Artist’s Statement and CV

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child, I played on old coal mine dumps in my neighborhood, which were the remains of mines that fed the J&L iron and steel works. Although I had uncles who worked there, I did not pour iron myself until I managed to get to Herman. Minnesota, for their last pour. Wayne Potratz helped me accomplish my first large scale iron casting,which weighed 50 lbs. It was somewhat difficult to find a place to cast iron, until I took a summer program at Ox-bow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, under Norwood Viviano and Dan Matheson. I later went to the Indianapolis Art Center for a multiple-furnace iron pour, and did a few “rolly molds” under Kelly Ludeking’s instruction. I have built a small aluminum foundry in my backyard, where I can produce maquettes and other small-scale castings. I was a selected artist at the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. held at the Pedvale Open Air Art Museum in Latvia in  2014. Curriculum Vitae Email: postellon@sbcglobal.net Education: B.A., Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University, Anthropology, 1970 B.A., Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania State University, Science, 1970 M.D., University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Medicine, 1974 Professional Experience: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Pediatrics and Human Development, Associate Professor 1999-2013 1992-1999, Associate Professor, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology 1980-1992, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology 1978-1980, Instructor, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Pediatrics, Endocrinology Graduate Work Supervised Wayne State University, English Department Second reader on Master’s essay Joyce Underwood Monroe 1990 “The Changeling Tale as Articulation of Maternal Deprivation Syndrome” published as: “The Invisible Made Visible: The Fairy Changeling as a Folk Articulation of Failure to Thrive in Infants and Children”, published in: “The Good People: New Fairylore Essays”, Peter Navaez, editor, University of Kentucky Press. 1997 ISBN 0813109396 Juried shows• • Festival 2013, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan. May 31 to August 18, 2013. Juror: Scott Garrard Sculptures: “Sekimori Ishi”, “Tunguska”, “Package” . • Festival 2011, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Juror: Norwood Viviano. Sculpture: “Lost Origami” June 3-5, 2011 • Art.Downtown, Artpeers exhibit at WMCAT, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sculpture: “Two Faces” April 15, 2011 • Celebration of the Arts, First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Juror:Erv Raible Sculpture: “Twin Towers” Feb 25-March 9, 2011 • ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan September to October, 2009, Sculpture accepted “Digital Armillary” • 23rd West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Arts Council, Michigan. Juror: Mark E. Mehaffey. Sculpture: “Diver” Feb. 17-April 11, 2009 • 22nd West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Arts Council Lowell, Michigan. Juror: Cathy van Voorhis. Sculptures: “Gabriel” and “Digital Armillary” Feb. 17-March 22, 2008 • First Annual “Off the Wall” Sculpture Exhibition, The Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan. Juror: Jean Jacques Porret. Sculptures “John the Baptist” and “Saint Francis” 1998 • 18th Annual Celebrate Life!, The Congregational Church of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Juror: David D.J. Rau. Sculpture: “Mary Magdalen” 1998 • Celebrate Life!, The Congregational Church of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Juror: Gilda Snowden. Sculptures: “Madonna”, “Sunflower” 1997 • Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan. Juror: Maryann Wilkinson. Sculpture: “Catapult” 1994 • Celebrate Life, The Congregational Church of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Juror: Maryann Wilkinson. Sculpture: “Dyad (father and son)” 1994 • Michigan Finearts Competition, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, Michigan. Juror: Ellen Phelan. Sculpture: “This is not a satellite dish” 1994 • Michigan Finearts Competition, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, Michigan. Juror: Laura Trippi . Sculpture: “Divided Sphere” 1993 Daniel C. Postellon Internet Shows and Competitions • Transit of Venus (photographs and sculptures) reviewed in ArtReview Hong Kong, June, 2012. http://www.artreview.com.hk/tag/daniel-postellon • Transit of Venus (photograph) published in Physics World blog, 7 June, 2012 http://physicsworld.com/blog/2012/06/the_transit_of_venus_your_pict.html • 6th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Online Gallery,www.internationalfe10.com/gallery.php , Sculpture “Digital Armillary” , 2010 • The Hot Metal Ezine, Volume 5, Number 7, Col Croucher. Show & Tell Hobby Casting Competition.http://www.myhomefoundry.com/ezine/57july08.html , Sculpture: “Digital Armillary”, 2008 • 5th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Online Exhibition of Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture. http://www.ironbridge06.org/exhibitions.htm Sculpture: “Iron Will” 2006 Honors and Awards: • 1980, Teacher of the Year, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Membership Information: • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-med Honor Society) • American Academy of Pediatrics • American Board of Pediatrics • American Diabetes Association, professional section • Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. • Foundry Tree • International Sculpture Center, professional member • Pediatric Endocrine Society • The Endocrine Society • Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society) • Pi Gamma Mu (International Social Science Honor Society)

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One thought on “Artist’s Statement and CV

  1. Hello again Daniel,
    Was interested that you also took note of the Transit of Venus !
    perhaps you might like to see my interpretation of it on my website, also the article on Lithuanian Art.
    You may find that you identify with it.

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