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Lewis Colburn
Lewis Colburn

Assistant Professor
Sculpture Area Coordinator
Department of Art & Art History



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, the International Performance Prize in Trento, Italy, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, and the historic Glen Foerd mansion in Philadelphia.

Colburn has participated artist-in-residence programs at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Vermont Studio Center, D’Clinic Studios in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, and SculptureSpace in Utica, NY.

He is also an active member of NAPOLEON, an artist-run project space in Philadelphia’s Rollins Building. Recent solo exhibitions with NAPOLEON include The Noble Amateur (2013) and On This Site (2014).

Colburn currently teaches Sculpture and 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. He has taught at Moore College of Art and the University of the Arts prior to Drexel.

MFA, Sculpture, Syracuse University
BA, Studio Art, Russian Language, St. Olaf College