MY BIO.

I was born and raised in New York City, N.Y. Both my parents were artistic. I attended Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. where I received a B. A. in Fine Arts in 1965.  I continued my studies there and received an M. A. in Humanities. While studying there, I was both Undergraduate and then Graduate Assistant in the Sculpture Department. In 1965, I was chosen to teach a Hofstra sponsored class in Sculpture for talented High School students. The class was held on Saturday morning at Hofstra and I continued teaching it until 1974.

1967-1968 - I was given a commission by the Windows Display Group at Bloomingdale’s Department Store in Manhattan, N.Y.C., N.Y.  I executed 4 ‘New Yorker Magazine’ style dandies for their ‘ New York, New York’ themed windows. Due to the positive comments on those works, I was invited to exhibit 6 of my sculptures in their ‘Fall themed’ windows. Included in the exhibition, an additional 4 of my sculptures were placed on consignment in their furniture department. One of which was sold.

1969 - I had a One Man Show at the Avanti Gallery, New York, N. Y. One on my pieces, ‘Aicram’, was taken on permanent collection with Fordham University, N.Y.

1970 –  I had a One Man Show at the Firehouse Gallery at Nassau Community College,Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.

1974 – Moved to Utah

In the years from 1974 to 2008, I maintained my artistic talents in two ways: Firstly, the hands-on creativity required to build a Plastic Injection Mold was closely related to my sculpting in steel; Secondly,  I assisted in designing and building the stage sets that were required in the Spring Programs of  my wife’s Ballet School until it closed in 1999.

1976, I was  hired by Salt Lake Community College to teach Machine Shop and Welding  in Project Cooperation, an after school program for at-risk High School Students. That continued until the Federal funding was lost.

August, 2008- I retired and returned to creating Welded Steel Sculptures.

Sept.,2008- I created my Website- www.theforgeslc.com

November, 2008- Exhibitor at the Jewish Community Center's Art Fair, S.L.C., Utah.   I sold three pieces including the 'Menorah' that I created for that show.

March 27th  2009  – Exhibitor at  Ensign Elementary School, S.L.C., Utah  ‘Talent and Art Gallery Walk’ , S.L.C., Utah

April 1st, 2009- March 31st 2010- Upstream People Gallery,  11th Annual Judeo-Christian International Juried Online Art Exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska. Three works will be shown online for one year. I received ‘Special International Recognitions’ for two of the three works.

June, 2009-  Exhibited four works in the ‘Art vs Design’ Online Competition.

November, 2009-  Exhibitor at the Jewish Community Center’s Art Fair, S.L.C., Utah.  Sold all 5 pieces that I entered.

August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010 - Upstream People Gallery- 8th Annual Summer All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition.

January1, 2010 to December 31, 2010- Upstream People Gallery- 12th  Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition        

March. 2010- Participated in the ‘Art Walk Night at Ensign Elementary School, S.L.C.

May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011-  Upstream People Gallery -  12th  Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition. 

November 2010-  Exhibitor at the Jewish Community Center’s Art Fair, S.L.C., Utah

November 22, 2010 to Jan. 1, 2011 – Show at the Sweet Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library System.

May, 2010 to present- Hive Gallery in Trolley Square, S.L.C. and Layton Hills Mall, Layton, Utah

Sept. 16  to Nov. 14, 2011- Three Artist Show at the Utah Arts Festival Gallery.

Nov. 15, 2011- Exhibitor at the Jewish Community Center's Art Fair, S.L.C., Utah

May. 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013 - Upstream People Gallery, 14th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition

Nov. 18, 2012- Exhibitor at the Jewish Community Center Art Fair, S.L.C., Utah

April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014- Upstream People Gallery, 15 Annual Judeo Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition

July 11,2013 to August 29, 2013- Face of Utah Sculpture, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, S.L.C., Utah

Sept. 20, 2013 to Oct. 11, 2013- Five Artist Show at the Utah Arts Festival Gallery, S.L.C., Utah
 
 
I also donate sculptures to Charities, Hospitals and Schools to be used in their fundraising efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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