Zupnick Exhibit Coming to the WWU Art Gallery

The William Woods University art gallery will welcome a new sculpture exhibit in mid-February.

Matthew Zupnick of Warrensburg, Mo., will display his sculpture work in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts Feb. 15 through March 15.

Zupnick uses traditional materials of steel, bronze and wood to create his work. He considers “world events, the environment and big business conglomerates” as some of the primary motivators behind the imagery of his sculpture and “the dynamics of human relationships and the environment” as some of the key inspirations for his work.

For more than 10 years, Zupnick has been exhibiting his work across the United States, with multiple shows throughout New York and Alaska. He has a wide range of solo, group and juried exhibitions and has received a variety of awards and grants for his artwork.

Zupnick has an outstanding record as a lecturer, juror, panelist and representative at festivals and colleges around the U.S, including the International Ice Sculpting Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska; Figurative Sculpture in Lexington, Ky., and the Regional Exhibition in Auburn, N.Y.

Currently, Zupnick is an associate professor of art at Central Missouri State University. There he teaches sculpture and three-dimensional design.

Previous positions for Zupnick include: visiting assistant professor in sculpture at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks; art handler at the Guggenheim Museum in New York; and various teaching and museum positions in upstate New York.

Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.