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Bernard F Hosey

191 Twisp/Winthrop East Side Rd.
Twisp, WA 98856, U.S.A.
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Phone: (509) 997-1313
Email: bernard@bernardhosey.com
URL: http://www.bernardhosey.com

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STATEMENT

Much of what I try to do with my art is to make a human connection that is so simple it defies the ability of language to explain. That makes it difficult to talk about. The highly simple is almost always too complex to explain.

But there certainly is a lot that can be said about what I'm trying to do, what I think about, why I do what I do and what I hope to accomplish.

One of the things that most motivates me is beauty. Most people think beauty is a hard word to define, a complicated thing. But that's not at all how I feel about it. It is simple, and the plain old dictionary definition works fine. Beauty is the pleasurable characteristic that exalts the human spirit and mind.

I like the exaltation part. Here is something that we see or feel that expresses the greatness of the human spirit and mind. That is what art is supposed to do. It is supposed to touch something deep in us, something we don't intend or contrive, something that is already there. Art tries to find that something that is buried in us, all of us, and celebrates it. Exalts it. Frees it. Digs it up like ore, fires it and makes something useful out of it.

I am not creating beauty. I am creating art that unlocks it in the people who see my sculpture. 

RESUMÉ

EXHIBITIONS AND INVITATIONALS
2010   Woodside/Braseth Gallery, A Summer Salon, Seattle, Washington
2010   AMO Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Waitsburg, Washington
2010   Woodside/Braseth Gallery, A Spring Salon - 49th Anniversary Group         Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
2008-9 Northstar Winery, Solo Exhibition, Walla Walla, Washington
2008    Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition 2008, Bellevue, Washington
2007    Group Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
2007    Depot Arts Center Gallery, Sculpture Exhibition 2007, Anacortes, Washington
2006    International Sculpture Exhibition, Beijing, China
2006    Big Rock Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Bellingham, Washington
2006    Northstar Winery, Solo Exhibition, Walla Walla, Washington
2006    La Conner, Sculpture Exhibition 2006, La Conner, Washington
2006-7 Westcott Bay Reserve, 4th Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Roche Harbor, Wash.
2005    Solo Show, ‘Show of Tessellations’, Sunburst Gallery, Chelan, Washington
2005    Solo Show, ‘Spheres’, Bernard Hosey’s Studio, Twisp, Washington
2005    Group Show, ‘Mountain to Steppe’, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
2005    Artist Trust Art Auction, Consolidated Works, Seattle, Washington
2004    Group Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
2004    Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition 2004, Bellevue, Washington
2004-5 Westcott Bay Reserve, 4th Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Roche Harbor, Wash.
2003    Art & All That Jazz, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
2003    Art On The Avenues, Wenatchee, Washington
2003    Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, Washington 
2002-3 Group show, National Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
2002    Elements of the Earth, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
2000    Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, 
             Washington
2000    Annual International Sculpture Exhibit, Big Rock Garden Park, Bellingham, 
             Washington
2000    Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale,    Wash. 
2000    Two Person Show, Methow Valley Brewing Company, Twisp, Washington
2000    Art for the Heart, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1998    Metalurge, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1997    Two Person Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1996    Fahrenheit 96, Liquid Solid Liquid, Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue, Wash.
1996    Two Person Show, Anderson-Glover Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
1996    Group Show, Anderson-Glover Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
1995    Group Show, Metropolis Contemporary Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1995    Two Person Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1994    Two Person Show, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, Washington
1993    Two Person Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1992    Two Person Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1991    Architectural Details: Contemporary Blacksmithing, Tempe, Arizona and Sky
              Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona
1991    Two Person Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1990    Sculpture Group Show, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1990    Firearts Group Show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, Washington
1989    House Jewelry II, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
1988    Group Sculpture Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1988    The Bird-5 Interpretations, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1988    Metal Arts, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington
1987    Solo Show, 1001 - 4th Avenue Plaza, Seattle, Washington
1987    Group Show, 50 years of Northwest Sculpture, Seattle, Washington
1987    Art Expo 1987, Trade Center, Seattle, Washington
1986    Solo Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1986    Metalwork in Architecture Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of
              Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1986    Art Works/Working Art Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1986    Art Expo 1986, Design Center, Seattle, Washington
1986    Studies for Murals & Sculpture, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1986    Twentieth Anniversary Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1984    Three Person Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1983    Solo Show, Collections Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1983    Showcase ’83, Portland, Oregon
1982    Twenty Years of Metals, University Museum, Southern Illinois University at
              Carbondale, Illinois
1982    Northwest Crafts Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington
1982    Pacific Northwest Crafts Exhibition, Seattle, Washington
1981    Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana          
1981    Solo Show, National Ornamental Iron Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
1981    Owensboro Invitational, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky
1980    Pre-Metals, National Ornamental Iron Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
1980    University Selected Metalsmiths, Emporia, Kansas
1980    The Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terra Haute, Indiana
1980    33rd Annual Mid-States Art Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana
1980    American Art Industries Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia
1980    Memphis State University Invitational, Memphis, Tennessee
1978    50th Annual Student Art Show, Madison, Wisconsin
1977    Black and Gold, Cedarsburg, Wisconsin
1977    Beaux Art Designer/Craftsman, Columbus, Ohio
1977    Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
1976    Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York
1976    Solid Wrought/USA, Carbondale, Illinois
1976    Wisconsin Union Crafts Exhibition, Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
2010    ‘Infinite’, commissioned by Tsinghua University Centennial – Shui Mu Tsinghua, China
2010    ‘Departure’, commissioned by Nanhu Tangshan, China, International Urban Sculpture Symposium
2010    ‘Sphere in Slab’, commissioned by the city of Tongling, China, International Copper Sculpture Exhibition in China
2010    ‘Uno Grande, commissioned by the City of Taizhou, China, International Urban Sculpture Symposium
2010    Twisp Sculpture, Twisp, Washington
2009    Monumental Sculpture for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Kennewick, Washington
2008    ‘Close to the Bone’, commissioned by Jim and Gaye Pigott, Twisp, Washington
2008    ‘Pre-Mathematics’, commissioned by Art on the Avenue, Wenatchee,   
              Washington
2007    City of La Conner, Washington, ‘Rosary Bead’
2007    ‘International Sphere’, commissioned by the 2007 Beijing International
              City Sculpture Exhibition Org. Committee
2003    Sculpture commission, Alcazar L.L.C., Edmonds, Washington
2002    Pharos Corporation, Edmonds, Washington          
2002    Pacific International Engineering LLC, Edmonds, Washington
1990    Early Winters Resort Corporation, Bellevue, Washington
1986    Monumental Sculpture, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
1985    Diamond & Sylvester, Attorneys at Law, Columbia Center, Seattle, Washington
1984    Exterior sculpture, Mercer Island Community Center, Mercer Island, Washington
1984    Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1984    John Rushmore Design Group, Architects/Interior & Space Planning,
              Bellevue, Washington
1983    Hosey & Associates Engineering Company, Bellevue, Washington
1983    National Metals Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
1983    Hayden Island, Inc., Portland, Oregon
1981    Edward Merrin Gallery, New York, New York
1981    The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, Indiana
1980    Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
1980    Art Industries, Atlanta, Georgia
1980    Artpark, Lewiston, New York
1976    The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS
2004    Private commission, sculptured railing, Hosey residence, Edmonds, Washington
2003    Architectural commission, Pors residence, Winthrop, Washington
2002    Architectural commission, David Bonn, Winthrop, Washington
2002    Architectural commission, Alcazar L.L.C., Edmonds, Washington
2001    Architectural commission, Hosey-Shulman residence, Edmonds, Washington
2000    Architectural commission, Howard Johnson residence, Twisp, Washington
2000    Architectural commission, David Bonn residence, Winthrop, Washington
1999    Burning Desire, monumental sculpture, 40 feet high, 5 tons
1999    John Bonica residence, Twisp, Washington
1998    Jim Pigott residence, Twisp, Washington
1995    Architectural commission, Methow Valley Methodist Church, Winthrop, Wash.
1995    Architectural commission, Mary Anne Bidart residence, Winthrop, Washington
1995    Architectural commission, Peter Vogt residence, Twisp, Washington
1991    Private commission, Glass Top Forged Iron Dining Table and Chandelier. Charles & Janice Helming residence, Seattle, Washington
1989    Private commission, 21,000 pound sculpture, Las Vegas, Nevada
1989    Private commission, sculpture, Seattle, Washington
1985    Architectural commission, Don Brown residence, Kirkland, Washington
1984    Architectural commission, Charles Bond residence, Mercer Island, Washington
1984    Architectural commission, Terry Kelly residence, Woodinville, Washington
1984    Private commission, automobile design, Seattle, Washington
1982    Private commission, sculptured spiral staircase, Hosey residence, Woodinville,  
             Washington
 
