ERNESTO R. GOMEZ
egsculptor@gmail.com

Cast Iron with Pine base.
12x8x8". 2012
FROM THE BACK 40

Ernesto R. Gómez is 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 sculptural works and performances emphasize sound as a dominant element; he also works with traditional 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.

Ernesto is a Lecturer of Art at Georgia College where he teaches studio foundations. He is also an Academic Director for the Montepulciano, Italy study abroad program through Kennesaw State University. He lives in Milledgeville, Georgia with his wife Emily J. Gómez, an Associate Professor of Photography.

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