Sculpture Shows and Awards:

I work mainly in steel and weldable materials and most everything happens in the process; by that I mean I usually don't have a rigid direction. I get so interested in what happens when the material meets other material, new vs. old, or some other disparity, that I allow them to make something surprising. I don't mean to be enigmatic when I say the steel tells me what to do. It really does in most cases. I also like things that seem to have tension. Represented by The Hilliard Gallery, 1820 McGee, Kansas City, and Strecker-Nelson in Manhattan, KS.

Exhibits/Shows:

2004, First Friday Event,

2005, First Friday Event, Gallery #8, Crossroads, Kansas City, MO

2005, First Friday Event, Hilliard Gallery

2005 Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibit--two pieces accepted, one received a Juror's Award

2006 VML Open House: Exhibited 12 sculptures for one month.

2006, Recent Reclamations, Hilliard Gallery, May 5th.

2006 Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibit--three
pieces accepted. One Juror's Award (of two given).

2007, May 4th, First Friday, Hilliard Gallery

2007, Kansas Masters Invitational, two pieces accepted

2007, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibit, two pieces accepted

2007 5-person show at The Barbershop Gallery, KC MO, Aug. 31, benefits Head for the Cure

2008 Solo show, The Hilliard Gallery, KC MO, May, First Friday

2008, Two-person show, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS, Oct.3 – Nov.15, G. Wise, 
Steel & Bronze, Phyllis Pease, Iconic Paintings

2009 Solo Show, The Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, May 1 - May 31, First Friday

2009 Overland Park (KS) Arboretum Invitational 2009 Sculpture Exhibition May through October

2010 Also: Welded steel bowl for Hunger Bowl show in Laguna Beach, CA

2010 Solo Show, "Ray Guns in the Time of Jules Verne" Hilliard gallery May-June

2011 Kansas Regionalists, Strecker Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS

2011 Solo Show, “Weird Toys of Yore” Hilliard Gallery, May-June

2011 Kansas Masters, Pieces: “Do Not Inhibit” and “Good Day Hunting”

2011 Arboretum Invitational, Overland Park KS, “Buffalo Bill Is Dead”

2012 May-June Hilliard Gallery, "Missiles & Mugs" in conjunction with Diana Huff's Toulouse-Lautrec/May Belfort letters.

2013 "Cold Beer & Steel" (book promotion and sculpture show) Hilliard Gallery, KC MO, month of May 2013

2013 Sculpture at Paola wine/art stroll, Paola KS July 2013, on the square

2014 "The X-Toys" solo show, Hilliard Gallery, month of June

2014 October, Rust Show at The Trap Gallery, KC MO

2015 "A Cross Between Rube Goldberg and John Chamberlain" solo show Hilliard Gallery, month of September

2015 October, Rust Show at the Trap Gallery, KC MO

2016 "Slag" Abstract Expressionism, solo show Hilliard Gallery,  May and June, 31 pieces

"Cycle," One of nine pieces accepted for Downtown Olathe, KS 2016 to 2017 show

"Motorized" Four pieces in this "auto-art" show at The Sabatini Gallery, Topeka/Shawnee County Library Aug 12-Oct 30 2016

2017 "WISE_OBJX" Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Jan 14 Through March

2017 May-June, Hilliard Gallery LTST WORX

 

Commissions:

Diastole, Kansas City MO Outdoor piece: "Diastolic Cubes in Ascension"
MMG Worldwide, Kansas City MO, Parking Entrance Enhancement
Ms. Carol Richardson, Leawood KS, “Kind-eyed Colt” (companion to horse done previously) 
Bank of the Prairie, Olathe KS, "Workhorse of the Great Plains," lifesize draft horse
MMG Worldwide, Kansas City, MO, "Techno Scarecrow"
Frontier Wealth Management, Kansas City, MO, Lobby sculpture "Investments"
"Time Ball" for Hilton Residence Inn, Olathe, KS, Heart of America Group

"Bulldozer" Heart of America Group, Peoria, IL,

"Plowed Ground" Richard Carrothers, Lawrence, KS

Workhorse #2, Bank of the Prairie, Olathe, KS

 

 

 

 

 

