Artists Elizabeth Kronfield & Hillel O’Leary have been chosen by International Sculpture Center to exhibit at the 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. For their exhibition they are reinventing a used horse train car to create an immersive art installation that will be on view at Steamtown Historic Site in Scranton, PA. There is an opening reception Friday, June 1, 2018, 6-8 pm.
Elizabeth Kronfield is an artist and an educator. She received her BFA from Bowling Green State University and her MFA from University of Georgia. She has been invited to teach, demonstrate, exhibit, and lecture internationally. Her work is created primarily out of cast iron mixed with natural materials such as carved stone, porcelain, or horsehair and varies in scale from small pedestal pieces to installations to large outdoor commissions. Kronfield has exhibited her work internationally with recent exhibitions at SanBao Gallery in Jingdezhen, China, The Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, RedBird Gallery in Columbia, South Carolina, Jeske Sculpture Park in Ferguson, Missouri, The Nebraska Museum of Art, and Gallery r in Rochester, New York. She currently is Professor of Sculpture and Graduate Director in the School of Art, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Hillel O’Leary is a New York sculptor and installation artist whose work deals in place, time, and belonging. He is a recent graduate of the Penn State sculpture MFA program, and he holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is also a founding member of “the Wurks”, a Providence, RI artist collective and resource center. Hillel’s work has been featured both in the United States and internationally. This fall, he completed a series of projects at Joya Arte+ Ecologia, an “off-the-grid” residency in southern Spain. His work has recently been featured as part of the Digital Stone Project, a residency in which he carved marble with robots in Italy’s Tuscany region. Hillel is currently working as a freelance designer, visiting lecturer, and professional drifter.
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