Jake Weigel is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. As a multidisciplinary artist his focus is in object making and installation methods through a variety of research topics. By combining traditional mediums and processes with new technology, Weigel continually expands his practice and teaching opportunities through contemporary dialogues. Weigel has exhibited widely, participating in exhibitions in Dallas, Memphis, Nashville, Raleigh, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, New York and abroad.
Previous teaching experience included Visiting Lecturer of Sculpture and Director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas from 2014 to 2017. Additionally, Weigel writes for International Sculpture Center and other arts publications periodically. He has served as committee chair for the Odessa Council for Arts and Humanities’ Public Art Committee and Co-Chair of Exhibitions for the 2015 and 2017 Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama. Weigel has volunteered at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. He has also worked at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado.