For the past twenty-six years Connecticut born artist Jeremiah D. Welsh has undertaken the full-time pursuit of mastery in and exploration of low relief sculpture. Fifteen of those years were spent as a contractual relief sculptor for Matthews International Bronze, generating plastiline originals for architectural metal-casting applications. This position afforded Jeremiah with the opportunity to engage dynamically diverse subject matter for governmental, nonprofit and private clientele across the United States and around the world.
While working professionally in bas relief bronze, Mr. Welsh has also had the pleasure of exhibiting his personal work within the United States and Japan - completing his first solo exhibition in Tokyo in January 2014. In 2015, Jeremiah returned to the United States permanently after spending three years living in Tokyo - where he flourished as a fine art sculptor.
Mr. Welsh was welcomed by the National Sculpture Society (NSS) as newly elected member in 2016. Later in the same year, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River, was awarded the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize for "an outstanding work, either carved or cast" in the NSS 83rd Annual Awards Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
In 2017, Jeremiah completed his second solo exhibition of 31 low relief sculptures in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Concurrently his work, Hailstorm-Maelstrom, Prickly Poppy Field, was also juried into the National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition - once again appearing at the Brookgreen Gardens.
Mr. Welsh gained representation at Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe in 2018. During the same year, his work was once again selected by jury to be included in the NSS 85th Annual Awards Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens. Further, his accepted sculpture was selected as the featured promotional image for the 85th Annual Exhibition by NSS.
In January of 2019, Jeremiah achieved representation at the Broadmoor Galleries, in Colorado. In May of 2019, Jeremiah displayed his collected works in exhibition at Wiford Gallery on Canyon Road. In July of 2019, Jeremiah's sculpture was juried into the NSS 86th Annual Awards Exhibition, where he won the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize for his bas relief, Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull. This work was later displayed at the NSS Gallery in Manhattan.
In 2020, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Cormorant and Moon Jellyfish, was juried into the NSS 87th Annual Awards Exhibition - making it the fifth consecutive year that Jeremiah’s work was accepted into this exclusive national show. This piece later won The Anna Hyatt Huntington Award and a Brookgreen Medal, thereby also securing a place at the NSS Gallery in Manhattan as part of The Award Winner’s Exhibition, 2020-2021.
Concurrently, in November of 2020, Jeremiah’s bas relief, Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull was recognized as a Finalist in the 15th International ARC Salon - being one of only two relief sculptures that achieved this distinction in the 15th ARC Salon’s Sculpture Category.
In 2021, Jeremiah was commissioned to create the 50th Brookgreen Medal. His medal, entitled Days of Silence - Nights of Song, was debuted at the Gardens in May, 2022 - where he presented its development via lecture.
In July of 2022, Mr. Welsh’s sculpture, Visions of Farewell, was juried into the NSS 89th Annual Awards Exhibition where it later won the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize for realism. Concurrently, Jeremiah also had his sculpture, Ridge Fire Refuge - Bighorns in the Garden, displayed in the summer exhibition at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, called “Above the Clouds - Art of the Alpine.”
In January of 2023, Mr. Welsh’s relief sculptures, Badlands Bull and Descent into the Pinery, were juried into the National Sculpture Society’s Spring Exhibition in New York City - entitled “Melting Pot - The Diverse Cultures of the Americas”. In March of 2023, his sculpture, Cookies and Milk, was juried into the NSS Summer Exhibition in New York City, entitled “Altered Realities”. In September of the same year, Jeremiah’s sculptures, Bossing the Run - Brown Trout and Caddis Emerger and Turning Towards Autumn - Cicada and Sunflower, were juried into the Mountain Oyster Club’s 54th Annual Contemporary Western Art Show in Tucson, Arizona.
Mr. Welsh has acted a as sculpture judge for both NSS as well as the National Scholastic Art Show and has lectured in art educational settings both within the U.S. and abroad. His work has been featured in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Art of the West, Gray's Sporting Journal and Fine Art Connoisseur.