EDUCATION

1982  AB in Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1983  BA in Sculpture and Painting,  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN




EXPERIENCE 

2017 and 2019  Workshops at National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, Birmingham, AL

2002-Present   Annual Participant in Sculpture Trails Summer Foundry Workshops and Traveling Foundry            Pours

1994-Present  President/Owner, Gilbert Construction Incorporated, Solsberry, IN

    




EXHIBITION RECORD

2019 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices 
Practitioner’s Juried Exhibition   and Contemporary Curator’s Juried Exhibition


2019 Exotica Erotica Exhibition By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2018 Juried Group Exhibition - Wabash Valley Exhibition -Swope Art Museum, Terra Haute, IN    

2018 Good Ole Summertime Exhibit - 2nd place - Hoosier Salon Gallery, New Harmony, IN

2017 Solo Show “Ironography”  - By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

2017 Curated Professional Exhibition - Visitor’s Center Gallery at Sloss Furnaces. National Conference on  Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, Birmingham, AL

2017 Group Exhibition - Markers Mart, Bloomington, IN 

2017 Solo Show -Venue Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

2016 Juried Group Exhibition -1st Place 3D - Arts Illiana Gallery, Terra Haute, IN  

2016 Group Exhibition - Bloomington Open Studio- Fell Gallery Show, Bloomington, IN  

2016 Participant - Bloomington Open Studio Tour

2016 Juried Group Exhibition - Art and Soul of Bloomington, Venue Gallery, Bloomington, IN 

2015 Group Exhibition - Bloomington Open Studio  Pop-up Show, Cook Plaza, Bloomington, IN  

2015 Participant - Bloomington Open Studio Tour

2014 Solo Exhibition - Ivy-Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Main Gallery, Bloomington, IN




INSTALLATIONS

2013- Present  Not Dead Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, IN

2013 - PRESENT  SUNFLOWER BIKE RACK Comunity Kitchen,  Bloomington, IN

2013-  PRESENT  FAMILY MATTERS Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, Solsberry, IN

PUBLICATIONS


​2019  Artists Creating 

2016  a WINDOW in  Hoosier Times May 14

2015  HOMES WHERE ARTISTS LIVE AND WORK Bloom Magazine October/November

2014  SCULPTOR BERT GILBERT Into Art  October

2014  A DREAM REALIZED Bloom Magazine June/July




LECTURES 

2015 THE PROCESS OF CREATIVITY Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2014 CONCEPT TO CREATION Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN


Photo by Eddie Relick


Bert Gilbert Sculptor

Gilbert Arts

​REVIEWS 


​Juror Statement: 

We both walked into the gallery and gravitated towards certain pieces. Immediacy is not always an indication of quality, but in this case, it absolutely was. We were drawn to the boldness and freshness of the pieces we chose, along with the ingenuity in both composition and fabrication. 

Oh!, brings an unexpected softness and mystery to a traditional and challenging material of cast iron. It also uses a “throw away” material as a vehicle for an inviting composition that we find both clever and unexpected. Beyond the thoughtful subject, execution and spectacular motion, radiates an upscale feel, chic and natural.