Lee Running

Running was awarded the 2017 Iowa Arts Council fellowship. In 2018 she completed a major permanent installation called Five Miles From Fayette at Upper Iowa University, and a temporary installation in the Governor’s Office at the Iowa State Capital using herbarium samples from the 1800’s as inspiration. She has recently exhibited her work at the Morris Graves Museum, Eureka CA, Western Carolina Museum of Fine Art in North Carolina, the Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA, The Dubuque Museum, Dubuque, IA and the National Taiwan University of the Arts.

In 2019 she and her collaborator Denise Bookwalter completed the artists book Fashioning at Small Craft Advisory Press. She has been an artist in residence at the Jentel Foundation, Sheridan WY, Penland School of Crafts, Penland N.C., Constellation Studios, Lincoln NE and The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT.

Cure: Glass, 2019, Polished roadkill deer bones, cast glass, meat hook, hardware, 6x2x3 feet
Detail – Cure: Glass, 2019, Polished roadkill deer bones, cast glass, meat hook, hardware, 6x2x3 feet
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  1. […] Lee Emma Running spoke to us from Tallahassee, Florida where she was at a week long residency at Small Craft Advisory Press. During residency period she worked with her longtime collaborator to craft their second artist book together. The book is part of a series in the collaboration. She and her collaborator met when they both served as teachers at Oxbow and discovered complementary skill sets. As a sculptor, Running has worked extensively with roadkill bones as her medium and she is currently developing and refining the process of glass casting. Her work embraces the complexity of the natural world. To hear more from Running, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Lee Emma Running spoke to us from Tallahassee, Florida where she was at a week long residency at Small Craft Advisory Press. During residency period she worked with her longtime collaborator to craft their second artist book together. The book is part of a series in the collaboration. She and her collaborator met when they both served as teachers at Oxbow and discovered complementary skill sets. As a sculptor, Running has worked extensively with roadkill bones as her medium and she is currently developing and refining the process of glass casting. Her work embraces the complexity of the natural world. To hear more from Running, listen to the complete interview. […]