about the artist

Jon Corson-Rikert

Artist's Statement

My undergraduate visual studies major culminated in a one-man sculpture show at graduation, and led to a year experiencing architecture, art and art history first hand in Europe. Back in the U.S., I became very active in the arts community in Madison, Wisconsin, serving on the board of a cooperative gallery, exhibiting in several galleries, and competing successfully for public art projects in the city and surrounding areas. Sculptures of mine were selected for the 1980 Wisconsin Biennale and the permanent collection of the Madison Art Center, now the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

With children to support, I diverted to a career in computer cartography and software development, working in regional planning, university research laboratories, and a university life science library.

My wife Janet and I moved to Lyons following our retirements in 2017. With more time to pursue my artistic interests, I have renewed my skills and learned new ones, including attending a session of the 2019 Marble/Marble workshop in stone carving.

I am now designing larger public sculptures engaging users through blends of organic and architectural forms and spaces. My sculptures reference human scale as experienced through architecture and public parks, inviting exploration through bold color, playful alternation of symmetry and asymmetry, and figure-ground tensions.

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Photo with Painted Lady for Center Gallery show announcement, 1979

Standing in Aviary installation at Dane County City-County Building, 1981

All Together Now installation, Lyons 2021

(Jon in center)

Selected press about All Together Now and Corson-Rikert's Wisconsin period.

Selected Studio Photos

Hunt Hall, Cambridge


Formerly the main studio space of the Graduate School of Design, Hunt Hall provided an excellent studio for Jon and painter Sean Scully during the last year before the building was demolished to make way for a new dormitory

Lyons, Colorado


This sequence of pictures shows construction of All Together Now in progress in the artist's workshop in Lyons.