Curriculum Vitae


Sculptor Jim West is a Visionary. Art education and in-depth questions are deeply studied within each piece. His art draws inspiration from a deep contemplation of the natural world, human emotions, or the resonances of a historical situation. West has the ability to listen to a story, and to understand the narrative that needs to be told. His works of art are intensely thought-provoking and ask the tenacious questions. The viewer pauses for the “The Second Take”; Art to be read at many levels. West specializes in contemporary, abstract, interactive and commissioned work and has the expertise in delivering large-scale installations for public and private art collections, museums and galleries.


2018 Public ~ 2.C, Contemporary Sculpture – McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation, Science, Technology & Innovation Facility
Gold LEED certified “green” building
2018 Public ~ Split Infinity, Contemporary/Figurative Bronze – ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
2018 Public ~ Our Path, Contemporary Steel Sculpture
2017 Public ~ Despair and Anger, Multi-Media, FL
2017 Public ~ The Bond, Bronze Sculpture – Grand Masonic Museum of Philadelphia, PA
2017 Public ~ The Edge – Sturgis Museum, SD
2016 Public ~ In The East, Brother Ben Franklin, Bronze Sculpture – Grand Masonic Museum of Philadelphia, PA
2013 Private ~ Of One, Bronze Sculpture
2011 Public ~ The Walk, Figurative Sculpture
2010 Landscape Design/Build ~ Franklin Run/Myoma in PA – Commission in part to save Woodlands
2006 Public ~ Point of View, Figurative Sculpture, Park, and Landscape Design
2005 Private ~ Sorrow and Despair, Abstract Sculpture
2005 Commission ~ The One, Awarded at Bethesda Art Show
2004 Natural Green Wetland and Landscape Design/Build, Cove at St. Charles in Blawnox, PA, Former Scrap Yard

Private Collections in Italy and England as well as nationally throughout United States.

Government, Community, Media Sampling:

  • ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Art Education with Youth at Installation of Split Infinity
  • Whitehouse Attendee, Washington, D.C. – Celebration of the Arts
  • Poetry Out Loud, Chancellor
  • Senate of Pennsylvania Special Recognition 2006 Recognition for Artistic Accomplishments and Honors
  • City of Pittsburgh ~ Proclamation of Accomplishments in Art
  • Washington Post Articles
  • Shady Ave Magazine
  • Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Valley Book – 2008
  • Western PA History Museum – Cover Summer 2007 edition
  • Mt. Washington Duquesne Heights Book – 2007
  • Tribune Review – front page – October 2006
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette – front page – October 2006
  • Teach Sculpture Classes at urban High School
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts – Council Member, currently
  • Grand Lodge Committee on Preservation of Monuments, currently
  • Episcopal Diocese of Western Pennsylvania – Past Architectural Committee Chairman
  • Pine Creek Watershed, Past Board Member
  • Pace School (special needs children K through 12), Past Board Member
  • St. Andrew’s Church, Past Board President
  • Lauri Ann West Memorial Library, Past Board Member
  • Western PA President Development Council, Founding Past President
  • Children’s Dyslexia Center Pittsburgh, Vice President, Past/Current Board Member

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