Ingraham Art WORKS

Ingraham Art Works designs, builds and installs unique public art and sculpture

Our public art is creative, durable, functional and contextual (inspired by the place and materials). We take inspiration from the site character, history and culture. We listen to the client and community and utilize a partnership approach that results in community and site driven designs. In it’s studio outside Red Wing, Minnesota, Ingraham Art Works uses stone, metal, wood, concrete and repurposed/recycled materials to create iconic artworks with lasting value. Greg Ingraham is the lead artist. He calls upon his experience as a designer, landscape architect, sculptor and craftsman to create unique art works.

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Ingraham Art Works creates art that is:

  • PLACE BASED  Context sensitive art - Each art work is unique to its environment, reflects the site character and culture, and tells a story about that place

  • COLLABORATIVE  Shaped by client, community and partner input 

  • FUNCTIONAL  Merges function and art, particularly in public infrastructure

  • MEMORABLE  Creates a unique experience, has meaning and makes one think

  • WHIMSICAL  Makes people smile and see things in a new way

  • SUSTAINABLE  Utilizes natural and repurposed materials

  • DURABLE  Designed and built to meet the rigors of a public environment

Greg Ingraham, Ingraham Art Works - I am trained as an artist and landscape architect and have over 30 years experience designing and making art. I’ve had a diverse work background in art, design, city planning, parks and recreation, and construction. I worked as a landscape architect and artist with Hoisington Koegler Group (HKGi), an urban design, landscape architecture and planning firm in Minneapolis. I taught site design and park planning at the University of Minnesota. For the last 30 years I have been involved in all scales of art from jewelry to sculpture to land art. I also prepared award-winning public art plans and place-making strategies, including the Lanesboro (MN) Arts Campus VISION PLAN.

 

A common thread throughout my works is translating civic and client input into meaningful, beautiful art that enhances sense of place and enriches people’s lives. Ingraham Art Works was formed to focus on making public art and sculpture. My background in landscape architecture and years of work with public and private clients instills a creative and inclusive approach to design while my construction background ensures a durable and low-maintenance installation. I have a degree in Landscape Architecture, a Masters in Business Communications and continue my art education and experimentation at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

MY APPROACH:

  1. Listening closely to the client and community’s needs and desires for the artwork

  2. Taking inspiration from the site and materials

  3. Seeing things in new ways to tell a story

  4. Designing art that is functional and durable

  5. Assuring superior hands-on craftsmanship

  6. Delivering on time and on budget

I believe that public art is about adding aesthetic and experiential value to a space that makes it memorable and engaging on many different levels. I strive to create works that are enduring in quality, interactive, highly contextual and relevant. 

SKI CHAIR (1974)

 

My first functional piece of art. The chair is a talisman of significance in my life:

  • K2 skis from a winter as a ski bum living in a 1958 Ford panel truck 

  • A photo of the chair in my art portfolio helped me get into Landscape Architecture school

  • I met my wife buying fabric for the chair

Ingraham Art Works LLC  
info@ingrahamartworks.com  612 845-5640
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Unique public art and sculpture