2008 Philippe Faraut Portrait Sculpting, Clay Planet, San Jose, CA - 3 day intensive workshop on
the anatomy and expressions of the human face
2006 BFA, San Jose State University, School of Art & Design
Dean’s Scholar, College of Humanities and the Arts
2015 Donor Tree, Design and Fabricate 12' wide stainless steel "tree" with coppeer and brass leaves
containing the names of donors to honor their contributions to the building of a new facility at
Presentation High School in Santa Clara, California.
2014 Fantasy Football Company League Award, Design and casting of award for Hayward Electric
Gordon Biersch Ad Campaign, Body Painter Trina Merry commissioned a 7' fiberglass Gordon Biersch bottle to be used in an advertisement.
Bronze Boots Memorial, Bronze cast of a pair of boots in memory of the father of Carleen
2013 Fantasy Football Company League Award, Design and casting of award for CSR Commercial
2010 Pregnancy Belly Cast, Bronze cast of belly at 33 weeks.
FABRICATION AND DESIGN
2016 "Roger Stoller: Giraffe," El Paso zoo, El Paso, Texas. Lead Fabrication and finishing of a 16' x 14'
stainless steel wall-mounted sculpture.
"Jerry Smith: St. Ignatius," Bellarmine College Preperatory High School, San Jose, California.
Form construction, mold-making, casting, finishing, and installation of a 1.25 scale bronze statue of
St. Ignatius of Loyola.
2015 "Roger Stoller: Filoli's sculpture in the garden," Woodsidee, California. Lead Casting and
Fabrication of 5 sculptures ranging in size from 1'-14.' Materials included stone, steel, stainless steel,
and cast bronze.
2014 "Roger Stoller: Monolith," Palo Alto California. Lead fabrication and Stonework of a 12' tall granite
fountain to be installed in Palo Alto, California later this year.
"Roger Stoller: Coastal Helix," Carlsbad, California. Lead Fabrication of a 8' x 8' x 12' stainless
steel spiral sculpture.
2013 "Roger Stoller: Sun Helix," San Angelo University, San Angelo, Texas. Lead fabrication of a
20' tall stainless steel spiral sculpture.
"Roger Stoller: Vibrant River," Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana. Final artistic surface finishing of a
15' x 40' stainless steel wall-mounted sculpture.
"David Middlebrook: Generation Gap," Bordeaux, France. Assist with casting and fabrication of a
20' tall broken safety pin.
2012 "Sculpture on the Grounds: Edible Dress Tent," Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga, California.
Fabrication/Design assistance for lead artists Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao
"David Middlebrook: Balancing Act," Sacremento State University Library Gallery, Sacremento,
California. Fabrication/ Technical assistance with 12 out of 13 pieces in the artist's solo show.
"Harry Powers: From the Inward Eye," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California. Casting,
welding and chasing of several of the sculptures in this one man retrospective.
David Middlebrook Switzerland Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Fabrication/ Technical assistance.
"Roger Stoller: Cloud Forest," Palo Alto, California. Fabrication and final surface finish for
a stainless steel wall mounted sculpture installed at the Mitchell Library.
2011 Jerry Smith, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara University, Public Art Project. Fabrication/Concept
assistance of a 4’ x 6’ bronze relief wall hanging for the Universitie’s Law Library.
David Middlebrook: San Francisco Art Fair. Assist with fabrication and installation of six
sculptures, including a 12' tall piece featured at the entrance of the fair.
Jerry Smith: Edith Stein Memorial. Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara, California. Assist with
design/ fabrication for the portrait memorial and base.
2010 “A Floating World,” San Jose, CA. Fabrication/Design assistance for lead artists Robin
Lasser and Marguerite Perret.
Jerry Smith, San Jose CA, Bellarmine College Prep, Public Art Project. Fabrication and technical
assistance with life size bronze statue of Robert Bellarmine
"David Middlebrook: Sculpture on the Grounds," Montalvo Arts Center. Saratoga, California.
Fabrication/Design assistance for five large-scale stone, bronze, and aluminum pieces.
"David Middlebrook: The Nature of Things, A 25 Work Survey," Triton Museum of Art. Santa
Clara, California. Fabrication/Technical assistance of 20 of the 25 pieces in the show produced in
the previous 7 years.
2009 Peter and Sue Richards: "The Greater Common" Peninsula College of Port Angeles WA, Public
Art Project. Casting and Fabrication of 5 scaled down aluminum mountaintops of the Olympic
2008 Harry Powers, San Jose CA, Spirit of Ireland Award. Casting of annual bronze San Jose and
Dublin sister city award given to Individuals or companies whose accomplishments have exemplified
the relationship between San Jose/ Silicon Valley and Ireland. Recipients include Bertie Ahern
(Prime Minister), John Hannegan (Community Leader), and Bob Hennessy (Director San Jose
Conservation Corps). The Contract for this project is annual through 2015.
2007 "David Middlebrook," Linda Durnell Gallery. Los Gatos, California. November 16, 2007-April 1,
2009. Lead fabricator including casting, welding, stone shaping and polishing, and mold making
throughout the gallery representation.
2006 David Middlebrook: “New Works," Brenda Taylor Gallery. New York, New York. Lead fabricator
including casting, welding, stone shaping and polishing, and mold making throughout the gallery
2005 David Middlebrook, “Nature Takes its Course," one-man show in concert with Michael Todd.
Warner Center. Los Angeles, California. Lead fabricator including casting, welding, stone shaping
and polishing, and mold making for all pieces in the 2-year show.
