Council: Pioneer Police Precinct, 1040 West 700 South, Salt LakeCity, UT
A series of five abstract geometric sculptures explore the Golden Section in relationship to the Mayan Calendar and derive societal law from a foundation of natural law. An outdoor abstract form in cast bronze and stainless steel (20' tall x 7' diameter) relates formally to four indoor works in cast bronze and exotic hardwoods (lobby form and three hallway forms, 7' diameter each.
2002 Orpheus & Eurydice
Marcia& John Price Family Foundation: Utah Symphony & Opera ProductionCenter, 336 North 400 West, SLC, UT
Four sculptures. The defining 2/3-life figures represent the moment Orpheus looks back to Eurydice, losing her to Dis. Two partial figures merge the defining figures, integrated with an outdoor fountain.
2002 Orpheus & Eurydice, and Lament
Marcia Price. Private Residence. Salt Lake City, UT
An additional pair of figures commissioned by Ms. Price; a bronze Orpheus and an aluminum Eurydice, representing the moment after Orpheus looks back to Eurydice and she becomes Shade, also Lament; and eleven foot tall abstraction of the figures representing the music Orpheus composed upon losing Eurydice.
2002 Winter Olympic Figures
2002 Winter Olympic Games. University of Utah campus Athlete's Convention Building, Salt Lake City, UT
Ten plus life size metal and light sculptures portraying various winter sports.
Collaboration with Contemporary Ice Theater, funded by University of Utah Fine Arts Grant. Performed at Salt Lake City's Gallivan Center as an aspect of First Night (New Year's Eve).
2001 Resolution Revolution
Downtown Art Alliance: Temporary Installation: Salt Lake City, UT
A 20' tall Rube Goldbergesque sequential machine of welded steel to burn New Year's resolutions for the Salt Lake City First Night (New Year's) celebration at the Gallivan Center. Funded again in 2002 to add metal screens and video projection.
2001 Set Resets
Modern Dance Theater at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Collaboration with University of Utah Sculpture Department and Modern Dance Department for the Trisha Brown Dance Company's Set Reset.
2000 Recombinant Shawn
Carolyn Hermann: Private Residence; Salt Lake City, UT
An aluminum figure from my MFA Exhibition commissioned in bronze.
2000 Mary of the Sacred Heart
Marblecast Statue Company: Original sculpture for reproduction; Salt Lake City, UT
An life-size sculpture of Mary for a client's garden.
2000 The Creation of Adam
Marblecast Statue Company: Original sculpture for reproduction; Salt Lake City, UT
A life-size sculpture of the "reaching arms" from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco. Commissioned by Marblecast for the CEO of Delta Airlines.
2015 Springville Museum 91st Spring Salon Springville Museum ofArt, Springville, UT
2014 30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective Finch LaneGallery, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
2012 Springville Museum 88th Spring Salon Springville Museum ofArt, Springville, UT
2006 Faculty Exhibition, Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2006 TheFace of Utah Sculpture UtahCultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT
2006 Springville Museum 82nd Spring Salon - Merit Award Springville Museum ofArt, Springville, UT
2004 Poor Yoric Studios (annual group exhibitions through 2006) 530 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 Faculty Exhibition,Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, SLC, UT
2001 Faculty Exhibition,Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, SLC, UT
2001 Distinguished Alumni Art Invitational, Department of Art & ArtHistory, University of Utah
2001 Portraiture Exhibit Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, SLC, UT
2001 MFAThesis Exhibition, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, SLC, UT
2001 UtahMuseum of Fine Arts Peripheral to Rodin exhibit via UMFA Educational Department, SLC, UT
2000 Utah Intercollegiate Art Exhibition 2000 Juried Exhibition, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2000 Sundance Young Contemporaries 2000 Juried Exhibition, Sundance Resort, UT
2000 Kinderfresser Solo Exhibition, Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2001 MFA,Sculpture University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
1994 Teacher Certification: Art K-12 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1991 BFA, Sculpture: Cum Laude Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
2002 - Present Sculptor: Procuring and creating multiple public & private commissions.
2003 - 07 Director: Global Artways e.g. YouthCity Artways, Salt Lake City, Utah
Directed a public arts education program annually serving 5,500 youth in diverse community settings;
Interviewed, hired, and conducted annual performance evaluations of 35 professional teaching artists specializing in dance, music, opera, theater, and visual arts;
Supervised the Program Manager and Program Communications Coordinator;
Managed annual operating budget of $322,248 and leverage additional program dollars through grants and fundraising;
Coordinated professional development for staff arts teachers;
Cultivated and sustained partnerships with schools, businesses, civic organizations, local government, and international/national/local performing arts troops;
Promoted program activities through interviews with TV, radio, newspaper and public speaking engagements;
Created and lead public art projects;
Administered annual season of the Kennedy Center imagination celebration at Salt Lake City including fundraising, pre- and post-season reporting at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, preparation and distribution of marketing materials, negotiation of contracts with visiting artists and partner arts organizations, and conducting arts education workshops for K-12 teachers; serving an audience of 25,000
Original partner organization of The Leonardo at Library Square: Developed strategic partnerships and cultivated donors to support the $20 million capital campaign, and
Served on the Educational Programming Committee and Architectural Design Committee of The Leonardo at Library Square (www.theleonardo.org).
2001 - 13 Adjunct Instructor: University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
Introduction to Visual Arts (Art History) Introduction to Visual Arts (On-line format)
Elementary Education Secondary Art Education
Basic Design Figure Sculpture
Foundation Sculpture I Foundation Sculpture II
2006 Adjunct Instructor: Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
Secondary Art Education for Art Education Majors
2002 - 03 Interim Chair: Arts Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
2000 – 01 Graduate Student: College of Fine Arts, University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
1998 - 99 Ranch Hand: Alpine Meadows Angus; Monarch, Montana
1994 - 98 Art Department Chair: Skyline High School; Longmont, Colorado
1994 - 95 Art Instructor: Heritage Middle School; Longmont, Colorado
1991-93 Sculpture Production: Loveland Sculpture Works (Bronze Foundry); Loveland, Colorado
1986-99 Boulder Watershed summer personnel. Crew, Crew Leader, Patrol, Cook; Boulder, CO
CULTURAL ARTS TRAVELS
1996 - 2018 Caribbean: Barbados (Bridgetown), Granada, Caracas, Curacao, Aruba, Cartagena, daysailed Panama Canal, Panama City; Costa Rica: Monteverde, San Jose; Croatia/Montenegro: Hvar, Istria, Korcula, Taormina; France: Paris; Gibraltar; Greece: Corfu; Italy: Capri, Florence, Milan, Pisa, Ponza, Rome, Venice; Mexico: La Paz: Nicaragua: Granada; Spain: Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga; USA: Black Rock City, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.
Alpine and X-Country skiing; Road & Mountain Biking; Hiking 14K peaks; Pai-Lum Kung Fu- 7 belts as Wosu; season tickets to Ballet West & Utah Symphony Orchestra; managing family Montana ranching acreage.