STAN DOLEGA
sculptor, designer, artist

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Born
Detroit, Michigan

Education
Wayne State University, Detroit, M.F.A., Major-sculpture, Minors-Lithography, Medieval and Classic art and Architectural history, Evolution of the Crafts
Michigan State University, East Lansing, B.F.A., Major-Industrial Design, Minors-History World Art, Architectural History

Solo Exhibitions
2015-Ongoing
“Penumbra,” Permanent outdoor installation of multi-part, large-scale, wood sculpture, Laramie, South Third Street at I-80
2012-Ongoing
“WIND CODE,” Permanent outdoor installation of multi-part, large-scale, steel, boulder and cut stone sculpture, Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, Cheyenne
2009-13
“Vedauwoo Modernized,” Outdoor installation of large-scale steel and boulder sculpture, Optimist Park, Laramie
1989
“Stanley Dolega Sculpture,” Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center, Casper, Wyoming
1976
“Fictionalized Objects,” Environmental Sculpture proposal drawings for outdoor sites, Willis Gallery, Fisher Building, Detroit
1974
“Stash Makes Big,” Willis Gallery, Willis St., Detroit, Three wooden environmental sculptures shown indoors

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013
“Subverting Modernism:  Cass Corridor Revisited, 1966-1980,” Curated by Julia R. Myers, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; toured to Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant (exhibition catalogue)
2008-09
"Sculpture:  A Wyoming Invitational,” Curated by Susan Moldenhauer, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie (walking and driving tour guide)
1989
“Open View from Wyoming,” Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Exhibition, Curated by Henry T. Hopkins (exhibition catalogue)
1986
“Artists Interpret Utility,” Detroit Artists Market, Curated by Davira S. Taragin (exhibition catalogue)
“ArtQuest ’86,” Parsons School of Design Gallery, New York and Brand Library Art Galleries, Los Angeles,  Sculpture prize winner (exhibition catalogue)
1985
 “The Artist as a Social Designer,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ahmanson Gallery; Curated by Maurice Touchman, senior curator and Maria de Herrera, curatorial assistant, Twentieth-Century Art; Featured artists:   Dennis Adams, Siah Armajani,  Herbert Bayer, Sheila Berkeley, Scott Burton, Stan Dolega, Richard Fleischner,  Lloyd Hamrol, Helen Mary and Newton Harrison, Doug Hollis, Nancy Holt, Andrew Leicester, Mary Miss, Robert Morris, Max Neuhaus, Isamu Noguchi, Beverly Pepper, Martin Puryear, Martha Schwartz,  Buster Simpson,  Robert Smithson, Ned Smyth, Alan Sonfist, Athena Tacha, George Trakas, Elyn Zimmerman (Exhibition catalog)
1981
“Artists’ Parks and Gardens,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Hayden Gallery; toured to Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Featured artists: Hyong Nam Ahn, Siah Armajani, Christo, Stan Dolega, Richard Fleischner, Nancy Holt, Robert Irwin, Patricia Johanson, Andrew Leicester, Sol LeWitt, Mary Miss, Robert Morris, Max Neuhaus, Isamu Noguchi, Martin Puryear, Gary Rieveschl, Martha Schwartz, Alan Sonfist, Jan Sullivan, Athena Tacha, Elyn Zimmerman
1980-81
“Kick Out the Jams, Detroit's Cass Corridor, 1963-1977,” Detroit Institute of Arts; amended exhibition toured to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Curated by Mary Jane Jacob (exhibition catalogue)
1979
“NEA Regional Fellowship Artists Travelling Exhibition,” Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; Anderson College, Anderson, Indiana; Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois; Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota; University of Minnesota, Morris, Minnesota; Curated by Michael Jones, Acting Director, University Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton (exhibition catalog)
“Maquettes and Drawings for Large Scale Sculpture:  Siah Armajani, Stan Dolega, Jackie Ferrara, Steve Foust, Michael Hall, Robert Stackhouse,” Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit
1976
“Works in Progress II,” Detroit Institute of Arts
“From the Bottom Up: 15 Contemporary Michigan Sculptors,” City of East Lansing, Michigan; Sculpture shown outdoors in Parks, on sidewalks, Parking Lots and Medians (exhibition catalog)
“Sculpture for a New Age,” Chicago Federal Center Plaza, Chicago (funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts,  Illinois Bicentennial Commission, and the Illinois Arts Council , Featured Artists:  Siah Armajani, Guy Baldwin, Stan Dolega, Carl Floyd, Julie Hall, Michael Hall, Chris Haymen, Barry Holden, Nate Horowitz, Jerald Jacquard,  Dennis Kowalski, Winifred Lutz, Tom Macaulay,  Frick Mayer, Frank McGuire,  John David Mooney,  Jerry Peart, Robert Arthur Ray, Patricia Renick, Gary Rieveschl, Tom Scarff, Robert Sibbison,  Sam Smith, Wayne Taylor, Barry Tinsley, Cheryl Utiger, Ron Watson, Charles Wilson (exhibition catalogue)
1972
“59th Exhibition for Michigan Artists,” Detroit Institute of Arts
1971
“Luchs Dolega Newton,” Willis Gallery, Detroit, Inaugural Exhibition
1970
“Festival ’70 Art Exhibition,” City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, First prize for outdoor Sculpture
“58th Exhibition for Michigan Artists,” Detroit Institute of Arts
1969
“57th Exhibition for Michigan Artists,” Detroit Institute of Arts
“Wayne State University Faculty Exhibition,” Detroit
1968
“Michigan State Council for the Arts Sculpture Exhibition,” Detroit
“14th Drawing and Small Sculpture Show,” Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, Indiana
“MFA Exhibition,” Wayne State University Art Gallery, Detroit