Night Train, Cold Beer collection of short stories, won the H. Palmer Hall award and publication by Pecan Grove Press. The MacGuffin has my story Cold Beer in it. Roll, an anthology of personal narratives, Telling Our Stories Press, contains a G. Wise memoir, Slouching Toward Horsemanship. (The cover illustration is a GW sculpture) My story Flood Summer and the Varga Girl is in Imagination & Place, Weather edition. Sort of an Onlooker. Things often aren't what they seem. Yikes. This story is in Snark Review's (UK) "Illusion" edition. My stories, essays and poetry have appeared in Crime Factory Review, Stymie, Telling Our Stories Press Anthology, Opium, Negative Suck, Newfound Journal, The MacGuffin, Weather-themed fiction anthology by Imagination and Place Press, Verdad, Stickman Review (art only), Snark (Illusion), Atticus Review, Dark Matter Journal, Writers Tribe Review, LA, The Dying Goose, Amarillo Bay, HOOT, Santa Fe Writers Project, Prick of the Spindle, Gravel Literary Journal, Section 8 (art and interview), Flyover Country Review, Cactus Heart, Fredericksburg Review, Dirty Chai, Blacktop Passages, Best New Writers Anthology 2015, Randomly Accessed Poetics, Dirty Chai, Commuter Lit, Hypertext Magazine, Kentucky Review, Empty Sink Review, Word Riot, Shotgun Honey, Straight Forward Poetry, The Vehicle, Driftwood Press, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Futures Trading, Clear Poetry UK, Sequestrum Literature & Art, 100 Word Story, Mannequin Haus, Pea River Journal, Jazz Cigarette, Misfit Magazine, Rat's Ass Review, Pulp Metal Magazine, Magnolia Review, Your One Phone Call (Wales, UK), In Between Hangovers, Exterminating Angel Press, Avatar Review, The Offbeat, Artist Unleashed (Vine Leaves Press), Oxford Magazine, Inscape (BYU), Anti-heroin Chic, No Tokens Journal, The Good Men Project, American Journal of Poetry, Sinking City Review, TXTOBJX, BULL Fiction, Outlaw Poetry Network,   Ruined Days was released by Black Opal Books December 2015. The contract is for paperbacks and ebooks, with audio in the offing should it sell well. It's a novel that touches upon the JFK assassination and how it affects the lives of some Kansas badasses 50 years after the fact. Resume Speed, also Black Opal Books, a collection of short stories was released June 2016. Scattered Cranes, a collection of poetry was released early 2017 by Pski's Porch Press.

Night Train, Cold Beer collection of short stories, won the H. Palmer Hall award and publication by Pecan Grove Press.

The MacGuffin has my story Cold Beer in it.

Roll, an anthology of personal narratives, Telling Our Stories Press, contains a G. Wise memoir, Slouching Toward Horsemanship. (The cover illustration is a GW sculpture)

My story Flood Summer and the Varga Girl is in Imagination & Place, Weather edition.

Sort of an Onlooker. Things often aren't what they seem. Yikes. This story is in Snark Review's (UK) "Illusion" edition.

My stories, essays and poetry have appeared in Crime Factory Review, Stymie, Telling Our Stories Press Anthology, Opium, Negative Suck, Newfound Journal, The MacGuffin, Weather-themed fiction anthology by Imagination and Place Press, Verdad, Stickman Review (art only), Snark (Illusion), Atticus Review, Dark Matter Journal, Writers Tribe Review, LA, The Dying Goose, Amarillo Bay, HOOT, Santa Fe Writers Project, Prick of the Spindle, Gravel Literary Journal, Section 8 (art and interview), Flyover Country Review, Cactus Heart, Fredericksburg Review, Dirty Chai, Blacktop Passages, Best New Writers Anthology 2015, Randomly Accessed Poetics, Dirty Chai, Commuter Lit, Hypertext Magazine, Kentucky Review, Empty Sink Review, Word Riot, Shotgun Honey, Straight Forward Poetry, The Vehicle, Driftwood Press, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Futures Trading, Clear Poetry UK, Sequestrum Literature & Art, 100 Word Story, Mannequin Haus, Pea River Journal, Jazz Cigarette, Misfit Magazine, Rat's Ass Review, Pulp Metal Magazine, Magnolia Review, Your One Phone Call (Wales, UK), In Between Hangovers, Exterminating Angel Press, Avatar Review, The Offbeat, Artist Unleashed (Vine Leaves Press), Oxford Magazine, Inscape (BYU), Anti-heroin Chic, No Tokens Journal, The Good Men Project, American Journal of Poetry, Sinking City Review, TXTOBJX, BULL Fiction, Outlaw Poetry Network,

 

Ruined Days was released by Black Opal Books December 2015. The contract is for paperbacks and ebooks, with audio in the offing should it sell well. It's a novel that touches upon the JFK assassination and how it affects the lives of some Kansas badasses 50 years after the fact. Resume Speed, also Black Opal Books, a collection of short stories was released June 2016. Scattered Cranes, a collection of poetry was released early 2017 by Pski's Porch Press.