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Yoshitomo Saito was born in 1958 in Tokyo, Japan. He came to the United States in 1983 to study American Studio Glass art at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He then moved to the Bay Area to attend California College of the Arts in Oakland where he studied glass under Marvin Lipofsky and sculpture under Dennis Leon and Linda Fleming. He began using bronze during this period and received his MFA in Sculpture with High Distinction in 1987. A prestigious Haines Gallery of San Francisco has been actively exhibiting and promoting his work since 1991. Saito’s sculpture is in the numerous important collections including San Francisco city owned M.H. de Young Museum at the Golden Gate Park.

In 2006, Saito moved to the Rocky Mountain region in search of new and affordable live/work situation to pursue the lifestyle of fully engaged independent artist. He now operates an Italian lost-wax-bronze-casting-method utilized private foundry at Ironton Studios in RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.

EDUCATION:

1987 MFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland / San Francisco, California
1983 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
1980 BA, Jiyu Gakuen College, Tokyo, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2015 Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, Colorado
2014 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2014 Town of Vail: International Bridge, Vail, Colorado
2013 Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2012 Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
2011 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2010 Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2008 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2007 Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2004 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2003 Marshall University Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, West Virginia
2001 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
1999 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
1997 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California
1993 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
1992 Zwillingswerke Art Gallery, Solingen, Germany
1991 Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
1991 Pacific International Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1990 Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque, New Mexico
1990 Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, California
1988 Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, California

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 “Double Exposure: Photography and Video”, Arvada Center of Art, Arvada, Colorado
2016 “Les Petites Choses (the little things), Processus, Denver, Colorado
2016 “Art of the State 2016”, Arvada Center of Art, Arvada, Colorado
2015 “First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian”, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
2015 “Ironton Group”, Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2015 “The Object and the Void: West Coast Metal Sculpture”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
2014 “Introduction-II: A Closer Look”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, Colorado
2014 “Ironton Group”, Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2014 “Introductions”, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, Colorado
2014 “Collect”, Arvada Center of Art, Arvada, Colorado
2013 “Catalyst”, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado
2013 “ORIGINS: Elemental Forms in Contemporary Sculpture”, Berkeley Art Center, California
2013 “Poetics of Construction”, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2012 “Ironton Group”, Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2012 “A Beautiful Earth”, Republic Plaza, Denver, Colorado
2012 “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought: Dorothy Saxe Invitational”, Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California
2012 “Growth & Gravity: Linda Connor & Yoshitomo Saito”, Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
2011 “Ironton Group”, Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2011 ”A Haiku Moment”, City of Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
2010 “Ironton Group”, Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2010 “Natural Causes; a group show curated by Nathan Abels”, Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2010 “Icebreaker”, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2009 “Vision of Peace”, Art Student League, Mercury Café, Cyber Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2008 “Eco-Centric”, Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2008 “Cavallopoint Inaugural Art Exhibition”, Cavallopoint, Sausalito, California
2008 “Material Terrain”, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2008 “Nation of Immigrants”, Art Student League of Denver, Denver, Colorado
2007 “Japanese Theme”, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado
2007 ”Peep Show”, Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2006 “Art About Place”, DeVos Art Museum: Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan
2006 “Identity”, Front Range Community College Art Gallery, Westminster, Colorado
2005 “Permanent Collection Display at the Gala Celebration for the reopening of new M.H. de Young Museum”, San Francisco, California
2005 “Ad Infinitum: The Aesthetics of Repetition II”, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2003 “Works on Paper”, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2003 “Outdoor Sculpture ’03”, Snowshoe Institute, Snowshoe, West Virginia
2003 “International Shoe box Sculpture”, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii (This Exhibition traveled to the following museums and galleries)

Kukui Grove Center Exhibition Hall, Lihue, Hawaii – May/June 2003
Kaoshing Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan – July/Aug 2003
Providence University Art Center, Taichung Hsien, Taiwan – Sept/Oct 2003
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan – Nov/Dec 2003
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan – Jan/Feb, 2004
National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan – March/ May 2004
West Bend Art Museum, West Bend, Wisconsin – Jun/July 2004
California State University Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery,
Carson, California – Oct/Nov 2004
Dicknson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania – Nov, 2004/Jan 2005
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio – Feb/March 2005
Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota – April/May 2005
MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, Iowa – June/July 2005
Isla Center for the Arts, Mangilao, Guam – Aug/Sept 2005
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Hawaii – Oct/Nov 2005

