Mary Klopfer

Associate Professor of Studio Art, Sculpture and Drawing

Email: mklopfer@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8007

Professional Education

  • Master of Fine Arts – Bowling Green State University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Saint Francis, 1995

Awards and Recognitions

  • Artlink Visual Art (AVA) Award for Sculpture – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2011
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Best of Show at Annual Women’s Works Awards – Old Court House Arts Center; 2011
    Woodstock, Ill.
  • Special Recognition for 13th Annual Collage, Digital and Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Museum exhibit – Upstream People Gallery; 2011
  • Member’s Show People’s Choice Award – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2011
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals – biographical candidate representing sculpture industry, included in Honors Edition; 2009
  • Special Recognition for 9th Annual Landscape International Juried Online International Art Museum exhibit – Upstream People Gallery; 2007

Professional Memberships

  • International Sculpture Center (ISC)
  • Chicago Sculpture Center (CSC)
  • Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Presentations/Exhibitions/Performances

  • Piecemeal Invitational Exhibition – Wunderkammer Company; 2013
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Faculty and Alumni Show – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2013
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Hot ‘n’ Steamy” – Artworks the Galleria of Fine Art; 2013
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Two-year outdoor sculpture exhibition – Sculpture Trails; 2013
    Solsberry, Ind.
  • Faculty and Alumni Exhibition – John P. Weatherhead Gallery; 2012
    University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Group show – Balcony Gallery, The Emporium Center; 2012
    Knoxville, Tenn.
  • “Surreal Visions” – SlowArt Productions; 2012
    Hudson, N.Y.
  • Annual Members’ Show – Garrett Museum of Art; 2012
    Garrett, Ind.
  • “Figured Out” (four-person show) – Garrett Museum of Art; 2012
    Garrett, Ind.
  • 13th Annual Digital and Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Museum – Upstream People Gallery; 2011
  • Members’ Show – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2011
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “FEMINUS” – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2011
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Annual Members’ Show – Garrett Museum of Art; 2011
    Garrett, Ind.
  • “Figured Out” (four-person show) – Garrett Museum of Art; 2011
    Garrett, Ind.
  • Exhibition during Artlink Visual Art (AVA) Awards – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2011
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Annual Women’s Works Exhibition – Old Court House Arts Center; 2011
    Woodstock, Ill.
  • Annual Three Rivers Invitational Exhibition – John P. Weatherhead Gallery; 2010
    University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Members’ Show – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2010
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Faculty and Alumni Exhibition – John P. Weatherhead Gallery; 2009
    University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Big Ideas in Small Packages” – Jeffrey Krull Gallery, Allen County Public Library; 2009
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Members’ Show – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2009
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • SOCA Faculty Art Exhibition – Arena Dinner Theatre; 2009
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Members’ Show – Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery; 2008
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Faculty and Alumni Exhibition – John P. Weatherhead Gallery; 2008
    University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Research

  • Anatomical drawing of the human figure (five-week course) – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; 2013
    Pennsylvania, Pa.
  • Portrait sculpting (five-week course) – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; 2013
    Pennsylvania, Pa.
  • Cast Iron Sculpture Workshop – Sculpture Trails; 2011
    Solsberry, Ind.
  • Terra Cotta Sculpture, figure-sculpting workshop with Colleen O’Donnell (two days) – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; 2013
    Pennsylvania, Pa.
  • Casting Intensive Residency, Expressive Metal (five days) – The Sodus Art Bank; 2008
    Sodus, N.Y.

Community Service

  • Helped with initial preparation for the “The Corrugated Art Show” exhibition at Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, promoted to students and reserved the best-of from the 3-D design classes to be stored until the show; 2013
  • Prepared food at The Rescue Mission for the Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless; 2013
  • Instructed monks on how to cast multiple Buddha from a mold shipped from Sri Lanka that is protected under copyright rules and worked on Lotus design to go on ceiling on new temple room; 2013
  • Supervised Art Student League’s mural project at the Wunderkammer Company; 2013
  • “The Corrugated Art Show” – exhibition of student work presented at The Philmore on Broadway; 2012
  • Conducted fortune telling during the SOCA Halloween party, proceeds from student tarot card, Numerology and Quan Yin readings went to USF’s Feed the Fort food drive; 2011-2013
  • Organized and taught free aluminum casting invitational; 2009-2013
  • Completed restoration work on a marble statue at the Indiana Buddhist Temple; 2010
  • Worked on the renovation/rebuilding of a life-sized elephant sculpture at the Indiana Buddhist Temple using welded metal armature and Bondo resin putty; 2011-2012

Curriculum Vitae

View Mary Klopfer’s curriculum vitae.