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Alison Helm

Director of the School of Art & Design | Professor | Sculpture

Alison Helm received her MFA from Syracuse University and her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work has been exhibited extensively at galleries, museums, and sculpture parks throughout the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico including the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV, the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Huntington Museum, Charleston, WV. She has completed various sculpture commissions including Splendor of the Seas for the deck of one of the largest cruise ships in the world owned by Caribbean Cruise lines, and two commissions for the Clarksburg Veterans Memorial Hospital.  Professor Helm has received two NEA Grants for Underserved Artists, the WVU Outstanding Research Award for Creative Activity (2001), and was nominated for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Distinguished Scholar Award.