Season VI: Under Azure Skies
Chakaia Booker - Chakaia was born 1953, in Newark, New Jersey. She studied sociology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, MFA and at the City College of New York. The artist lives in New York and works in Manhattan and Allentown, PA. She is well known for sculpture-found objects and recycled materials such as rubber tires, steel, wood frames etc.
John Clement - Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John Clement graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. After studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York, in 1992-93, Clement began his mentorship under Mark Di Suvero, a major constructivist sculptor. Clement was subsequently apprenticed to the luminary sculptor, John Henry.
Verina Baxter’s career as a professional artist begins in the early 1990s. After working exclusively in stone for several years, Verina began incorporating painted aluminum and, more recently, stainless steel into her artwork. While stone remains her choice material, several of her new works are all metal.
Peter Lundberg - Peter Lundberg is widely acclaimed for his monumental concrete and steel sculptures. Lundberg is also respected for his leadership in bringing sculpture to the public. His initiative and energy have resulted in the establishment of several new sculpture parks. These are widely visited and supported by the community and local officials.
Terry Karpowicz - Terry Karpowicz studied art when the theories and practices of Minimalism and Conceptualism dominated. He was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes grant to England. There he served as a millwright’s apprentice, discovering the beauty and craftsmanship of watermill and windmill construction.
Albert Paley - Albert Paley has been active as an artist for over 30 years. At his studio in Rochester, New York, he employs ten people full time. He is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. Commissioned by both public and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works.
He says: “I like to work with the illusion of movement. By placing certain forms at different angles, I challenge weight and gravity.” Isaac Duncan III was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and is of Afro-Cuban descent. He has Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Kentucky.
F. Douglass Schatz - F. Douglass Schatz was born in Nashville TN in 1969. He holds a B.A. in sculpture and geology from Skidmore College and an M.S. in Geology from Vanderbilt University. He completed his M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Kentucky in 1999. Schatz currently is a tenured professor at the State University of New York.
Bret Price - Bret Price just completed a major exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio, and has recently installed major commissions for the Crown Manufacturing Corporation in New Bremen, Ohio. A recent documentary about his work, “Art in the Middle”, has been featured at numerous film festivals throughout the United States.