"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.