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Bruce Beasley

322 Lewis Street
Oakland, CA 94607, U.S.A.
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Phone: 510-836-1414     Fax: 510-763-4431

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"Bruce Beasley's works are space - enveloping and space - defining. His engagement with spatial problems shows association with Eduardo Chillida's work, with whom he is a friend. Beasley makes space something that can be vigorously experienced and defined by mass and volume to create the impression of silence or movement." -Dr. Manfred Fath, Director, Museum of Art, Mannheim, Germany


Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1957-59

University of California, Berkeley, California, B.A. 1962


Beasley’s sculptures are in the permanent collection of 36 Art Museums world-wide including:

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Guggenheim Museum, New York

The National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Musee d’Art Modern, Pompidou Center, Paris

Museum of Art, Mannheim, Germany

National Museum of American Art, Washington DC

Islamic Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey


Beasley has had 51 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries including:

M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco

State Art Museum, Mannheim, Germany

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, England

The Oakland Museum, 45-Year Retrospective, Oakland, California

Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai, China

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

Rudolfinum Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California       

Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York

Scheffel Gallery, Bad Homberg, Germany

Galerie Marie-Louise Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

Utermann Gallery, Dortmund,  Germany


Beasley has been included in over 200 group exhibitions world-wide including:

"The Art of Assemblage", Museum of Modern Art, New York,.1961

"Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions", Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1962

"Biennale de Paris",  Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, 1963,

 “Monumenta, 19th Sculpture Biennial",  Middelheim Sculpture Park, Antwerp, Belgium, 1987,

"7th International Cairo Biennale",  Cairo, Egypt, 1999,

"Celebrating Modern Art", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000, and the

“Sterling Stuff”, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom, 2003

 “Digital Stone Exhibition”,  Today Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2008

“Contemporary Sculpture 2011”, Datong, China 2011


Beasley has done 30 monumental sculpture commissions for cities and institutions including:

 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

City of Anchorage, Alaska

City of Bad Homberg, Germany

City of Beijing,  Sculpture commissioned for the Beijing Olympic Games

City of Dortmund, Germany

City of Eugene, Oregon

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

Stanford University, Stanford, California, (2 pieces)

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


Beasley’s  work has been included in 145 books and catalogs including:


Sculpture by Bruce Beasley: A 45-Year Retrospective.  Oakland Museum of California. 


The Art of Assemblage. William Seitz. The Museum of Modern Art. New York.  1961.

Late Modern, The Visual Arts Since 1945. E. Lucie-Smith.  Praeger Publishers, New York. 1969.

Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of  Modern Art, 1929-1967.  Alfred H. Barr, Jr. 

The Place of Art in the World of Architecture. Donald Thalacker. Chelsea House

            Publishers. New York: 1980.  Preface by Sam Hunter, Princeton University

The Art of California. Christina Orr-Cahall. The Oakland Museum. 1984.

The Art of the San Francisco Bay Area: 1945 to 1980.  Thomas Albright:

            University of California Press. Berkeley. 1985.

Bruce Beasley / Sculpture.  Peter Selz & Manfred Fath. Mannheim Museum of Art. 1994

Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture.  Brooke Barrie.  Rockport Publishers, Inc. 

            Gloucester, Mass. 1999.

Celebrating Modern Art,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

            University of California Press.  Berkeley.  2000.