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contact name: Kelly Ludeking
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Kelly R Ludeking

495 N. Washtenaw Ave. #1
Chicago, Il. 60622
Phone: (608)-772-7369
Email: 
kelly@kellyludeking.com
www.KellyLudeking.com



 
 
EDUCATION
 
Summer-1988                          Iowa
State University, Journalism Workshop
1988-1991               Decorah
High School, Yearbook Photographer, Art Club, Band, Pep Band, Theater, Readers
Theater, Improvisation Group
1991                          
Graduated
Decorah High School
1991-1993               Augsburg
College, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photo Editor for Community Newspapers
and College Yearbook, Freelance Photographer
1993-1997               Attended
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), MN and Graduated with BFA –
Emphasis in Furniture & Sculpture
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
           
                  Aug.
1996                Recipient
of the DRAC Budding Artist Program as Instructor.
Nov. 1997-               HSC
Scenic Services – Welder Fabricator
                  Feb.
1999                 Minneapolis,
MN.                  
Feb. 1999-                Atomic
Props & Effects - Welder Fabricator
                  Present                      St.
Paul, MN
Aug. 2000-              Foundry
Education & Fine Arts (FEFA), Co-Director/Event Coordinator/
Sept. 2007                Public
Relations/Instructor/-- Mendota, MN
                  Aug.    2001             Olin
Wrought Iron - Welder Fabricator/Blacksmith
                  March
2002            Mendota,
MN        
                  June    2004             Luther
College Art Instructor – Dorian Music & Art Camp
                  June    2005             Luther
College Art Instructor – Dorian Music & Art Camp
                  June   2006              Luther
College Art Instructor – Dorian Music & Art Camp
Sept   2006               Prevaro,
Commissioned for Custom Office Systems Furniture
June    2007             Luther
College Art Instructor – Dorian Music & Art Camp       
                  July       2007           Susan
E. Brown Designs Commissioned for custom furniture
Sept.   2007              Crossings
Gallery Art Instructor - Garden Art Sculpture Class
                                                      Zumbrota,
MN
                  Sept.   2007              Benevolent
Acorn Gallery Commissioned for Signage                 
                  Sept    2007              Susan
E. Brown Designs Commissioned for custom furniture
Jan.    
2008             Co-Owner
of Ironhead Sculptural Services, LLC.
April    2008           Crossings
Gallery Art Instructor - Garden Art Sculpture Class
                                                      Zumbrota,
MN
                  May     2008             John
Truman, Commissioned for custom light fixture
                  June    2008             Tom
& Clara Grove, Commissioned for custom fire ring
April    2009           Crossings
Gallery Art Instructor - Garden Art Sculpture Class
                                                      Zumbrota,
MN
                  Dec.      2009            Ryumonji
Buddist Temple, Dorchester, IA. - Commissioned 400# temple bell
April    2010           Crossings
Gallery Art Instructor - Garden Art Sculpture Class
                                                      Zumbrota,
MN
April    2010           ArtHaus
Gallery/Studio, Workshop
May     2010             Decorah
Middle School, Commissioned Found Object 11’ Viking Sculpture
Jan.     2010             Alloy
Manufacturing & Design, Custom cast metal & fabricated high-end
furniture
design and
build.
May     2010             Susan
E. Brown Designs Commissioned for custom furniture
Aug     2010             Susan
E. Brown Designs Commissioned for custom furniture
 
METAL CASTING EXPERIENCE
 
Spring 1994            MCAD  Cast Metal Pour – Aluminum & Bronze
Oct. 1994                 College
of Visual Arts (CVA), St. Paul, MN – Iron “Test” Pour
March 1995            MCAD  “Sensitive” Iron Pour
Aug. 1995                First
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour, Herman MN
Oct. 1995                 CVA
“Fright Day” Iron Pour
March 1996            The
Space, Minneapolis, MN – “MagmaMorphose” Aluminum Pour
June 1996                Hamline
Sculpture Park Art Fair, St. Paul, MN – Iron Pour
Aug. 1996                Second
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour
Nov. 1996                MCAD
Iron Pour
Feb. 1997                 Smith
Foundry, Minneapolis, MN – Iron Pour
May 1997                 Anurag
Art Foundry, Stillwater, MN – “May Day” Iron Pour
Aug. 1997                Third
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour
May 1998                 Anurag
Art Foundry – “Big Fe” Iron Pour
June 1998                Franconia
Sculpture Park, - “Iron” Iron Pour
Aug. 1998                Fourth
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour
May 1999                 University
of Minnesota, Minneapolis -  “Iron
Circus”
Aug. 1999                Fifth
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour
May 2000                 MCAD
Iron Pour  – Visiting Artist
Aug. 2000                Sixth
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour
Aug. 2002                Eight
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour – Fine Arts & Foundry Education (FEFA) -
Instructor
Aug. 2003                Ninth
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour – FEFA - Instructor
                  Sept.
2003                St.
Cloud, MN – “EMMJ” Iron Pour – FEFA - Instructor
                  Oct.
2003                 University
of Wisconsin, LaCrosse Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
                  Nov.
2003                University
of Minnesota, Bemidji Iron Pour – FEFA - Instructor
                  Nov.
2003                University
of Kentucky, Lexington Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
May 2004                 “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA – Program Director & Instructor
July 2004                 Mine’s
& Pine’s Art Festival Hibbing , MN. –FEFA- Instructor
Aug. 2004                Tenth
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour – FEFA – Instructor
Aug. 2004                Live
on Winnebago Art Festival, Decorah, IA. 
– FEFA- Program Director & Instructor
Sept.2004                 Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale - Visiting Artist
Oct. 2004                 University
of Wisconsin, LaCrosse Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
Nov. 2004                University
of Kentucky, Lexington Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
April 2005              “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
April 2005              Sloss
Birmingham, AL, International Iron Conference - Visiting Artist
April 2005              UofM
Twin Cities- 36th Annual Iron Pour- Visiting Artist
Aug. 2005                Eleventh
Annual “Herman” Iron Pour – FEFA – Instructor
Aug. 2005                Live
on Winnebago Art Festival, Decorah, IA. 
– FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
Oct. 2005                 White
Bear Art Walk/Iron Pour,  White
Bear Lake, MN. – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
Nov. 2005                University
of Wisconsin, LaCrosse Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
April 2006              Tamarack
Nature Center , “Iron Pour for the Children”-
White Bear Lake, MN. – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
Aug.  2006              “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
Sept. 2006                Zumbrota,
MN. 150th Anniv.  Art
Walk & Iron Pour. 
-FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
Sept. 2006                White
Bear Art Walk/Iron Pour,  White
Bear Lake, MN. – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
Oct. 2006                 Iowa
High School Art Teachers Conference, DesMoines, IA. - FEFA-Program Director
& Instructor
May 2007                 Normandale
Community College, Bloomington, MN. - FEFA – Instructor
June 2007                “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
July 2007                 Franconia
Sculpture Park,  Taylors Falls, MN.
Iron Pour, Visiting Artist
Sept. 2007                Zumbrota,
MN. Iron Pour.  -FEFA-Program
Director & Instructor
Sept. 2007                White
Bear Art Walk/Iron Pour,  White
Bear Lake, MN. – FEFA-Program Director & Instructor
June 2008                “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA - Ironhead Sculptural Services- Program
Director & Instructor
July  2008                WhiteBear
Center for the Arts- Art Watch Bronze Pour
Aug. 2008                White
Bear Iron Pour,  White Bear Lake,
MN. – Ironhead Sculptural Services- Director & Instructor
Sept. 2008                Zumbrota,
MN. Iron Pour.  -Ironhead
Sculptural Services-  Director
& Instructor
April 2009              National
Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnace- Visiting Artist/Guest Speaker
June 2009                “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA - Ironhead Sculptural Services- Program
Director & Instructor
Aug. 2009                White
Bear Iron Pour,  White Bear Lake,
MN. – Ironhead Sculptural Services- Director & Instructor
Sept. 2009                Zumbrota,
MN. Iron Pour.  -Ironhead
Sculptural Services-  Director
& Instructor
Nov. 2009                University
of Kentucky, Lexington Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
April 2010              University
of Wisconsin, LaCrosse Iron Pour – Visiting Artist
May 2010                 Lunar
Burn Iron Pour, Chicago, Il. –Furnace builder/coordinator
June 2010                “Down
on the Farm” Iron Pour, Decorah, IA - Ironhead Sculptural Services- Program
Director & Instructor
July 2010                 Lunar
Burn Iron Pour, Lunar Burn Man fund raiser, Chicago, Il. –Coordinator
Aug. 2010                Ironwood
Iron Pour, Ironwood, MI.-  Ironhead
Sculptural Services-
Director & Instructor
Sept.2010                 West
7th Arts Org. Iron Pour, Schmitt Brewery, St. Paul, MN.-
Ironhead Sculptural Services- Director & Instructor
Oct. 2010                 Indianapolis
National Iron Conference, Indianapolis, IN. – Teaching Workshop – Ironhead  sponsored event.



Awards

July 2007 American Iron Sculpture Competition, Mpls, MN.
2nd Place in Large Sculpture Contest
http://www.scrappy.com/Sculpture%202007/Contest2007_entriesPage.htm

