Tom Riefe

EDUCATION
2017 Master of Fine Arts- Sculpture
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts -Sculpture; Minor in Art History
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2017 Nest, North Cedar Natural Resource Project, Cedar Falls, Iowa

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2017 Expand, Iowa State University; Ames, IA

2015 Wormhole, Rock Island, IL
Timewarp, Sioux City, IA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
City Art Walking Sculpture Tour, Mankato, Minnesota
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2016 

MFA Group Show, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Sculpture Tour, Group Exhibition, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Sculpture Walk Peoria, Group Exhibition, Peoria, Illinois

2015

 Activate Art, Group Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri
Sculpt Siouxland, Group Exhibition, Sioux City, Iowa
Chris Vance + Sculpture, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
Avera McKennan SculptureWalk, Indoor Sculpture Group Exhibition, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
SculptureWalk, Outdoor Sculpture Group Exhibition, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2014 

Art on the River, Outdoor Sculpture Group Exhibition, Dubuque, Iowa
Quad City Arts, Outdoor Sculpture Group Exhibition, Rock Island, Illinois
SPACETIME, BFA Exhibition, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, Iowa

2012

Space Exploration, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, Iowa

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
2015 Quake, Babich Law Firm, DesMoines, Iowa

AWARDS/ HONORS
2017 Collaborative Technology Center Grant, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
2015 Art on the River, Viewers Choice Award, Dubuque, Iowa
2014 Art on the River, Jury’s Honorable Mention, Dubuque, Iowa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014-2015 Fabrication Assistant, Public Art Incubator, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

2014

Fabricator, “Roto Vane” Sculpture Restoration, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Artist Assistant to Tom Stancliffe, Cross for Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford, Illinois
Lead Fabricator / Technical Assistant, Special Olympics 2014 National Games Torch,
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

2013 

Artist Assistant to Dan Perry, “Alidade” sculpture, Coralville, Iowa
Assistant to Antonius Roberts, “Bubbles” sculpture, Lynden International Airport, Bahamas.

2012 

Assistant to Lynn Basa, “Bower” sculpture. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Kinnney, Pat, and Brandon Pollock. “Huge Metal Sculpture 'Nestles' into North Cedar Falls.” Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, 21 Aug. 2017
Kinney, Pat. “Artwork selected for North Cedar area of Cedar Falls.” Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, July 30, 2016
Rushing, Tiffany. "UNI Students Building Special Olympics Cauldron." The Des Moines Register, June 4, 2014.
Elmer, MacKenzie. "UNI Crafts Torch for 2014 Special Olympics." Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Tom Riefe