About the Artist

KingDuaneBorn and raised in Indianapolis, I began my art career at Southport High School on the southside of Indianapolis. While at Southport High School I won a Scholastic Art Award and several honorable mentions for sculpture and a blue ribbon for Ceramics in the Indiana 4-H State Fair. I attended Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, studying Visual Communications and earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Visual Communications. While at Herron School of Art I received a Mildred Darby Menz Scholarship for freshmen.

I have continued studying art, perfecting my technique.  I regularly work to keep my life drawing skills fine tuned. I find inspiration in the sculpture of Rodin, and was inspired by the pencil work of Paul Calle.

I have a passion for drawing and sculpting people and capturing the uniqueness in each and every one of my subjects.

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  • Herron School of Art, 1983 Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts
  • Indianapolis Arts Center– 1996, 2003, 2004, 2007 Classes
  • Southside Art League– 1995, 2003 Classes in Oil Painting

Solo Exhibitions

  • Indianapolis Arts Center 1999- Solo Show of Drawings and Sculpture

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Group Exhibitions

  • Indianapolis Arts Center Student Exhibition 1997 and 1998
  • Herron Alumni Show 1999
  • Indiana Plein Air Painters Association Show 1999
  • Indiana State Fair 2003-2014
  • Naturally Inspired Art Exhibition-White River Gardens-2006, 2008-2014
  • Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition 2006, 2008, 2010
  • New Harmony Hoosier Salon Gallery, Four Artists Exhibition July- August 2009
  • Indiana Wildlife Artists 27th Annual Exhibit 2010-2011
  • The Art Sanctuary, Annual Artesian Show 2011-2013
  • National Museum of Art and Sport, annual Exhibition 2012
  • Richmond Art Museum Annual Art Exhibition 2011-2013
  • Seven Virtues Exhibition- Athenuem Art Space
  • SoArts Garfield Park Art Center Art Exhibit 2014

Awards

  • 1979 Scholastic Arts Finalist Award and several Honorable Mentions for sculpture
  • 1979 “500 Festival of the Arts” 3rd Place
  • 1979 Indiana 4-H State Fair Blue Ribbon for Ceramics
  • 1999 I won the Earth Day Indiana Festival Poster Contest having my work representing the event in posters and programs.
  • 2001 & 2002 Bridge to the Arts— First Place Sculpture Division
  • 2002 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day First Place -Professional Division
  • 2003 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day Second Place -Professional Division
  • 2004 Indiana Microbrewers Festival “the Art of Brewing” Art Contest First Place
  • 2004 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day First Place -Professional Division
  • 2005 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day First Place -Professional Division
  • 2005 Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition – Purchase Award
  • 2006 Indiana State Fair- Fine Arts-Sculpture Second Place -Professional Division
  • 2006 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day Second Place -Professional Division
  • 2007 Creative Native Art Competition–Garfield Park First Place
  • 2007 First Brush of Spring– Hoosier Salon– Winner – New Harmony Heritage Award
  • 2007 Indiana State Fair- Fine Arts-Sculpture Third Place -Professional Division
  • 2008 Indiana State Fair- Fine Arts-Sculpture/Computer Art/Ceramics Honorable Mentions-Professional Division
  • 2008 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day First Place -Professional Division
  • 2009 Creative Native Art Competition–Garfield Park Second Place
  • 2010 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day First Place -Professional Division
  • 2010 Indiana State Fair- Fine Arts-Sculpture Third Place -Professional Division
  • 2010 Indiana Wildlife Artists 27th Annual Exhibit Second Place Sculpture
  • 2010 Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition – Best Sculpture
  • 2010 IUPUI Regatta Art Competition- Merit Award
  • 2011 IUPUI Regatta Art Competition- Merit Award
  • 2012 IUPUI Regatta Art Competition- First Place
  • 2011 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day Second Place -Professional Division
  • The Art Sanctuary, 2012 Annual Artesian Show- Second Place Sculpture
  • 2012 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day Second Place -Professional Division
  • Richmond Art Museum Annual Art Exhibition 2012, Merit Award Sculpture
  • 2013 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day, First Place -Professional Division
  • 2013 Indiana State Fair- Fine Arts-Sculpture Second Place -Professional Division
  • 2013 Indiana State Fair Artists in Residence Day, First Place -Professional Division

Publications

  • The Indianapolis News: April 2, 1999
  • The Spotlight June 3, 1999
  • The Indianapolis Star: September 28, 2008
  • The Spotlight October 23, 2008
  • South Magazine-Fall 2013- On the Rise- pages 89, 94

Community

  • SoArts Arts Group- Director
  • Southside Art League- President, Board Member
  • Herron Alumni Association- Vice President, Board Member
  • Hoosier Salon- Member