BIOGRAPHY

Bruce Beasley

 

BORN
May 20, 1939;  Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1957-59
University of California, Berkeley, California,  B.A. 1962

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, California Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles
National Art Museum of China, Beijing China Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Datong
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH
University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, UCLA
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Xantus Janos Museum, Gyor, Hungary Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California
Islamic Museum, Cairo, Egypt Stanford University Museum of Art
University of Oregon Museum of Art Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, UCLA
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
University of California Museum of Art, Berkeley Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, England
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, Calfornia Peninsula Art Museum, Belmont, California
City Center, Dortmund, Germany Mannheim City Hall, Mannheim, Germany
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley California State University, Turlock, California
Purdue University, West Layfayette, Indiana Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
Southern Oregon State University, Ashland, Oregon Hanson Gallery, San Francisco
Pepperdine University Art Gallery, Malibu, California Loma Linda University Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York Kornblee Gallery, New York
Kouros Gallery, New York Utermann Gallery, Dortmund, Germany
Scheffel Gallery, Bad Homberg, Germany Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland
Everett Ellin Gallery, Los Angeles David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles
Hansen Fuller Gallery, San Francisco Fuller-Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
Harcourts Modern, San Francisco Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas Solomon-Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, California
Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
University of California at Berkeley, campus wide exposition of large sculptures Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco
Pangolin Gallery, London

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PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
Federal Office Building, San Diego, California Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco, California
State of California, Capitol Office Building,Sacramento, California State of California, State Office Building,San Bernardino, California
San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida
Stanford University, Stanford, California, (2 pieces) University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
University of California at Berkeley Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
City of Anchorage, Alaska City of Bad Homberg, Germany
City of Beijing, Sculpture commissioned for theBeijing Olympic Games City of Dortmund, Germany
City of Eugene, Oregon City of Flossmoor, Illinois
City of Fremont, California City of Mannheim, Germany
City of Monterrey, Mexico City of Oakland, California
City of Palo Alto, California City of Salinas, California
City of Shanghai, Sculpture commissioned for the
World Expo 2010
City of South San Francisco, California
City of WuHu, China Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California
Sculpture Park Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
La Jolla Crossroads, San Diego, California Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, California
Gateway Center, Walnut Creek, California Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Germany
Voit Brea Business Park, Brea, California Blackstone Properties, Detroit, Michigan
Central Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“The Art of Assemblage” Museum of Modern Art, New York, traveled to:
The Dallas Museum of ContemporaryArt, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1961-62
“Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions” Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1962
“Biennale de Paris” Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, 1963
“Contemporary California Sculpture” The Oakland Museum, 1963
“Eleven American Sculptors” University of California Art Museum, 1964
“Contemporary Sculpture” Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 1964
“Some Aspects of California Painting and Sculpture” La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla, CA, 1965
“Selected Acquisitions” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1966
“Annual Exhibition” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1966
“Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture” Krannert Art Museum, 1969
“Plastics and New Art” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1969
“Excellence” University of California Art Museum, Berkeley, 1970
“1970 Biennial Invitational” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, 1970
“American Sculpture in Perspective” Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, 1970
“Looking West, Josyln Art Museum” Omaha, Nebraska, 1970
“Sculpture Here and Now” Stanford University Art Museum, Stanford, California, 1970
“Expo ’70” San Francisco Pavilion, Osaka, Japan, 1970
“A Plastic Presence” The Jewish Museum, New York; Milwaukee Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 1969-70
“Sculpture ’72” Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, California, 1972
“Salon d’Mai” The Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France, 1973
“Salon de la Jeune Sculpture” Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France, 1973
“Refracted Images” DeCordova Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1973
“Oregon International Sculpture Symposium” Eugene, Oregon, 1975
“Public Sculpture-Urban Environment” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, 1975
“Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture” Krannert Art Museum, 1975
“Fine Art in New Federal Buildings” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, 1976
“Across the Nation” National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. 1980
“100 years of California Sculpture” The Oakland Museum, 1982
“Forty American Sculptors” XII International Sculpture Conference, Washington, D.C.1982
“The California Sculpture Show” Los Angeles Olympic Games, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Great Britain, 1984-85
“The Art of the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 to 1980” The Oakland Museum, 1985
“Monumenta, 19th Sculpture Biennial” Middelheim Sculpture Park, Antwerp, Belgium, 1987
“Steel Sculpture” International Steel Sculpture Symposium at Park der Berg, Krefeld, West Germany; Wantipark, Dordrecht, Netherlands; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Great Britain; Kunsthalle, Bremen, West Germany, 1987
“Budapest Triennial International Sculpture Exhibition” Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest, Hungary, 1987
“Sculpture – Modern and Contemporary” Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage; traveled to Alaska State Museum, Juneau, and Univ. of Fairbanks, 1987
“New California Sculpture” The Oakland Museum, 1991
“Fujisankei International Biennale” Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan, 1993
“Chicago International Art Exposition” Chicago, 1993
“Sculpture Invitational” Landesgartenschau, Fulda, Germany, 1994
“Recent Acquisitions of 20th Century American Art” Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1994
“California Color” Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1996
“Generations: The Lineage of Influence in Bay Area Art” Richmond Art Center,Richmond, CA, 1996
“Sculpture ’97” Bad Homburg, Germany, 1997
“Darmstadt Sculpture Biennale” Darmstadt, Germany, 1998
“Pier Walk ’97, ’98” Navy Pier, Chicago
“Recent Acquisitions” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998
“7th International Cairo Biennale” Cairo, Egypt, 1999
“Blickachsen 2” Bad Homburg, Germany, 1999
“Pier Walk ’99” Navy Pier, Chicago, 1999
“San Francisco International Art Exposition” San Francisco, 2000
“Celebrating Modern Art/The Anderson Collection” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000
“First International Sculpture Meeting” Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 2001
“Works from the International Sculpture Center Board” Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, 2001
“Sterling Stuff” Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; traveled to Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom, 2003
“Recent Permanent Collection Acquisitions” de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA, 2006
“Fusion of Art and Technology” California State University, Fresno, CA, 2006
“Eye on the Sixties: Vision, Body, and Soul” Selections from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, 2008
“Digital Stone Exhibition” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China. Traveled to Dolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China, and the Jinse Gallery, Chongqing, China
“Contemporary Sculpture 2011” China Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Datong, China

