Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., is a professor of sculpture in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame. Collins studied art at the University of California at Berkeley and received a M.F.A. in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University. Collins’s area of practice includes public art, large outdoor sculpture, installation art, and liturgical art. The theme of his creative work often deals with political and social issues. Collins has had over 130 exhibitions, including exhibitions at Northwestern University, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, University of California and the University of Virginia. His work is in 40 private and public collections. He currently has work on view at: Lincolnwood, IL, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Milwaukee Riverwalk District, Milwaukee, WI and Port Huron, MI, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.