Jesse Nusbaum, a sculptor from Connecticut, is best known for creating realistic bronze animals. “I strive to replicate the actual subject,” explained the artist during a recent interview, “utilizing micro-detail encourages an intimate, close-up view.” Nusbaum’s commitment to fidelity is displayed in a unique technique he developed to highlight surface details. The resulting sculptures appear so lifelike that viewers have reported feeling like they have “experienced a face-to-face encounter with the actual animal.”
In November 2017, Nusbaum was inducted into the Silvermine Guild of Artists, one of the youngest artists to become a member of the guild.
Nusbaum is represented by Zenith Art & Fashion gallery in Miami, Fla., located at 1440 Biscayne Blvd (786-409-8530). Currently, the gallery has 6 of Nusbaum’s bronze sculptures on exhibit.
Nusbaum’s work also has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the tri-state area at venues including Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan; Greenwich Art Society in Greenwich; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in Mystic, Connecticut; Mamaroneck Artist Guild in Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Stamford Art Association in Stamford; Martin Art Gallery in Allentown, Penn.; Limner Gallery in Hudson, N.Y.; Ridgefield Artist Guild in Ridgefield, Conn.; and online with AreaArtist.com, of which he is a member.
His Husky sculptures are on display in the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball trophy cases in recognition of their national championships.
In 2015 and 2017, Nusbaum was invited to have his work featured at Art Basel in Miami, Fla. In 2018, his work was presented at the highly exclusive Red Dot Venue at Art Basel, where his gallery won numerous awards.
Zenith Art and Fashion won two prestigious awards at Red Dot, Art Basel. Not only was Nusbaum’s Gallery ranked Top 5 Galleries amongst 75 leading International Galleries, but at the conclusion of the event, Zenith was awarded “Best New Exhibitor,” as well as the “Spotlight Gallery” award. Linda Mariano, Managing Director of Marketing at Red Dot, and all of Redwood Media Group, stated “Jesse Nusbaum’s bronze animal sculptures were showcased as part of Zenith Art and Fashion’s exhibition at Red Dot Miami 2018 during Miami Art Week. Not only was his work a highlight of the show, engaging art media, art aficionados and art collectors alike, but his work was one of the reasons the exhibition garnered the Best New Exhibitor Award and Spotlight Award for the show. Jesse’s dedication to the meticulous detail incorporated into each of his bronze sculptures is remarkable. Nusbaum has a tremendous future ahead.”
Most recently, Nusbaum was published in Connecticut’s 2019 Edition of “Top 40 Under 40,” in Connecticut Magazine. “The list of 40 up-and-comers in Connecticut under the age of 40 is as distinguished and impressive as ever.” -Connecticut Magazine
Nusbaum has been selected to work alongside world-renowned artist Fernando Cid de Diego to design and to create a sculpture for a proposed new museum dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, Ga.
“I selected Jesse to work with me in Atlanta because I saw in him the same attributes I possess as a sculptor; just not at such a young age. He will make his mark in the art world as a sculptor,” said Fernando Cid de Diego.
World Wide Art Books, a leading art publisher, has selected Nusbaum’s work to appear in two separate editions; “Important World Artists” in late 2018; and also in “International Contemporary Masters,” in 2019. Designed in California and published annually, these books are curated art anthologies presenting select master artists and sold at prestigious venues around the world.
Nusbaum was also recently inducted in “100 Artists of the Future” Art Book, by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, which was printed and released in May of 2019. “The book’s aim is to seek out the most exciting artists of the future. Contemporary Art Curator Magazine has established its name by curating the best contemporary art from all across the world.”
Nusbaum was also showcased in “The Art Album Live” in 2015, a book published by Dawud Knuckles, the owner of Art on Dekz.
Original Living Magazine’s winter 2018 edition featured Nusbaum’s work in an article titled, “A New Conceptual Art and Fashion.”
Nusbaum has sold a number of pieces to private collectors in the United States, and internationally as well.
In addition to pursuing sculpture, Nusbaum mentors and teaches drawing, painting and sculpting to public school students in Fairfield County, Conn. He continues to conduct private lessons to people of all ages at his studio in Weston and also mentors numerous artists on how to navigate the art world, particularly sculpting.
Nusbaum earned a studio art degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Penn. Nusbaum maintains a studio in his hometown of Weston, CT.
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