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Fred Borcherdt

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Biography Fred Borcherdt

Award-winning sculptor, Fred Borcherdt received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona in 1961 and his master’s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1963, where he later was an art instructor. He was invited to the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois as a visiting artist and to the University of Arizona as a visiting lecturer. In 1985, he lectured at the International Conference on Sculpture at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. In 1996, he lectured at the Sculptural Forging Demonstration, 3rd Annual International Blacksmithing Congress in Aachen, Germany.

Borcherdt’s awards include the 1964 Edward L. Ryerson Foreign Traveling Fellowship and the 1964 Pauline Palmer Prize for Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1964 Jurors Award Festival of the Arts in Chicago, 1967 First Prize for Sculpture at Old Orchard Art Fair in Skokie, Illinois, 1967 Marina City Purchase Prize and 1969 First Prize at New Horizons in Sculpture in Chicago, 1979 Purchase Prize and the 1985 Award of Merit at the Tucson Museum of Art, 1979 First Prize at Reid Park Zoo Entrance Competition in Tucson, 1986 Visual Improvement Award for Sculpture in Phoenix, and the 1996 Kupfer Award in Germany. His work resides in the collections of the Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Marina City Tower in Chicago, Southbank Business Park in Phoenix, Tampa Museum of Art, National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, and the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka to name a few. Borcherdt continues to exhibit and lecture internationally.

"The relationship of form to function as exemplified in old worn tools is a characteristic I use to impart a feeling of age as well as utility. Another evolving idea is a feeling of spiritual continuity in making a wood sculpture by starting with a tree, or making a stone sculpture starting a rock strewn riverbed or quarry cliff-face. This feeling carries over to the scrap yards where I find steel that had another life. Most of my works are autobiographical—a means of recording personal feelings and experiences as objects that are intuitively composed.” - Fred Borcherdt

Education
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. 1963
University of Arizona, B.F.A. 1961

Teaching Experience
University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Visiting Lecturer
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois - Instructor
National College of Education - Evanston, Illinois - Visiting Artist

Fred borchert, fred Borcherdt sculpture, fred Borcherdt stone, fred Borcherdt forged steel, fred Borcherdt steel, modern western art, modern western paintings, modern western sculpture, modern art, modern paintings, modern sculpture, modern ceramics, modern pottery, modern textiles, abstract paintings, abstract art, abstract artists, abstract sculpture, abstract ceramics, modern abstract, abstraction, Mark bowles, james cook, moira marti geoffrion, michael haykin, lynette jennings, gregory kondos, francis livingston, alan mazzetti, james woodside, louisa mcelwain, ed mell, gary ernest smith, james woodside, andy warhol, carol alleman, fred borcherdt, leslie scruggs, les scruggs, shirley thomson-smith, shirley thomson smith,  jim romberg, kevin irvin, reza feiz, miramontes collection, jozef bakos, maynard dixon, maynard dixon nvorczk, nvorczk, emil bisttram, andrew michael dasburg, r. c. gorman, ward lockwood, max weber, carol alleman, fred borcherdt, irene clark, carl clark, irene and carl clark, native american antiques, native american arts, navajo textiles, navajo rugs, navajo blankets, native american baskets, apache baskets, apache ollas, native american jewelry, native american necklaces, native american bracelets, native american earrings, pueblo pottery, greg campbell, glen crandall, wood sculpture, wood bowls, wood carving, stone carving, henry moore, robert rauscheberg, anselm kiefer, anges martin, jenny saville, willi baumeister, sir anthony caro, stuart davis, cy twombly, burgoyne diller, arthur dove, lucio fontana, otto freundlich, julio gonzales, dame barbara hepworth, patrick heron, roger hilton, anish kapoor, frantisek kupka, stanton macdonald-wright, elie nadelman, ben nicholson, serge poliakoff, paula rego, gerhard richter, william tucker, abstract expressionism, abstraction, william baziotes, louise bourgeois, alberto burri, jack bush, elaine fred de kooning, willem de kooning, jean dubuffet, sam francis, helen frankenthaler, arshile gorky, adolph gottlieb, philip guston, al held, josef hoffman, hans hofmann, franz kline, norman lewis, morris louis, robert motherwell, louise nevelson, barnett newman, kenneth noland, jules olitski, vincent pepi, jackson pollock, gregory kondos, william ronald, mark rothko, william scott, sean scully, aaron siskind, david smith, clyfford still, mark tobey, keith haring, yves klein, joseph kosuth, richard long, piero manzoni, pablo picasso, georges braque, juan gris, jacques lipchitz, karel appel, max beckmann, otto dix, wassily kandinsky, expressionism, ernst ludwig kirchner, paul klee, franc marc, emil nolde, georges rouault, egon schiele, chaim soutine, jack butler yeats minimalism, ellsworth kelly, ad reinhardt, frank stella, donald judd, rita angus, jacob lawrence, david hockney, jasper johns, jeff koons, roy lichtenstein, claes oldenburg, sigmar polke, george segal, wayne thiebaud