Selected Commissions/Outdoor Works
2015
City of Laramie: South Third Street at I-80; Penumbra, a permanent outdoor installation of a multiple component, large scale, wood, sculpture; built through the Laramie Public Art Coalition
2012
State of Wyoming: Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center, Cheyenne; WIND CODE, a permanent outdoor installation of a multiple component, large-scale, steel, boulder and cut stone sculpture
2008-09
“Sculpture:  A Wyoming Invitational,” Laramie (artist chosen site), Vedauwoo Modernized, outdoor installation of large-scale steel and boulder sculpture, Optimist Park; Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie
1987
Montgomery County, Maryland (artist chosen site), Untitled Amphitheater, 1/4 acre earthwork and concrete amphitheater, circular forms with changing elevations from zero to 10 feet
1985
Sturgis, South Dakota (artist chosen site), Untitled, wood sculpture, 13 feet by 50 feet by 15 feet
1981
Town of Hanna, Wyoming, Untitled earthwork, funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts, reclamation of open pit coal mine to serve as recreation site and sanitary landfill, 120 acres with changing elevations from zero to 100 feet.
DeWeese Park, Dayton, Ohio (artist-chosen site), Untitled, multi-part concrete sculpture, 4 feet high by 200 feet long
1980
General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Building and Post Office, Wenatchee, Washington (artist chosen site), Untitled earthwork and concrete, outdoor installation; ¼ acre with changing elevations, 0-6 feet
1976
Ox-Bow Summer School of Art, Saugatuck, Michigan (artist chosen site), outdoor installation, partially hewn logs from dead trees, 100 feet long with changing elevations, 2-7 feet, curved to follow foot path
1975
Clark Park, Detroit (artist-chosen site), Untitled, earthwork and wood sculpture, varied elevations from 3 feet below grade to 10 feet above grade, 64 feet long by 2 feet wide, bridge- like structure
Wayne State University, Detroit, Untitled, outdoor steel sculpture
1974
Belle Isle Park, Detroit (artist-chosen site), Untitled, earthwork and wood play sculpture, 1/4 acre with varied elevations from 3 feet below grade to 3 feet above grade, square fortress-like at top of hill
1970
Belle Isle Park, Detroit (artist-chosen site), Untitled, steel sculpture on concrete, two minimal forms 6 feet by 14 feet by 3 feet with 2 foot space between
1969
Elmwood Park Plaza, Detroit, Untitled, Steel sculpture, minimal industrial-like forms

Awards
1989
Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship
1980
National Endowment for the Arts Art in Public Places Planning Grant, Sculpture reclamation project, Hanna, Wyoming
Wyoming Arts Council Chairman’s Grant, Sculpture reclamation project, Hanna
1978
National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artist Fellowship
1975
National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, award

Selected Collections
Smithsonian Institution National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
The United States General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Building and Post Office, Wenatchee, Washington
Numerous private collections

Selected Publications
Julia R. Myers, Ph.D.  Subverting Modernism:  Cass Corridor Revisited, 1966-1980.  Wayne State University Press in collaboration with Eastern Michigan University Art Galleries, 2013 (illus.), cited throughout
Roger Green. “DETROIT- ‘Subverting Modernism:  Cass Corridor Revisited, 1966-1980’- Eastern Michigan University,” Sculpture Magazine, Sep., 2013, pp. 75-76
John Carlos Cantu.  “EMU’s ‘Subverting Modernism’ exhibit offers fascinating look at Cass Corridor art.”  annarbor.com, Apr. 3, 2013
“Local artist contributes to sculpture exhibition,” Laramie Daily Boomerang, Aug. 8, 2008
John Beardsley.  Art in Public Places:  A survey of Community Sponsored Projects supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Partners for Livable Places, 1991, p. 137
“Artists in Michigan, 1900-1976,” introduction by Dennis Barry.  Wayne State University Press in association with The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and Founders Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1989, pp. 46, 112 (illus.)
“Stan Dolega to produce a mini-amphitheater,” Laramie Daily Boomerang, Feb. 6, 1987
“Wyoming artist commissioned to create art works in Maryland,” Laramie Daily Boomerang, 1986
“Reclamation Art,” Klite, Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Division, 1985
John Beardsley.  Earthworks and Beyond, New York:  Abbeville Press, 1984, p. 97
“First of its kind:  Dolega transforms moonscape into art,” The Campus Pulse, December 18, 1981, University of Wyoming
Dennis Alan Nawrocki.  Art in Detroit Public Places, Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1980, pp. 81, 122-23 (illus.)
Kick Out the Jams:  Detroit’s Cass Corridor, 1963-1977, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1980 (illus. exhibition catalogue), numerous citing’s
Marsha Miro for the Detroit Free Press
 “Artists Whose Work Doesn’t Necessarily Hang on the Walls,” Detroit Free Press Magazine, Jun. 11,
   1976, pp. 14-17 (illus.)
Joy Hakanson Colby for The Detroit News
  “Clark Park sculpture part of ’76 program,” 1976
Henrietta Epstein.  “Outdoor Sculpture,” Detroit Monthly, September, 1978, pp, 58-67 (illus.)
Joy Hakanson for The Detroit News
  “Sculpture made to play on,” Sep. 27, 1974 (illus.)
Dennis Adrian.  “Chi-sculpture shines in a super showing,” Chicago Daily News, July 6, 1975 (illus.)
Luther A. Keith.  “Belle Isle, Clark Park additions:  Sculptures puzzle admirers,” Sep. 4, 1975

Related Professional Experience
2013-Present
Member, Sculpture Placement Group, Laramie Beautification Committee
2013
Speaker, CLICK, Wyoming Artists’ Conference, Wyoming Arts Council, University of Wyoming Art Department, Laramie
Speaker, dedication of WIND CODE sculpture
2009
Speaker, Public Art and Community:  Inspiration and Reflection, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie
1979-81
Designer and director of the Sculpture Reclamation Project (of abandoned coal strip mine), Hanna, Wyoming; engineering and environmental analysis for construction and general contracting for construction of the site-specific sculpture
1974-78
President of Artists’ Board, Common Ground of the Arts, Detroit, funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts
1972-73
Member, New Detroit Committee on the Arts, Sculpture Placement Team
1971-77
Founding Board Member, Willis Gallery, Detroit
1971-74
Refined skills in landscape architecture, architectural, urban and graphic design, model-making and drafting
1969-70
Automotive body engineer
1968-78
Resident Member, Common Ground of the Arts, Detroit, funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts
1974-75
Instructor of Three Dimensional Design, Wayne County Community College, Detroit
1969
Instructor of Sculpture, Wayne State University, Detroit
1968
Sculpture foundry technician

Zero and One, 1980, Wenatchee, Washingtom