Darlys Ewoldt

THROUGHOUT HER CHILDHOOD IN RURAL IOWA, DARLYS EWOLDT FELT COMPELLED TO DRAW AND MAKE THINGS FROM A VARIETY OF MATERIALS.  SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO USING METALS AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY, WHERE SHE RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN 1977.  IN 1982, SHE EARNED A MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY.  DURING THE ENSUING YEARS, EWOLDT HAS LIVED AND WORKED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.  SHE HAS BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF NUMEROUS GRANTS AND AWARDS.  THESE INCLUDE THREE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS AND ONE FINALIST AWARD, FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP AND PROJECT GRANTS, PROJECT GRANTS FROM THE GEORGE SUGARMAN FOUNDATION AND THE RUTH CHENVEN FOUNDATION, AND A TRAVEL GRANT FROM THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES.  IN 2006, EWOLDT PRESENTED A WORKSHOP AT AN INTERNATIONAL METALS CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, AND WAS AN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE CANBERRA SCHOOL OF ART AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.  SHE HAS ALSO CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS ON FORMING METAL AND PATINATION PROCESSES IN THE UNITED STATES. 

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