Exhibitions/Performance History

April 1992              “Murphy’s Square Arts & Literature” - Published Photography
June 1993                “The Lutheran” and St. Paul area “Synod” Newsletter - Published Photography
                  Nov. 1993                Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, MN – MCAD Sculpture Exhibit
                  March 1994            Minneapolis Institute of the Arts (MIA) – “Art in Bloom”
                  May 1994                 Calhoun Square – “Self Portrait”
                  Jan. 1995                 MCAD Gallery – Sculpture Exhibit
                  Feb. 1995                 Ground Zero Night Club, Minneapolis, MN – Sculpture on Display
                  March 1995            MIA – “Art in Bloom”
                  April 1995              Calhoun Square – MCAD Sculpture Exhibit
                  Sept. ’95-‘96           Hamline Sculpture Park, St. Paul, MN – “Lion” on Display
                  Nov. 1995                Maxwell’s Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN – Framed Photo on Display
                  Dec. 1995                 CVA – “Fe+ Sculpture Exhibition”
                  March 1996            The Space – “Magma Morphose”
                  Sept. 1996                The Space – “Erotica” Exhibit
                  Oct. 1996                 Bionic Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN – “Halloween Art Exhibit”
                  Nov. ’96-‘97            MCAD Balcony – “Gargoyle” on Display
                  Feb. 1997                 Decorah Regional Arts Council, Decorah, IA – “Winter Fest”
                  May 1997                 MCAD – Graduation Exhibit
                  May ’04-‘06            “Gargoyle” Juried into Bemidji, MN Sculpture Walk
                  Oct. 2004                 NE Iowa Studio Tour – Exhibitor
                  Aug. 2005                Hard n’ Heavy Iron and Steel Competition & Exhibition-
                                                      Bemidji Community Arts Council
                  Aug. 2005                HIP 2005: Cast Metal Competition- UofM Morris
March 2006            Online Exhibition of Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture,
5th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art-
Iron Bridge Gorge, England
April 2006              Tamarack Nature Center Art Show, White Bear Lake, MN.
May 2006                 Northeast Mpls. Art Crawl, Grain belt Building Mpls., MN.
June 2006                310 Gallery: Stillwater, MN. 
Aug  2006                Crossings Gallery, “Find & Refine” Zumbrota,  MN.
                  April 2007              Altered Esthetics, “Art Reincarnated” Mpls., MN.
                  May 2007                 Altered Esthetics,  “Art for the Other Senses”  Mpls., MN
                  May 2007                 Q.arma Building, “Art-a-Whirl” NE Mpls., MN
                  June 2007                Uptown Images Gallery, ongoing display White Bear Lake, MN.
                  June 2007                White Bear Center for the Arts, “Art Watch” MN.
                  July  2007                Crossings Gallery, “Find & Refine” Zumbrota,  MN.
                  July  2007                Music at Mears Park, St. Paul, MN.
                  July  2007                American Iron Sculpture Competition, Mpls, MN.
                                                      2nd Place in Large Sculpture Contest
                  July  2007                N. Mpls. Art Festival, “Bean Scene” Mpls.,  MN.
                  July  2007-              White Bear Center for the Arts, Horse Sculpture on display
April 2008
Aug.   2007              Uptown Art Fair, Exhibitor Mpls.,  MN.
                  Sept. 2007                Benevolent Acorn Gallery Grand Opening     
                  Sept. 2007                Franconia Sculpture Park Exhibiting Artist
Oct.   2007               St. Paul Art Crawl exhibiting Artist
                  Nov.   2007              Benevolent Acorn Gallery “the Art of Grand”
                  Nov.   2007              Uptown Images  “art, bouquets &canapés”
                  Nov.   2007              White Bear Center for the Arts, Members Art Show
                  Dec.   2007               White Bear Center for the Arts, Members Holiday Art Sale
                  Jan.    2008              Board of Director, WhiteBear Center for the Arts
                  March 2008            Benevolent Acorn Gallery "CastIron Art" solo opening
                  April   2008            Red Wing Train Depot Art Gallery, Horse Sculpture on display
                  April   2008            Pivot Arts Gallery, St. Paul Art Crawl exhibiting Artist
                  July    2008              WhiteBear Center for the Arts, Art Watch exhibitor
                  July    2009              Pure Wood Pure Art Gallery, Albany, WI.- exhibiting Artist
Nov.   2009              Robert Rae Gallery, Stoughton, WI. - exhibiting Artist
                  April  2010             ArtHaus Gallery/Studio, “Heavy Metal” Decorah, IA -Solo Opening
                  Oct.    2010              Fine Furnishing & Fine Craft Show, Milwaukee, WI.- exhibiting Artist
 

Publications

http://music.luther.edu/dorian/summer_programs/high_school_camp/staff/index.html
http://www.liveonwinnebago.com/fun.htm
http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=8972&page=65&category=54
http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/169458988.html
http://www.recyclingtoday.com/news/news.asp?ID=11712
http://www.decorahnewspaper.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=10731&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=&S=1
http://www.decorahnewspaper.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=8530&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=13&S=1
http://whitebeararts.org/pr/05/051001.htm
http://presspubs.com/shared-content/gallery/?galleryid=1&gallery_page=0&album_page=0&albumid=154&mediaid=1566
http://www.cedarnet.org/aei/conf06/breakouts&tours.html
http://whitebeararts.org/itn/050914.htm

Biographical Information

Country of Citizenship:
United States

Birth Place:
Decorah, IA

Birth Date:
April 1, 1972

Gender:
Male

Active Place:
White Bear Lake

Minnesota County:
Ramsey

Artist Information


Roles

Sculptor

Artist's Website

 

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