James Marshall has been a highly successful exhibiting artist and art educator whose education in art began with a pottery apprenticeship in Guatemala while living with the Quiche, a Mayan First Nation tribe during his service in the Peace Corps. He received his MFA in 1979 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where his MFA research and production in sculpture were mentored by John Stevenson and Rudolph Arnheim, author of “Art and Visual Perception”.
His teaching experience includes the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, and has been Program Head of Ceramics at Santa Fe Community College from 1999 to present.
James continues to develop his artistic direction with “The Liminal Object”, an in depth sculptural exploration fueled by the minimalist aesthetic, which investigates the potential for an ordinary object to move into other dimensions. His works from this series are included in over 200 public and private collections nationally and internationally and he has been widely published in books, magazines and newspaper articles.