Meet the MOSAIC Awards Artist: Dave Caudill

Dave Caudill

Dave Caudill, a native of Corbin, KY, has drawn since a child. After studying at the Louisville School of Art, and working as a graphic designer, Dave began taking his drawings into the realm of stainless steel sculpture. His work is influenced by music and captures gesture and motion. He is best known for his work with large stainless and small bronze, featured in public, corporate, and private collections in and around the region.  He is also one of the few sculptors in the world who have created an undersea environmental sculpture. Caudill’s artwork was placed on the seabed near Nassau, The Bahamas. Dave’s commissioned sculptures can be found in Louisville at the Louisville Zoo, at the University of Louisville’s School of Music, at Brown Forman Corporation headquarters and at the University of KY’s Singletary Center for the Arts,  and Lexington’s arboretum.

“I have fallen in love with color again. A few years ago, while rediscovering the cut-paper collages of Matisse, I was drawn to their dynamic composition and bold color – but most of all, to their great sense of spontaneity. His hurried scissors cuts spoke to me, saying that this medium could release a terrific spontaneous joy. I began to play with abandon, happily losing a perfectionistic streak that had dogged me for a long time.

Triptych for Winds
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This year’s MOSAIC Awards offer opportunities to invent stories and to explore an unlimited field of imagination. The honorees have given our community so much, that I hope through these images, I can give them something in return: touchstones of wonder and invitations to play!” writes Mr. Caudill.

He currently maintains a home and studio in Louisville, KY. He is and Honorary Board member, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and holds membership in both the International Sculpture Center and the American Craft Council.

Please join us on May 18th at the Hyatt Regency for the 2017 MOSAIC Awards a dinner event recognizing new or first-generation immigrants and refugees who are making a significant contribution to their profession and our local and global community. Honorees will receive the MOSAIC Award created by Mr. Caudill, which symbolizes Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community. For more information visit: www.jfcslouisville.org/mosaic-awards

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