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Education

2002             Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture Emphasis, San Francisco State   University, San Francisco, CA

1998                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Emphasis, Creative Writing Minor University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Professional Experience

2014-present   Professor, Sculpture Area Head, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art, Cape Girardeau, Mo

2010-2014       Associate Professor, Sculpture Area Head, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art, Cape Girardeau, Mo

2007-2010       Assistant Professor, Sculpture Area Head, Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art, Cape Girardeau, Mo

2004-2007       Assistant Professor, Sculpture, University of Southern Mississippi Department of Art and Design, Hattiesburg, MS

2002-2004       Adjunct Faculty, University of Northern Iowa, Department of Art, Cedar Falls, IA

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

The Antiquary, Le Flaneur, and The Devil’s Chair, Southeast Missouri State University,  River Campus Outdoor Exhibition, Cape Girardeau, MO

2011

speaking while listening, The Armory and Experiential Art Galleries, Schoolof Visual Art, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

speaking while listening, Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, Art Department, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

speaking while listening, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University School of Art and Design, Carbondale, IL

2010   

speaking while listening, Crisp Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

chris wubbena: the de minimis series, Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN

2007

chris wubbena: the de minimis series, The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS

2002

landmarks: solo exhibition, Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, Art Department, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

1999

Luther College Visiting Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Decorah, IA, regional/invitational exhibition

1998

Chris Wubbena, Waterloo Museum of Art, Waterloo, IA, regional/invitational exhibition

 

Selected Group Exhibitions, Competitions, and Invitationals

 

2017

Oskaloosa Sculpture Tour, Oskaloosa, IA

Public Sculpture: The Art of the Proposal, Catapult Creative House, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Faculty Art Exhibition, Catapult Creative House, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2016

Indiana University Kokomo Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Kokomo, IN

Re-Framed, Catapult Gallery, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2015

Art on the River, Dubuque, IA

Rock Paper Scissors, University of Tennessee-Martin, TN

Rock Paper Scissors, University of Southern Indiana, Outreach & Engagement, New Harmony, IN

Within These Walls: Catapult Mentor Exhibition, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO

2014

Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Cape Girardeau, MO

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Manhattan Art Center, Manhattan, KS

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, KS

2013

Art In Motion, Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO

Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Ames, IA

2012

Art on the River, Dubuque, IA

devoted transients, Cateye Glasses Studio, Cape Girardeau, MO

2011

Lawrence Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lawrence, KS

2010   

Resurfacing: Benjie Heu, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Chris Wubbena, Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College, Naperville, IL

Surface, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO

2009

9th Sculpture in the Park Exhibition, White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN

Fiction Fabrication: Benjie Heu, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Chris Wubbena, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

2008

ArtInPlace, Charlottesville, VA

Jackson/Union Sculpture Tour, Jackson, TN

Art on the River, Dubuque, IA

2007

9th Annual Bemidji Sculpture Walk, Bemidji, MN

49th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Outdoor Exhibition, Vienna, VA

Benjie Heu and chris wubbena: recent work, Southeast Missouri State University Art Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO

2006

ArtInPlace, Charlottesville, VA

The Sculpture Salmagundi X, Rocky Mount, NC

Arlington Heights Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Arlington Heights, IL

SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls, SD

Inside/Outside Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Waterloo, IA

Religion and Personal Identity in Contemporary Art, Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA

2005

A Southern Perspective on Prints: 2005 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

Jackson/Union Sculpture Tour, Jackson, TN

City of Olathe Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Olathe, KS

2004

17th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lawrence, KS

Art Around the Corner, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Ames, IA

2003

16th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lawrence, KS

Sculpture on Second, Quad City Arts, Davenport, IA

Art Around the Corner, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Ames, IA

Gardens to Main Street: A Public Art Exhibition in Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls, IA

2002

MFA Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Fourth Annual Sculpture on the Avenues Exhibition, Effingham, IL

Iowa By Design, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

Who We Were Then, Who We Are Now, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA

Gardens to Main Street: A Public Art Exhibition in Cedar Falls, Cedar Falls, IA

Commissions

2017

Commence, Fountain Street Roundabout, Public Sculpture, Southeast Missouri State University and The City of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

2016

Espirit de Corps, Public Sculpture, River Heritage Museum, Cape Girardeau, MO

2008    

Landmarks, Rolling Prairie Trail Art Component, Public Sculpture, Butler County Conservation Board, Shell Rock, IA

2007

Forward, Public Sculpture, Mississippi Power, Gulfport, MS

2004

Untitled, Private Sculpture; John and Priscilla Johns, Cedar Falls, IA

I am the vine, you are the branches; Public Sculpture, Faith Lutheran Church, Shell Rock, IA

2002

Butterfly and Tree, Public Sculpture; Waverly Public Library, Waverly, IA

2000

Milkweed Leaf and Chrysalis Tree, Public Sculpture; Waverly Public Library, Butterfly Garden, Waverly, IA

Selected Grants and Awards

2016

2016 Otto F. Dingeldein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO

Grants and Research Funding Committee Grant, demos, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO (travel to Italy)

2015

Best in Show, Art on the River, Dubuque, IA

2012

Best in Show, Art on the River, Dubuque, IA

Grants and Research Funding Committee Grant, progress: the antiquary and le flaneur, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO (travel for research in France and England)

2008

Grants and Research Funding Committee Grant, speaking while listening, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO (travel for research in Vietnam)

Purchase Award Winner/Cash Award, Jackson/Union Sculpture Tour, Jackson, TN

2007

Grand Award/Cash Award, 49th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, Juror: Don Reitz

2006

Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts

Third Place/Cash Award, SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls, SD

2001

Second Place/Cash Award, Santa Clara Biennial Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA

Commissions

2017

Commence, Fountain Street Roundabout, Public Sculpture, Southeast Missouri State University and The City of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO

2016

Espirit de Corps, Public Sculpture, River Heritage Museum, Cape Girardeau, MO

2008    

Landmarks, Rolling Prairie Trail Art Component, Public Sculpture, Butler County Conservation Board, Shell Rock, IA

2007

Forward, Public Sculpture, Mississippi Power, Gulfport, MS

2004

Untitled, Private Sculpture; John and Priscilla Johns, Cedar Falls, IA

I am the vine, you are the branches; Public Sculpture, Faith Lutheran Church, Shell Rock, IA

2002

Butterfly and Tree, Public Sculpture; Waverly Public Library, Waverly, IA

2000

Milkweed Leaf and Chrysalis Tree, Public Sculpture; Waverly Public Library, Butterfly Garden, Waverly, IA