Ernesto R. Gómez is originally from Highland, Michigan. He earned his B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his M.F.A. in sculpture from The University of Georgia where he graduated with distinction. Many of his sculptural works and performances emphasize sound as a dominant element, and he also works with traditional sculptural materials such as bronze, iron, wood and stone. He has exhibited both in the United States and Internationally, and as a musician, he has performed in many experimental and standard rock ensembles.
Ernesto was awarded the Friends of Cortona Scholarship that allowed him to study stone carving and bronze casting with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. He was elected to the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and is a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award.
Ernesto is a member of the art faculty at Georgia College where he teaches studio foundations and sculpture. He lives in Milledgeville, GA with his wife Emily J. Gómez, an Associate Professor of Photography.