For the past 24 years, Jeremiah D. Welsh has undertaken the full-time pursuit of mastery in low relief sculpture. Fifteen of those years (1997-2012) were spent as a relief sculptor for Matthews International Bronze, generating plastiline originals for architectural metal-casting applications.
From 2012-2015, Mr. Welsh lived in Japan where he flourished as a fine art sculptor. In January 2014, Jeremiah completed his first sculptural solo exhibition in Tokyo. Mr. Welsh was elected to the National Sculpture Society (NSS) in 2016. In the same year, his sculpture, Mayflies and Trout Rise, was awarded the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize in the 83rd Annual Awards Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens.
In 2017, Jeremiah completed his second solo exhibition of relief sculpture in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Concurrently his sculpture, Reaction Time, The Lizard and the Roadrunner, was juried into the NSS 84th Annual Awards Exhibition.
In 2018, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Hailstorm Maelstrom, Prickly Poppy Field, was selected by jury for the NSS 85th Annual Awards Exhibition.
In 2019, Mr. Welsh’s sculpture, Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull, was juried into the 86th Annual Awards Exhibition where he was awarded the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize. This sculpture then was displayed in Manhattan at the NSS Gallery.
In 2020, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Cormorant and Moon Jellyfish, was juried into the 87th Annual Exhibition where he was presented with the Anna Hyatt Huntington Award and Brookgreen Medal. His sculpture was again displayed in Manhattan at the NSS Gallery.
In 2021, Jeremiah’s sculpture Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull, was juried into the 15th ARC Salon – where his work was honored as one of two relief sculptures, selected from 4941 entries (representing 83 countries) to become a Finalist in the Sculpture Category for this Exhibition.
Over the years, Jeremiah’s sculpture and commentary have been featured in various publications – including Western Art Collector and American Art Collector’s “Collector’s Focus – Sculpture” (2019 & 2020) as well as Fine Art Connoisseur’s special section “Today’s Masters” (2018). He has acted as a grant-funded community educator and has lectured in art educational settings in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. Jeremiah is currently represented by the Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe and by the Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs.