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Erik Paul Maakestad Edit Profile

artist , educator

Erik Paul Maakestad, American artist, educator. Faculty Development grantee Mount Senario College, 1989, Individual Artist grantee Peoria Area Arts and Sciences Council, 1991, Faculty Development grantee Hendrix College, 1999. Volunteer Save Outdoor Sculpture, Northfield, Minnesota, 1995-1996. Member International Sculpture Center, Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (board directors 1995-1996), College Art Association.

Background

Maakestad, Erik Paul was born on July 21, 1954 in Iowa City. Son of John Norris and Barbara Avis (Shefveland) Maakestad.

Education

Bachelor in Art, Central Washington University, 1978. Master of Arts in Art, Central Washington University, 1981. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, University Illinois, 1983.

Career

From instructor to assistant professor, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1981-1987;assistant professor, Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, 1987-1989;assistant professor, Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1987-1994;assistant professor, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa., 1997-1998;assistant professor, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, since 1998. Independent furniture designer. Design consultant Jumer's Hotels, Peoria, 1992, 94, 96.

Visiting assistant professor Carleton College, Northfield, 1996. Designer, fabricator Hong Kong (China) International School, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Group exhibitions include River Gallery, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, 1996, River Gallery, Chattanooga, 1997, 98, Cedar Rapids Museum Art, Iowa, 1998. Solo exhibitions include Lloyd Shin Gallery, Chicago, 1992, South Dakota School Mines, 1997.

Membership

Volunteer Save Outdoor Sculpture, Northfield, Minnesota, 1995-1996. Member International Sculpture Center, Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (board directors 1995-1996), College Art Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: forestry, learning foreign language Okanogan Salish. E-mail: maakestad@hendrix.edu.

Connections

father:
John Norris Maakestad

mother:
Barbara Avis (Shefveland) Maakestad