Tamsie Ringler

tamsie@spiritone.com

 

 

Education

MFA, University of Texas at Austin, May 1991

BS (Art), University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 1986.  Graduated with honors.

Pre-Foundation Program, Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, England, 1980

 

Honors/ Grants

McKnight Public Artist Professional Development Grant/ Forecast Public Art, St. Paul, MN 2015

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2013
McKnight Public Artist Professional Development Grant/ Forecast Public Art, St. Paul, MN 2012
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Next Step Fund Grant, 2012
Jerome Foundation/ Franconia Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship, FSP, MN 2009
RACC Project Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR 2007
RACC Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR 2006
Burdock/ Burn Art Resource Grant, Portland, OR 2000

Merit Award Scholarship, University of Texas, Austin, 1991

Carrie Jones Cady Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison, March 1985

 

Exhibitions   

2015

River of Iron: Pouring the Mississippi, Weisman Art Museum, Minnesota

Community Collaboration Iron Pour Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Fired Exhibition, Arvada Center, CO

 

2014

Ainavas Galds - Landscape Table, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Latvia

SERDE Residency Exhibition, Aizpute, Latvia

Iron Space Exchange, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum

Community Collaboration Iron Pour Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Iron Maidens, Artists for Art Gallery, Scranton, PA

 

2013

Community Collaboration Iron Pour Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

HERoica, SOHO20 Chelsea, NYC

Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, NM

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Columbus Invitational, Columbus, Indiana

Art-a-Whirl, Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN

Iron Maidens, Western Carolina University, NC

Metal x 3, Catherine G, Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University

 

2012

Car Dreams, Northern Spark Festival, Minneapolis, MN. Supported through a McKnight Public Artist Professional Development Grant/ Forecast Public Art and St. Paul Neighborhood Network.

Salem Tropopause, Salem Art Works, Salem, New York

US/UK Iron Olympic Show, Main Street Gallery, Salem, New York

US/UK Iron Symposium Exhibition, Hunter College, NY

Art-a-Whirl, Franconia in the City, Minneapolis, MN

Community Collaboration + Hot Metal Pour Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Iron Maidens, St. John's University, St. Cloud, MN

 

2011

Iron Maidens, Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales, Denbigh Library Gallery, Wales, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Community Collaboration + Hot Metal Pour Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Field Trip! Silverwood Park, MN

Meltdown Exhibition, Alfred University, NY

Iron Cast, Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI

Cache at the Casket: Franconia in the City, Minneaplis, MN

 

2010

Transmission, Pour performance/ installation casting iron into a car.

6th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly, Wales

Palus Somnii - Marsh of Sleep, Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwell,y Wales

POUR 2010, Fire and Iron Gallery, Surrey, UK

Community Collaboration + Hot Metal Pour, Lead sculptor, exhibitor, FSP, MN

Pour your heart out, Chicago Sculpture Works, Columbus, Indiana

Iron Maidens, 6th Int’l Conf. of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly Wales

Foot in the Door 4, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

 

2009

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S, Jerome Fellowship Artist, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Iron Maidens, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales, UK

North of the 45th Parallel, Devos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Indiana Cast Iron Sculpture Invitational, Columbus, IN

Iron Pour Blood, Quarter Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

Community Collaboration + Hot Metal Pour, Lead sculptor, exhibitor, FSP, MN

Ways of Doing, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

 

2008

Traveling House of Humanity, Traveling installation, various locations: Lewis and Clark College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, St. Catherine University. Supported in part by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland, OR

USUK Symposium Exhibition, New Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, UK

Lauris’ Chair, Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, WA

12 Years of Casting Sculpture at Franconia Sculpture Park, Stillwater Public Library, MN

 

2007

TROCA USA, Resident artist in cultural exchange exhibit between Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR and A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, BR

Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

Sculpture Exposition, Clackamas Community College, OR

Airborne, Mt. Hood Community College, OR

Franconia Sculpture Park Hot Metal Pour + Symposium, exhibitor, Franconia, MN

 

2006

Iron Show, The Gallery, London, UK

Symposium Exhibition, Carmarthen School of the Arts, Wales, UK

Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Oak Park, IL

Iron and Steel, Clackamas Community College, OR

 

2005

Lauris John Strautmanis, OHSU Hospital, Portland, OR, January 15, 2005, 10 lb 13 oz

Pierwalk 2005, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Curated by Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for the New Yorker Magazine

 

2004

Receptor, Open Studio Artist, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

Time Variable Art, Lower Columbia College, WA

Sculpture Invitational, Clackamas Community College, OR

FORMed, Curator, exhibitor. Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

 

2003

Iron Rodeo, Curator, exhibitor, Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA

Time Variable Art, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

UN-6, SeaTac International Airport, Seattle, WA

 

2002

Ferro Chakra Fusion, 4th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ. Participated in a performance incorporating fire eating, movement and spoken word. Directed by Coral Lambert.

Iron Ore Bronze Extravaganza, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN Co-coordinator/ exhibitor iron/ bronze casting event.

Fire to Form – Cast Iron 2002, Grounds for Sculpture,Hamilton, NJ

Sketchy 1, Intern mentor, exhibitor, Intern Artist program, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Cherry Bomb, Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, MN

 

2001

Living Room, Gresham Central Transit Center, Tri-Met Public Art Program, Gresham, OR

A living room set on a 13’ mosaic rug with a concrete sofa and armchair. A steel floor lamp and the cast glass screen of a bronze console TV provide lighting at night.

Landing on Eros, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN  2001 - 04

 

2000

Iron Range: From the Mesabi to the Cascades, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Femme: Iron Molten Metal Elements, Exhibitor, artist panel. C. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Transferrous: the Art and Act of Iron Casting, Organizer, exhibitor, Mt. Hood CC, Gresham, OR

 

1999 – 1984 (Selections)

Environmental Issues, Visiting artist, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 1999

Gifts of the Spirit, First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR, 1999

Porte des Morts, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN  1998

The Light of the Body, Concordia College, St. Paul, MN  1997 (Solo)

Resonating Chambers, Artists' Alliance, Lafayette, LA  1997

Poteet, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN  1997

Location, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, WI, 1994

Thomasina's Tea House, A portable tea house which I set up to serve tea. 1994 - 2000

American Tea House, UT-Austin, 1991, Dancing Waters Lodge, Wimberly, TX 1991 - Present

Five Million Dollars Worth of Art, Organized 'art-store', New Gallery, Austin, TX 1990

Slacker, Performed in an independent film produced by Richard Linklater, Austin, TX, 1989

Living with the Dreaming Body, Performed in music video by Poi Dog Pondering, Austin, TX 1989

Fashion For the Nuclear Age, Producer/director performance art 'fashion show' depicting the onset/outcome of nuclear war. State Street Mall/ Memorial Union, Madison, WI; First Avenue, MPLS, MN; Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, 1984

Art in Protest of Nuclear War, Organizer, exhibitor, Main Gallery, UW Madison, WI  1984

 

Collections

Knotty Knot, Fuller Cowles, Minneapolis, MN  2011

Flower, Russell Cowles, Minneapolis, MN  2011

Receptor, Chicago Park District, Touhy Park, Chicago, IL  2009

Porte des Morts, Skokie/NorthShore Sculpture Park, Chicago, IL  2009

Hill Chair, Monarch Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA 2008

Couch, Clackamas Community College, Portland, OR  2004

Couch, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR  2001

Living Room, Gresham Central Transit Center, Tri-Met Public Art Program, OR  2001- 13

 

Professional Experience

2015

President, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, (2013 – Current)

Board of Directors, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN (2011 – Current)

Jerome Fellowship Review Panel, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN (2010 – Current)  

Community Collaboration + Hot Metal Pour, Lead artist, Franconia Sc. Park, MN (2010 - Current)

Franconia Sculpture Park, 3D Symposium, Guest lecture, Shafer, MN (2011 - Current)

Valentine’s Day Iron Pour - V, Pour director, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN (2010 - Current)

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practice, Birmingham, AL

Panel Chair: X-treme mold-making, Panelist, Sculpture Parks, ICCCIA Meeting leader

University of Colorado, Denver - Visiting Artist

University of Arizona, Tempe - Visiting Artist

 

2014

Co-Director, 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art

Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Latvia (2012 - 2014)

Iron.Stone Symposium, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Latvia

Panel Chair, Big Art Big Iron, 7th ICCCIA, Pedvale Open Air Art Museum, Latvia

Western Cast Iron Art Conference, ICCCIA Meeting leader

Mother’s Day Iron Pour, Pour director, St. Catherine U, St. Paul, MN (2009 - 2014)

 

2013

10th International Iron Symposium, Serde Residency, Aizpute, Latvia  

Miami Iron Pour International Sculpture Center Workshop, Assistant Teacher, FIU, FL

International Sculpture Center Symposium, Presenter, FIU, FL

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Visiting Artist, Carbondale, IL

National Conference on Cast Iron Art, Presenter, Sloss Furnaces, AL

Gala Pour, Pour director, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Iron Maidens, Exhibition Coordinator, Western Carolina University, SC  

44th Annual Minnesota Iron Pour, Guest artist, University of Minnesota, MPLS

 

2012

Michael Richards Legacy Project, Advisor, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

Nor’Easter Iron Conference, Presenter, Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY

International Sculpture Center Conference, 7th ICCCIA Presenter, Chicago, IL

Arizona State University, Visiting Artist, Phoenix, AZ

USUK International Sculpture Symposium, Resident Artist, Salem Art Works, NY

Iron Maidens, Exhibition Coordinator, Panelist, St. John's University, MN

 

