Sculpture, Painting and Commissioned Work

John M. Vosel

Cincinnati, OH –



Creative and efficient while working, with exceptional collaboration skills. Ready to bring a creative edge to any task at hand. Works well with hands-on work.



B.A. Art          GPA 3.18/4.00 High Pass on Comprehensive Exams                                                  May 2015                          

English and History

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

Coursework: 2-Dimensional Art, 20th Cent. Art History, 3-D Design, Art Theory/Criticism, Sculpture, Expanded
New Media, Painting, Advanced Studio, Senior Studio


First Place - Shepard Public Art Competition, Leadership Development Academy, Indiana State Bar Association

Competition open to all grad and undergrad students in the state of Indiana and Ohio. Designed the model/logistics for 4 separate tiers of possible artistic approaches to the memorial of (retired) Supreme Court of Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. Final design consists of a 15’x15’  limestone memorial. Constructed a model with fine detail and craftsmanship to be displayed at the site. Learned the basics of fabrication and architectural planning and design.

Randolph H. Deer Prize- Outstanding and Continued Work in Art – awarded through Wabash Art Department

Second Place- Best Overall Craftsmanship and use of Materials- awarded through Athens Gallery; ReVision Exhibition

Paul J. Husting Award for Outstanding Work in Art- awarded through Wabash Art Department

Emerging Artist of the Year Award- Art Design Consultants; Art Comes Alive 2016


Head of Crew/Independent Contractor                                                                                                             Summer 2015- present

Red Oaks Estate, Cincinnati, OH

Perform masonry repair and stucco work on gatehouse as well as front entrance gate. Multiple and ongoing Interior and exterior restorative paint jobs on both the gatehouse as well as main residence. Glazing and replacement of windows. Welding and repair of steel gates.
Maintenance and landscaping of the estate, such as mowing, weed whipping, mulching, planting trees, hedge trimming, and pool care. 

Studio Assistant/Guard                                                                                                                                                Fall 2011-2015

Fine Arts Center, Wabash College, IN

Gained a deep understanding of using 3D studio tools and materials, taught students how to use machinery. Responsible for aiding art students when needed and locking up studios at close.
Studio Assistant- Enhanced artistic skills creating work for professors of the art department for their exhibits. Preparing of the studios, as well as maintaining tools/equipment. Also collaborating with professionals to set up installations in gallery exhibitions.

Scene Shop Artist                                                                                                                  Fall 2014-Summer 2015

Wabash Theater Dept, IN                                                                                                    

Worked alongside the technical director in constructing sets for theater performances. Also painted several images for the set designs, and provided artistic feedback for high quality appearrances.

Detail Artist/Youth Apprentice                                                                                                             Summer 2014

Artworks, Cincinnati, OH

Collaborated with a team of 14 individuals to paint a mural for the Cincinnati Zoo, in memory of Charley Harper. 
Hired as a detail artist for the completion of the mural, brought on to Cincinnati Strongmen Mural for touch-ups and precise line work.

Additional Experience – Sculpture exhibits: National Society of Arts and Letters Exhibition-John Waldron Arts Center; Celebration of Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work; Wabash College. 2014 College Invitational Exhibition; Indianapolis Art Center; Pendleton Art Center; The Art House by INKAA; Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop; The Colorful Cupboard; The Velvet Cricket; Athens Gallery; Rising Sun Gallery; Ft. Mitchell Public House; Wabash College Eric Dean Gallery; Gallery in the Sky; The Sterling Seraph; Urban Artifact; The Madison Gallery; Pop Revolution Gallery Mason; International selling artist- Sculpture located in Lorient, France; Painting in Nanchong, China; Cabinet building as well as installation. Continental Painting and Home Improvements. Custom Woodworking Unlimited


Philanthropy Committee, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity- Habitat for Humanity- assisted in the construction of
multiple houses throughout Crawfordsville, interior and exterior - Sugar Creek Clean up- walked 6 miles of the river disposing of trash and recyclables. Took care of sheltered dogs and also donated a work of art to the Animal Welfare League

Member, Students for Sustainability- Constructed a rain-catching system to aid the community garden,
            sustaining Wabash through several projects – clean water dispensers, recycling cans around campus

Creative, Artist, ADMEN-Designing advertisements for national act, creating artistic projects and ideas to unite
            the Wabash campus socially

Computer/Technical Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop CS6, Beginner in Final Cut Pro