Jeremiah Welsh

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Jeremiah Welsh

United States

For the past twenty-two years Connecticut born artist Jeremiah D. Welsh has undertaken the full-time pursuit of mastery in and exploration of low relief sculpture. Fifteen of those years were spent as a contractual relief sculptor for Matthews International Bronze, generating plastiline originals for architectural metal-casting applications. This position afforded Jeremiah with the opportunity to engage dynamically diverse subject matter for governmental, nonprofit and private clientele across the United States and around the world.

While working professionally in bas relief bronze, Mr. Welsh has also had the pleasure of exhibiting his personal work within the United States and Japan - completing his first solo exhibition in Tokyo in January 2014. In 2015, Jeremiah returned to the United States permanently after spending three years living in Tokyo - where he flourished as a fine art sculptor.

Mr. Welsh was welcomed by the National Sculpture Society (NSS) as a newly elected member in 2016. Later in the same year, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River, was awarded the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize for "an outstanding work, either carved or cast" in the NSS 83rd Annual Awards Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.

In 2017, Jeremiah completed his second solo exhibition of 31 low relief sculptures in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Concurrently, his work, Reaction Time - The Lizard and the Roadrunner, was also juried into the National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition and was displayed at the Brookgreen Gardens.

Mr. Welsh gained representation at Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe in 2018. During the same year, his work, Hailstorm Maelstrom, Prickly Poppy Field, was selected by jury to be included in the NSS 85th Annual Awards Exhibition. Further, his accepted sculpture was selected as the featured promotional image for the 85th Annual Exhibition by NSS.

In January of 2019, Jeremiah achieved representation at the Broadmoor Galleries, in Colorado Springs Colorado. In May of 2019, Jeremiah displayed his collected works in a four artist exhibition at Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe. In July of the same year, Jeremiah's sculpture, Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull, was juried into the NSS 86th Annual Awards Exhibition, where it won the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize. This work was later displayed at the National Sculpture Society Gallery in Manhattan.

In 2020, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Cormorant and Moon Jellyfish, Yokojikkengawa, was juried into the NSS 87th Annual Awards Exhibition - making it the fifth consecutive year that his relief sculpture was accepted into this vibrant national show.

Over the years Mr. Welsh's sculpture and commentary have been included in various publications. He has acted as a grant-funded community educator, a sculpture judge for both NSS as well as the National Scholastic Art Show in Pennsylvania and has lectured in art educational settings both within the U.S. and abroad.

Jeremiah now resides in Colorado Springs, where he continues to pursue and explore his personal artistic vision through the ongoing development of his private sculptural collections.

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