Cast Iron with Pine base
FROM THE BACK 40, 2012

Ernesto R. Gómez is originally from Highland, Michigan. He earned his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in sculpture from The University of Georgia where he graduated with distinction. Many of his sculptures utilize sound as the dominant element, and he also works with traditional sculptural materials such as bronze, iron, wood and stone. He has exhibited both in the United States and Internationally, and as a musician, he has performed in many experimental and standard rock ensembles.

Ernesto was awarded the Friends of Cortona Scholarship that allowed him to study stone carving and bronze casting with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. He was elected to the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and is a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award. In 2015/16 he served as an Academic Director for the Montepulciano, Italy study abroad consortium led by Kennesaw State University. In August 2016, he started working collaboratively with photographers Christa Kreeger Bowden and Emily J. Gómez to document the incredible ecosystems and the environmental changes on Cumberland Island, an important barrier island off the Georgia coast. Ernesto is a full-time Lecturer of Art at Georgia College and he lives in Milledgeville, Georgia with his wife Emily J. Gómez, a Professor of Photography.


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