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Michael Warrick

Michael Warrick is an accomplished sculptor and arts educator. He has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions, along with serving as a visiting artist, lecturer, and artist-in-residence at a wide range of universities and organizations. Warrick has also received a host of grants, awards, and fellowships including the Arkansas Living Treasure Award from the Arkansas Arts Council in 2020. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University where he majored in sculpture and ceramics and a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University with a major in ceramics. Warrick served as professor of sculpture at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock until he retired in 2022.

Warrick’s work has been widely exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and abroad. Collections include the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN; South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings, SD; Arkansas Museum of Fine Art in Little Rock, AR; University of Arkansas in Little Rock, AR; University of South Dakota in Brookings, SD; National Park Service, Central High Museum in Little Rock, AR; Southern Illinois University in Edwardswille, IL; University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, AR; University of Maine in Augusta, ME; Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL; City of Southlake, Southlake, TX; University of Western Alabama in Livingston, AL; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC; Milliken University in Decatur, IL; Doane College in Crete, NE; Tarkio College in Tarkio, MO; the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Little Rock, AR; Little Rock Convention Center; Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock, AR; Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, AR; the Grove Community Center in Whittier, CA; UAMS W.P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, AR; Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, AR; and many others. International collections include: the International Sister City Sculpture Park in Hanam, South Korea; International Sculpture Park in Changchun, China; International Sister City Sculpture Park in Changchun, China; and the Changchun International Ceramics Gallery in Changchun, China.