Wyoming native Joel Ostlind is a self-taught artist who spent much of his life on horseback, herding cattle in the American West. He holds degrees in Soil Science and Ranch Management, but always carried a sketchbook conveying his intimate understanding of the land with exquisite detail and authenticity.
In 1990 Ostlind signed up for a printmaking class at Sheridan College and built a home studio in the Big Horn Mountains. His drawings found new life as copper plate etchings depicting the full range of Western life – from Native American lodges to contemporary fly fisherman, telemark skiers and horses grazing under Wyoming skies.
Joel Ostlind’s work has been featured in galleries, museums and exhibitions across the U.S. His prints were exhibited in a 2005 solo show at Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. He was the Featured artist at the 2002 Coors Western Art Show and the subject of a 2005 article in Southwest Art magazine.
- Bio Courtesy Korogolos Gallery
Education: University of Wyoming, Agriculture; Texas Christian University, Ranch Management.
Awards and Honors: Voted favorite dad by two children.
Selected Publications: Southwest Art; The American Sporting Print 20th Century Etchers and Drypointists.
Selected Exhibitions: Buffalo Bill Museum; Ucross Foundation; The Brinton Museum.
Selected Collections: National Wildlife Art Museum; Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum.
Representation: Ann Korologos Gallery; The Bozeman Trail Gallery, The Brinton Museum; Simpson Gallagher Gallery; Meyer Gallery, Park City.