Photo:  Chester Alamo-Costello

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Indiana University Northwest.  He is also the co-director and founder of the collective Floating Museum.  His work has been shown at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The UCSD Art Gallery, The Glass Curtain 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.  Recent exhibitions and projects include a public project titled River Assembly on the Chicago River, an exhibition titled How to give life to a mountain at the DuSable Museum and a British Council Arts and Social Practice Fellowship.     


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


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, 2015, 2017-18      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

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



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



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