JAMIE CALDERWOOD

179 Packer’s Falls Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Website:  www.jamiecalderwood.com
Born: Brooklyn, N.Y. (1954)  

Work: (603) 988-9134
Home: (603) 659-6753                        Email:  jocalderwood@comcast.net

BIOGRAPHY:

James Owen Calderwood is an American artist and designer. His practice includes the design of visually poetic spaces, and sculptures that operate in the area between art, and design. Drawing from surrealistic and minimalist art along with earth art from the 1970’s the artist both references and incorporates natural and architectural symbolism into his work.

PUBLIC ART PHILOSOPHY:

“As I learned with Fish Net one form of public art is to explore the poetry of place through the use of local imagery. Another method is to explore one’s mind for something that universally resonates with the public.”

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS, AND COMMISSIONS:

(2016) The Mount Sculpture Exhibit, Lenox, Mass. (Three Graces)

(2016) Millbrook Gallery, Concord, New Hampshire (Star)

(2015) Center for the Arts, New London, New Hampshire (Red Cube)

(2014) The Mount Sculpture Exhibit, Lenox, Mass. (Star)

(2013) Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge, Gloucester, Mass. (Fish Net) (Commission)

(2013) Fordham University, Lincoln Center Gallery, N.Y.C. (Sketch Exhibit)

(2012) Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Mass. (Marker)

(2012) Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, Mass. (Green Wave Bench)

(2011) The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire (Untitled Park #3)

(2010) Boston Center for thr Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (Rolling Green Bench)

(Commission)

(2009) The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire (Flat Iron Park)

(2008) 3rd Rail Studio, New Rochelle, New York (Group Show)

(2007) Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (Tree Wrap)

(2007) Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, Massachusetts (Sky Box) ( Commission)

(2006) The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire (Figure - Late 20th Century) *McKerley Award for Sculpture (NHAA)

(2005) Overnight Art Exhibit, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Art As Architecture/Architecture As Art) ( Commission)

(2004) Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York (Chair in the Air)

(2003) Convergence International Arts Festival, Pawtucket, Rhode Island (Picture Frame) ( Commission)

(2002) Sculpture Exhibit at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, New York (Chair in the Air)

(2001) Arts & Environment, New England Artist Trust, Woodstock, Vermont (Sitings - House of Mirrors)

(2000) Moses Kent House Museum, Exeter, New Hampshire (Glass House)

(1999) Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts (February - April) (Architectural Bronze Series)

(1997) Sculpture Exhibit at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, New York (One Foot of Topsoil)

(1997) Forest City Annual, Portland, Maine (Caged Chair)

(1996) Eighth Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts (Ghost House)

(1995) Convergence VIII, Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island (Tilted House)

(1994) Maquette Exhibit, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California (Tree House)

(1993) Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (Edge Species)

(1993) Lookout Sculpture Park, Damascus, Pennsylvania (Tree House)

(1991) Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (Miles Davis Series)

(1990) Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, Rhode Island (Sentry Post)

(1989) Scherer Gallery, Marlboro, New Jersey (Bird Series)

(1988) Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida (Miles Davis Series)

(1987) Chandler Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Dogman & Sun Worship)

(1986) Soroban Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Wave)

COMPLETED COMMISSIONS:

2013     Fish Net - Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge, City of Gloucester, MA.
             Latex Paint, 200’ x 15’.

2008     Inside/Out – City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
             Mixed Media, 4’ x 4’ x 8’ht.

2005    Art as Architecture/Architecture as Art - City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Granite, 30” x 30” x 30”

2003    Inner Space - Two International Group - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
            Painted Aluminum, 3’ x 14” x 9’ Ht.

2002    Picture Frame – City of Pawtucket, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
            Painted Aluminum, 7’ x  7’

1995    Tilted House – City of Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
            Painted Aluminum, 8’ x 8’ x 15’ Ht.

1985    Whales Tail – Community College of Rhode Island, Franklin Campus, Linclon, Rhode Island
            Steel, 20’ x 10’ x 10’ Ht.

AWARDS:

2006:  The Forest D. McKerley Award for Sculpture - The Currier Museum of Art
2005:  Costello Memorial Award - The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2003:  Awarded citation from the Mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

REVIEWS:

New York Times, August 1995, By Holland Cotter
Boston Globe, September 1996, by Christine Temin
Providence Journal, August 1995, By Bill Van Siclen
Times Union, August 1993, By Jo Page
Art New England, December 1999, By Dustan Knight

Education: 

James Calderwood is a graduate of Syracuse University where he studied sculpture and landscape architecture.