Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I grew up in the country but I have never been a stranger to the city. I had an early interest in art. I first remember drawing what I saw as early as 5 and have always had an inclination to create. I work with all kinds of medium, but sculpture is my preference. I studied sculpture at Western Michigan University before I decided to join the U.S. Navy shortly after 9/11. My time in the service allowed me to see and experience parts of the world that many can only dream of. I feel very fortunate for this and it has given me a new sense of inspiration for my work. I've created works with steel, bronze, copper, and stone but I'll never limit myself to new materials and medium. I'm currently a student at Grand Valley State University finishing my degree in Business with a minor in Art.
Justin's ArtPrize Entries
These are Justin's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.