Sculpture Garden

Indiana University East Sculpture Garden

The Indiana University East campus lends itself well to outdoor sculptures.

That’s because open spaces allow the works to be big, to make big statements, whether seeing them up close or from afar.

The rolling hills and plentiful trees accent the pieces with changing colors around the four seasons.

Students, visitors and university employees have a new group of works to see over the next two years as they walk around campus, juried works that were carefully selected for the 2022 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

The pieces present different angles as they are discovered and rediscovered while traveling to and from buildings, said Carrie Longley, associate professor of fine arts and director of the Art Gallery. “I hope our campus visitors will appreciate the variety of expressions and accents of color, texture, and form balanced within the beautiful natural setting of our campus.”

Longley, Ann Kim and Nathan Kuznia were jurors for the show, which drew more than 100 entries from artists across the United States. Kim is associate professor of fine arts and Kuznia is studio and gallery coordinator at IU East.

Eight new pieces were anchored onto pads in the weeks before the fall semester started.

The Artists

  • Mary Angers, Long Branch, New Jersey, "The Single Twist" Located outside Whitewater Hall.
  • Brian Ferriby, Empire, Michigan, "Helicopter Seeds" Located outside Whitewater Hall.
  • Brian Ferriby, Empire, Michigan, "Trio" Located outside Whitewater Hall.
  • William J. O'Brien, Chicago, Illinois, "Untitled" Located outside Tom Raper Hall.
  • Ben Pierce, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, "hole in my heart" Located in the center of the Quad.
  • Pamela Reithmeier, Monclova, Ohio, "Birds of a Feather" Located inbetween Springwood Hall and Hayes Hall.
  • Gleen Zweygardt, Alfred Station, New York, "Cyclops" Located outside Hayes Hall

The Jurors

Ann Kim

Ann B. Kim is a maker and a teacher. Born in NJ, she grew up in Seoul, Los Angeles, and Southern Illinois, before moving to Northern California to pursue her college education. She received her BA in Art History and BFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley, and holds an MFA in Studio Art with concentrations in Painting and Drawing from Mills College. She is currently residing in Dayton, OH and is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East in Richmond, IN. She has exhibited nationally and has been represented by Micaela Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Muse Gallery in Columbus, OH. She is also a recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Sarah Lewis Foundation Painting Scholarship.

Carrie Longley

Carrie Longley is a studio artist and educator. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University East. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Wittenberg University and MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She exhibits her work extensively throughout the United States and has received numerous awards including “Emerging Craftsman” from Ohio Designer Craftsman, “The Bobby Kadis Award” at the Fenland School of Crafts, MCACD Individual Artist Fellowship, and the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck “Young Sculptor’s Award.”

Nate Kuznia