We are so excited to have the interdisciplinary art work of Kent Caldwell. He creates fantastical worlds and characters that stir the imagination. We can't wait to see more during Small Space Fest!
I am a sculptor and performing acrobat who enjoys combining my two disciplines to fabricate alternate worlds, realities, and spaces. I sculpt miniature dioramas and shadowboxes, build costumes, and direct works of theater. Frequently, I fuse traditional materials like paper mache and plaster with contemporary digital technologies, like microcontroller electronics and 3D printing. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a BFA in Art & Design, creating a gallery installation of seven miniature shadowboxes for my senior thesis. While in school, I also competed as a varsity gymnast for the Michigan Men’s Gymnastics team - my career culminated with a team national championship win in my final year. I began working as an acrobat for Cirque du Soleil in Tokyo, Japan before moving to Las Vegas in 2012. I have been working as an acrobat with Mystere ever since. While in Las Vegas, I have continued to create new works of miniature sculpture as well as beginning my foray into the performing world. I have had the chance to design and build original characters for Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” show. In addition, I have been given the opportunity to direct and choreograph two short works of theater in collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and the Nevada Ballet as part of “A Choreographers’ Showcase.”
See more of his work at Small Space Fest: June 20th, 2016
Kent Caldwell's Website: Here