MEMBERS

tectonic industries was formed in Scotland in 1999 where the members met while pursuing their MFA’s in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. Recognising overlaps in ideals and approach to art-making, they had their first collaborative show as part of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2000.

In 2001, they moved from Europe to the United States where they lived until 2012. tectonic industries lived in Auckland, New Zealand until 2014 when they moved back to the US. They are currently based in Portland, Maine, where they live with their three daughters and a recalcitrant pug.

 

LARS BOYE JERLACH

Born 1964, Copenhagen, Denmark

Master of Fine Art (Sculpture) Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK. 1997-1999

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sculpture Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK. 1994-1997

Diploma Copenhagen Art School, Denmark. 1990-1991

Diploma The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1984-1988

HELEN STRINGFELLOW

Born 1975, Newcastle, UK

Master of Fine Art (Sculpture) Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK. 1998-2000

Master of Arts (Honours) Fine Art (Tapestry) University of Edinburgh & Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK. 1993-1998

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Dreams Can Come True
Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Upcoming October 2018

Looking Back Is a Bad Habit
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA. 2015

The Green, Green Grass
St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 2013

If it’s not working for you, you’re probably not doing it right
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 2011

The desire to stay versus the inevitability of change
Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. 2008

The longer I sit, the less inclined I am to stand up
artDC, Special Project, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, USA. 2007

I could do that (as I’m already up)
Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. 2006

The longer I sit, the less inclined I am to stand up
Emerging Artist Series, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 2006

My wife is so proud of me…
ONEZEROprojects, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 2006

Tuesday night, 8pm
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. 2005-06

And then I woke up and it was all a dream
Visible Fringe, Thorp Building, Minneapolis Minnesota, USA. 2005

My wife is so proud of me…
Franklin Art Works (Project & Video Room), Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. 2005

Physical similarities do not necessarily indicate close relationships (tectonic industries: Recent and New Works)
Legion Arts, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. 2004

This notion is only temporary
No Name Exhibitions Project Room, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2004

A City To Live In
Festival Exhibitions 2000, Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland, UK. 2000

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

White Night
Te Tui Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 2013

VERTICAL CURRENCY: Five Years of Emerging Artists at the Rochester Art Center
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 2010-2011

Art(ists) On the Verge 2 at Spark
Regis Art Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2010

Foot In The Door 4
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota, USA. 2010

Art(ists) On the Verge 2: Works in Progress
Art-a-Whirl, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2010

P/K Gallery Show #1 (Curated by Tim Peterson, Director, Franklin Art Works)
Pettersen/Keller Architects, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2010

Flat Line
SELLOUT, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2010

TECTONIC/ TAPOLA/ LAHR
SELLOUT, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2009

I’m Holding on for that Teenage Feeling
College of Visual Arts, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2008

Pay Attention: GM08 
The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2008

Being Open: 30 Years, 30 Artists, 30 Careers
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. 2007

Corporate Art Expo, 2007
The LAB, San Francisco, California, USA. 2007

Automation
The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, USA. 2007

Southern Exposure
Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 2006

Ephemerality
Ephemeral Space, AZ Gallery, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2006

Artshanty 2005
Artshanty Medicine Lake, Minnesota, USA & The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2005

YOU ARE HERE Festival
Citywide Art Event, Nottingham, UK. 2004

Untitled 3
SOO Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2004

Art Inside/Outside Space XVII
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2004

Document
TIXE Art Space, New York City, New York, USA. 2004

Ready, Set, Go!
Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. 2003- 2004

CAST
University Gallery, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. 2003

2003 Outdoor Sculpture Invitational
University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA. 2003

Illusions/ Delusions and Other Modes of Reality
Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Stout, Wisconsin, USA. 2002

Perpetual Personal Navigator
Hayvend: Art in Vending Machines, Various Gallery Venues, London & the UK. 2002

 

AWARDS / COMMISSIONS/ OTHER

Presenting Artists: 5th International On The Image Conference
On The Image, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 2013

Donating Artists: Benefit Auction
Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2013

Private Collection
Pettersen/Keller Architects, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2013

Finalists: Jerome Foundation Fellowship
MCAD/ Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2008, 2009, 2011

Recipients: Artist Initiative Grant
Minnesota State Arts Board, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2010

Fellows: Art(ists) on the Verge 2
Northern Lights, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2010

Donating Artists: NexTen
Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2009

Participating Artists: Midway Monster Drawing Rally
Midway Contemporary Art,  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2009, 2008

Donating Artists: Soap Factory $99 sale
Soap Factory,  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2009, 2008, 2007

Workshop Artists: Fake it for Real! Teen Media Workshop
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2009

Quoted: The How Not To Cookbook, Aleksander Mir
Published in the UK. 2009

Finalists: McKnight Foundation Fellowship
MCAD/ McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2008

Guest Speakers: Process and Ideation Class
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2008

Guest Speakers: Feeding Frenzy Symposium
New York University, NYC, New York, USA. 2008

Guest Speakers: Graduate Critique Class
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2008

Guest Speakers: Collaboration Class
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2008

Jurors: Mush Mush Masculinity
Ephemeral Space, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2007

Invited Artists: Free First Saturday workshop in conjunction with the Heart of Darkness exhibit
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2007

Jurors: Visible Fringe 2006
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2006

Commission: Science Museum of Minnesota
Science Museum of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2005

Commission: Art Inside/ Outside Space
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis & The Jerome Foundation, USA. 2004

Recipients: Edinburgh Visual Arts & Crafts Artists Award
Edinburgh City Council, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 2000