Ray Ciemny Sculpture

This work is the result of an exploration into transforming scrap metal into my personal experience of art. Much of my past work in metals has been primarily making useful things that have to fit somewhere. This has been a freeing experience. I’ve been spending Sundays using my shop as a studio. Cutting found and scrap metal into manageable pieces...enjoying the freedom, frustrations, and results.

Education

2014 and 2016 North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT

1986–1988 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1984–1985 Harvard Extension, Cambridge, MA

1975–1976 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Exhibitions

2017 Group Exhibition, Three Stones Gallery, Concord MA

2017 Solo Show, Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, Recast, Groton, MA

2016 Group Exhibition, SculptFest 2016 “Forecast Now”, Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, 2015 Group Exhibition, Source Gallery, Groton, MA

2016 Group Exhibition, Owen Smith Shuman Gallery, Fitch’s Bridge, Groton, MA

2012 and 2013 Exhibitor, Collaboration, The Boston Flower & Garden Show

2012 Couture Designer, Three Rivers Arts Fashion Show, Ayer, MA

Commissions

2015 Public Art, 911 Memorial constructed using beams salvaged form the WTC. Groton Fire Station, Groton, MA

2007 Public Art, a pair of benches placed along the Nashua River Rail Trail

2004 Public Art, “Lost” Mechanical Book. Groton Public Library

2005 Public Art, Trees Gate, Groton Public Library

1988– Ongoing Numerous private commissions designed and built in the course of my metalworking profession. See my website Artison Iron

Teaching Experience

2017 Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Metal Sculpture and Technique Immersion

2016 Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Welded Sculpture

2014 New England Blacksmiths Spring Meet, Forge Master A group project making panels for an ongoing Totem Project

2011 and 2012 Open Studio, Groton, MA Beginning Forging Workshop

2011 Lawrence Academy, Winterim, 2 Week Blacksmithing Workshop

1998–2007 Annual Blacksmithing Demonstration, Age of Iron, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA