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Bruce Beasley

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From the mind of

Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley was born in Los Angeles in 1939. He attended Dartmouth College and the University of California at Berkeley. He currently resides in the Bay Area. One of the nation's foremost sculptors, in 1961 he was included the seminal exhibition “The Art of Assemblage” at the Museum of Modern Art in NY. The following year the Museum acquired one of Beasley’s sculptures making him the youngest artist ever to be included in their permanent collection. In 1963, Beasley won the purchase prize in the Paris Biennale, the world’s most prestigious international exhibition.

His sculptures are in the permanent collection of thirty museums around the world. He has had over fifty solo exhibitions and been included in hundreds of group exhibitions. Beasley has done many monumental sculpture commissions in the United States and abroad. Most recently he had been commissioned to do monumental works for the Beijing Olympic Games and the World Expo in Shanghai. He is currently working on a large sculpture for the city of Palo Alto.

EDUCATION

M.F.A.1994 Painting/Sculpture (GPA 3.8)Stephen F. Austin State University M.A. 1992 Painting/Sculpture (GPA 3.8) Stephen F. Austin State University B.A. 1991 Studio Art (GPA 3.556) University of Central Arkansas (Honors) Employment Present Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
Teach Native American Studies Courses 2012-2016 Visual Arts Department Chair, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Teach Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Computer Design for Visual Artists. 2010-2012 Adjunct Instructor of Art, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Teach Drawing, Sculpture, Art Fundamentals and New Genres. 1998-2016 Summer Art Faculty, Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Idyllwild, CA Teach Welded Steel Sculpture, Small Scale Bronze Casting. 2009-2010 Cultural Preservation Coordinator, Cahuilla Band Of Indians, CA Taught Traditional Cahuilla Arts and Crafts. 2004-2009 Adjunct Instructor of Art, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA Teach Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and New Genres. 1998-2004 Assistant Professor of Art, East Central University, Ada, OK
Taught Sculpture, 2-D/3-D Design, Digital Imaging, Multicultural Art. 1996-1998 Art Department Chair, Northeast Texas Community College, Mt Pleasant, TX

Works for Sale

Bruce Beasley
Encounter, Ed. 1/9
Cast Bronze
15 x 36 x 13 in.

Bruce Beasley
Inducer,
Cast Bronze
30 x 29 x 9 in.

Bruce Beasley
Rondo VII,
Stainless steel
134 x 208 x 137 in.

Bruce Beasley
Thrust,
Cast Bronze
25 x 32 x 13 in.

Bruce Beasley
Torqueri V, 2020
Cast Bronze
60 x 120 x 31 in.

Bruce Beasley
Torqueri VI-RS, 2018
Stainless Steel
45 x 27 x 24 in.

Bruce Beasley
Twister III,
Cast Bronze
47 x 25 x 25 in.

Bruce Beasley
Upthrust, 1993
Cast Bronze
19 1/4 x 16 x 13 in.

Bruce Beasley
Watchtower, 1992
Cast Bronze
38 x 15 x 13 in.

For inquiries call (760) 341-1056 or write
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