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BOOKS
The Aesthetic Experience Jacques Maquet. Yale University Press, New Haven. 1986
American Plastic: A Cultural History Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1962
Artforms, 6th Ed. Duane & Sarah Preble and Patrick Frank. Addison Wesley Longman Publishers, New York. 1999
Art in Detroit Public Places Dennis A. Nawrocki. Wayne State University Press, Detroit. 1980
The Art of Assemblage William Seitz. The Museum of Modern Art. New York. 1961
The Art of California Christina Orr-Cahall. The Oakland Museum. 1984
The Art of 3-D Computer Animation and Imaging Isaac Victor Kerlow. Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. 1996
Art of the Digital Age Bruce Wands. Thames & Hudson. New York. 2006
The Art of the San Francisco Bay Area: 1945 to 1980 Thomas Albright: University of California Press. Berkeley. 1985
Art Today Faulkner-Ziegfield. Holt Rinehart Winston. New York. 1969
Bruce Beasley / Sculpture Peter Selz & Manfred Fath. Mannheim Museum of Art. 1994
A Captive Flow of Light Editorial Authors. Nature-Science Annual. Time-Life Books, New York. 1970
Celebrating Modern Art / The Anderson Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. University of California Press. Berkeley. 2000
Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture James R. Shipley and Allen S. Weller. University of Illinois Press. Urbana. 1974
Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Brooke Barrie. Rockport Publishers, Inc. Gloucester, Mass. 1999
Computer Graphics for Designers & Artists Isaac Victor Kerlow & Judson Rosebush. Van Nostrand Reinhold. New York. 1994
A Decade of Sculpture Julia M. Bush. Associated University Presses Inc. Philadelphia. 1974
Dictionnaire International de la Sculpture Modern &
Contemporary
Editions Du Regard, Paris, 2009
Dictionary of American Sculptors Glenn B.Opitz. Apollo Book Co., New York. 1984
Dictionary of Contemporary American Artists Paul Cummings. St. Martin’s Press. New York. 1988
Direct Metal Sculpture, Revised Ed. Dona Z. Meilach. Schiffer Publishing. Pennsylvania. 2001
Gathering Dreams: Beijing 100 Olympic Sculptures Collection Culture and Art Publishing House, Beijing, 2008
Handbook of Acrylics Jerry D. Stachiw. Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona. 2003
International Directory of Arts, 20th Ed. Verlag Muller, Frankfurt, Germany. 1992
In the American Mold: A Cultural History of Plastic Jeffrey L. Meikle. Rutgers University Press. 1995
Late Modern, The Visual Arts Since 1945 E. Lucie-Smith. Praeger Publishers, New York. 1969
Living Materials Oliver Andrews. University of California Press, Berkeley. 1983
Mazes for the Mind Clifford A. Pickover, St. Martin’s Press. New York. 1992
Modern & Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from theHood Museum of Art Essay by Emily Shubert Burke. Hood Museum of Art. New Hampshire. 2009
Music in Stone: Great Sculpture Gardens of the World Sidney Lawrence. Scala Publications. N.Y. 1985
Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967 Alfred H. Barr, Jr. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1977
The Place of Art in the World of Architecture Donald Thalacker. Chelsea House Publishers. New York: 1980. Preface by Sam Hunter, Princeton University
Plastics as an Art Form Thelma. R. Newman. Chilton Book Company, New York. 1969
Plastics for Artists & Craftsmen Harry B. Hollander. Watson-Guptill Publications. New York. 1972
The Sculpture Reference Arthur Williams, Sculpture Books Publishing, Gulfport, Mississippi, 2004
The Security Pacific Collection Teressa R. Miller. Security Pacific Corp., Los Angeles. 1985
Sculptors at Work, Interviews About the Creative Process Victor M. Cassidy. Chicago, 2011
Sculpture by Bruce Beasley: A 45-Year Retrospective Oakland Museum of California. April 16 – July 31, 2005
Sculpture Casting Dennis Kowal and Dona Z. Meilach. Crown Publishers, New York. 1972
Sculpture: Technique-Form-Content Arthur Williams. Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass. 1989
Sculpture Parks and Gardens of America Jane McCarthy and Laurily Epstein, Michael Kesend Publishers, New York 1996
Shaping Space, 2d Ed. Paul Zelanski & Mary Pat Fisher. Harcourt Brace College Publ., Ft. Worth, TX
1995

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