International Sculpture Center

   

BIO'S


Chakaia Booker
Artist
New York , NY

Chakaia Booker is a prominent artist known for her work using tires as a medium. She has shown widely in museums, galleries, and sculpture parks across the U.S. and internationally.


Lucas Antony Cowan
Public Art Program Director
Baltimore, MD

Lucas Antony Cowan serves as Public Art Program Director for the Maryland State Arts Council, in Baltimore, MD, and Curator of Exhibits for Millennium Park Foundation, in Chicago, IL. His curatorial interest lie within large-scale contemporary works and the perception public art can have on changing the visual landscapes in which they are placed. He has worked with artists from around the globe and continues to push and educate best practices within state and municipal public art programs.


Dana Martin Davis
Advocate/collector
North Carolina

Having participated in building museums through structural steel fabrication, Dana Martin Davis focuses on collaborative efforts bringing the work of living artists to a broader public. She has served as founding member of Women’s Leadership Initiative, board chair of Moving Poets, and executive board of The Light Factory; among other non-profit roles. A 2010 Spirit Award recipient in Charlotte NC, Dana is a current board member of the Metal Museum, Memphis TN.
Robert Duncan
Chairman Emeritus
Duncan Aviation
Lincoln , NE
Robert Duncan is chairman emeritus of ISC. Together with his wife, Karen, the Duncans share their extensive contemporary arts and crafts collection through loans, tours and numerous articles in national press publications.
Richard Dupont
Artist
New York, New York
Richard Dupont (b 1968, New York City) is an American artist. His work includes drawings, installations, sculptures, and prints; and concerns themes of the human body, digital technology, memory, perception, and social space. He received a BA from the Departments of Visual Art and Art and Archeology at Princeton University. His solo exhibitions include The Queens Museum, The Lever House Art Collection, The Middlebury College Museum of Art, and The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. His works are included in the collections of numerous museums including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and The New York Public Library Print Collection.
Carole Feuerman
Artist
New York & Florida
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades. She sculpts and paints monumental, life-size, and miniature works in bronze, resin and marble. She is best known for her large outdoor painted bronze figurative pieces with water themes. She resides in New York and Florida, with studios in Manhattan and Jersey City. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.
Jeff Fleming
Director of the Des Moines Art Center
Iowa
Jeff Fleming was appointed director of the Des Moines Art Center in the fall of 2005, where he served as acting director, deputy director, senior curator, and curator since 1999. Previously, he held the position of chief curator of exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His numerous exhibition projects have contributed to the national and international cultural records. Fleming has focused on presenting the first one-person museum shows for younger, international artists.

Carla Hanzal
Writer and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint
North Carolina

Hanzal has served as the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint since 2002, where she organized 40 exhibitions, including initiating the VantagePoint contemporary art series. Hanzal frequently lectures about contemporary art and also serves as juror for national and regional exhibitions. She is the recipient of a Truman Scholarship as well as a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

John Henry
Chairman Emeritus
Artist
Chattanooga , TN

John Henry is known worldwide for his large-scale public works of art. His works are included in major museum, corporate, public, and private collections worldwide. He holds leadership positions on numerous boards of acts organizations.

Seward Johnson
Chairman Emeritus
Sculptor, Grounds For Sculpture founder
Recognized as one of America’s foremost realists working in sculpture, Seward Johnson has exhibited extensively in the US and overseas, inclusive of a solo exhibition at the Corcoran in Washington, DC, the Venice Biennale, and in the cities of Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Hannover, Milan, Lisbon, Dallas, Chicago among others. Johnson has been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, been awarded the Design in Steel prize, and founded the renowned 42 acre sculpture park Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Seward Johnson’s history with the ISC dates back to his influential tenure as both President and Chairman of the Board from 1979 until 1985.

Ree Kaneko
ISC Chair
Art Administrator
Omaha, NE
Ree Kaneko has been supporting the arts for over 38 years.  Her main objectives have been to support artists by providing studios, stipends and exhibition opportunities. 

Josh Kanter

Josh Kanter
Chairman Emeritus
Chicago , IL

Joshua S. Kanter is general counsel and co-investment manager of Windy City, Inc.,a private investment management firm. He is a collector and has served on the boards of numerous public, private and non-profit concerns. He has been the chairman of the ISC Board since 2005.

Gertrud Kohler-Aeschlimann
Art Consultant
Zofingen , Switzerland
Gertrud Kohler-Aeschlimann, who sponsors the ISC’s student residency in Switzerland, is co-founder (with her husband, Heinz) and director of art-st-urban, a private Museum, art center and sculpture park near Lucern. She is also on the board of several art organizations and companies.

Marc LeBaron
Chairman Emeritus
Lincoln Industries
Lincoln , NE
Marc LeBaron is Chairman and CEO of Lincoln Industries in Lincoln Nebraska, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse metal finishing companies. He is an art collector and has also held leadership positions in many organizations.
Michael Manjarris
Artist
Egery Island, TX
Michael Manjarris is an acclaimed sculptor who lives and works in Egery Island, TX and has studied in Ireland, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, and Italy. Manjarris works in limestone, rope, clay, dirt, glass, cotton or found materials, making geometric constructions of classical form that are related to human scale. After Katrina, Manjarris founded and curated “Sculpture for New Orleans” to focus national and international attention on the New Orleans art scene as well as to assist local artists with networking opportunities. He is the founder of the Mariposa Arts Foundation which aims to broaden the understanding of modern art and the culture it serves.

Deedee Morrison
Sculptor/Executive/Entrepreneur
Birmingham, Alabama

For over 25 years, Deedee has been involved with building businesses and brands as an executive and entrepreneur - launching, managing, and investing in innovative early stage companies. She is also sculptor that works with heavy industrial metals, laser jet cutting technologies and botanical inspired designs to create solar powered sustainable sculptures.
Prescott Muir
Treasurer
Prescott Muir Architects
Salt Lake, UT
Prescott Muir is the principle of a 35 year old award winning architectural firm with offices in Salt Lake and Los Angeles. He is also a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. He was first trained as an artist receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Utah and subsequently pursuing architecture with degrees from the University of Southern California and Columbia University. Many of Prescott's award winning architecture projects include art related facilities like the Weber State University Visual Art Center, the Rose Wagner Performing Art Center and the master plan for the Salt Lake Art Center.
George Neubert
Artist
Brownville , NE
George Neubert is an artist and has been a curator or director at the Oakland Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Sheldon Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and at the San Antonio Museum of Art and presently, Director of the Flatwater Art Foundation.
Andrew Rogers
Artist
Australia
Andrew is a distinguished and internationally recognized artist. He exhibits internationally and his critically acclaimed sculptures and photographs are in numerous private and prominent public collections in Australia and around the world. He receives many international commissions and has created “Rhythms of Life”, the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, forming a chain of 48 massive stone structures, or Geoglyphs, spanning the globe. The project has involved over 6,700 people in 13 countries across seven continents.

F. Douglass Schatz
Secretary
Artist
Potsdam, New York

F. Douglass Schatz is an artist known for his wide range of artwork including cast bronze, welded steel, and fireworks.  He is currently a sculptor and professor at the State University of New York, Potsdam.

Frank Sippel
Entrepreneur / Director
Zurich, Switzerland

Over the last 18 years, Frank Sippel has worked as a real estate entrepreneur with companies in Switzerland and Germany. Starting out with Facility Management, he pioneered in real estate investment-management with his company Real Future AG, before he introduced a new way to revitalize industrial properties with what he calls "value driven real estate development" in 2008. His main project called "Malzfabrik" redeveloped an established industrial landmark in Berlin into a space for creativity and culture that has won many awards for innovation and sustainability and also contains his art foundation "District".

Elden Teft
Founder
Elden Tefft founded the sculpture program at the University of Kansas where he taught for 40 years. During his tenure he built two bronze foundries at the University and consulted and built many additional foundries throughout the world. In 1960, Elden started the
International Sculpture Conferences and Center which became the world's largest association of sculptors. Since 1990, Elden has been professor emeritus at the University of Kansas and sculpts full-time in bronze and stone.

Boaz Vaadia
Sculptor
New York , NY

Vaadia is an internationally known sculptor whose work has been permanently sited in various public locations and is included in many museums and private collections throughout the world. The natural materials he works with and their formation in nature inspire his work. He has been working professionally for over 40 years and is represented by many galleries worldwide.

Philipp von Matt
Architect and exhibition designer
Berlin , Germany

Philipp von Matt is an architect and exhibition designer. He worked with architects like Philip Johnson, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano and Werner Hunziker for several years on the design and realization of several international projects in europe. He planned and realized countless exhibition designs in Institutions like the "Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin", "The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo", "The Mori Museum Tokyo" and "KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin" ..., and countless shows in private gallerys. His goal is the promotion of the symbiotic correlation in between the arts, architecture and daily life.

Peter Hobart
Chairman Emeritus
Hobart Brothers International (retired)
Troy , OH / Rome, Italy

Peter Hobart was Chair of the ISC Board of Trustees for six years. He is also an international entrepreneur, Hobart Brother’s former vice president for international business, and a board member of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. He is also author and lecturer.

Robert Vogele
Chairman Emeritus
VSA Partners
Hinsdale, IL
Robert Vogele founded VSA Partners, an internationally recognized design firm. He was for five years a member of the ISC Board of Trustees, serving as Treasurer and Chair. Robert is also a prominent collector of sculpture and folk art.

Xawery Wolski
Artist
Mexico
Xawery Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1960. He studied fine art at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris (studio Cesar) and in the New York Studio School of drawing, painting and sculpture. He has participated in many artist in residence programs, spent time in Asia and India producing sculptures related to specific cultural and meta physical issues, made over seventy individual exhibitions throughout the world including National Gallery of Poland, Zacheta, Museo Carillo Gil, Museo Rufino Tamayo and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico.