As an exhibition designer at Frost Science, James Herring designs and builds many of the science experiences guests see on site, and is also the lead developer for the Design Your Everyday exhibit, allowing guests to dissect and experiment with design. Earlier in his career, Herring was a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina from 1986 through 1989, and in 1993, received a National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation Individual Artist Grant for Sculpture. During the mid ’90s, Herring was the Visual Arts Director for Ground Level, a program of Art Center South Florida in Miami Beach.
Prior to joining the Frost Science team, Herring owned and operated a specialized arts fabrication business, working with clients such as Lot-ek Architecture to produce various exhibitions, including Making Time, the premiere show for The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Video Lounge for Art Basel Miami Beach. Herring received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Florida International University in 1981 and in 2013 he received his Master of Arts in Asian studies from Florida International University, where his thesis focused on Mingei and American Ceramics.