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Ron Fondaw


Area Coordinator, Sculpture


Walker 004

Campus Box 1031

Ron Fondaw maintains a cross-disciplinary practice, using a variety of media and methods to create art that is integral to daily life. He has completed over 30 public art commissions and designed and built three homes. As a faculty scholar at Washington University's Institute for Public Health, Fondaw works with graduate students on community projects that promote positive health outcomes through art. His students recently created site-specific works for an Affinia Healthcare facility and the Early Childhood Center at Grace Hill Settlement House.

Fondaw's current work investigates the relationship between the mind, body, and environment. His exhibition Unseen Forces at the Hilliard Gallery examined the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world, including the forces that alter our perception as we move from a Newtonian paradigm of physics to quantum physics. He has been awarded two River to River residencies in Nanjing, China, and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award. His works are in several major collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Fule International Ceramic Art Museum (Fuping, China).