• Steel Monolith 3
    • Cor Ten Steel, Clear Coat
    • 79" x 36" x 6"
    • Steel Monolith 3
    • Cor Ten Steel, Clear Coat
    • 74" x 36" x 6"
    • SOLD
    • Steel Monolith 1
    • Cor Ten Steel, Clear Coat
    • 79" x 36" x 6"
    • Red Steel Monolith
    • Cor Ten Steel, acrylic, Clear Coat
    • 120" x 24" x 6"
    • SOLD
    • Red Steel Monolith
    • Cor Ten Steel, acrylic, Clear Coat
    • 120" x 24" x 6"
    • SOLD
    • Bronze Moon Monolith
    • Cor Ten Steel, Clear Coat
    • 48" x 24" x 6"
    • SOLD
    • Green Moon Monolith
    • Cor Ten Steel, Green Acrylic, Clear Coat
    • 48" x 24" x 6"
    • Blue Moon Monolith
    • Cor Ten Steel, Blue Acrylic, Clear Coat
    • 48" x 24" x 6"
    • Copper Form #1-22
    • Copper, Acrylic Paint, Patina
    • Size Varies

Artist Statement

As a person I’m an explorer, constantly seeking to find something new and stimulating in either a physical or cerebral sense. The sculptures I create are the products of exploration in inspiration, creating series with specific dialogue do to process, dimensions and material usage. The sculptures are circulating in all realms of humanity, science and geometric architecture. These inspirations are created from personal experiences as well as research and an interest in a specific theme, entity, and current events. Depending on what the sculptural forms and concepts call for, a few of my primary materials are; copper, glass, and steel while secondary materials range from, concrete, bronze, and stone.

Artist Bio

Born in Colorado1978

Education

M.F.A 2006 Jewelry/Metals School for American Craft Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY

B.F.A 2002 Jewelry/Metals Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Certificate 1999 Film Studies Directing/Editing New York Film Academy University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience

2002 Current– Shachtman Studios: Artist, Sculptor, Art Installation, Art Consulting, Jewelry, Lighting, Furniture design, Custom utilitarian creations, Fabricator, Contractor Denver, CO

2011-2013 Bench Jeweler- Todd Reed Boulder, CO

2005-2006 Instructor foundations & fabrication in metal, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2005 Apprenticeship under Leonard Urso Studio, Rochester, NY

2004-2005 Teaching Assistant, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Selected Exhibitions

2010 “Mix’” Center for Visual Arts Metro State College of Denver, Denver, Co “Ice Breaker” Dry Ice Gallery, Denver, CO

2009 “Forms and Techniques” Space Gallery, Denver, CO

2009 “Sugar in the City” McGrath and Braun, Denver, CO

2009 “Colorado Abstract” Center for Visual Arts Metro State College of Denver, Denver, CO

2008 “Series of Three” Space Gallery Denver, CO

2008 “Organics” University of Riverton, WY

2007 “Looking through Newton’s Telescope” . Enso Gallery. Denver, CO

2006 “Creative Spaces” Lincoln Center Galleries. Fort Collins, CO

2006 “Sculpture @” Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters Rochester, NY

2006 “Preternatural Fauna” MFA Thesis Exhibition Bevier Gallery Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

2002 “BFA Thesis Exhibition” Glass Gallery. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO

1999 “Sunset” 16mm film. University of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA

Recent Contracted Jobs & Commissions:

2012 Quincy Public art Sculpture BRIDGE Contractor/Designer/Fabricator Sheridan Blvd Public Art City of Denver, CO

2010 University of Wyoming War Memorial Staduim Project Management between steel fabricators and Granite fab, installation. Laramie WY

2009 The Denver Zoo Commissioned to Patrick Marold Studios Production contractor/Fabricator Public Art Denver, CO

2008 “Enlightened” The Villaggio Contractor/Designer/Fabricator Fort Collins, CO

2008 “Fault Shadows” Gates Center Commissioned to Patrick Marold Studios Consultant fabricator, Production/Studio Assistant, Installation Public Art Denver, CO

2007 “Geological Fence Project” Contractor/Designer/Fabricator Dr. Howard Perko, CTL|Thompson Fort Collins, CO

Awards

2012 The Westward Best new public art ” Bridge”

2006 “Cabo Chipirón” Niche Student Award Finalist Mixed Media

2004-2006 RIT SAC Metals Graduate Scholarship Award

2005 Tiffany & Co. Foundation Scholarship Award

Publications

2012 Westward Best of 2012: Denver Best New Public Art Piece

2009 Colorado Abstract, “painting and sculpture” Pg. 264-267

2009 Rocky Mountain News January 1st 2009

2006 R.I.T The University Magazine Spring

2006 Image pg.21

2006 Signatures art & literature magazine Image pg.13