Resume

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture; Minor in Landscape Architecture from The School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 1974.

1974 – 1983:   Assistant sculptor to the late Jan Zach, internationally known Czech/American sculptor, and Chair for the University of Oregon Sculpture Department from 1958 to 1979.

PUBLIC ART and PRIVATE COMMISSIONS, SITE-SPECIFIC

Sun Scoop (2014)
6’7”H x 3’8”W x 3’10”D (including 1’6”H pedestal)
folded 3/8″ steel plate; powder-coated
The Public Arts Commission for the City of Bremerton, WA selected the sculpture “Sun Scoop” for their Pacific Avenue Project. This vibrant orange steel artwork was selected for the apex of Pacific Avenue and can be viewed from several perspectives walking or driving.

Tops 1 & 2 (2011)
11’H x 5’6″W x 5’6″D and 13’H x 5’0″W x 5’0″D (including pedestal)
folded 5/16″ stainless steel; sandblasted, textured, polished
These bold sculptures consist of folded stainless steel forms that converge in a V shape at the base and fold out in the upper sections. The shape is reminiscent of a child’s toy top. Each artwork is tilted at an angle in order to give the impression that the sculpture is spinning on the pedestal. These site-specific sculptures were commissioned by the Colorado Springs, CO Urban Renewal Authority.

Please Be Seated (2010)
9’0”H x 8’7”W x 5’1”D
folded 3/8″ sandblasted steel plate
“Please Be Seated”, a private site-specific commission,  is fabricated from untreated steel and was designed to gradually blend into the natural environment. It was sited to combine a sense of privacy with an expansive view of the Rocky Mountains. The sculptural concept was developed from a found object.

Local Motion (2009)
17’6″H x 9’0″W x 8’3″D
folded 5/16″ steel plate; perforated with polyurethane finish
“Local Motion” was installed in October 2009 in the plaza area of the new GVT Bus Transfer Station in Grand Junction, CO. The Grand Junction Commission for Arts and Culture selected the sculpture for a site-specific public arts commission. This sculpture consists of six folded steel perforated forms that are elevated by a steel column. This interactive artwork is engineered so that the upper sculptural forms can be easily rotated by turning a wheel located on the steel column.

Synergy (2009)
10’6”H x 8’0”W x 6’6”D
folded 3/8″ steel plate; polyurethane finish
“Synergy” is a large colorful folded steel sculpture. In March 2009 it was installed on a 15’ diameter circular site at the entrance to the new 55,000 sf Redding Library in Redding, California. This site-specific installation was commissioned by the Art in Public Places Library Committee to stand as a welcoming icon for patrons entering this large contemporary building. The library building was designed by the California architectural firm LPA Inc.

Get -Set-Go (2008)
10’0”H x 10’0”W x 6’0”D
folded 3/8″ steel plate; perforated and powder-coated
“Get-Set-Go”, a site-specific public art commission, was installed in Carbondale, CO in April 2008 at the entrance to the newly constructed Carbondale Recreation Center. This folded steel sculpture consists of a sequence of folded forms. This project was commissioned by the Carbondale Art in Public Places Committee. The platinum rated LEED building was designed by jrbaker architects, Carbondale, CO.

SITED WORK, PURCHASED OR PRIVATELY COMMISSIONED

El Arcoiris de Luz (2013)
24”H x 24”W x 4”D
folded ⅛” steel, polyurethane finish, wood
This relief was designed as a private memorial for a young girl. It was designed to give the impression that the folded white form is ascending upwards.

The Bishop’s Hat (2012)
32″H x 24″W x 4″D
sandblasted stainless steel; textured and polished
This sculptural relief was designed for the entry to the parish hall at St. Philip-in-the-field Episcopal Church in Sedalia, CO.

Slice Series maquette (2011)
20.5”H x 7.5”W x 5.5”D
1/4″ bronze plate; brown patina with polished edges
This bronze vertical sculpture was purchased by Kaiser Permanente for the reception area in their new medical building in Castle Rock, CO.

Synergy model (2009)
24.5”H x 18”W x 12.5”D
⅛” folded steel plate with a blue polyurethane finish
The model for “Synergy” was purchased by the City of Redding, CA and remains in the city’s collection.

Jester (2005)
11’0″H x 3’4”W x 2’10”D
laminated OSB with a finish that resembles terra-cotta
“Jester” was selected and sited by the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock, CO in 2005. “Jester” is part of the Wall Series, a sculptural concept based on a folded form joined along a central axis. All the works are free standing and offer a variety of viewing options.

Sentinel Memorial (1994)
12’6″H x 1’7”W x 1’7”D
cast bronze
“Sentinel”, a private commission, was presented to the College of Idaho by the Caldwell Fine Arts Committee for placement in the plaza area of the Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts. This bronze sculpture weighs 400 lb and can be easily turned a full 360 degrees on its base. The dark patina complements the bronze architectural details of the Fine Arts Center.

Unit (1982)
9’3″H x 5’2″W x 2’10″D
poured aluminum
“Unit”, a private commission, was presented to the city of Eugene, Oregon Parks Dept. Committee. The permanent public sculpture was installed in Washington-Jefferson Park on 6th Avenue near the Eugene Performing Arts Center and was a joint venture with an Oregon patron and Louis Kroeck, Landscape Architect for the city of Eugene. “Unit” consists of two solid aluminum disks joined together by a cor-ten steel base. This site-specific sculpture is positioned on a raised lawn area for optimum viewing from high density traffic.

PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bow Tie Black-and-Blue (2006)
9”H x 40”W x 9”D
laminated plexiglass
2008 – Private Collector

Humps and Tails (2003)
7’11″H x 2’7″W x 2’10″D
laminated wood with “terra-cotta” finish; steel
2008 – Private Collector

Tub Chair (1989)
3’8″H x 3’1″W x 2’2″D
laminated pine and steel
2008 – Private Collector

Bow Tie Black-and-Blue, ½ scale (2006)
5”H x 20”W x 4.5”D
laminated plexiglass
2007 – Private Collector

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS – Public Art Programs

Art for Awhile, Broomfield, CO; October 2013-October 2014, “Silver Lining”
Art 2 C on Havana, Aurora, CO; October 2013-September 2014, “Journey to Paradise”
Art 2 C on Havana, Aurora, CO; October 2012-September 2013, “More Red”
Art on the Streets, Colorado Springs, CO; June 2011 – June 2012, “Journey to Paradise”. This artwork was awarded first place by the jurors for the 2011-2012 exhibit.
Art on the Streets, Colorado Springs, CO; June 2008 – June 2009; “Sun Scoop”
Aurora East End Arts District – Sculpture on the ‘Fax ‘, Aurora, CO; May 2008 – May 2009; “More Red”
Art on the Streets 2007, Colorado Springs, CO; July 2007 – June 2008; “More Yellow”
Englewood Transit Art Route (2007-2010), Englewood, CO; June 2007 – June 2010;
“Silver Lining”
Art on the Move 2007, Longmont, CO; July 2007 – June 2008; “Bow Tie Red”
Art on the Streets 2006, Colorado Springs, CO; June 2006 – June 2007; “Silver Lining”
Art on the Corner 2006, Grand Junction, CO; May 2006 – May 2007; “Bow Tie Blue”

PUBLIC ART – ASSISTANT SCULPTOR

1987:  Assisted New York sculptor George Trakas in the construction of a site-specific sculpture at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

1982: Assisted Jan Zach with the fabrication and installation of the 11’0”H x 23’7″W x 3’0”D sculpture “Marching Women”. This work consisted of 16 abstract female forms and was created as a tribute to women’s achievement.

1977:  Assisted Jan Zach with the fabrication and installation of “Galaxy”, a tri-columned 80’ sculpture that was sited in front of Lower Columbia College’s Learning Resource Center in Longview, Washington.

1976: Assisted Jan Zach with the fabrication and installation of a 7’5″H sectional sculpture, fabricated in Enduro stainless steel and commissioned for a New Orleans plaza.

1976:  Assisted New York sculptor Tony Rosenthal with the transporting and installation of a hinged 10’H x 10’W sectional cor-ten steel sculpture in Buffalo, New York.

1975:  Assisted Jan Zach with the fabrication and installation of “Phoenix”, 10’H x 10’W x 10’D. This sculpture was constructed from laminated plywood in a spiral configuration. “Phoenix” was sited at Arcosanti, Paolo Soleri’s modern environment in Arizona. It was sponsored by Bohemia, Inc.

1974:  Assisted Hugh Townly, a Rhode Island sculptor, with the construction and installation of a series of 8’9″H cast-cement sculptures titled “Eugene Group”.

