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About the Artist

James Phillips graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Art from Humboldt State University in far Northwestern California, followed by a year of graduate school culminating in a credential to teach art at the secondary level. He pursued graduate studies in sculpture at Humboldt State University, Long Beach State University, and Southern Oregon University. An apprenticeship with Pacific Northwest Sculptor Mel Schuler included work on public art pieces and commission installations.

Teaching art at the high school level included studio classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and photography.

Work in sculpture continued with participation in one person and juried shows, as a career in construction and engineering supplanted teaching.

A move to more painting and low relief multi-media work, along with occasional larger public sculpture installations, is now the focus of the artist. His public installations are of monolithic concrete and steel. They can be seen at the Redding Library, Shasta College, Redding’s Shasta View Drive traffic circle, the Tehama Campus of Shasta College, Redding’s Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and Weaverville’s Highland Art Center.

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