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Jake Ford

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Georgetown, Indiana. I attended high school at Our Lady of Providence, in Clarksville, IN, where I became involved with the visual arts. I attended the Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville and have received my BFA in 3D Studio art in 2015. While at the University of Louisville I developed an interest in perceptual and behavioral psychology along with other social sciences which work to explain how and why humans behave the way we do. Through my work I use play to explore human sexuality, intimacy, personal identity, and how these interact and are expressed in different social situations. Currently, I am a working artist, exploring the world and all its wonderful inhabitants.


Jake Ford

Cell: 502-889-1770




2011 - 2015: BFA candidate 3D Studio Arts with a focus in Sculpture

Hite Art Institute University of Louisville

2006 - 2010: Our Lady of Providence High School


2011 - 2015: Sculpture Shop Monitor Hite Art Institute University of Louisville

2014: Pyro Gallery: assistant on installation for C.J Presma and Debra Lott.

2014: Zephyr Gallery: assistant curatorial and installation staff for Project 3: Defining Installation featuring; Mike Ratterman, Rosalie Rosenthal, Shohei Katayma, and Jenna Richards

2014 - 2015: St. Francis High School Teaching Assistant with instructor Julie Leidner

2014 - 2015: Studio assistant to Artist Gaela Erwin

2015- present: Gallery Manager at B. Deemer gallery

2015 - Present: Studio and Gallery assistant at Spalding University and Huff Gallery

2016 - 2018 Adjunct Professor of Sculpture at Kentucky College of Art and Design


2013- Philosophy and Art Symposium, University of Louisville Humanities Conference Hall

2014- Student Art Show, University of Louisville Hite Gallery

2014- SOFA Student Exhibition, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

2015- Hite Art Institute BFA Exhibition, The Cressman Center, Louisville, Ky.

2015: Open Studio Weekend – performance for Hite Art Institute Donor Dinner at Cressman Center, Louisville, Ky.

2015: Drawn to Kentucky: 2D Work from Kentucky Artists

2016: Let Go, Dive In, Feel Up, Solo Exhibition at Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.

2016- Drawn to Kentucky: 2D Works by Kentucky Artists, Arts Place, Lexington, KY

2016- Queer Voices, Curated by Kevin Warth, Gallery K, Louisville, Ky. http://www.hiteaegis.org/?page_id=244

2017- Annual Mazin Art Exhibition, J Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, Louisville, Ky.

2017- The Future is Now, In collaboration with fashion designer Nicole Scott, 849 Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

2017- Form Follows Function: New Work by Jake Ford, Huff Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

2018- The Future is Now, 849 Gallery Louisville, Ky.

2018- Home, Cochenour Gallery at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.

 Awards and Scholarships

2012: Hite Art Institute Scholarship

2013 - 2014: Nora Iasigi Bullitt Memorial Outstanding Sculpture award

2014 - 2015: Nora Iasigi Bullitt Memorial Scholarship in Sculpture

Technical Skills


 Basic metal work equipment use and maintenance: MIG and TIG welders, Oxyacetylene equipment and tanks, plasma cutter, drill press, angle grinders, die grinders, tap and die threading and abrasive saw.

 Proficient TIG and MIG welding with steel and bronze.

Metal lathe, subtractive and threading processes.

 Basic wood shop equipment use and maintenance: Band saw, Mitre saw, table saw, wood lathe, drill press, hand drills, belt sanders, air compressors, and routers.

 3 years foundry experience, bronze pour.

Refinishing and patina on steel and bronze sculptures.

Clay, wood, wax, plaster and life molding.

Slurry mixing and silica shell coating for lost wax.

Hand carving tools processes and sharpening, for wood and stone.

Basic glass blowing technique.

Basic Ceramic techniques, wheel and hand built.


Proficient drawing in charcoal, graphite and ink.

Basic printmaking techniques in linoleum cut, intaglio, and screen printing.