Barry Gunderson


About Barry

Barry Gunderson lives in Gambier, Ohio, where he has taught sculpture at Kenyon College since 1974. Interpretations of water, contorted figures with peculiar thought bubbles, sculptural architecture based on Northern English row houses, French Gardens, and just “Useless Metal Objects” have kept him busy in the studio. In each series he is trying to capture the essence of these forms, some recognizable, some not, by giving each piece a visual impact, a sense of humor, or a spark that sets them apart from their sources.


1971-73 M.F.A. Sculpture/Painting, University of Colorado, Boulder

1968-71 U.S. Army

1967-68 Graduate Work, Studio Art, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

1963-67 B.A. Art Major, Augsburg college, Minneapolis, Minnesota


2010 “Eye to Eye,” Ohio percent for Art Program, Kent State University

2008 “Understorms” (1992) relocated in Gambier, OH

2001 “Conventry Arch, ” Coventry Sculpture, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

2001 “Song and Dance, ” Lincoln Park Civic Commons Project, Kettering, Ohio

1996 “Soaring”, Ohio Percent for Art Program, OSU Marion Library

1996 “Spountain”, Ohio Percent for Art Program, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus

1993 “Three Storms”, Miami University Art Gallery, Oxford, Ohio

1992 “Understorms”, Ohio Percent for Art Program, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus