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Forest Boone

954 East Kentucky St.
Louisville, KY 40205, U.S.A.
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Phone: 502-376-7625     Fax: 502-895-4278

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Artist Resume   2014


Studio Address: 

Forest Boone Studio

Hope Mills Building
954 E. Kentucky St.

Louisville, Ky 40205

(502) 376-7625


Work History: 

Founded, owned, and operated MuseumRock Products, 1999-Present 



University of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292

B.A., June 1997
B.F.A. Program, July 1998 

Fine Arts-Sculpture 

Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, IN 47408 

M.F.A. Program, June 1998-99 Fine Arts-Sculpture 


Commissions / Permanent Collections:


2015 Michael Boone, bronze statue on monolithic base, Louisville, KY

2015 Special Operation Museum, education interpretive, Fayetteville, NC

2015 Glen Mohn, waterfall fountain, Cincinnati OH

2014 Bulleit Distillery, custom fountain installation, interior, Louisville, KY

2014 Patriot Products, shipping container installation project, Franklin, IN

2013-14 Makers Mark Disillery, bronze sculpture, Loretto, KY 

2013 Street People Project, founded, Louisville, KY

2012-13 David Novak, bronze statues, Louisville, KY
2012 Makers Mark Distillery, custom fountain, Louisville, KY
2012 Indian Springs Golf Club, bronze monument & fountain restoration, Louisville, KY
2011 Estate of Neil Ramsey, new building interior: designed & built, Anchorage, KY 

2010 Taltre Arboretum and Garden Foundation, Inc., railway mountain design, Valparaiso, IN 

2009 Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Commission, Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Louisville, KY 

2008 Nai Aina Kai Botanical Garden and Hardwood Plantation, Navajo Indian memorial, Kauai, HI 

2007 U.S. Soap Corporation, designed & built TV set, Reston, VA
2006 Dr. Thomas Loffy, indoor monolith sculpture, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Institute of Science at Cranbrook, custom sculpted animal habitat, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2004 Frazier International history museum, indoor monolith, Louisville, KY

2003 Devil’s Den State Park, custom made scale model, Winslow, AZ
2003 Louisville Zoo, Orangutan exhibit design, Louisville, KY
2002 York Foundation, City of Louisville York Monument, Louisville, KY

2001 Service Net Corporation, large scale fountain monument, Jeffersonville, IN 

2000 George Glassner collection, Louisville, KY
1999 Maurice Briggs collection, Clemmons, NC
1998 Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, Jeffersonville, IN
1998 Central Park, site-specific installation, New York, NY
1998 Grounds for Sculpture, sculpture park, Hamilton, NJ
1998 Robert Allen, Washington, DC
1996 Sam Gilliam, Washington, DC
1995 Thomas L. Holloman and Carroll O’Connor, Henryville, IN
1994 Dr. Ronald E. Falls, Louisville, KY
1993 Savannah Designs, Prospect, KY
1993 Dr. Douglas Lowy, Louisville, KY 



2005 The Old Fish House, site specific installation, London England 1999 Hirshorn Museum Sculpture Park, So-Low Five, outdoor solo 

1999 S.O.F.A. Gallery, M.F.A. student exhibition
1998 Grounds for Sculpture sculpture park, So-Low One, outdoor solo 

1998 New York Central Park, So-Low Two, outdoor solo exhibition 1998 Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, So-Low Three, outdoor solo 

1998 Smithsonian Institution, Natural History and Science of Man, So- 

Low Four, outdoor solo exhibition
1998 Belknap Gallery, B.F.A. exhibition
1997 Zephyr Gallery, Geographis, invitational w/ Sam Gilliam 1997 Belknap Gallery, student exhibition
1996 Covi Gallery, student exhibition 

1995 Artsfest ’95, invitational
1995 Windows Gallery, Primal Symbols, solo exhibition 1995 Belknap Gallery, student exhibition
1994 Ursuline Campus, Art-Works, juried 


Reviews and Publications: 

