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Chris Wubbena, MFA

Office: Serena  313B

What area do you teach?



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

Credentials/career path

Chris Wubbena is a Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Art and Design at Southeast Missouri State University. He holds a BFA in Art with a Sculpture Emphasis and a Minor in Creative Writing from The University of Northern Iowa, and an MFA in Art with a Sculpture Emphasis from San Francisco State University. Wubbena’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the country in such cities as San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Des Moines, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; Charlottesville, VA; and New Orleans, LA. Wubbena has also completed a number of outdoor commissioned projects. 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. Commence, Wubbena’s most recent sculptural commission, was commissioned by the City of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University, and was completed and installed in the Fountain Street Roundabout in Cape Girardeau in 2017. In addition, Wubbena has been awarded various grants for the completion of larger indoor installation 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. He has also been awarded a Grants and Research Funding Committee Grant 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. speaking while listening has been exhibited at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO; Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA; Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL; and Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.


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Department of Art and Design
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