Lives in Chattanooga
Jim Collins is a Public Art sculptor working in a figurative manner, best exemplified by his long running series the WATCHER. His sculpture style has been characterized by the use of stainless-steel, aluminum and other metals, often in color and usually in silhouette. He works in both Chattanooga, TN and Highlands, NC.
Collins holds degrees from Marshall University, The University of Michigan and a M.F.A. in sculpture from Ohio University. He was a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. The monograph Jim Collins: Art, 1963-2003, was published by Two Hands Art Publishing, along with an addendum published in 2009. His work in public collections including the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; Huntington, WV Museum of Art; Milwaukee, WI Art Center, and completed three Public Sculpture Commissions in Ireland. He is listed in the Dictionary of American Sculptors and Who’s Who in American Art.