Joel McKinney is a designer, sculptor, jeweler, and painter who works with a wide variety of materials and styles. Originally from California, Joel worked with his award winning architect father, John McKinney, and traveled with his archaeologist grandmother, Aileen McKinney. Architecture and Anthropology have always been of interest to Joel and continue play significant roles in the art that he produces. Click to view Joel′s CV as a PDF.
Joel works range from more traditional cast metals as in Divided Against Myself to The Man Nest, and The Perfect Husband
Jewelry Joel′s cast jewelry is very popular. They have been sold in the gift shop of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and other trendy spots.
Joel began working in multimedia in graduate school and taught multimedia at NSU at the Center for Statewide e-learning and through the art department. He has exhibited his multimedia work Of Myth and Prayer in galleries on a touchscreen monitor.
Workshops Joel built the Coyote Cupolette at USD and organized the all South Dakota Iron Pour. He has also built other furnaces and helped the Lander, Wyoming Art Council build their own cupolette in the summer of 2005.
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