Justin Zielke is a Kansas based sculptor, installation artist, and adjunct professor. He has a BFA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. The mediums he works with are typically clay, wood, found object, and digital. His latest exhibition was the National Biennale at the Vernon Filley Museum of Art. Also, through VFAM, he and another artist have received a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Pratt County to fund sculpting and casting workshops for the community. He has been the recipient of the Koch Cultural Trust Grant.

Artist Statement:

We spend a significant portion of life's time working with and associating with objects. We bind ourselves to these objects for various reasons; whether it's for the purpose of making a living, or for fulfillment, a life becomes indistinguishable from the objects repeatedly interacted with. My aim is to provoke a reflection upon the quality of a life's time spent through merging figure and found object.



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