James began teaching at Mandell in 2010. He teaches art to the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grades. James received a BFA in Studio Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Sculpture from Bowling Green State University, and an MA in Art Education from Teachers College Columbia University.
James has been teaching art for over eight years, in places such as India, West Africa, New York and Maryland. His sculptures and paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Before coming to Mandell he was an artist in Residence at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota
where one of his sculptures resides. His work is currently being shown at the Jordan Faye Contemporary gallery
in Baltimore. Recently, James was approached by Franklin and Marshall College for his work in a group exhibit. Click here
to visit James' website to view his portfolio of work.
James also designed the cover for the book Baltimore Counts
, an initiative to raise money for OrchKids. Orchkids is a program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to provide music education, instruments and mentoring to Baltimore's youth in low-income areas.
We are so excited to announce that Mandell will be the grateful recipient of one of James’ original pieces, a 12'x8'x4' steel sculpture for the Mandell Terrace.
James' daughter Clover (Mandell Kindergartener) sits atop the work in progress.