Photo:  Eric Perez

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford is a visual artist and assistant professor of sculpture at Indiana University Northwest. He is also a co-director and co-founder of the collective Floating Museum. His work has been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, Malmo Konstmuseum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, American Academy of Arts and Letters, The UCSD Art Gallery, and The Hyde Park Art Center, among other spaces. He has held fellowships at the Sculpture Space, the MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, the Brown Foundation Program at the Dora Maar House, and the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting. His work has been supported by grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Harpo Foundation, the Propeller Fund, the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship in Sicily.  Reviews of his work have been included in outlets like Sculpture Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artforum, and the Chicago Tribune.    



Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

MFA University of Illinois at Chicago

BA Bard College


Teaching/ Professional Experience

2018-present   Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Indiana University Northwest 2018-present

2016-2018        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Contemporary Practices, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2013-2016        Lecturer in Contemporary Practices, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011-2013        Lecturer of Drawing and Sculpture, DePaul University

2012                  Instructor of Sculpture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008-2009        Instructor of Sculpture, University of Illinois at Chicago


Selected Exhibitions/Performances

2023            Forthcoming: Chicago Architecture Biennial, Artistic Director and Curator, Floating Museum

2023           Forthcoming: Memory Palace, permanent art commission, City of Chicago for the Cermak Corridor

2022           Floating Museum: A lion for every house, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2021           League of Nations, Solo show, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL

2021           Sustainable Societies for the Future, Malmo Kunstmuseum, Malmo, Sweden curated by Kirse Jung-Stevnsborg

2020           The Long Dream, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2020           Floating Museum, Turn the Light, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2020           Members Show, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2019           Sculpture commission, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

2019           Sculpture commission, Hinsdale Public Library

2019           Solo Show, Garden Gipsoteca, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL

2019           IN/SITU EXPO Chicago, Chicago IL

2018-19      Floating Museum: Cultural Transit Assembly, public art project with the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Park District

2017           Floating Museum: River Assembly, public art project with the City of Chicago

2017            Floating Museum, Singing Stones, Palais De Tokyo/EXPO Hors le Murs

2017            Floating Museum, How to give life to a mountain, DuSable Museum, Chicago IL

2017             Small Objects, Skowhegan Project Space, NY NY

2015             Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler University with Mike Calway-Fagen

2015             Terrain Biennial

2015             The American Academy of Arts and Letters 2015 Invitational Exhibition

2015             Sate Park, University of California San Diego Art Gallery

2014             Division of Labor, Group Show, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014             Evanston Art Center, Sculpture on the Lawn

2014              Group show, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

2013              Hall of Kahn, solo show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012              EXPO Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center booth, Chicago, IL

2012              Strategies for preservation, group show, SHOP, Chicago, IL

2012              Terraformer, Group Show, Chicago, IL

2011              Strength in numbers, collaborative project, Scope Art Fair, Miami

2011              Reformation, Skowhegan Group Show, Skowhegan ME

2011              Give me a place to stand and I will move the world, Hyde Park Alliance for Art and  Culture, Chicago, IL

2010              Ground Floor, Group Show, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010              Ecclesiastes rose, public sculpture and performance sponsored by the Fulbright Commission, Mondello, Italy

2009              Sketch for the taste keepers, performance, American Academy, Rome, Italy

2009              Death floats by in hot pants, performance, Tiber River, Italy

2009              Starkiller in Lake Michigan, performance, Chicago, IL

2009              Thesis Show, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2008              Interring the Albatross, Solo Show, Hungry Man Gallery, Chicago

2008              Formfit, Group Show, The Great Space, UIC, Chicago, I

2008              2 Person Show, Elegant Mr. Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008              Collection, Collection,Group Show Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

2008              Sin Fronteras, Group Show, University of Florida juried exhibition

2006              Re-membered, Group Show, UBS Exhibition Center, Red Hook, NY

2006              Selections, Group Show, Fisher Gallery, Bard College, NY



2022         Builders Vision Grant 

2022         Indiana University Northwest Research Grant 

2022         Graham Foundation Grant 

2022         Driehaus Foundation Grant

2022         Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Grant 

2022         Illinois Arts Council General Operating Grant 

2022         Field Foundation Grant 

2022         City of Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Grant 

2022         Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grant

2021         Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago Grant

2021         Driehaus Foundation Grant

2021         Indiana University Northwest, Research Grant 

2021         Indiana University Northwest, Summer Faculty Fellowship

2021         Joyce Foundation Grant

2021         MAP Grant 

2020         Field Foundation Grant 

2020         Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Grant 

2020         Chicago Community Trust Grant 

2020         Alphawood Foundation Grant

2020         Terra Foundation Emergency Grant 

2020         Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant 

2020         Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship 

2020         Indiana University Student Success Grant 

2020         Field Foundation New Leaders Grant: Floating Museum 

2019         Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grant

2019         Joyce Foundation Grant 

2019         Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Grant 

2019         Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship 

2019         Field Foundation Grant 

2019         Indiana University New Frontiers Grant 

2018         Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grant 

2018         Terra Foundation Grant 

2018         Illinois Humanities Grant 

2018         Chicago Park District Nights Out in the Park Grant 

2017         Polk Bros Foundation Grant

2017         Field Foundation Grant

2017         School of the Art Institute Faculty Enrichment Grant

2016         British Council Arts and Social Practice Fellowship

2016          Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation Grant

2016           Awesome Foundation Grant

2016           SAIC Shapiro Center Research Graduate Fellow

2016           The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Faculty Enrichment Grant

2016            Sculpture Space Residency Fellowship

2015            Propeller Fund Grant

2015            Propeller Fund Residency

2015            Maker Grant

2015            Brown Foundation Fellow at the Dora Maar House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

2015            DCASE/Joyce Foundation Studio Artist in Residence

2015            The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Faculty Enrichment Grant

2014            Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant

2014            Art Slant Showcase winner

2014            Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship

2014            Fellowship, MacDowell Colony

2014             Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant

2014              Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

2012-2013    Resident Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center

2012             Harpo Foundation Grant

2012             CAAP Grant

2012             Illinois Arts Council Project Grant

2011             Propeller Fund Grant

2011             Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2011             Hyde Park Alliance for Art and Culture Artist-in-Residence

2010             Federal Assistance Award

2009-2010   J. William Fulbright Grant, Sculpture, Italy

2009             State Department Grant for the Arts, US Embassy, Rome Italy

2009             Visiting Artist, American Academy, Rome Italy

2008             Provost’s Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

2007-2008   Teaching Assistantship, University of Illinois at Chicago

2007             Tuition Waiver, University of Illinois at Chicago

2006             Studio Arts Award, Bard College

2004-2006    Trustee Scholarship, Bard College


2022              Chicago Design Summit, Chicago Architecture Biennial / Graham Foundation

2021              Beyond Commemoration, DuSable in Chicago History, Lake Forest College

2021              EXPO Chicago Dialogues: Sustainable Societies for the Future

2019              Artist Talk, Arts Club of Chicago, with Professor Jon Levy 

2017              Future of Public Art, panel discussion, Art Institute of Chicago 

2016              Artist Talk, Boston University 

2014              Artist Talk, Drexel University

2014              Artist Talk, Alfred University 

2013              Hall of Khan, artist talk, Hyde Park Art Center

2010              Lecture, German Fulbright Conference, Berlin Germany

2010              Lecture, Liceo Artistico, Benevento Italy


Curatorial Projects

2013               Co-founder of Jekyll&Hyde Gallery

2011               Co-founder of the Hyde Park Kunstverein