Exhibitions

  • 2013 - Show with painter Mark Bowles, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ
  • 2006 - El Cortijo Outdoor Sculpture Show, Invitational Group Show - Tucson, Arizona
  • 2001 - "Ancient Futures - The Art of the Blacksmith" Invitational Show
  • 2001 - Nova Scotia Center for Craft and Design Invitational Exhibit - Halifax, N.S. Canada
  • 1999 - 20 Year Retrospective, Tucson Museum of Art, Stonewall Foundation Series
  • 1998 - "After the Fire" Juried Group Show, Shermer Art Center - Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1997 - Pima Community College Art Gallery, Two Person Show - Tucson, Arizona
  • 1996 & 97 - "1st Annual Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition," Topeka, Kansas
  • 1996 - "Contemporary Arizona Sculpture" Tempe Arts Center - Tempe, Arizona
  • 1994 - "ABANA Comes of Age" National Ornamental Metals Museum - Memphis, TN
  • 1991 - "Pedestal 1" Invitational Group Show, Scottsdale Center for the Arts - Scottsdale, AZ
  • 1989 - 4th International Contemporary Art Fair - Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 - Contemporary Metals USA III, Juried Exhibition, Downey Museum of Art - Downey, CA
  • 1986 - Southwest Sculpture Competition, Scottsdale Center for the Arts - Scottsdale, AZ
  • 1986 - Contemporary Art of the Southwest, Tampa Museum of Art - Tampa, Florida
  • 1985 - The Phoenix Biennial, Phoenix Art Museum - Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1985 - "Outdoor Sculpture" Invitational Show, University of Arizona Union Gallery - Tucson, AZ
  • 1984 - Sculpture Invitational, Tempe Fine Arts Center - Tempe, Arizona
  • 1984 - "Three Alumni" Invitational Show, University of Arizona Union Gallery - Tucson, AZ
  • 1980 & 81 - Arizona Sculpture Invitational, Museum of North Arizona - Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 1979 - Arizona Sculpture I - Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 1971 - Tucson Art Center, Two Person Show - Tucson, Arizona
  • 1970 - Sculpture 70 Invitational, Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1966 - School of the Art Institute of Chicago Faculty Show - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1966 - "Chicago Sculpture ‘66" Juried Exhibition, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 - "Phalanx III" Invitational Show, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 1965 - "Six Sculptors" Invitational Group Show, Bernard Horwich Center - Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 - Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, University of Chicago
  • 1964 - Chicago and Vicinity Show, Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 - "Eye on Chicago" Invitational Show, Illinois Institute of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
  • **Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art - 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1997
  • **New Horizons in Sculpture, Chicago, Illinois - 1962, 1983, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969
  • **Texas Sculpture Association, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, Excellent 1986, 1987, 1988

 