JURIED SHOWS

Sculpture in the Park 2009; Loveland, CO; August 7-9, 2009
MOCA, Fort Collins, CO; Rocky Mountain Biennial 2008; Oct 2, 2008 – Jan 3, 2009
Sculpture in the Park 2008; 25th Anniversary Show, Loveland, CO; August 8-10, 2008
Denver Modernism Show  2007; Denver Studio Complex, Denver, CO; August 2007
Evergreen Art Open 1 (2007); Evergreen, CO; May 3 – May 31, 2007
Curtis Arts and Humanities Center; Greenwood Village, CO; 21st Annual All Colorado Art Show 2004; June 15 – July 30, 2004
MOCA, Fort Collins, CO; Rocky Mountain Biennial 2004; April 13 – June 11, 2004

EXHIBITIONS

Celebrate Arts 2008; Art 910 Gallery, Denver, Colorado; Nov. 7 – 29, 2008
Sandra Phillips Gallery; Denver,CO; “Director’s Choice”; Jan 14 – Feb 26, 2005
Sandra Phillips Gallery; Denver, CO; “Common Ground”; August 3 – 31, 2004
+Gallery (previously known as Cordell Taylor Gallery); Denver, CO; August 2003 – May 2004
Cordell Taylor Gallery; DADA Show “Introductions”; Denver, CO; July 25 – August 23, 2003
Cordell Taylor Gallery; Denver, CO; Feb.-June 2003
Big Rock Gardens of Art ; Outdoor Sculpture Garden; Bellingham, WA; 1991-1993
Robert Allman Gallery; “Works In Pine”; Seattle, WA; 1990 – 1991
Allied Arts Gallery; Northwest Artist”; Bellingham, WA; July 1 – August 15, 1989
Oregon International Sculpture Symposium; Eugene, OR; July – August, 1974

PUBLICATIONS / VIDEOS

Sculpture magazine: May 2010, Vol. 29 No 4: Commissions in Brief; page 64
A & AA Review 09; University 0f Oregon; Fall Vol. XXVII, No. 2, page 22; “Sculptor Creates Public Art”
The Daily World, Aberdeen, WA; Oct 22 2009; front pg; “Arts Commission Touts the Benefits of Public Art”
Sculpture magazine: June 2009, Vol. 28 No. 5: Commissions in Brief; page 80
Architectural Showcase: June 2009; page 56
www.redding.com “Redding gets sculpture”; March 21, 2009; video of Synergy, Synergy Series #7
Redding Record Searchlight; “New sculpture to bring ‘synergy’ to Redding Library”; Mar 21, 2009; front pg
Redding Record Searchlight; “A new mind-opener at the library”; Mar 29, 2009; editorial section
Sculptural Pursuit magazine; “William Mueller and the Evolution of a Public Sculpture Project”
Winter 2008, Vol. 7 No. 4; front cover; pg. 8-15 (featured article)
Aspen Times Weekly; Aspen, CO; “Carbondale: Scaled back but still booming”; May 18 2008; pg. 19
The Valley Journal; Carbondale, CO; Features: “$30k steel sculpture will grace rec center site”
October 25 – 31, 2007 edition
Sculptural Pursuit magazine; “The Importance of Drawing for Sculptors”; Summer 2006, Vol. 5 No. 2; pages 54 – 55
Sculptural Pursuit magazine; “More 2nd Annual Sculpture Competition Winners; Juror Profile”;
Summer/Fall 2005, Vol. 4 No. 3; page 41
Sculptural Pursuit magazine; “In the Beginning, April 2004, and Today, April 2005”;
Spring 2005, Vol. 4 No. 2; pg. 44
Westword; Denver, CO; “Artbeat”; August 19 – 25, 2004; page 50
Westword; Denver, CO; “Artbeat”; August 12 – 18, 2004; page 48
Colorado Homes and Lifestyles; “State of the Art (Common Ground Show)”; Aug 2004 issue; page 83
Sculptural Pursuit magazine; “In Dialogue with…William W. Mueller: Creating Architecturally Inspired Abstracts Out of Wood”; Spring 2004, Vol. 3 No. 2; pg. 62 – 66
Westword, Denver, CO; “Summertime Blues and Greens”; July 31 – August 6, 2003 issue; page 48
“Intersections:  The Life and Art of Jan Zach“; by Roger Hull; Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University; University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA;  2002

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

JUNE 2011: “Journey to Paradise” (10’H x 20’W x 4’10”D) sited in the Plaza of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, CO; Art on the Streets 2011-2012; 1st place, $15,000.

Dec. 2014: Recognized by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, as one of 100 alumni who through their work with “our built and natural environment, the arts and culture, and in public leadership and service” have made an important contribution. 100 alumni were selected to commemorate the school’s 100th anniversary. Their stories can be viewed online at www.aaa.uoregon.edu/100stories

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Sculpture Center member, 1987 – Present
Professional Circle Status, 2003 – Present

REPRESENTATION

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