Joshua Welker

Faculty & Staff

             

Josh Welker

Art

 

     
     

Assistant Professor of Art

Phone: (765) 998-4985
Email: jswelker@tayloru.edu

Specialties: Casting in aluminum, bronze, plastic, resins, and slip, mould making in plaster, ceramic shell, sand, and rubber, metal and wood fabrication, stone carving, wheel throwing

 

Vitae PDF: Josh Welker's Printable Vitae


Joshua Grant Welker

jswelker@taylor.edu
joshuagrantwelker@gmail.com

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin: MFA
May 2009 Austin, TX

Covenant Theological Seminary: Master of Arts in Theological Studies
May 2003 St. Louis, MO

Webster University: BFA, Sculpture
May 2000 St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture, 3D design, Ceramics
Taylor University, Upland, IN
2010-Present

Assistant Instructor, 2D Foundations
University of Texas at Austin, TX
2009

Teaching Assistant, Metals, Art on Paper, Sculpture, Monotype, Lithography, Serigraphy
University of Texas at Austin
2006-09

Teaching Assistant, Casting: Iron and Bronze
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1999

PROCESSES

  • Ceramic shell and sand moulds for aluminum, bronze, iron casting
  • Rubber/latex/plaster moulds for casting resins or plastics
  • Mig, arc, and oxy-acetylene welding
  • Wood carving/working
  • Stone carving (sculpture)
  • Weaving (textiles)
  • Wheel throwing
  • Handbuilding
  • Slip mould (ceramics)
  • Relief (printmaking)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t there
Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO
2012 

Can You Pay the Gas Bill?
Three Walls, San Antonio, TX
2008

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(Slated) Tell Tale, Rooms to Let
Columbus, OH
2013 

Faculty Show
Upland, IN

Construct
School 33, Baltimore, MD
2012 

Terrain, MFA Thesis Show
Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
2009 

Amuse-Bouche
Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
2008 

Intersections, Part 3, Discordance (July)
Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
2007 

Intersections, Part 2, Problematizing Representation (June)
Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
2007 

Intersections, Part 1, The Burden of History (May)
Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
2007 

ARTIST LECTURES

Gallery Talk
Amuse-Bouche, Creative Research Lab, Austin TX
2008 

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

2012
1st place Saatchi Showdown “Abstract” Judged by Peter Coffin http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/view/showdown/10

 Artist Wanted, Year in Review top 100

Dave Bown Projects: $5,000.00 Top Award: 3rd Semiannual Competition. http://davebownprojects.com/

2011
Artist Wanted, Art Takes Miami top 100 finalist

2008-09
Continuing Research Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2007
Forsyth Scholarship in Printmaking, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Hage Endowed Scholarship-Fine arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Baranoff Endowed Scholarship, University of Texas, Austin, TX

2006
Wells scholarship & Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin , TX
Baranoff Endowed Scholarship, University of Texas, Austin, TX

COLLECTIONS

Julia Rosenstock, Baltimore MD
Giuseppe Spena,  Naples, Italy

BIBILIOGRAPHY

Saatchi Online Magazine:  From the Studio of… May 20th 2012 http://magazine.saatchionline.com/articles/artnews/from-the-studio-of-josh-welker-winner-abstract-showdown-april-12

Lombardi, D. Dominick, Josh Welker Art Lies No.58 Summer http://www.artlies.org/article.php?id=1645&issue=58&s=0 Myers, Allison.  Amuse-Bouche, July 2008.  Online. http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/2008_07_amuse/welker.html

Douberley, Amanda. Interchange (Part I) UT Austin. Summer. Online http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/2007_07_interchange/1welker.html

Hixson, Kathryn, Problematizing Representatio, UT Austin. Summer. Online http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab/2007_07_interchange/2hixson.html

Castillo, Salvador.  Arts Review Austin Chronicle, August 17. Online. http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/review?oid=oid%3A524327

REFERENCES

Leslie Mutchler
UT Austin, Assistant Professor, Two-Dimensional Foundations
215.837.0800

Dan Sutherland
UT Austin, Associate Professor, Painting
scumpuppy@mail.utexas.edu

Ken Hale
UT Austin, Marguerite Fairchild Centennial Professor, Printmaking-Lithography
512.475.7035