Biography

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Born New York City, 1953. M.F.A. Sculpture, Berkeley, 1979.

I’ve been a sculptor since 1968, when I was 15 years old. I began as a wood carver and I’ve then moved into granite and marble carving. For most of the last 40 years, however, I have concentrated on steel sculptures. I have created my own technique in steel, which I call “flame-carved steel” — a direct outgrowth of my early wood and stone carvings. Flame-carved steel is executed with the oxygen-acetylene torch; it renders the same textural results in steel as one might see in carved stone. In the last 20 years, I have also been forging steel, which gives my massive steel sculptures the feeling of lightness through the rhythm and movement of the forged elements incorporated into the sculptures.

I have returned to wood sculpting as a means to create models for large outdoor steel or stainless sculptures of the future.

During the last two years, 2010-2012, I have increased my range of expression by incorporating a daily practice of executing pastels and other works on paper. At the same time, I have been working on wall pieces made of bronze, copper, brass, stainless steel and steel. This has brought the excitement of real earth colors into the movement and rhythm of my recent work.

ONE MAN SHOWS

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY 2004
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY 1992, 1994
Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC 1983
Max Hutchison Gallery, New York, NY 1982
Worth Rider Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA 1979

GROUP SHOWS

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY 2003
Huntington House Museum, Andes, NY 2001
Addition|Subtraction, New York, NY 2001
Paradise Sculpture Park, Guilin, China, 1999
Chesterwood Sculpture Show, Stockbridge, MA 1998
Haus Ludwig, Saarlouis, Germany 1997
Andre Emmerich Gallery, NY, NY 1992
Top Gallant Sculpture Park, Pawling, NY 1990-1997
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NY, NY 1992
Socrates Sculpture Park, L.I.C. NY, 1991-92
Elston Fine Arts, NY, NY 1991
Schlesinger Gallery, NY, NY 1990
Schlesinger-Boisante Gallery, NY, NY 1989, 1988, 1983
Katzen-Brown Gallery, NY, NY 1988
Pat Hearn Gallery, NY, NY 1987
El Bohio Center, NY, NY 1987
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY 1985
Virtual Garrison, NY, NY 1985
Nassau County Museum, Roslyn, NY 1984
Unangst Gallery, NY, NY 1984
Max Hutchison Gallery, NY, NY 1984
Treffpunkt Kunst, Saarlouis, Germany 1983
Sculpture Sites, Amagansett, NY 1982
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA 1980
Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY 1977
Union Carbide Gallery, NY, NY 1976