GLAMFA

MICHAEL AMBROSE WALSH

www.michaelambrosewalsh.com
michaelambrosewalsh@gmail.com


16’’ on center, 2008 (Interior View)
Mirrors, Steel Studs, Florescent Light, Plywood, Lumber, Building Materials 8’x8’x24”.

 

 


16’’ on center, 2008 (Exterior View)
Mirrors, Steel Studs, Florescent Light, Plywood, Lumber, Building Materials 8’x8’x24”.

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Center Mast, 2008,
Steel, Cable, Cable Ties. Steel Plates - 12”x24” - Installation dimensions variable.


ARTIST STATEMENT
I am interested in creating a physical experience that serves as a catalyst for a mental experience. I attempt to create objects and installations within which the viewer becomes a participant in the artwork- at once an integral, indispensable element, and at the same time only one facet of a larger experience.  I am interested in the active relationship between the viewer and my art: specifically in what the viewer brings to an artwork and what is returned:  the reward, pain, and/or frustration of interaction.

 

RESUME

EDUCATION:
2010   Master of Fine Arts Candidate, California State University, Long Beach       
1999   B.F.A. Cum Laude in Studio Art, University of California, San Diego          
1998-1999  UCSD “Program for the Arts” in Paris
1997-1998  UCSD Honors Studio Program                                      

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Lead Sculpture Technician     2004-2007
Assist students with technical advice throughout the art making process, helping to take them from imagination and concept to completion of gallery ready artwork
Assist instructors in preparation for classes, materials needed and classroom setup
Perform maintenance on metal shop, wood shop, jewelry studio and associated tools
Manage receiving and distribution of materials for all classes in sculpture facility

Instructor
, Welding and Fabricated Sculpture 1       Summer 2006
Introductory level course teaching basics of oxy-fuel welding, forging, MIG and TIG  arc-welding; both ferrous and non-ferrous metals covered

Instructor
, Bronze Casting, Summer Art Experience Program  Summer 2004
High school summer program intended to promote the arts in San Francisco, CA

Bronze Casting Teacher’s Assistant
             2001-2004
Prepare and maintain foundry facility for casting
Manage the casting process to free up instructor for one-on-one teaching of students
Prepare and maintain ceramic shell investment room
Assist students with metal finishing, TIG welding, and patination

Sculpture Technician
2001-2004
Assist students with technical advice throughout the art making process
Assist Instructors in preparation for classes, materials and classroom setup
Manage tool check in and out to students through the sculpture department

Mendocino Center for the Arts
Instructor, Bronze Casting   Summer 2005
Sand casting, solid investment casting, and ceramic shell casting

EXHIBITIONS:
2006 Living Out Loud  1 Year Anniversary Show, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Via-voce Show with David Imlay, Dragon Bar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Spring Art Show  Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA
2005 Evolution  Gallery One, San Francisco, CA