Artists Take On Detroit - Projects for The Tricentennial
Joseph Wesner



Born Philadelphia, 1955; lives and works in Birmingham, Michigan 

> Education

M.F.A., sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1980

B.F.A., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1977 

> Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2000
"New Works," Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1999
"Joseph Wesner," Wenger Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

1997
"Joseph Wesner, Tom Phardel," Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit

1996

"Mid-Career Retrospective," Meadow Brook Art Museum, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

1989–92
"Pherein Series," Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida; Woodmeere Art Museum, Philadelphia; Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and Battle Creek Art Center, Michigan

1990
"New Works," Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles

1985–83
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1981
"New Work," Marygrove College Gallery, Detroit

1977
Georgetown University Gallery of Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

Group Exhibitions

2001
"Private Treasures," San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas

2000
"Peel Back the Water’s Surface," Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere, Finland

"New Works," Payton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe

1999
"Socrates Sculpture Park," Long Island City, New York

Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1998
"Cast in Iron," Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey

The Sculpture Collection, International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C.

1997
"Medium 4," ETNA Foundation, Szekely National Museum, Sfintu Gheorghe, Romania

1996
"Common Ground," Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan; curator

"Conditions of Liberty," Traveling Multi-National Exhibition, Oslo; European Parliament, Brussels; Verdun, France; Rome; and Moscow; catalogue

1995
"Joseph Wesner/Paul Schwarz/Richard Devore," Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

"Interventions," The Detroit Institute of Arts

1994
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1991
"Three Point Perspective," F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia

"First Annual Greater Reston Arts Center Outdoor Sculpture Invitational Exhibition," Reston, Virginia

1984
Recent Acquisitions, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

"Drawings by Sculptors: Sculpture and Painting," Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1983
"Michael Hall and Joseph Wesner," Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 

> Selected Awards

1998
Governor’s Award for Art and Culture, Artserve, Michigan

1994–95
Creative Artists Grant, Arts Foundation of Michigan

1987
Creative Artists Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts, Detroit

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Biennial Nominee 8th Annual Artist Competition (first prize), The Art Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

1985
Whirlpool Corporation Sculpture Competition

1984
President’s Fellowship, Georgetown University, Fiesole, Italy

1984
Mellon Foundation Grant 

 

> Selected Collections

Center for the Arts, Vero Beach

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

The Detroit Institute of Arts

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Oakland University, Rochester Hills, Michigan

Saginaw Art Museum, Michigan 

 

> Recent Public Commissions

1999–2000
Walter B. Chrysler Museum, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Honors College, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

1997–98
Meijer Sculpture Garden, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Honors College, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

City of Mount Clemens, Michigan

Joseph Wesner Photo




> Education

> Selected Exhibitions

> Selected Awards

> Selected Collections

> Recent Public Commissions