2002 “Japanese Shikishi Paper”, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
2002 “15th Anniversary Show”, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California
2002 “Outdoor Sculpture Show”, Snowshoe Institute, Snowshoe Ski Resort, West Virginia
2002 “Sight Unseen”, Walter & McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
2001 “Borders Crossings”, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
2001 “Peace”, War Memorial Museum, Seoul, Korea
2000 “Human Evolution”, IGS-5 Osaka ‘00, Osaka World Trade Center, Osaka, Japan
2000 “Bronze Works: part-3”, Infinity Gallery, Kobatake-Kobo, Saitama, Japan
2000 “101 North-CCAC Alumni Exhibition 4”, Marin Technology Center, San Rafael, California
1999 “Global Culture Center: Mexico’99”, Museo de Moderno Tuluca, Mexico
1999 “Tzedakah Box”, Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
1999 “Recent Works by Alumni”, Oliver Art Center at CCAC, Oakland, California
1998 “Crossings-Fourteen Asian and Asian American Artists from the Bay Area”, A.T.Kearny Inc. San Francisco, California
1998 “Cal State Sculptors”, City Hall Galleria, Hayward, California
1998 “Citizen”, SoMar Gallery, San Francisco, California
1998 “20/20 – The 20th Anniversary Exhibition”, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Ronhert Park, California
1997 “L’Chaim: A Kiddish Cup Invitational”, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
1997 “The Shoe Show”, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
1996 “Gramercy International, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California
1996 “New York Haines Inaugural Show”, Haines Gallery New York, Brooklyn Heights, New York
1996 “Sculpture to Hold”, Stewart Kummer Gallery, Gualala, California
1995 “Kobe Earthquake Charity Show”, Daedalus Press, San Francisco, California
1994 “Sculptors of Cal State Hayward”, Hayward Arts Council, Hayward, California
1993 “Beyond Tradition”, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, California
1992 “Contemporary Japanese-American Artists in California”, Pactel Corporation, Walnut Creek, California
1991 “Bay Area Sculpture”, UCSF Medical School Library, San Francisco, California
1991 “Tools: Art and Artifact”, Pine Street Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, California
1990 “Art Against War”, Artist Television Access Gallery, San Francisco, California
1990 “Bay Area Techno-Metal”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
1989 “Quiet”, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
1989 “Tools, Utensils, Instruments, Implements”, San Francisco International Airport, South San Francisco, California
1988 “Bay Area Sculpture”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
1988 “Bay Area Bronze”, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
1987 “Six From the San Francisco Bay Area”, Iannetti-Lanzone Gallery, San Francisco, California
1987 “A Sideways Glance”, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
1987 “Exhibition ‘87”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
1984 “Glass That Works”, The Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
1984 “Bill & Jane Brown Glass Collection”, The Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
1982 “Animal Forms”, Craft Gallery, Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, Ginza, Japan

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
City of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
Hawaii State Foundation of Cultures and Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
For-Site Foundation, Nevada City/San Francisco, California
California College of the Arts, Oakland/San Francisco, CA

AWARDS:

2016 Arvada Center of Art – Artistic Excellent Award via 2016 Art of the Colorado State show
2014 Yoshitomo Saito Day (October 14th) proclaimed  by the Mayor of the City of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
2003 Hawaii State Foundation of Cultures and Arts Purchase Award, The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Hawaii
1994 National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in Sculpture
1993 Western States Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Artists Fellowship in Sculpture
1992 SECA Art Award (Finalist), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1992 Gold Award, Art of California Magazine Discovery Award
1988 SECA Art Award (Finalist), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1986 Gertrude and Jack K. Murphy, Fine Art Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation
1985 Ruth Mott Fund Sculpture Scholarship, California College of Arts and Crafts
1984 Second Prize, Fifth Arango International Glass Design Competition, Florida

SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Paglia, Michael, “Month of Photography Off to Strong Start With Two Arvada Center Shows”, February 22, 2017
Jenkins, Rupert, “Looking in, out and back at Arvada photo show”, onegoodeyeonline, February 9, 2017
Rinaldi, Ray Mark, “The first five shows you should see in 2017”, onegoodeyeonline, January 3, 2017
Paglia, Michael, “Art of the State 2016 Delivers Mixed Signals at Arvada Center” Denver Westword, March 2, 2016
Abdullah, Chelsea, “Art of the State showcases Colorado art”, Boulder Weekly, February 25, 2016
Adriana Pope, “Yoshitomo Saito: Poetry in Bronze”, Rocky Mountain Gardening, Fall 2015
DeWitt, Cheng, “Critic’s Picks: 2014 Top 10 Lists: San Francisco”, Art ltd., January, 2014
Roth, David M., “The object & the Void @ Bedford Gallery”, Squarecylinder.com , March 2015
Porges, Maria, “Yoshitomo Saito: ‘Ethos in Bronze’ at Haines Gallery”, Art ltd., September 2014
Froyd, Susan, “Another 100 Colorado Creative #59”, Denver Westword, September 2, 2014
Paglia, Michael, “Eight Is Enough To Fill Introduction II at MWC” Denver Westword, August 26, 2014
Baker, Kenneth, “Saito’s entanglements”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 22, 2014
Ghasemmi, Astyaj, “Must-See Art Guide: San Francisco”, Artnet News, August 21, 2014
Editorial Administrator, “Yoshitomo Saito: Ethos in Bronze at Haines Gallery”, Asian Art Newspaper, July 30, 2014
DeWitt, Cheng, “Yoshitomo Saito at Haines”, Visual Art Source, Art ltd. Art Scene, July 27, 2014
Katz, Anita, “Ethos in Bronze, sculptures evoke the natural world”, San Francisco Examiner, July 27, 2014
Bamberger, Alan, “Haines Gallery: Yoshitomo Saito – Ethos in Bronze at Haines Gallery”, ArtBusiness.com, July 10, 2014
Arvada Center of Art, Collect Exhibition Catalog, Arvada, Colorado, 2014
Denver Botanic Gardens, Catalyst Exhibition Catalog, Denver, Colorado, 2013
Paglia, Michael, “Sculpture takes center stage at Botanic Gardens and MCA” Denver Westword, September 19, 2013
Paglia, Michael, “Spotlight:Denver” Art Ltd., July/August 2013
Paglia, Michael, “Now Showing” Denver Westword, July 18, 2013
Froyd, Susan, “Yoshitomo Saito’s Bemsha Swing in Denver: A Monk Dance in Bronze at Ironton Gallery”, Denver Westword, May 1, 2013
Hotchkiss, Sarah, “Poetics of Construction @ Haines” squarecylinder.com, February 7, 2013
Paglia, Michael, “Two New Exhibits Combine Cultures with Beauty and Intelligence” Denver Westword, September 20, 2012
Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought: Dorothy Saxe Invitational”, Exhibition Catalog. February 2012
Paglia, Michael, “Natural philosophies” Denver Westword, March 15, 2012
Baker, Kenneth, “Saito at Haines”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 13, 2011
Berkovitch, Ellen, “Short Reviews: Rule Gallery, Axle Art”, adobe airstream, September 12, 2010
Paglia, Michael, “International affairs: Denver’s art scene takes a new global view”, Denver Westword, August 12, 2010
MacMillan, Kyle, “A curating role reversal”, Denver Post, February 7, 2010
Chandler, Voelz, “Artists go Eco- Centric”, Rocky Mountain News, August 28, 2008
Cervin, Michael, “Yoshitomo Saito: Bronze Weaver”, www.copper.org, May, 2008
Baker, Kenneth, “Saito and Krebs at Haines”, San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 2008
The Pueblo Chieftain, “Japanese JEWELS”, May 31, 2007
Paglia, Michael, “Best Debut” (Best of Denver 2007), Denver Westword, March 29, 2007
MacMillan, Kyle, “Beneath the surface, a wealth of meaning”, Denver Post, March 9, 2007
Paglia, Michael,  “108 Blue Cranes” Denver Westword, March 1, 2007
Chandler, Voelz, “Sunny side up”, Rocky Mountain News, February 23, 2007
Bing, Alison, “Yoshitomo Saito: Reconcilable Differences”, Sculpture Magazine, January/February 2006
Baker, Kenneth, “Summer time means a stampede of group shows. As the dust settles some visions will shimmer insistently in the memory”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 13, 2005
Dillon, Pamela, “Small art living large”, Dayton Daily News, February 6, 2005
Baker, Kenneth, “Danh uses sun to…. (Galleries)”, San Francisco Chronicle, September 18, 2004
Kelly, James J. “The Sculptural Idea” (Fourth Edition; page.108) Waveland Press, Inc. 2003
Gail-White, Victoria, “Shoeboxes open up varies surprises”, The Honolulu Advertiser, April 6, 2003
