Mark Di Suvero

Works

Photographed by Chris Felver

Artists Bio:

Mark di Suvero (American, b.1933) is an Abstract Expressionist sculptor who welds scrap metal and iron beams into monumental outdoor sculptural works.
Born in Shanghai to Italian parents – his father was a diplomat – di Suvero immigrated to San Francisco where he raised as a child.
He studied Fine Art and philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, before moving to New York City, where he was immersed in the Abstract Expressionism that dominated the art scene.
Following a serious injury while working in construction, di Suvero channeled all of his energy into sculpture. He welded large outdoor works from steel and found materials, such as tires and railroad ties.
In 1977 he created the Athena Foundation to assist artists and in 1985 the Socrates Scupture Park in Long Island City.
Later, he developed works based on industrial structures, such as welded or bolted l-beams and heavy gauge metal; he also incorporated motion into his pieces with swinging beams and rotating forms, allowing viewers and natural elements to interact with the sculpture.
Di Suvero was a founding member of two artist-owned ventures, the Park Place Gallery in New York City, and ConStruct, which promoted exhibitions across the United States.
Today, his pieces are installed in public locations around the world. He currently lives in New York City, with studios in New York, California, and France.

Exhibitions:

Selected One-Person Exhibtions

Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2013    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mark di Suvero Affinities, Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery

2012    Mark di Suvero at Governors Island

2011    Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2010    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Mark di Suvero, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
2009    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sculpture, drawings, and prints, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
A Matter of Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sculpture and Drawings, Danese, New York, NY
After Image, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
69, Specific Object, New York, NY

2008    Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Freedom, The Hague Sculpture Center, The Hague, Netherlands
Summer in the City, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Molded, Folded & Found, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
La Louver, Venice, CA
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL

2007    Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
Mark di Suvero Works and Protest, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin, Berlin
Ville de Valenciennes et ville de Cambrai, France (by Galerie Bruno Mory)
Not For Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
LIC, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

2006    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

2005    Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Knoedler & Company, New York, NY

2004    Albion, Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, England
Frederik Meijer Gadens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Madison Square Park, New York, NY
2003    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin, Berlin

2002    Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2001    Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA

2000    Danese Gallery, New York, NY

1999    John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998    Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Orange County Museum of Art Newport Beach, CA
All That is Solid, Socrates Sculpture Park Long Island City, NY

1997    International 97, Socrates Sculpture Park Long Island City, NY
John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
The Nasher Collection, Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
Queens Museum of Art Queens, NY
Mark di Suvero a Paris, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery New York, NY

1996    Mark di Suvero, Storm King Art Center Mountainville, NY
Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Weigand Gallery, Belmont, CA
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France

1995    Gagosian Gallelry, New York, NY
Mark di Suvero, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY
46th Esposizione Inernazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia Venice, Italy

1994    John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA
IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzales, Valencia, Spain

1993    Musée de Brest Passerelle, France
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Esprit Park, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992    Chalon-sur-saone, France
Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienne, Austria

1991 – 95 Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY

1990     Ville de Valence, France
Galerie de France, Paris, France
L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA

1988    American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center New York
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1987    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
Akira Ikeda Gallery Tokyo, Japan

1986    Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA

1985    Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

1983 – 85 Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY
1983     Oil & Steel Gallery, New York, NY
Esprit Park, San Francisco, CA

1980 – 81 Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979    ConStruct, Chicago, IL

1976    California Painting and Sculpture: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA

1975    Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY

1972 – 74 Ville de Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Stedelijk van Abbe Museum Eindhoven & the City of Eindhoven, Netherlands

1968     LoGiudice Gallery, Chicago, IL

1967    Park Place Gallery, New York, NY

1965    Dwan Place, Los Angeles, CA

1964    Park Place Gallery, New York, NY

1961    The Green Gallery New York, NY
1960    The Green Gallery New York, NY