2011

State University of New York, Plattsburgh, Visiting Artist, Plattsburgh, NY

Iron Maidens, Exhibition Coordinator, Panelist, St. Catherine University, MN

Gala Pour, Pour director, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

 

2010

6th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Steering Committee, Wales

Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Resident artist, Berllanderi, UK

Meltdown, Visiting Artist, Alfred University, NY

Open Field Iron Pour, Pour director, Walker Art Center, MN

Northshore Iron Pour, Pour Assistant, Duluth, MN

Standard Issue Iron Pour, Resident artist, Lanesboro, MN

Lewis and Clark College, Guest lecture, Portland, OR

University of Minnesota, Guest lecture, Minneapolis, MN

41st Annual Minnesota Iron Pour, Guest artist, University of Minnesota, MPLS

 

2009

40th Annual Minnesota Iron Pour, Guest artist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Jackson Square Park Iron Pour + Community Workshop, Pour assistant, MPLS, MN

North Shore Iron Pour, Guest artist, pour leader, Poplar, WI

 

2008

Regional Arts and Culture Council, Artist selection panel, Portland, OR 

Iron Up, Conducted iron casting workshop, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Mother’s Day Iron Pour, Lead artist, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Scripps College, Visiting artist, Los Angeles, CA

 

2007

TROCA USA, Resident artist in cultural exchange exhibit between Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR and A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, BR

Standard Issue Iron Pour, Resident artist, Lanesboro, MN

Mother’s Day Iron Pour, Lead artist, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

 

2006

5th Int’l Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Steering committee, Ironbridge, UK 

Carry on Casting; Iron after Academia, Panelist, Ironbridge, UK

Berllanderi Sculpture Symposium, Resident artist, Wales, UK

Design Team Roster, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR (2003-06)

 

2005

Lauris John Strautmanis, OHSU Hospital, Portland, OR, January 15, 2005, 10 lb 13 oz

Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Resident artist, Wales, UK

Victorious Piggy Lucky “13” Iron Pour, Pour leader, organizer. Mt. Hood CC, Gresham, OR

Creative Arts Comm., Led primitive casting workshop, built bronze furnace, Menucha, OR

Beaverton Arts Showcase,Sculpture juror, Beaverton, OR

 

2004

Double Trouble, Pour leader, built iron furnace with Boise State U., Mt. Hood CC, OR

FORMed, Curator, Regional sculpture professors. Mt. Hood CC, Gresham, OR

 

2003

Iron Rodeo, Curator, exhibitor. An exhibition of the work produced during a ten-day iron-casting residency at Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington in August 2002. The exhibition showcased the work of 14 artists. Center on Contemporary Arts, Seattle, WA, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA

Boise Iron, Conducted a ten-day iron casting seminar at Boise State University, ID

 

2002

Iron Rodeo, Iron Wrangler, Organized a ten-day iron casting residency and workshop. Co-curated by Lee Musgrave, Dir. of Contemporary Exhibitions, Maryhill Museum of Art, WA

Iron Ore Bronze Extravaganza, Co-coordinated iron/ bronze casting event with Coral Lambert. Franconia Sculpture Park, MN

 

2001

Bad Art Show, Artist panel, juror, Clackamas Community College, Portland, OR

American Association of University Women, Guest speaker, Gresham, OR

 

2000

Iron Range: From the Mesabi to the Cascades, Organized a three-person exhibit of cast iron sculpture featuring Judith and Daniel Caldwell (WA), Coral Lambert (LA) and myself. Conducted a public iron pour as part of exhibit.  Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Transferrous: the Art and Act of Iron Casting, Organizer, exhibitor, Mt. Hood CC, Gresham, OR

 

1999 – 1995 (Selections)

Ferrendipity, Resident sculptor, 3rd US/UK Iron Casting Seminar, Yew Tree, Suffolk, UK 1999

Barbie’s 1st Iron Pour, Organizer, pour leader.Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR  1999

Chaos of the Elements, Resident sculptor, 2nd US/UK Iron Casting Seminar, FSP, MN 1998

Bethel College, Visiting artist, Senior Seminar, MN  1995

Walker Art Center, Installation technician,Minneapolis, MN  1995

 

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Sculpture -Term

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 2014 – Present

Teach sculpture and foundry. Visiting Artist Committee, Undergraduate Exhibition Committee. Oversee foundry studio and curriculum, and advise undergraduate and graduate students. Organize workshops, visiting artist lectures and residencies and professional opportunities for students.

