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James Wade, Jr. - Lexington, Kentucky

James Wade a visual artist who was born in Columbus, IN, and currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He has worked and shown nationally and internationally, exhibiting works in Bolivia, Italy, and England. Wade’s sculpture and drawings focus on a sense of place, incorporating narrative and the vernacular landscape. Ideas such as tooling, mapping, boundaries, architecture and the horizon figure strongly in his work.

In 1994, Wade received his BFA in sculpture and drawing from the University of Kentucky and his MFA in sculpture from The University of Georgia in 1996. From 2006 to 2009, Wade taught iron foundry workshops in Coalbrookdale, England.

Wade is currently Lecturer in Foundations and Sculpture at The University of Kentucky.