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Chris Wubbena, MFA

Professor
Sculpture

cwubbena@semo.edu
https://cwubbena.com/
Office: Serena  313B


What area do you teach?

Sculpture

Education/Degree(s)

MFA Sculpture, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
BFA Sculpture, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Credentials/career path

Chris Wubbena holds a B.F.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, an M.F.A. with an emphasis in Sculpture from San Francisco State University. His work has been exhibited in outdoor and indoor exhibitions throughout the United States, in such exhibitions as WVU Sculpture Tour, Morgantown, WV; The Sculpture Salmagundi X, Rocky Mount, NC; Art In Place, Charlottesville, VA; SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls, SD; The Sculpture in the Park Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN; Santa Clara Biennial Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA; The Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lawrence, KS; and A Southern Perspective on Prints: 2005 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art. Solo exhibitions of Wubbena’s indoor work have been on display at Virginia Tech, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, St. Mary’s University, The University of Southern Mississippi, and Southeast Missouri State University. Wubbena has also completed a number of outdoor commissioned projects. The public sculpture titled Commence, commissioned by Southeast Missouri State University and the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was completed in 2017; the public sculpture titled landmarks, commissioned by Butler County Iowa, was completed for the Rolling Prairie Trail in 2008; and the public sculpture titled Forward, commissioned by Mississippi Power Company, in Gulfport, Mississippi was completed in 2007 to commemorate the work done by Mississippi Power employees during and after the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Wubbena has been awarded various grants for the completion of larger indoor and outdoor projects, including a Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for the completion of Wubbena’s de minimis series; a Provost Summer Research Grant from Southeast Missouri State University to complete a project of large scale, stainless steel figurative sculptures, titled Demos;, and a Grants and Research Funding Committee Grants from Southeast Missouri State University to complete a project titled, speaking while listening, which is an expression, through sculptural installation, of the Viet Nam/American war and its contemporary relevance.

Contact

573.651.2143
npalmeri@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104

Department of Art and Design
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701