Patrick Chandler

Artist's Resume



Masters of Fine Arts , Fine Arts / Three Dimensional Studies, May 2015. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

Bachelor of Fine Art Cum Laude, Fine Arts / Sculpture, May 2013, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.


Studio Art Centers International, Summer Study Abroad, 2013, Florence Italy.


Kendall College of Art and Design, 2002-2003 Grand Rapids, MI.


Professional Experience

Bowling Green State University         August 2014 – Present

            Graduate Assistant Instructor- Bowling Green, OH

Responsible for teaching three dimensional studies in the foundations program (First Year Program).  Instruction of the use and safety of the woodworking shop, and principles of three dimensional design.   


            Graduate Assistant Technician- Bowling Green, OH       August 2013-May 2014

Responsible for assisting with maintenance of glass and sculpture studios.  Duties included ensuring the glass furnaces were sufficiently charged, supervising weekly cleaning, repairing sculpture studio equipment and facilities and monitoring open studio hours.   


Western Michigan University                      Apr 2012 to August 2012

            Printmaking Technician- Kalamazoo MI

            Responsible for maintenance of printmaking department equipment and facilities.


Western Michigan University                      Jan 2011 to May 2011

            Woodshop Monitor, Kalamazoo, MI

Responsible for supervising open studio hours in the Frostic School of Art woodshop, and assisting students as needed.


Michigan Army National Guard                    Nov 1998 to Jan 2010

            Senior Logistics Supervisor, Kalamazoo, MI

Responsible for overseeing logistics and supply of a ten-company battalion of Army Engineer units.  Duties included: maintaining property accountability of over seven million dollars worth of equipment and property, training and monitoring of seven supply sergeants, reporting required information to higher headquarters, monitoring food service, maintenance, safety, security and transportation of all units


ADT Security Systems                                   Oct 1995 to Nov 1998

            Installer, Raleigh, NC

            Residential and commercial alarm installer.

United States Army                                        Jun 1989 to Oct 1995

            Aircraft Armament Repairer, Ft Bragg, NC

            Repaired and maintained armament, electronics and night vision systems for Apache  


Exhibitions (* Denotes Solo Exhibition)


2015                Enter Woven*,(MFA Exhibition) Wankleman Gallery, Bowling Green State

                       University,  Bowling Green, OH


2015                Cross Purposes, Unity Church, Toledo OH.


2013                Sew What,* (BFA thesis) Devries Student Gallery, Western Michigan University,

                       Kalamazoo, MI


2013                ArtPrize, Big Old Building, Grand Rapids, MI


2012                Art About Women, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2012                ArtPrize, Monarch Taproom, Grand Rapids, MI


2011                Not With A Bang, But With A Whimper,* Frostic School of Art Student Gallery, 

                       Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2011                Student Show, Frostic School of Art Student Gallery, Western Michigan

                       University, Kalamazoo, MI

2011                ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Community College Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI

2011                Student Foundations Show,  Devries Student Gallery, Western Michigan

                       University, Kalamazoo, MI

2011                Gestault Sculpture Exhibit, Frostic School of Art Student Gallery, Western

                        Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2011                Ambiguous Tool Exhibit, Frostic School of Art Student Gallery, Western

                        Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2009                Wayland Art Hop, Wayland MI


Curated Shows

2012                Art By Design, Design Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI




2013                Trinity, St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, OH.


2010                McKay Crest, Private collection.


2006                Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Escutcheon, Private collection.

2004                Hospital Room Crosses, Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, VA



President of Student Art Senate, Bowling Green State University (2014-present)


Treasurer of Student Art Senate, Bowling Green State University (2013-2014)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


Metal Fabrication - oxygen-acetylene torch cutting and brazing, plasma cutter, MIG and stick welding, sheet metal forming, and forging, power and pneumatic tools, finishing and polishing 


Foundry - casting bronze, aluminum and cast iron, mold making techniques with ceramic shell and lost wax processes


Stone - carving with power and hand tools, stone cutting, polishing and laminating


Wood - expert with hand and power tools and shop equipment, power and hand carving, steam bending, construction, finishing and maintenance of woodworking tools and machinery including SawStop brand table saws


 Non-Foundry Mold Making and Casting - plaster molds, silicone and latex molds with mother-molds, casting resin, urethane foam and wax 


Printmaking – intaglio and wood block prints 


Glass – lampworking and cold work 


Painting- airbrush, oil, acrylic, and HVLP


Safety – experience enforcing workplace safety standards, maintaining Material Safety Data Sheets, hazardous material handling, first aid and forklift training


Other- carpentry, plumbing, electrical and electronic wiring, general computing, Microsoft Office, Canvas online education system, Photoshop, training and supervision of multiple subordinates, purchasing and contracting of supplies and equipment, physical security of equipment and facilities


2010 - present

2010 - present