Fred borchert, fred Borcherdt sculpture, fred Borcherdt stone, fred Borcherdt forged steel, fred Borcherdt steel, modern western art, modern western paintings, modern western sculpture, modern art, modern paintings, modern sculpture, modern ceramics, modern pottery, modern textiles, abstract paintings, abstract art, abstract artists, abstract sculpture, abstract ceramics, modern abstract, abstraction, Mark bowles, james cook, moira marti geoffrion, michael haykin, lynette jennings, gregory kondos, francis livingston, alan mazzetti, james woodside, louisa mcelwain, ed mell, gary ernest smith, james woodside, andy warhol, carol alleman, fred borcherdt, leslie scruggs, les scruggs, shirley thomson-smith, shirley thomson smith,  jim romberg, kevin irvin, reza feiz, miramontes collection, jozef bakos, maynard dixon, maynard dixon nvorczk, nvorczk, emil bisttram, andrew michael dasburg, r. c. gorman, ward lockwood, max weber, carol alleman, fred borcherdt, irene clark, carl clark, irene and carl clark, native american antiques, native american arts, navajo textiles, navajo rugs, navajo blankets, native american baskets, apache baskets, apache ollas, native american jewelry, native american necklaces, native american bracelets, native american earrings, pueblo pottery, greg campbell, glen crandall, wood sculpture, wood bowls, wood carving, stone carving, henry moore, robert rauscheberg, anselm kiefer, anges martin, jenny saville, willi baumeister, sir anthony caro, stuart davis, cy twombly, burgoyne diller, arthur dove, lucio fontana, otto freundlich, julio gonzales, dame barbara hepworth, patrick heron, roger hilton, anish kapoor, frantisek kupka, stanton macdonald-wright, elie nadelman, ben nicholson, serge poliakoff, paula rego, gerhard richter, william tucker, abstract expressionism, abstraction, william baziotes, louise bourgeois, alberto burri, jack bush, elaine fred de kooning, willem de kooning, jean dubuffet, sam francis, helen frankenthaler, arshile gorky, adolph gottlieb, philip guston, al held, josef hoffman, hans hofmann, franz kline, norman lewis, morris louis, robert motherwell, louise nevelson, barnett newman, kenneth noland, jules olitski, vincent pepi, jackson pollock, gregory kondos, william ronald, mark rothko, william scott, sean scully, aaron siskind, david smith, clyfford still, mark tobey, keith haring, yves klein, joseph kosuth, richard long, piero manzoni, pablo picasso, georges braque, juan gris, jacques lipchitz, karel appel, max beckmann, otto dix, wassily kandinsky, expressionism, ernst ludwig kirchner, paul klee, franc marc, emil nolde, georges rouault, egon schiele, chaim soutine, jack butler yeats minimalism, ellsworth kelly, ad reinhardt, frank stella, donald judd, rita angus, jacob lawrence, david hockney, jasper johns, jeff koons, roy lichtenstein, claes oldenburg, sigmar polke, george segal, wayne thiebaud

Honors and Awards
1996 - Kupfer Award, International Teaching Center for Metal Design - Germany
1986 - Visual Improvement Award for Sculpture City of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona
1985 - Award of Merit, Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art - Tucson, Arizona
1985 - Jurors Award, "Southwest Sculpture" Scottsdale Center for the Arts - Scottsdale, AZ
1979 - Arizona Biennial, Purchase Prize, Tucson Museum of Art - Tucson, Arizona
1979 - First Prize, Reid Park Zoo Entrance Competition - Tucson, Arizona
1979 - Purchase Prize, "Alumni II" University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona
1969 - First Prize, New Horizons in Sculpture - Chicago, Illinois
1967 - Marina City Purchase Prize, New Horizons in Sculpture - Chicago, Illinois
1967 - First Prize for Sculpture, Old Orchard Art Fair - Skokie, Illinois
1964 - Jurors Award, Festival of the Arts, University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
1964 - Pauline Palmer Prize for Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago
1964 - Edward L. Ryerson Foreign Traveling Fellowship, Art Institute of Chicago

Public and Corporate Collections
Phoenix Art Museum - Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson Museum of Art - Tucson, Arizona
Marina City Tower - Chicago, Illinois
University of Arizona Museum of Art - Tucson, Arizona
University of Arizona Student Union Collection - Tucson, Arizona
Southbank Business Park - Phoenix, Arizona
New Trier High School - Northbrook, Illinois
Tampa Museum of Art - Tampa, Florida
National Ornamental Metals Museum - Memphis, Tennessee
Tohono Chul Park - Tucson, Arizona
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort - Tucson, Arizona
Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University - Topeka, Kansas
University of Arizona Student Union Collection - Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Community Center - Tucson, Arizona

