James Lentz is alive and well and seeks posthumous wealth procured from creating tedious patterns and objects in any material he so chooses.
Present: non-accredited MFA University of the Autodidact, concentration All Media and Everything Else. (Providence & Pawtucket, RI)
2012 BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design, concentration Sculpture and Installation Art.
Foundry Coordinator. The Steel Yard. Providence, RI
Casting Instructor. The Steel Yard. Providence, RI
Foundry Coordinator. Art Shape Mammoth. National Entity.
Casting Instructor. The Visitor Center Artist Camp. Ewen, Michigan.
Steering Committee Member. National Conference of Cast Iron Art. Sloss Foundry. Birmingham, AL
2015 L/L Gallery. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. (current)
2014 Cary Sculpture Park. Salem Art Works, Salem, NY (current)
2014 Pelham Art Center. Pelham, NY (current)
2014 Charlotte Sculpture Park. Charlotte, Vermont. Cooporative.
2014 Wide Open 5. Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. Brooklyn, NY. Juried.
2014 *Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA. Juried.
2013 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NYC. Juried.
2013 Intrinsic Form. Gallery @ Spencer Lofts. Chelsea, MA. Request.
2013 Sloss Furnaces. Birmingham AL. Juried.
2012 Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. Juried.
2012 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NYC. Juried
2012 Thomas Hunter Project Room, Hunter College, NYC
2012 United States/United Kingdom Iron Symposium Exhibition. Court House, Salem, NY
2012 Core: Contemporary Cast Iron. Gallery at Spencer Lofts. Chelsea, MA
2012 Graduating Senior Show, Paine Gallery. Boston MA
2012 All School Show, Student Life Gallery. MCA, Boston MA. Juried.
2012 McGladrey Art Gallery. Charlestown, MA. Juried.
2012 “Iron.” Student Life Gallery. MCA, Boston MA
2011 Fire Arts Festival, The Mill Gallery. Pawtucket, RI. Juried.
2010 YHT, Doran Gallery, Boston, MA
2010 Morton R. Godine Library, Boston, MA. Request.
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES:
2013 Franconia Sculpture Park. Hot Metal Artist-in-Residence. Shafer, MN
2012 Burchfield Penney Art Center. Buffalo, NY. Acceptance stipend.
2012 United States/United Kingdom Iron Symposium. Artist-in-Residence, Salem Arts Works. Salem, NY
2012 Helen Blair Crosbie Sculpture Award
2012 Juror’s Choice award, McGladrey Art Gallery, Charlestown, MA
CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUM:
2014 Visitor Center Artist Camp (VCAC). Sustainable Art/Adventure Symposium. Ewen, MI
2013 National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL
2012 Buffalo University Nor’easter Cast Iron Conference, Buffalo, NY
2010 National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Sloss Furnaces. Birmingham, AL
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2014 (see Current Endeavors)
2013 Foundry Team Member, Carter Street Artist’ Union, Chelsea, MA
2013 Foundry Team Member, The Steel Yard, Providence, RI
2012 Member of Marketing Design for the Int’l Conf. of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Latvia
2012 Monitor, Metal shop and foundry, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, MA
2011 Studio Assistant, Laura Baring-Gould Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011 Teaching Assistant to Marjee Levine, Foundry. Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, MA
2010-11 Mold-maker, New England Sculpture Service, Chelsea, MA
2010 Assisted in The Butterfly Effect, Rick Brown, DeCordova Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2009-10 Teaching Assistant to Rick Brown, Projects in Wood. Massachusetts College of Art and Design
2009 Assisted in The Great Sphinx Project, Handshouse Studio, Norwell, MA
2009-10 Preparator’s Assistant, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Boston, MA
2003-present Freelance Furniture Designer and Maker, Pawtucket, RI