2004 David Middlebrook, “‘Tip’: The Iceberg Project”, The County of Milwaukee Public Art
Committee, Gordon Park. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Assistance with stone and bronze work.
2015 "Gallery Without Walls," Lake Oswego, Oregon. Presented by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego.
2014 "Anne & Mark's Art Party 2014," San Jose, California.
Gallery 85, Santana Row, San Jose, California.
"Sculpture IS 2014," Sierra Azul Nursery & Gardens, Watsonville, California. Presented by Pejaro
Valley Arts Council.
2013 Gallery 85, Santana Row, San Jose, California
2012 "More the Merrier III," Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California.
"Not So Heavy Metal," Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, California.
"Oakwilde Ranch 5th Annual Art Show," Valley Springs, California.
2011 "More the Merrier II," Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California.
"Art Party 2011," San Jose, California. Annual fundraiser for the arts council Santa Clara County
put on by Anne Sconberg and Mark Henderson.
“Oakwilde Ranch Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show,” Valley Springs, California – 2nd Place
2010 “Where I’m From,” Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California – Best in Show Viewer’s Choice Award
Silicon Valley Open Studios, San Jose, California
2009 Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California
Silicon Valley Open Studios, San Jose, California
2008 “Nourishing the Children of Our Community”, Kidango Taster’s Choice, Milpitas, California
1st Act Silicon Valley Open House, San Jose, California
2007 Citadel Springtime Open Studios, San Jose, California
“Open Studios”, Art Ark Gallery Commons, San Jose, California
2006 “Conflict”, Solo Exhibition, Herbert Sanders Gallery, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, San Jose
State University, San Jose, California
“A Rare Glimpse of the Bay Area’s Most Explosive New Artists”, Linda Durnell Gallery, Los
Asante Luxury Homes and Relax Magazine, The Steve Wozniak estate, Los Gatos, California
“Reality from a different perspective”, Mind’s Eye Gallery, Los Gatos, California
2005 “Threat,” Solo Exhibition, Gallery 5, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
“Natural and Necessary,” Solo Exhibition, Gallery 2, San Jose State University, San Jose,
Castelnuovo D’Aiassa Fundraiser, Los Gatos, California
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT WORK
2012 – 2014
Roger Stoller. As a public artist with a background in design, Roger has completed a number of large-scale public commissions across the nation. Some of the projects I have been involved in include "Vibrant River" a 15' x 40' Stainless Steel wall-mounted Sculpture on the side of the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, "Sun Helix," a 12' x 20' stainless steel spiral sculpture at San Angelo University in San Angelo, Texas, and "Monolith," a 12' tall granite fountain to be installed in Palo Alto, California in 2014. I began working for Roger Stoller in 2012 as the finisher; applying final surface finishes using a variety of tools and techniques. Since then, I have become a lead in the fabrication process of 5 large-scale public works, using both Stainless Steel and Stone.
2003 – 2014
David Middlebrook, internationally known artist specializing in large scale stone, bronze, and aluminum sculpture. I have been David’s lead fabricator and technician since 2005 working on public and private commissions, gallery shows, and public installations. I have been heavily involved in all aspects of work in the studio including mold-making, all aspects of metal casting, stone shaping and polishing, mechanical attachments and mechanisms, and technical engineering. Some of the projects include “TIP” a public art project in Milwaukee WI, “Haywire” a two-year installation for the El Paseo Invitational Biennial in Palm Desert, California, and “Basal Instincts” at the Mac Art Group for the Miami Basal in Miami Florida.
2005 - 2014
Harry Powers, internationally know artist specializing in bronze and aluminum sculpture. I have been Harry’s lead fabricator, mold maker, and technician for numerous projects including the Spirit of Ireland award in San Jose CA, four aluminum and bronze public art installations placed at the Sonoma Community Center in 2007, and “Resurgent Galaxy,” a concrete and aluminum public sculpture in front of the Alma Via assisted living facility in Union City CA. I have worked closely with Harry Powers on most of the sculptural work he's created the last few years, including several of the pieces shown in his one-man retrospective at the Triton Art Museum in 2012.
2010 – 2012
Robin Lasser, Internationally known artist producing photography, video, site-specific installations, and public art dealing with socially and culturally significant imagery and themes. As part of a team, I worked with Robin to complete a public art installation “A Floating World,” in San Jose, CA. For this project, I provided consultation on design, materials, and engineering of 25 miniature tents that cantilevered off the side of a bridge. I produced a budget for the fabrication of the tent armatures and was able to work within the proposed budget and on schedule to complete and install the project. I have also worked with Robin to produce budgets, materials and design consultation, and technical advice for other public art proposals.
2007 – 2012
Jerry Smith, a California based artist with collectors nation wide producing mostly figurative bronze sculpture. I have assisted Jerry with the creation of a life-sized replica of Father Bellarmine, which was installed at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose in May 2010, and a 6' x 4' paneled wall sculpture, which was installed at Santa Clara University School of Law Library in March 2011. I have also assisted Jerry with a number of smaller sculptures, which have been shown in galleries in both California and Nevada. In my work for Jerry, I am typically responsible for casting and finishing of small-scale work, as well as technical and fabrication assistance of his larger work.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 Guest Lecturer at San Jose State University. Body Casting Demonstration and Instruction for a class on
2011 Guest artist at San Jose University. Instructed and demonstrated casting process of a large-scale artwork
to students at the University facility.