Story Magazine, Summer 2013

Pure Uncut Candy, April 2013

The Highlander, July 2012

Pure Uncut Candy, May 2011

Louisville Eccentric Observer, Jan. 2009 

Louisville Eccentric Observer, Aug. 2009 

Courier-Journal, 2009
Kentucky Living, 2009
The Gateway, 2009
Hello Louisville, 2009
Ed Hamilton Works, 2008 Courier-Journal, 2008
Concrete Network, 2008
Louisville, Eccentric Observer, 2007 Round Trips Across curriculum, 2003 Louisville Eccentric Observer, 2003 Who’ s Who in America, 2003 Sculpture, magazine editorial, 2002 Business First, 2002 

Concrete Network, 2001 Courier-Journal, 2001
Business First, 2001 Courier-Journal, 2001
Louisville Eccentric Observer, 1997 The Oldham Era, 1994 

Counselor Magazine, 1990 


Related Experience: 

Restored Bronze statue and custom fabricated new 6,000 lb.  stone base, for Equestrian Park, 2013

Restored, repaired, entire live penguin exhibit and re-sculpted various parts, at Louisville Zoo, 2012

Designed, sculpted, and built two gestural,  larger-than-life bronze statues, YUM Brands, 2012-13 

Re-sculpted damaged bronze statue and restored finish, as well as repaired and restored large scale outdoor fountain, Indian Springs subdivision entrance, 2012

Designed & developed, site maquette to consult Taltree Arboretum & Railway garden designer with all aspects of rock work, Valparaiso, IN, 2009

Designed, model and built monolithic sculpture as base for bronze Abraham Lincoln memorial at Lincoln Park, Louisville, Ky, 2009 

Designed, developed model, and built large-scale monolith for Navajo Indian memorial ($2.3 M budget), Na Aina Kai Botanical Garden, Kauai, HI, 2008
Designed, developed, and built television set, U.S. Soap, Reston, VA, 2007 Designed indoor base for bronze statue, from maquette up, Louisville, KY, 2005

Designed, developed, and built Lost City of Petra exhibit, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati,

OH, 2004 

Designed, developed, and built themed habitat, Organization for Bat 

Conservatory, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2003

Researched, developed, designed, and cast indestructible primate vines for Louisville Zoo, Louisville, KY, 2003
Devil’s Den State Park, designed, developed, and built custom maquette, 2003

Designed, made model, and built large scale monolithic sculpture for bronze York memorial, Louisville, KY, 2002
Designed, developed, and built large scale cast rock fountain, Service Net Corporation national headquarters, Jeffersonville, IN, 2001
Research and development, outdoor cast concrete bathroom design, for B.L.M., Lake Havasu, AZ, 2001 

Materials and installation consultant, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO,2001

Conceptualized, researched & developed artificial rock wall system, including writing the patents-from early sketches to patents awarded, on down to actual scaled fabrication


Advisor to Field Museum’s Michael Paha, Chicago, IL, 1998 

Acted as teacher’s assistant, studio art, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, 1998 

Assisted Sam Gilliam, installation of private collection, Louisville, KY, 1997

Assisted Sam Gilliam, installation of private collection, Washington, D.C., 1997

Materials and composition advisor, collaborative exhibition with Sam Gilliam, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY, 1997
Visiting Artist, De Paul transitional school, Louisville, KY, 1997
Assisted Patrick Dougherty, installation and medium coordinator
for site-specific outdoor sculpture, Louisville, KY, 1996
Led workshop-cultural enrichment, McCarthy campus, Louisville, KY, 1995 Visiting lecturer, De Paul School, Louisville, KY, 1994, 1995
Art Director, Dan Boone Company, Inc., Louisville, KY, 1987-91


Exceptional Achievements: 

2013 Founded WWJD Street People Project based on modified shopping cart design

2008 Fabricated and utilized world’s most volumous CNC milled styrofoam mold

2003 Inducted into Who’s Who in the World

2000 Awarded two United States design patents 

2001 Awarded four United States design patents 

1999 Founded MuseumRock Products 


Honors and Awards: 

Fellowship award-Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1998 Individual stipend-Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 199 Academic scholarship-Indiana University-Bloomington, IN, 1998 Commonwealth of Kentucky academic grant, 1996 

Louisville Third Century Excellence Award, Louisville, KY, 1995 Best of Show, Jackson Purchase, Paducah, KY, 1994 


Photographic Images of Work: 

Presented upon request. 



Presented upon request.