For the past twenty one 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 a newly elected member in 2016. Later in the same year, his 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, in
In 2017, Jeremiah completed his second solo exhibition of 31 low relief sculptures in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Concurrently, his work was also juried into the National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition - once again appearing at the Brookgreen Gardens.
Mr. Welsh gained representation at the 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, located in the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs Colorado. In May of 2019, Jeremiah displayed his collected works in a four artist exhibition at Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe. In July of the same year, 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 sculpture, Northern Torsion Pike and Bull.
Over the years Mr. Welsh's sculpture and commentary have been included in various publications. He has acted as a grant-funded community educator, a sculpture judge for both the National Sculpture Society as well as the National Scholastic Art Show in Pennsylvania and has lectured in art educational settings both within the U.S. and abroad.
Jeremiah now resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he continues to pursue and explore his personal artistic vision through the ongoing development of his private sculptural collections.
© 2017 Jeremiah D. Welsh