 
VISITING ARTIST POSITIONS
2007    Olympic Sculpture Conference, Beijing, China
2006    Visiting Artist, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
2006    Visiting Artist, “Olympic Culture & Public Art Seminar”, Beijing, China
2004    Juror, Artist Trust GAP Grants
1989    Juror, Artsplash, Redmond, Washington
1988    Juror, Artsplash, Redmond, Washington
1988    Juror, Redmond Art Festival, Redmond, Washington
1988    Visiting Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
1983    Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois
1981    Workshop, Illinois Valley Blacksmiths Association, Peoria, Illinois
1980    Resident Artist, Artpark, Lewiston, New York
1980    Ornamental Iron Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
1978    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1977    University of Wisconsin, Madison and LaCrosse, Wisconsin
 
 
AWARDS
2008    Honor Certificate for “International Sphere”,  Beijing Municipal Bureau of   Culture, Beijing, China
2006    Outstanding Award for presentation of “International Sphere” to China
             Beijing Olympic Park City Sculpture Design Competition, Beijing, China
1982    Merit Award, Northwest Crafts Exhibition, Bellevue, Washington
1980    Purchase Award, 33rd Annual Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville, Indiana
1978    Purchase Award, 50th Annual Student Art Show, Madison, Wisconsin
1977    Cash Award, AUA 5th Annual Student Art Show, Madison, Wisconsin
1976    Purchase Award, 5th Annual Wisconsin Union Crafts Exhibition, Madison,
             Wisconsin
 
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
1979    Research Fellowship, University of Southern Illinois
1978    Ford Foundation Grant, University of Washington
 
EDUCATION
1981    University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois, M.F.A.
1979    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1978    University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, B.S., Art
 
 
REVIEWS
Summer 2010     Passion and Power, by Nancy B. Zastrow (ISBN 978-0-615-38408-5)
June 9, 2010        Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
Spring 2010        Methow Arts Alliance, Twisp, Washington
Dec. 23, 2009      Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
March 5, 2009     Tri-Cities Herald, Tri-Cities, Washington
March 4, 2009      Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
March 4, 2009      KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Washington
February, 2009    Tri-Cities ‘Journal of Business’, Kennewick, Washington
February 7, 2009 Tri-Cities Herald, Tri-Cities, Washington
Sept./Oct. 2008     425 Magazine, Bellevue, Washington
August 27, 2008   Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
July 25, 2008        The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington
July, 2008              Treasures of Washington & Oregon, Morgan & Chase
                                 Publishing (ISBN 976-1-933989-19-8)
April 9, 2008          Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
March 27, 2008     The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, Washington
January, 2008       Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
Oct. 11, 2007         The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, Washington
Sept. 26, 2007       Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
March 28, 2007     Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
January, 2007        Public Art for Beijing Olympics, Theses (ISBN 7-5074-1819-7)
January, 2007        Public Art for Beijing Olympics, City Sculpture Proposals
                                  (ISBN 7-5074-1794-8)
May 21, 2006         Channel 9 KCTS, “About Us”, Portraits in Art, Seattle, Wash.
April, 2006              Union Bulletin, Walla Walla, Washington
April 12, 2006         Channel Town Press, La Conner, Washington
Nov. 24, 2005         Channel 9 KCTS, “About Us”, Portraits in Art, Seattle,    
                                  Washington
July 26, 2005          Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
June 22, 2005        Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
Fall 2004                 Methow Valley Arts Magazine, Twisp, Washington
Sept. 22, 2004        Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
August 6, 2004       The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington
June 25, 2004        The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington
April, 2003               Methow Arts Alliance, Twisp, Washington
Mar/Apr 2003          HEPHAISTOS, International Magazine, Immenstadt, Germany
Jan/Feb 2002          HEPHAISTOS, International Magazine, Immenstadt, Germany
April, 2001               Methow Valley News, Twisp, Washington
April 22, 1986          KOMO 4 News
June, 1985               Arts Line, Seattle, Washington, Cover
January, 1982         Metalsmith Magazine
April, 1981               The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
April 29, 1981          Courier Express, Buffalo, New York
April 30, 1981          Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, New York
May 15, 1981           The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
June 3, 1981            The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee
June 21, 1981          Evening News, Buffalo, New York
June 26, 1981          Empire State Press, Scarsdale, New York
July 2, 1981              Niagara Gazette, Niagara, New York
August, 1981            Backstage Artpark, Lewiston, New York
August 16, 1981       Buffalo Courier Express
October, 1976           Crafts Horizons