 

Associate Professor of Sculpture

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, 2008 – 2014

Head of sculpture program. Responsible for overseeing Sculpture and 3-D Design curriculum and studios; teach welding, metal-casting, wood, ceramic, installation, and mixed media. Introduced iron casting into curriculum. Organize sculpture exhibitions, workshops, visiting artist lectures and residencies; secure grants and donations for sculpture program and internship opportunities for students.

 

Visual Arts Instructor, Sculpture Area Head

Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR, 1998 – 2008. Tenure awarded: 2002

 

Adjunct Professor

St. Catherine University: Sculpture, 3-D Design, 2-D Design, St. Paul, MN, 1996 -1998

Normandale Community College: Drawing, Sculpture, Minneapolis, MN, 1996, 1998

Winona State University: Sculpture, 3-D Design, Winona, MN, 1992 

 

Intern Mentor, Intern Artist program, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN; 2003 - 2005

 

Assistant Instructor, 3-D Design, University of Texas at Austin, 1990

 

Academic Honors/ Grants

Imagine Fund Project Grant, University of Minnesota, MPLS, 2015

Imagine Fund Creative Research Grant, University of Minnesota, MPLS, 2014

ACDC Undergraduate Research Grant, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN 2009, 2013

ACDC Travel Grant, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

AMP (Assistantship Mentoring Project) Grant, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN 2009

Starseed Foundation Grant, Sandy, OR  1999, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Mt Hood Community College Foundation Grant, Gresham, OR  1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007

Innovation in Teaching Grant, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR  1999, 2003, 2008

Merit Award Scholarship, University of Texas, Austin, 1991
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, May 1986
Carrie Jones Cady Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison, March 1985

 

Reviews/ Articles/ Catalogues

HocToc Online Interview,, February 2015

Talsi Museum Catalogue, June 2014

Iron.Stone Symposium Catalogue, June 2014

7th ICCCIA Conference Program, Editor, June 2014

Aizputes TV, Čuguna mākslas simpozijs Aizputē, SERDE Residency, Latvia, July 2013

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Work by 9/11 victim gets new life at Franconia, September 2012

MPLS Star Tribune, Iron Women: 16 Female artists who sculpt with iron, Mary Abbe, Oct. 2011

Scan Magazine, Tough Broads, Judy Arginteanu, October 2011

Blown Magazine, Casting Call, Image of Transmission Performance Pour, Wales, August 2010

Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Sand Casting Symposium II, Catalogue 2010

Collective Endeavour: Casting about for ferrous fellowship, Justine Johnson, UK 2010

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Iron Maidens, Exhibition Catalogue, Wales, UK  2009

Metro East Community Media, First Tuesday Arts Program, Lugton/ Canty, March 2008

Metro East Community Media, Now What?, Archie Washington, February 2008

O Globo, Exposiçâo revela poética das trocas, Luiz Camillo Osório, February, 2007

Portland Tribune, Artists take a bit of Portland…, Joseph Gallivan, February, 2007

Veja; Rio Magazine, Arte Contra Clichés, Isabel Butcher, p. 40 January, 2007

Jornal do Brasil, O Império Contra-Ataca, Dolores Orosco, January, 2007

O Globo; Rio Show Magazine, Contra-Ataque ‘Made in USA’, Leitão Gustavo, January, 2007

Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Sand Casting Symposium, Catalogue, 2006

The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition, Navy Pier Walk 2005, Catalogue

Chicago Tribune, Artwork That’s No Work, Doug George, June 2005

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Outdoors is the Perfect Gallery, Mason Riddle, September 2003

Minnesota Monthly, The Art of Fun, David Mahoney, August 2003

Oddball Minnesota, Jerome Pohlen, Photo, p. 84, 2003

Seattle Times, “Iron Rodeo” isn’t solid all the way through, Sheila Farr, June 2003

New Art Examiner, Scenes, Franconia Sculpture Park, Jeffrey Kalstrom, April 2002

Sculpture Magazine, Commissions, Photo, December 2001

The Oregonian, MAX Art Finally Fits in With Riders, Catherine Trevison, July 2001

Gresham Outlook, Living Room with a View, Anne Endicott, June 2001

Gresham Outlook, Instructor Creating Living Room Without Walls, Rob Oster, April 2000

The Oregonian, Willing Hands Will Assemble MAX Outdoor Living Room, C. Trevison, Feb. 2000

The Oregonian, Tri-Met Tackling Public Art Disparity, Catherine Trevison, April 1999

KTCA-TV, Channel 2, News Night Minnesota, Melody Gilbert, December 1994

 

In memory of Louise Erickson, Paul and Frieda Ringler, Marcus Brown, Irena Strautmanis, Poteet, George Cramer, Wendall Johnson, Susan Milnor, Firouzeh Keshmiri, Charles Hook, Donald Ringler, Niels Ingwersen, Rita Strautmanis, Robert Erickson, Kathy Budd, Michael Bigger and Alisa Strautmanis.

 

 

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