Fred borchert, fred Borcherdt sculpture, fred Borcherdt stone, fred Borcherdt forged steel, fred Borcherdt steel, modern western art, modern western paintings, modern western sculpture, modern art, modern paintings, modern sculpture, modern ceramics, modern pottery, modern textiles, abstract paintings, abstract art, abstract artists, abstract sculpture, abstract ceramics, modern abstract, abstraction, Mark bowles, james cook, moira marti geoffrion, michael haykin, lynette jennings, gregory kondos, francis livingston, alan mazzetti, james woodside, louisa mcelwain, ed mell, gary ernest smith, james woodside, andy warhol, carol alleman, fred borcherdt, leslie scruggs, les scruggs, shirley thomson-smith, shirley thomson smith,  jim romberg, kevin irvin, reza feiz, miramontes collection, jozef bakos, maynard dixon, maynard dixon nvorczk, nvorczk, emil bisttram, andrew michael dasburg, r. c. gorman, ward lockwood, max weber, carol alleman, fred borcherdt, irene clark, carl clark, irene and carl clark, native american antiques, native american arts, navajo textiles, navajo rugs, navajo blankets, native american baskets, apache baskets, apache ollas, native american jewelry, native american necklaces, native american bracelets, native american earrings, pueblo pottery, greg campbell, glen crandall, wood sculpture, wood bowls, wood carving, stone carving, henry moore, robert rauscheberg, anselm kiefer, anges martin, jenny saville, willi baumeister, sir anthony caro, stuart davis, cy twombly, burgoyne diller, arthur dove, lucio fontana, otto freundlich, julio gonzales, dame barbara hepworth, patrick heron, roger hilton, anish kapoor, frantisek kupka, stanton macdonald-wright, elie nadelman, ben nicholson, serge poliakoff, paula rego, gerhard richter, william tucker, abstract expressionism, abstraction, william baziotes, louise bourgeois, alberto burri, jack bush, elaine fred de kooning, willem de kooning, jean dubuffet, sam francis, helen frankenthaler, arshile gorky, adolph gottlieb, philip guston, al held, josef hoffman, hans hofmann, franz kline, norman lewis, morris louis, robert motherwell, louise nevelson, barnett newman, kenneth noland, jules olitski, vincent pepi, jackson pollock, gregory kondos, william ronald, mark rothko, william scott, sean scully, aaron siskind, david smith, clyfford still, mark tobey, keith haring, yves klein, joseph kosuth, richard long, piero manzoni, pablo picasso, georges braque, juan gris, jacques lipchitz, karel appel, max beckmann, otto dix, wassily kandinsky, expressionism, ernst ludwig kirchner, paul klee, franc marc, emil nolde, georges rouault, egon schiele, chaim soutine, jack butler yeats minimalism, ellsworth kelly, ad reinhardt, frank stella, donald judd, rita angus, jacob lawrence, david hockney, jasper johns, jeff koons, roy lichtenstein, claes oldenburg, sigmar polke, george segal, wayne thiebaud

Select Publications
The Contemporary Blacksmith, 2000, Dona Meilach
Decorative and Sculptural Iron Work, 1999, 2nd Ed., Dona Meilach
Tucson Weekly, "Rocks and Hard Places", April 1-7, 1999
Sculpture, Vol. 18, No. 6 July/August 1999, pp. 43-44
Sculpture Vol. 15, No. 6, July/August 1996, pp. 12-13
Metalsmith, Summer 1988, pp. 43-44
New Times, October 29, 1986, p.66
Designer West, Vol. 33, No. 1, November 1985, p. 120
Creative Carving, Dona Meilach
Creative Art with Wood, Dona Meilach
Artspace, Summer 1984, p. 29
Arttalk, November 1984, p. 21
Artspace, Spring 198, p. 52
Art News, December 1980, p. 149

Lectures

1997 - "Press Forming Sculpture" Arizona Blacksmith Association of North America, Winterfest Conference - Phoenix, Arizona

1996 - Sculptural Forging Demonstration, 3rd Annual International Blacksmithing Congress - Aachen, Germany

1992 - Slide lecture and panel discussion, Artist Blacksmiths' Association of North America Biannual Conference, California Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo, California

1990 - Industrial Forging Demonstration Mid America College Art Association 54th Annual Conference - Tucson, Arizona

1985 - Slide Lecture, "The Influence of Place" International Conference on Sculpture, Trinity College - Dublin, Ireland

1986 - Lecture, "Explosive Art" on creating art with explosives, University of Arizona Graduate Sculpture Workshop

1982 - Lecture, "Art the Way It Is" Grand Canyon College - Phoenix, Arizona

1980 & 81 - Workshop, Sculpting in Wood, Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, Arizona

 

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