Curriculum Vitae

STATEMENT

Technology fused with sculpture in a contemporary reinvention of figurative art.

Internationally renowned for his monumental figurative works in bronze, Jim West brings a bold style and passion to the contemporary art scene with a new series of interactive sculptures incorporating light, kinetics, and sound. His distinct fusion of technology with sculpture is redefining figurative art and multi-media storytelling through intensely visceral, abstract works that ignite uniquely personal, emotional responses. West’s newest figurative works not only showcase his depth and breadth as a fine artist, but also reveal a thought-provoking narrative of the times. Provocative yet poignant, his powerful body of work provides an unparalleled multi-sensory experience for current and future generations. No matter the subject, West’s richly textured sculptures reveal underlying layers of intention that stimulate, resonate, and evoke thoughtful introspection among diverse audiences who often discover that they too have “lived his story.”

WORKS

2019 Public ~ No Recess Please, Contemporary Sculpture – George Junior Republic, curriculum available
2019 Public ~ Solo Show, Contemporary Scultpure – Hoyt Art Center and Museum
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 – Sycamore Island
2017 Public ~ Despair and Anger, War. 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
2015 Public ~ Reflections of Me, Multi Medium Sculpture, Private Collection
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 ~ Utter 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:

  • MAN UP® Program, George Junior Republic and Hoyt Art Museum
  • 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 • Voyage, Chicago • Shady Ave Magazine • Tribune Review
  • Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Valley Book – 2008
  • Western PA History Museum – Cover Summer 2007 edition
  • Mt. Washington Duquesne Heights Book • Pittsburgh Post Gazette – front page
  • Teach Sculpture Classes at urban High School
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts – Council Member, currently
  • Masonic Museum on Preservation of Monuments, currently
  • Episcopal Diocese of Western Pennsylvania – Past Architectural Committee Chairman
  • Pine Creek Watershed, Past Board Member, Environmental Concerns
  • 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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