Studio Number: Factory Casket Arts Building
Primary Medium: Sculptor (CorTen and sculpted jade glass)
James Brenner received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and Masters of Fine Arts in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 20 years of his professional career as a sculptor, Brenner has served as a core artist for the Chicago Public Art Group, the director of Chicago Sculpture Works, and the director of the annual “Paradise Pour” iron pour and artist residency in Columbus, IN. Brenner’s work ranges from large-scale, interactive steel sculptures, to collaborative, public art projects, to synergistic iron casting events.
Studio Hours: by appointment
Open for Art-A-Whirl: yes
Open for OpenCasket: yes
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Sculptor James Brenner likes to engage the community with his work, whether creating large public art pieces or involving entire neighborhoods in an iron pour.