David Boelter is an award-winning, mixed media sculptor whose work focuses on human alterations of landscapes and the consequences resulting from these alterations. His fascination for materials has seen him move between wood, stainless steel, steel, fiberglass, various resins, clay, aluminum and bronze. David’s most recent work combines various combinations of these materials used to describe evolving rural landscapes and the social impact that this evolution has on rural communities.
David’s work has been exhibited in many solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and commission projects across the country and internationally. He has also served as a public art consultant on many projects, guest lecturer at multiple universities and other public venues, and a judge in over twenty-five art competitions.
In 2001, David joined the faculty at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where he is currently a Professor of Art. At BVU, he is an instructor of sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and art history courses. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art Education from Buena Vista University and a Master of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degrees in Sculpture from the University of Iowa. He currently resides in Alta, Iowa with his wife, Jamii, and his three daughters.