ART FOR ARCHITECTURAL SETTINGS
KASPARI • DELL WORKSHOP has offices in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota and represents the ongoing collaboration between BRAD KASPARI and IRVE DELL.
WE ARE artists, sculptors, object-makers, designers & fabricators. We are fascinated by the ever-evolving relationship between humans and the objects that surround them. We believe in mining this history to create occasions for mystery, humor, beauty & theater. Our deep knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques allow us to adapt our creative impulses to whatever is required for a particular architectural context. Our work is unique and ever expanding.
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BRAD KASPARI graduated with a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and received an MFA from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he directs his own design and fabrication firm, Kaspari Design Services, Inc. Over the past 20 plus years he has completed numerous public art commissions across the country, both as a solo artist and as a part of collaborative teams. Brad's work ranges from temporary interactive sculptural installations to permanent sculptural object making and fully architecturally integrated projects such as terrazzo and decorative stone flooring treatments. He has received grants and awards from the McKnight, Jerome, and Knight Foundations, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association.
IRVE DELL graduated from Williams College with a major in biology and he received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served for many years as a Professor of Art at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Irve's work is evenly divided between gallery pieces, private commissions, and public art projects and he has a particular interest in the intersection between art and theatrical performance. He has received special recognition, grants and awards from the Walker Arts Center, the Bush Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.