Stanley , JacobAssistant Professor
School of Fine and Performing Arts
Jacob Stanley is a sculptor who focuses on temporary site-responsive installations. He earned his master of fine arts (MFA) from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University. Over the course of his career Professor Stanley has received numerous awards and participated in several group and solo shows. In the summer of 2008 and 2009 he was an artist in residence at Art Channel, in Beijing China and Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, respectively. Recently he finished a large-scale commission for the city of New Albany, IN to help commemorate their Bicentennial. His work is in a variety of venues and galleries including: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, TN, InLight Richmond,VA and the Lexington Arts League, KY. Stanley’s work is generated from informed intuition and designed with a focus on workmanship. His aim is to create artwork that stays in a state of dynamic stasis—between collapse and construction, tension and balance, refinement and rawness.