Jun 01, 2005




Sculpture & Architecture Park

DeWitt Godfrey is an American artist who is most known for his large abstract public sculptures of banded steel. The sizes of his steel sculptures range, but the formal qualities are usually fairly similar to one another- large, wide, circular tubes of bent steel, bolts and ridges visible to the viewer. The shape of his structures always seem to carry a feature of weight, which speaks back to the heavy material that was used.

Godfrey has exhibited his sculptures publicly in galleries throughout the world, including Ciudad Empresial in Santiago, Chile, Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York, Europos Parkas in Vilnius, Lithuania, and many more. Godfrey earned his BA in Art from Yale in 1982, and his MFA in Sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art as a Fulbright Scholar in 1996. Godfrey is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships internationally, including the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endownment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Japan Foundation among others. He is currently a board member of the College Art Association and formerly the director of the Institute for Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History.