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About Ryan D. Mandell

Ryan Mandell came to Boise State University in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the Department of Art. He holds an MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and a BFA in Drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Milwaukee, WI. Before coming to Boise, he taught Sculpture at Penn State University in State College, PA, and at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX. His sculptures consist of scaled-down and streamlined versions of existing architectural forms that are either re-contextualized or re-presented in such a way that architecture's social influence (or potential for social influence) becomes more evident. His work has been part of numerous exhibitions and collections, both nationally and internationally, and he has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and Time Out Chicago Magazine.

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Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Art, Travel and Research Grant, 2009
  • University of North Texas, Department of Research and Economic Development. Research Infrastructure Support Grant for UNT Sculpture Department, 2008

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