CEO and Co-founder at Wickerson Studios and former Chair of Sculpture at Kansas City Art Institute

foundry man,

parametric modeler,

art facilitator

Wickerson Studios is looking for Visiting, Material, and Creative Sponsors to support a range of emerging and mid-career artists out at Wickerson Studios in Kansas City, Kansas.

Work

MIT Reality Hack

XR Hackathon project exploring a memory loss simulation environment to promote empathy with Alzheimer's disease patients

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Teaching on Patreon and YouTube

Training digital artists in the Rhino3d environment by teaching parametric and computational design with a focus on scripting in python and C# on the grasshopper canvas

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The Dominion

Co-development of a conic solver plugin for Rhino 3D, offering a set of tools for generating highly accurate conic sections from fundamental mathematical equations

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Wickerson Studios, Foundry & Art Centre

CEO and Co-Founder, Wickerson Studios has been in operation for over a decade, supporting both digital and analog artists. The 14-acre studio has facilitated visiting artists interested in metal casting and ceramics

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Fire Over Kansas

Collaboration with with photographer Jaroslaw Rodcyz, from the series 'The Art Spaces', a result of the artist's long-term work in the years 2012-2022. Fire Over Kansas captures Wickersons Studios as a combination of a Roman Settlement in ancient Britannia meets Native American structure.

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MGSM

Co-organized the educational program sponsored partially and organized by HASSAB, which dreams to change the Arabic world for a better place by building bridges internationally between different cultures and increase the interdisciplinary interaction with different professionals from around the world.

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Magnaforma

Robotic collaboration with Shawn Brixey and ABB Robotics, public installation

Drawings, Metal Castings, Installations

25+ years of visual art making

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Digital Futures, WAAM Robotics Workshop

Participation in the interdisciplinary workshop organized jointly by the Mechanical Engineering and Architecture Departments at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt.

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Fansgrasshopper

400+ page computational design publication, full stack development

Visiting Scholar, Dimensional Innovations

A visiting scholar engagement to access and work at the DI facility on a part-time basis, interact with DI employees, have visibility to DI work and client projects, and hold various discussions around DI's work and capabilities.

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Entrepreneurial Scholars Certificate Program

Completed the E-Scholars program for the Bloch School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, to gain experience in the field of entrepreneurship.

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Fisher of Men

Fisher of Men is a documentary short-film on Wickerson Studios around 2014. Created by Alia Visio Productions, this film was featured at the Kansas International Film Festival in 2017.

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10WICKERSON11 (Booklet)

Authenticity has become a key word in my life and it reflects my ability to positively affect the existing world around me. It is a force that can be defined by work and distance, however I recognize that my heart must power the work and the distance covered must be done through personal vision.

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About

Associate Professor and former Chair of Sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute. A graduate from the University of Waterloo and York University in Canada, he has exhibited internationally in North America and Europe, collaborating with architects, engineers, programmers, and designers.

Recognized as an accomplished Python developer, Wickerson's creative research incorporates mathematics, computer science, computational and parametric design, digital modeling, and programming as they relate to data visualization, machine learning, and robotics.

Metal Casting Foundry, Rhino 3D Digital Modeling, Grasshopper Node Programming, Python Script Development, Creative Coding for Augmented Reality, Interests in Creative Robotics and Machine Learning

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Certifications

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Rhinoceros 3D

Robert McNeel and Associates, Level 1, Issued Sept 2021 view ›

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Grasshopper and Rhino: C# Scripting

LinkedIn Learning, Intermediate level, Issued Jan 2021 view ›

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Revit: Creating C# Plugins

LinkedIn Learning, Intermediate level, Issued Jan 2021 view ›

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GhPython Introduction

Rhino3d, Introductory level, Issued Nov 2020 view ›

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Revit: Generative Design

LinkedIn Learning, Beginner + Intermediate level, Issued Oct 2020 view ›

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Design Computing

FutureLearn, 3D Modeling in Rhinoceros with Python, Rhinoscript University of Michigan, Issued Sept 2020 view ›

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Grasshopper and Rhino: Python Scripting

LinkedIn Learning, Issued Aug 2020 view ›

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Raspberry Pi: Essential Training

LinkedIn Learning, Issued Sep 2019 view ›

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C# Tutorial

SoloLearn, Issued Aug 2019 view ›

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Fusion 360

ArchiStar, 3D Design, Issued Aug 2019 view ›

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Grasshopper Code

Udemy, Transforming simple geometry, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Grasshopper Designer

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Grasshopper Essentials

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Python 3 Tutorial Course

SoloLearn, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Python Designer

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Python Essentials

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Python Fundamentals

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Python: From Beginner to Intermediate

Udemy, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Rhinoceros Designer

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›

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Rhinoceros Essentials

ArchiStar, Issued Jul 2019 view ›