Resume

EDUCATION

2000    Master of Fine Arts: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Focus Area: Sculpture

  • Secondary concentration: Drawing

1999    Master of Arts: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Focus Area: Sculpture

  • Secondary concentration: Drawing

1997    Bachelor of Arts: Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

  • Major: Studio Art

  • Major: K-12 Art Education

  • Minor: Journalism

EXPERIENCE

2001-Present   Professor of Art Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA.

  • Tenured in 2008. Responsibilities include: Instruction and experimentation with traditional materials such as, clay and associated clay techniques such as kiln construction, glazing, throwing, and hand-building. Sculpture techniques include modeling, mold making, and casting. Techniques in areas of metalworking include TIG welding, MIG welding, ARC welding, oxy-Acetylene welding, plasma cutting, and metal-forming. Techniques in areas of woodworking include fabrication, joinery, bending, turning, finishing, construction, and carving. Other techniques include polyester resin, epoxy resin, foam, and plastics. Discussions, critiquing, and conceptual inquiry into the area of process/conceptual art, with a focus in critical thinking and problem-solving. Other responsibilities include committee work, advising, and the instruction of directed study and independent study students.

1997-Present    Independent Studio Artist

  • Created mixed-media sculpture and drawing that focused on how human actions and behaviors influence and alter landscapes. Exhibited work in many group exhibitions, solo exhibitions, and public and private commission projects across the country and internationally. Served as a public art consultant, guest lecturer at multiple universities and other public venues, and a judge in over twenty-five art competitions.

HONORS & AWARDS

2020    Better BVU Award

  • Award given to a faculty or staff member for their contributions to the betterment of the university.

2014    McCorkle Fellowship: Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

  • McCorkle Fellowship program, which was established through the generosity of the late Drs. Paul and Vivian McCorkle, Class of 1959, who were both Life Trustees of BVU, to provide selected faculty members with an opportunity for international travel to enhance their scholarly knowledge and to add international dimensions to the curriculum. Five Buena Vista University faculty members visited Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, as part of the McCorkle Fellowship program. During the 12-day trip, the Fellows visited various destinations and landmarks across the island's 63 square, gaining international perspectives and broadening their field of knowledge in their academic specialties.

2012    New Century Faculty Development Award for Research or Creative Work

  • The award recognizes full-time Storm Lake campus faculty for a single item of research or creative work published or exhibited during the previous calendar year (between January 2013 and December 2013 for the 13-14 academic year award). This award was for a solo exhibition “Torre’ Objective” at the Ylvisaker Fine Arts   Center in Mankato, Minnesota.

2007    1st Place Award, HCAF National Biennial 3D Exhibition

  • Duncan McAshan Visual Arts Center, Ingram, TX

2000    International Sculpture Center, Award for Outstanding Student Achievement

  • Top 25 international student sculptors

1999-2000   Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

  • Scholarship award to high-achieving graduate students

1998-1999   Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

  • Scholarship award to high-achieving graduate students

 

1998-2000   Graduate Teaching Assistant. Sculpture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

  • Instructor of Sculpture II. Instructed metal techniques: welding, forging, mold-making, bronze and aluminum casting

1998-2000   Research Assistant. Sculpture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Department of

  • Sculpture wood studio. Instructed process and techniques to faculty and students. Managed studio employees. Maintained equipment.

 

1997    Senior of the Year in Art. Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013   Contact Boundary: Umpqua C.C., Whipple Fine Arts Building. Roseburg, OR

2012   Artoretum: Sculpture Exhibit and Benefit, Sioux City, IA

2008   Buena Vista University Alumni Exhibition: BVU Art Gallery. Storm Lake, IA

2007   HCAF National Biennial 3D Exhibition. Duncan McAshan Visual Arts. Center, Ingram, TX

2006   Joy of Ceramics. Witter Gallery, Storm Lake, IA

2004   BVU Art Faculty Show. Buena Vista University Art Gallery, Storm Lake, IA

2001   Mac Hornecker Alumni Exhibition. Witter Gallery. Storm Lake, IA

2000   Grounds for Sculpture. Hamilton, New Jersey.  Sponsored by the International Sculpture Center

 

2000   University of Iowa Graduate Group Exhibition. A.R.C. Gallery. Chicago, Illinois

 

2000   MFA Exhibition. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City,  IA

 

1999   Five Star Art. The Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

1999   Co-Exhibition with Sculptor Matt Lowe. The Trailer Space, Iowa City, IA

 

1998   Alchemy. Collaboration project including ten Sculptors. Bridge Gallery, Iowa City, IA

 

1998   University of Iowa Graduate Sculpture. Eve Drewlowe Gallery,  Iowa City, IA

 

1997   Clocks and Lamps: David Boelter and Terry Gugler. Bridge Gallery, Iowa City, IA

 

1997   Iowa College Salon XIX. Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

1996   Iowa College Salon XVIII. Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State. University, Ames, IA

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2019    Relief Panel. Wenzao Ursuline University, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

2019    Relief Panel: Showa Daiichi Gakuen, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan

2019    Wall Panel. Hannam University, Daejeon, South Korea

2018    Wall panel. Commissioned by Ramon Edmunds. Hanga Roa, Rapa Nui

2013    Growing Stair. Arnolds Park, IA

2011    Steel Wall Reliefs. Elements. Storm Lake, IA

2009    Oral Plan. United Community Health Center. Storm Lake, IA

2008    Atrium Waterfall.  Installation. Buena Vista University. Storm Lake, IA

JUROR

2021    Iowa Artists Show

2015    Rolling Hills Conference Art Show. Westside, IA

2014    Raccoon River Conference Art Show. Carroll, IA

2013    Webster City Sculpture Walk. Webster, IA

2013    Twin Lakes Conference Art Exhibition: Fort Dodge, IA

2013    Art Inspired Exhibition: Iowa State University. Ames, IA

2012    Webster City Sculpture Walk. Webster, IA

2012    Lakes Conference Art Exhibition. Sibley, IA

2011    Juried Art Exhibition Storm Lake High School. Storm Like, IA

2007    Iowa Central Community College Annual Art Exhibition. Fort Dodge, IA

2007    Maple Valley Conference Art Exhibition. Odebolt, IA

2004    Juried Art Exhibition Storm Lake High School. Storm Lake, IA

2004    Photo Exhibition. Storm Lake, IA

2003    Juried Art Exhibition Buena Vista County. Witter Gallery. Storm Lake IA

2015   Northwest Grounding: Arts on Grand, Spencer, IA  

2015   Arbitrated Grounds:  Memorial Union Art Gallery, Iowa State University. Ames, IA

2014   New Terrain Works:  Clear Lake Arts Center, Clear Lake, IA

2012   New Works in Clay: Artisan Gallery, Woodbine, IA

2011   Torre’ Objective. Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Mankato, MN

2005   Juglone. Witter Gallery, Storm Lake, IA

2001   Solo Exhibition. Buena Vista University Art Gallery, Storm Lake, IA

2000   Backwards from Ten: Sculpture and Drawings by David Boelter. Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, IA

 

1999   David Boelter: Selected Works. Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, IA

 

1999   David Boelter: New Work.  Eve Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

 

1998   Illuminated Design. The Trailer Space, Iowa City, IA

 

1997   Discomposure: Gar. Bridge Gallery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA