"I have always created forms that speak of the phenomenological perspective of understanding through the acceptance of “that, which is.” It is through our individual physical experiences that we understand our environment and “that which is.”
Isaac Duncan III
Isaac Duncan III, a Brooklyn, New York native, received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, Certification ofSecondary Art Education from St. Mary's College and Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Kentucky.
Duncan was employed by John Henry Sculptor, Inc., where he was the crew supervisor, heavy equipment operator and assistant to internationally renown sculptor John Henry. In mid-2008, Duncan purchased a warehouse and opened his Tennessee studio, Duncan Sculpture and Services, where he creates large scale sculpture and fabrication projects. In 2009, Duncan was contracted, by internationally renown artist Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett, to fabricate “A Place In The Woods,” for the Hunter Museum of American Art. In 2013, Duncan Sculpture & Services was contracted to fabricated a 1500 sqft. installation for Marlborough Artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe for their debut of “Artichoke Underground,” in Art Basel, Switzerland. Recently, Duncan Sculpture & Services has been contracted to repair Mexican sculptor Victor Contreras’ “Hands of God” sculpture which is located at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga Campus.
In 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia, purchased “Tux,” a 19’ foot stainless steel sculpture for their collection. Duncan also installed a 40’ D x 17’ H x 10’ W stainless steel and bronze sculpture at Le Domaine Forget, a music conservatory and planned sculpture part in St. Irenee, Quebec, Canada.
Isaac is the President of Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, a non-profit group which promotes a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also sits on various Art Boards and committees; Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, Art 120, Association for Visual Artist, Tennessee Art Commission A Risk Youth Grant Committee and Public Art Chattanooga.