Lewis Colburn is an artist who lives and teaches in Philadelphia. Colburn’s work has been shown throughout the United States and internationally, at venues including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA, and the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles. His recent solo exhibitions include A Broken Index at South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China, two hundred forty-one years at VisArts in Rockville, MD, and The Best of All Possible Worlds at Penn State Abington in Abington, PA.
Colburn has participated artist-in-residence programs at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Vermont Studio Center, D’Clinic Studios in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, SculptureSpace in Utica, NY, the Glen Foerd mansion in Philadelphia, and RAIR (Recycled Artist-in-Residency), also in Philadelphia. In 2018, he received the Open Studio Fellowship at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota. He is also an active member of NAPOLEON, an artist-run project space in Philadelphia’s Rollins Building.
Colburn currently teaches Sculpture I and II, as well as Design III at Drexel, with a focus on integrating digital fabrication technologies with traditional, hands-on making processes.
Originally from the Midwest, he received his MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University, and a BA in Studio Art and Russian Language from St. Olaf College. Prior to teaching at Drexel, he taught at Moore College of Art and the University of the Arts.