James Shoop has been an Artist all of his life. Sculpting is his passion. In 1983 he moved to Minnesota to apprentice under his father and to learn and work at his family foundry. In 1991, with encouragement from his future wife he moved to New York City to study at some of the great art schools, The Art Students League, The National Academy of Design and The New York Academy of Art. Extensive study enabled him to understand the human form, strengthening how he executes each work of art he creates.
James’ creativity allows him to design and sculpt a wide variety of 3D works. James has an expertise in the commercial sector,
creating everything from figurines and action figures to household items. All commissions are welcomed.
James Shoop’s fine art sculptures highlight his design sensibility, knowledge and love of form. Flow and movement are captured in many of his works of art allowing the dynamics of the sculpture to move the viewer. James enjoys creating functional works of art as well, implementing his sculpting abilities through original designs that can be used, displayed or enjoyed as an individual work of art. James believes by creating beauty in what you choose to use and bring into your life you will enhance the way in which you live.Studio Number: 366