Jerry Monteith heads up the Sculpture program. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1978. His mixed media installations and works in wood have been widely exhibited, with images and reviews in Sculpture magazine and in the New Art Examiner. Large-scale interactive works have been included in sculpture tours and exhibitions throughout the country. He was awarded a Ucross Foundation Fellowship in 1996 and was commissioned by the Bi-State Development Agency’s Arts-in-Transit Program in St. Louis to produce Community Building, a permanent work, in 1999.
The monumental site-specific sculpture, "Lightspill," is a permanent sculpture at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. It is about 92 feet wide by 92 feet deep and 16 feet high, and is made of concrete and earth and aluminum. The dedication of this impressive earthen pyramid took place in June of 2006. Recent shows include "Hilarious Wounds," at the i2i Gallery in San Antonio, and the group show,"Cranbrook Five," at the University Museum, SIUC, and "Array," a site-specific installation made for the Dallas Contemporary's outdoor space.