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University of Mississippi

Jake Weigel

MFA, Sculpture – 2013

BFA, Sculpture, University of Minnesota


Jake Weigel is Associate Professor of Sculpture at California State University, Stanislaus. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in object making and installation methods that combine his research in architecture, ecology and theoretical physics. The experience working for his father’s construction business in Wisconsin has led to an additional interest in the role of the hand and labor in fine craft traditions. By combining traditional methods with new technology, he continually expands his experimental practices and teaching opportunities through contemporary dialogues.

Weigel has participated in over 100 exhibitions across the United States including Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and abroad. He has received numerous grants and awards for his art and research and has published exhibition reviews for Numbers Inc., Temporary Art Review, Eutopia and International Sculpture Center. In addition to his university teaching, Weigel has worked for and teaches summer workshops at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

What are you up to these days?
Too much. I’m working on developing general pedagogical practices for combining digital and analog processes for sculpture curriculum at the university level for publication. This research and my personal work are one and the same and involves 3D scanning and modeling, 3D printing, and CNC machining with wood, metal and 2D image making.

Upcoming solo show at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Summer 2020.

Current Occupation
Associate Professor of Sculpture at California State University, Stanislaus

You can follow Jake on Instagram,  @jakeweigel