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Matthew Dehaemers


Artist Statement



The Galleries

Wood Sculpture

Public Commissions

Sculptural Installations

Components Sculptures

Awarded Grant Projects
Manna Exhibition

Avenue of the Arts 2003

Salina Arts Center    Memory Exhibition 2004

Currents Installation


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Matthew Dehaemers

9322  Pawnee Lane
Leawood, KS 66206




University of Wisconsin (1999-2002)

            M.F.A. expected in May 2002

Creighton University (1991-1996)

            B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting

Loyola, Rome--Rome Center Italy (1994) art history studies

University of Kansas (1993) Drawing/2D design studies

(2002) Accepted the first Artist in-resident at St. Vincent College, Latrobe Pennsylvania -
For the second semester (2003), I will teach a course in sculpture, give lectures on my work to the public.   I will also have a solo exhibition.
(2002) Joan Mitchell Fellowship Award Recipient
(2001) Kemper Knapp Grant Award
  proposed grant was awarded funding for a special collaborative art project (Students for Students) high school students mentored by grad. and undergrad. Students for a day
(2001) International Sculptural Center Award
Honorable mention for outstanding student achievement in sculpture.
(2001) ASPIRE (program encouraging middle schoolers to go to college)
(1996) The1st Frances Kraft Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence--Alpha Sigma Nu (Honors Society)--Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honors Society)-- Americorps National/Americorps VISTA,Mercy Corps (volunteer organizations) 
(1992) Fr. Schoelemer S.J., University Leadership Award
(2001-02) Teaching Assistantship
  Taught four Drawing 1 courses in the University of Wisconsin undergraduate art department.

 Students for Students in the Visual Arts

  Successfully developed and wrote a grant that was awarded funding for a one day collaboration with high school students.  Additionally was responsible with co-directors for every aspect of the event.  The event is becoming an annual tradition.
(2001) Truman Lowe’s Assistant
  Assistant to the contemporary Native American artist Truman Lowe.  Responsible for fabricating his entire exhibition entitled, Remembrance for the  Madison Arts Center.
(2000-01) Sculpture Project Assistantship
  Responsible for maintaining sculpture facilities and assist students during class time at the University of Wisconsin art department
(2000) MSCR Summer Enrichment Program
  Developing and facilitating art and recreational programs for junior high students
(1999) Tandem Press
  Assisted in printing of lithographs and etchings created by renown fine artists.
  Americorps VISTA
  Recruited volunteers and taught inner city elementary students how to read.
  Storytellers Inc. Community Arts Organization
  Assist in facilitating 15 inner city high school students in a collaborative book project.
  The Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City

Initiated and taught two printmaking programs to inner city youth

  Nelson Atkins Museum of Fine Art foundation arts program
  Assist in leading students through the museum and guiding them in art lessons.
(1997-98) Herff-Jones
  Designed/ Illustrated yearbook covers using the latest graphics programs and led high  school/university yearbook staffs from around the country in design sessions.
(1996-97) Americorp & Mercy Corp.
  Taught high school art on the Navajo  Reservation, exposing the students to a  variety of artistic mediums inside as well as outside the classroom.
(1992-95) Shawnee Mission Summer Enrichment Art Program
  Taught art (1st-5th grade and junior high) exploring a wide range of mediums.


M.F.A. Exhibtion, University of Wisconsin--Madison, WI
156 Miles to Madison
(group exhibition) Mary O’Shaugnessy’s Wood Street Gallery--Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition, The Otherwise Gallery--East Lansing, Michigan


Structure, Shelter, Space (architectural installation)--Sauk City, WI

Infrastructure Reexamined II (architectural installation)--Argyle, WI

Infrastructure Reexamined I (architectural installation)--Madison, WI

Students for Students--high school and graduate art student collaboration project--(13 high schools and approx. 120 participants)--Madison, WI

Three --(three person show) 734 Gallery--Madison, WI

2nd Year Review Show--Madison, WI


Argle High School (multi media sculpture relief)--Argyle, WI
  Madison Hostel Mural (8x8 ft internationally themed mural)--Madison, WI
  1st Year Review, Non-Profit Organization--Madison, WI
  Print Plague Group Show, 734 Gallery--Madison, WI


Feel My Pain--Madison, WI


Art Gallery Exhibition, Northwest University--Xian, China
  Corpum:Transfigurations, B.F.A. Exhibition,  Creighton University--Omaha, NE