LUKE WILLIAM ACHTERBERG

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Made in the USA, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, NY  (scheduled)

2014

Style Investigations, Central Library Gallery, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY

2011

The Writing Off the Wall, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, NY

2009

Americana, The Distillery District, Lexington, KY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2015

Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL

Sculpture Walk Peoria, Peoria, IL

Yokna Sculpture, Lamar Sculpture Park, Oxford, MS

Dogwood Arts, Knoxville Public Art Program, Knoxville, TN

2014

Chicago International Art Show, featured artist by Villa del Arte of Barcelona, Spain, at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Auktion, Art-St-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

Dogwood Arts, Knoxville Public Art Program, Knoxville, TN

Past, Present, and Future, Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center Gallery, Lexington, KY

2013

Art Basel, Selection Art Fair Featured Artist, Art St. Urban, Basel, Switzerland

Young Sculpture Symposium Exhibition, Art-St-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

State of Sculpture, Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

Public Artworks, Public Art League, Champaign, IL

Alumni Exhibit, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Faculty Exhibition, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Sculptour, Suwanee Public Art, Juried Outdoor Exhibition, Suwanee, GA

2012

Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, DePaul University Campus, Chicago, IL

CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, Juried City Center Exhibit, Mankato, MN

Summit Public Art, Invitational Exhibition, Village Green, Summit, NJ

Chicago Sculpture International/ Chicago Parks District Juried Show, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, Juror: Richard Hunt

2011

Art on Main, Chattanooga Public Art Juried Outdoor Exhibit, Chattanooga, TN

Faculty Exhibition, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

USF SculptureWalk, University of Sioux Falls Juried Outdoor Exhibit, Sioux Falls, SD

Art MRKT Hamptons, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Featured Artist, Bridgehampton, NY

2010

Artists in Residence Exhibition, Art-St-Urban, St. Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

Summer Exhibit, Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Launch 11, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX

Launch 11, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Sculpture Trails Group Show, The Gallery: Red Bank, Chattanooga, T

SculptureWalk 2010, Juried Outdoor Exhibition, Sioux Falls, SD

Art on Lime, Outdoor Invitational Exhibition, Lexington, KY

2009

Fall/Winter Exhibition, International Sculpture Center, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; Jurors: Willie Cole, David McFadden, Jeanne Jaffe

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Outdoor Exhibition, Chattanooga River Walk, TN, Jurors: Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett

Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Untitled, UK Graduate Student Group Exhibit, L.O.T., Lexington, KY

2008

Sculpture on Campus Exhibition, Eastern Illinois University Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Program, Charleston, IL

Taggin’ Wagon Project, Mobile Public Art Exhibition, Multiple Locations, Lexington, KY

Iron Art Exhibition, Barnhardt Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2007

Master Pieces, National Juried Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2007 Regional Student Juried Exhibition, Hite Art Institute Gallery, Louisville, KY

Metal Art Juried Exhibition, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

Carey Ellis Juried Exhibit, Barnhardt Gallery, UK, Lexington, KY

Linguistics, Graduate Student Group Show, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky (UK), Lexington, KY

S.L.I.P., UK Ceramic Group Exhibition, Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY

2006

Kentucky Graduate Scholarship, UK, Lexington, KY

2004

Scholarship to Western Technical College, La Crosse, WI

2003

UW-La Crosse American Association of University Women Art Scholarship, La Crosse, WI

2002

UW-La Crosse Catherine Crail/Susan Fransway Art Scholarship, La Crosse, WI

COLLECTIONS (selected)

2012

Xportability, Antioch, CA

2011

The Crash Pad Hostel, Chattanooga, TN

2010

Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL

2009

Sculpture Trails, Outdoor Sculpture Museum, Solsberry, IN

2007

Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI, Lexington, KY

2003

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, WI

RESIDENCIES

2013

Young Sculpture Symposium, Art-St-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

2010

ISC Residency in Switzerland, Sponsored by Heinz and Gertrud Aeschlimann in affiliation with the International Sculpture Center, Zofingen, Switzerland

2008

Summer Sculpture Residency, Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

HONORS/AWARDS

2014

Best in Show, Dogwood Arts, Knoxville Public Art, Knoxville, TN

2013

Young Sculpture Symposium Grant, Art-St-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

2012

Visiting Artist Lecture, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Best in Show, CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour, Mankato, MN

Finalist, St. Elmo Public Art Project, Chattanooga, TN

2011

Visiting Artist Lecturer and Student Critic, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2010

Juror for the 11th Annual Student Exhibition, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2nd Prize, SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls, SD

2009

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center (ISC), Hamilton, NJ

2008

UK (University of Kentucky) Teaching Assistantship, UK, Lexington, KY

2007

UK Graduate Travel and Research Grant, UK, Lexington, KY

Lexington Extraordinary Art Projects (L.E.A.P.) Outdoor Sculpture Competition   Winner, Lexington, KY

2006

Kentucky Graduate Scholarship, UK, Lexington, KY

PUBLICATIONS

Knoxville Public Art Exhibit Catalogue, 2014, p. 2

Sculpture Magazine, International Sculpture Center (ISC), September 2012, vol. 31, no. 8, p. 12

Chicago Sculpture Exhibit Catalogue, 11th Annual, 2012, p. 1

http://newyork.nearsay.com/nyc/chelsea/arts-culture-luke-william-achterberg-kathryn-markel-fine-arts

City Arts, New York’s Review of Culture, Apr. 20, 2011, vol. 3, issue 8, p. 21

http://m.nyartbeat.com/event/2011/D66B

Daily Republican Register, August 11, 2010, “Sculpture dedicated at Wabash Valley College”

Wabash and Edwards Today, August 12, 2010, “A view of ‘Balance’”

Luzern, (Switzerland), July 25, 2010, “Menschen beeinflussen die Natur”

Argus Leader, May 23, 2010, “SCULPTUREWALK”

The Berlin Journal, May 20, “Local artist Luke Achterberg ready for international stage”

SculptureWalk Sioux Falls Brochure, May, 2010

SculptureMagazine, International Sculpture Center (ISC), Apr. 2010, vol. 29, no. 3, p. 80

Salt Lake City Weekly, April 1, 2010 vol. 26, no. 46, p. 16

Western Connect, February, 2010, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 3, “Alumnus Wins International Award”

Sculpture Magazine, ISC, January/February 2010 vol. 29, no. 1, p. 62

The Courier-Journal, November 15, 2009, Viewpoints, “Sculpture Winner”

Oshkosh Northwestern, November 12, 2009, “Area native Luke Achterberg wins International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2009”

http://uknow.uky.edu/node/5275, University of Kentucky News, November 4, 2009, “Achterberg Sculpts His Way to Global Award”

Ceramics Monthly, October 2009 vol. 57, issue 8, P. 18-19, article and photo

Sculpture Magazine, ISC, October 2009 vol. 28, no. 8, P. 57, article and photo

Pennington Post, October 14, 2009, “Hamilton’s Grounds for Sculpture Unveils Fall/Winter Exhibition”, review and photo

SculptureMagazine, ISC, July/August 2008 vol. 27, no. 6, P. 79, review and photo

The Daily Eastern News, August 29, 2008 vol. 97, issue 5, “Doudna Art Grows Wild”, Front Page

Business Lexington, April 4, 2008, p. 21 “Business Takes a Solo”

Lexington Herald Leader, February 9, 2008, “Heavy-Duty Art Installation” Front page of     City/Region section

Manifest, Volume Twenty One, July 13, 2007, Master Pieces show catalogue, p. 6-10

Business Lexington, November 3, 2006, “Lexington’s Leap into the Arts"

Kentucky Kernel, October 27, 2006, Front Page “Winning sculpture to encourage recovery”

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010-Current

Instructor of Art, Sculpture 294, 394, 453, 476, 494, and Ceramics 245, present Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2007-09

Teaching Assistantship, Primary Instructor for A-S 103, 3-D Foundations, University of Kentucky (UK), Lexington, KY

2007

Workshop Assistant/Furnace Crew Member, 7th Series of Cast Iron Sculpture Workshops, Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture, Coalbrookdale, England

2005-06

Mid-City Steel Fabricating, Fabricator and State Certified Welder of Aluminum, Stainless, and Mild Steel, La Crosse, WI

SERVICE

2014

Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum (501c3), fundraising event, Solsberry, IN

H’artful of Fun, Living Arts and Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

2013

M. A. Graduate Review Committee, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

H’artful of Fun, Living Arts and Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

Empty Bowls (food pantry fundraiser), Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2012

H’artful of Fun, Living Arts and Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

Senior Student Exhibition Faculty Mentor, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Empty Bowls (food pantry fundraiser), Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum (501c3), donated forklift rental for project execution, Solsberry, IN

2011    M. A. Graduate Review Committee, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Senior Student Exhibition Faculty Mentor, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

H’artful of Fun, Living Arts and Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

2010

Empty Bowls (food pantry fundraiser), Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

H’artful of Fun, Living Arts and Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

2009

Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum (501c3) trail and building maintenance volunteer, Solsberry, IN

H’artful of Fun, Living Arts and Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

Sculpture Trails Traveling Foundry Fundraiser (3 events)

2008

University of Kentucky (UK) Ceramic Sculpture Professor Search Committee

UK Art Graduate Student Association’s Open Studio Committee (Building Maintenance Committee Head)

Sculpture Trails Traveling Foundry Fundraiser (3 events)

2007

University of Kentucky (UK) Ceramic Sculpture Professor Search Committee

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Lexington, KY

H’Artful of Fun, Living Arts& Science Center Annual Fundraiser, Lexington, KY

UK Art Graduate Student Association’s Open Studio Committee (Building Building Maintenance Committee Head), Lexington, KY

2006

Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum Volunteer, Solsberry, IN

UK Art Graduate Student Association’s Open Studio Committee (Gallery Committee)

2005

Western Technical College Welding Club President, La Crosse, WI

2004

Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, La Crosse, WI

UW-La Crosse Snowboard Club President

2003

Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, La Crosse, WI

TEACHING

2010-13

Adjunct Professor, Sculpture 294, 394, 433, 494, 694, 695, and Ceramics 245,
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2010

Visiting Instructor, Spring Semester, Sculpture 294, 394, 494, 694, and ART 160 (Art Appreciation),
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2007-09

Teaching Assistantship, Primary Instructor for A-S 103, 3-D Foundations, University of
Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2007

Workshop Assistant/Furnace Crew Member, 7th Series of Cast Iron Sculpture Workshops,
Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture, Coalbrookdale, England

EDUCATION

2009

MFA, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2005

Welding Technical Diploma, Western Technical College, La Crosse, WI

2004

BA, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

MEMBERSHIPS

International Sculpture Center

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance

College Art Association

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, NY

Art-St-Urban, St. Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

Style Investigations, Central Library Gallery, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY