James Woodfill is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on creating direct experiences through the composition of objects, occurrences, and site.
His artworks and installations bridge the fields of sculpture, painting, and public art and their execution often merges with function design. His public works have extended into the fields of education, curation, and writing, as well as urban planning projects and studies.
Woodfill completed his BFA at Kansas City Art Institute in 1980 and has lived and worked in Kansas City since. His gallery installations have been widely recognized, including reviews in Art In America, Art Papers, The New Art Examiner, Hyperallergic, Art Slant and Sculpture Magazine. His public works have received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and he has been included in the Americans for the Arts/Public Art Network annual “Year in Review” twice. His work has also been recognized in the “Public Art in Review” pieces published by I.D. Magazine and Art in America.
Woodfill is currently a Professor of Art in the Painting Department of the Kansas City Art Institute.