James Ellwanger (1967 – ) began his career in 1999 with a one-man show consisting of a series of aluminum/aviation paint wall pieces and patented furniture designs. Thereafter, his Gallery Number 2, located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, featured a variety of his most popular works in a number of shows over the next several years.
Ellwanger’s work was featured prominently in the highly-acclaimed 2001 Chicago Design Show. He is known for using many different mediums — from 5” layered acrylic wall pieces to 30‘ limestone & stainless steel public-space sculptures. Ellwanger’s works are installed at various locations throughout the United States. He has produced works for public, private, corporate and museum collections.