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Klobe, Tom, “8th International Shoebox Sculpture” Exhibition Catalog, Winter 2003
Davis, Beth, “Sculptor shapes opinion of his work”, the Parthenon, January 23, 2003
Miller, Alicia, “Yoshitomo Saito at Haines Gallery”, Sculpture Magazine, March 2002
Cohn, Terri, Exhibition Brochure essay for ”Borders Crossings”, University of San Francisco, Fall 2001
Afable, Jade, “Yoshitomo Saito- Imagiro in Bronze at Haines Gallery”, Reviewwest.com, February 2001
Shank, Will, “ Truth and illusion”, Bay Area Reporter, February 8, 2001
Baker, Kenneth, “Saito Plays With Image”, San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 2001
GCC Osaka, “5th International Group Show in Osaka 2000” Exhibition Catalog, June 2000
Jenkins, Steven, “2000 Faculty Exhibition” Previews, Artweek, March, 2000
Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico’99 Exhibition Catalog, Toruca, Mexico, June 1999
Baker, Kenneth, “Minimalist”, San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 1999
Thym, Jolene, “Arts biographic-Yoshitomo Saito, Sculptor”, The Oakland Tribune, March 16, 1999
Kelley, Jeff, Catalog essay for “crossings”, A.T. Kearney Inc. 1998
Brunson, Jamie, “San Francisco / Pleasanton FAX”, ART Issues, November/December 1997
Mon Magazine, “Topics – Sculptor Yoshitomo Saito”, December 1997
The Yomiuri America, “Exhibition – Yoshitomo Saito”, October 1997
Nichi Bei Times, “Yoshitomo Saito’s Sculpture Show”, September 1997
Jana, Reena, “Yoshitomo Saito at Haines Gallery”, Asia Pacific Sculpture News, Winter 1996, Hong Kong
Becker, Shizuyo, “From California”, BT (Bijutsu Techou of Japan), December 1995
Rapko, John, “Yoshitomo Saito at Sonoma State University”, Artweek, November 1995
Suzuki, Hiroko, “Saito’s Exhibition in San Francisco”, Hokubei Mainichi, October 12, 21 1995
Kelp, Larry, “Outspoken Images for Fall Viewing”, The Press Democrat, September 17, 1995
Schwager, Michael, Catalog essay for “Yoshitomo Saito: Bronze Sculpture 1986 – 95”, Sonoma State University, Summer 1995
Western States Arts Federation, 1993 WESTAF / NEA Regional Fellowships Recipients Catalog
Art of California Magazine, 1993 Gold Award Winner, Yoshitomo Saito, January 1993
Baker, Kenneth, “The Hybrid Bronzes of Yoshitomo Saito”, San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 1991
Melkonian, Neery, “Yoshitomo Saito”, Arts Magazine, March 1991
Levy, Mark, “World Chronicle : Los Angeles / San Francisco”, Art International, Winter, 1990 Nikkei Image Climate Forecast, “Objective Art”, No. 14 (Edited by Asada, Akira), 1990, Japan
Baker, Kenneth, “Saito’s Compelling Sculptures of Obscure Purpose”, San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 1990
Brunson, Jamie, “Turning Down the Volume”, Artweek, July 15, 1989
Burkhart, Dorothy, “Critics Choice: Art”, San Jose Mercury News, June 25, 1989
Baker, Kenneth, “Quiet Art That Sounds Off in Talent”, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1989
Tomidy, Paul, Catalog essay on “Quiet”, The Oakland Museum, 1989
Wasserman, Abby, “Journeying into Quiet”, The Museum of California Magazine, May/June, 1989
Gladysz, Thomas, “Quiet Speaks Softly”, The Montclarion, May 16, 1989
Morris, Gay, “Yoshitomo Saito at Fuller Gross”, Art in America, January 1989
Strern, Fred, “Letters from America”, Mizue, Autumn 1988 Japan
Burkhart, Dorothy, “Cover Story: New Bay Area Artists”, San Jose Mercury News, July 17, 1988
Baker, Kenneth, “Sculpture in Bronze”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 14,1988
Roder, Sylvie, “A Note on Palo Alto Show”, Artweek, April 2, 1988
Baker, Kenneth, “Home Grown Sculpture”, San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 1988
Burkhart, Dorothy, “Palo Alto Show Follows Sculptural Tradition”, San Jose Mercury News, March 18, 1988
Van Proyen, Mark, “Enigmatic Images and Suggestive Forms”, Artweek, December 26, 1987
Baker, Kenneth, “New Talent in Institute Group Show”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 3, 1987
Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, “Bill & Jane Brown Glass Collection”, Exhibition Catalog, Fall 1984
The Miami Herald, “Museums Will Reflect the Glories of Glass”, May 6, 1984
Center for the Fine Arts, “Glass in Miami”, Exhibition Catalog, Miami, Florida, Spring 1984

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY:

RiNo Neighborhood: Yoshitomo Saito: Bronze Sculptor by TEDxRiNo, Denver CO, Summer 2016
“Bronze Sculptor’ – Beyond the Gallery ep.43
“Yoshitomo Saito: Colorado Loops”, with Molly Eppard, Town of Vail, CO Public Television, Summer 2014
“Bronze Works Are Amazing At Ironton Studios” by CBS Denver Channel 4, November 9, 2011
“Yoshitomo Saito” on YouTube by the city of Denver Visitors Bureau, Fall 2011
“Yoshitomo & Marcel” (27 minuets Documentary on Daruma sculpture) by Patrick Horne, 2003
“Yoshitomo Saito – Bronze Sculpture” By Tony Idarola, 1995
“Sculpture of 1980’s”, Business Arts Inc. , 1991

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Public Lectures

2013 Perspectives Series, Denver Botanic Garden, Denver, Colorado
2012 Pechakucha Night Denver, Taxi in RiNo, Denver, Colorado
2006 Hiroshima City University (Contemporary Art + Theory Studio), Hiroshima, Japan
2006 Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
2005 Kyoto University of Art and Design (Spatial Art Design Department), Kyoto, Japan
2004 University of Cincinnati (Sculpture Department), Cincinnati, Ohio
2003 Marshall University Art Gallery, Huntington, West Virginia
2001 Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
2000 Kobatake-Kobo Sculpture School, Saitama, Japan
1999 GCC Mexico at Museo de Arte Moderno, Tuluca, Mexico
1999 Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California
1998 San Francisco Art Institute (Sculpture Department), San Francisco, California
1998 Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan
1998 Inter Medium Institute Graduate School, Osaka, Japan
1997 San Francisco State University (Glass Department), San Francisco, California
1996 Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1995 Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
1990 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
1990 University of California, Berkeley, California
1990 California State University, Hayward, California

Radio Interview

KUVO (Jazz 89 Denver radio station) with Hilary Depolo, February 2007

Art Writings

Contributor for the Japanese art magazine; BT (Bijutsu Techou) “Around the Globe: From Denver”
March’07, June’07, March’08, November’08
Catalog essay for the “Student Show” at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California, 1999

Sculpture Workshop

1999 Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California
1997 San Francisco State University (Glass Department), San Francisco, California
1993 Summer Studio for Contemporary Art, Taiwan-U.S.Study

Artist In Residence

2006 Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho
2000 Kobatake-Kobo Sculpture School, Saitama, Japan
1990 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Panel Discussion

1989 “The Bronze Revival”, Northern California Sculpture Symposium Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
1987 “Artist in Two Cultures”, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

Artistic Jury

2006 Panelist for the Individual Artist Award for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD
2004 Student Show, Marshall University-Art Department, Huntington, West Virginia
2003 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. State Juror, Columbus, Ohio
2000 Student Show, De Anza College-Art Department, Coopertino, California
1999 Student Show, Cuesta College-Art Department, San Luis Obispo, California

Trophy Design

2013 Bronze trophy for “The Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award” commissioned by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado

Latin Drum Performance

2013 Performing Iron II; Iron Art Festival 2013, College of Arts & Media at University of Colorado Denver, Colorado