ERIC POWELL BIOGRAPHY



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Chronology:

1989-2003
ERIC POWELL ARTS, LLC, OWNER, SF, CA: Independent Artist with working studio and showroom displaying current and past work including: sculpture, gates, and furniture in one of a kind and limited editions. Work is often done on a commission basis. San Francisco, CA.
(See Selected Exhibitions and Commissions for a list of projects from this time).

1982-1989
SPIRIT ARTS, CO-OWNER, NM: Co-creator, part owner and manager of SPIRIT Store and SPIRIT ARTS Gallery. Created extensive collection of welded steel furniture, sculpture & architectural elements. Santa Fe, NM.

1980-1982
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, OAKLAND, CA: Studied painting, drawing, and sculpture at California College of Arts & Crafts. Studied with Robert Colescott, Denis Levine, Michael McClure. Oakland,CA.

1979-1980 GROSSMONT COLLEGE, SAN DIEGO, CA: Studied Drawing, Art History, Film Making at Grossmont College, San Diego, CA.

1978-1979
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IDLEWILD, CA: Studied painting with Francois Gilot, silversmithing with Fred Kabotie (Hopi Traditional), & metalsmithing & fabrication with Jan Peterson. Idlewild School of Music & Arts, University of Southern California.

1972-1978
ARRON BITTERWATER, PARADISE, CA: Apprentice jeweler to Aaron Bitterwater, master silversmith (Navaho Traditional). Studied painting & drawing at Shibui Art School; Torch Welding Steel study with Martin Barnett, Paradise, CA. Freelance Jewelry designer & maker; Paradise, CA. Includes men’s and women’s custom jewelry and small-scale sculpture. Primary materials are gold, silver and bronze as well as stone setting.

1969-1972
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ.: Undergraduate studies in lost-wax jewelry casting with George Shultz at Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ. Visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen West and viewed the sand-casting of Palo Soleri’s bronze bells.

1950 Born; San Jose, CA.



Selected Exhibitions:

2003
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, SANTA MONICA, CA, Solo Exhibition

2003
CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Juried Group Exhibition

2002
GENSLER ASSOCIATES, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, One-person exhibition, April 25 through June 21
BOLINAS MUSEUM, BOLINAS, CA, 'Chairs' juried exhibition

2001
OAKLAND MUSEUM, OAKLAND, CA, Full Circle, The Metal Arts Guild, group exhibition
THE GARDENER, BERKELEY, CA, Tenth consecutive year exhibiting one-of-a-kind steel tables.

2000
600 TOWNSEND, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Pacific Rim Sculptor’s Guild, Group Exhibition

1999
SAN FRANCSICO ART INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Invitational Annual Benefit Auction

1998
PALO ALTO ART CENTER, PALO ALTO, CA, Group exhibition
RICHMOND ART CENTER, RICHMOND, CA, Metal Arts guild juried exhibition
ZACCHO DANCE COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sculpture for performance at Fort Point, San Francisco, CA
MOUNT DIABLO HOSPITAL, CONCORD, CA: Meditation Chapel: Fountain, Altar table, and Light Screen
SAN FRANCSICO ART INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Invitational Annual Benefit Auction

1997
BOLINAS MUSEUM, BOLINAS, CA, Eighth Annual Northern California juried exhibition, ‘A Matter of Form".
RANDOLPH & HEINE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Limited edition designs, ongoing. In conjunction with Ruth Livingston Studio
23rd STREET GALLERY, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Group Exhibition

1996
FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MIN., The International Library, Group exhibition.
WALLACE STEGNER ENVIORNMENTAL CENTER, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Juried Group Exhibition.

1995
ZACCHO DANCE COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Bone House, commissioned sculpture for performance, Laney College, Oakland, CA
SAN FRANCSICO ART INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Invitational Annual benefit auction
FELISSIMO, NEW YORK, NY, One of a kind furniture.
23rd STREET GALLERY, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Group Exhibition

1994
CALIFORNIA DESIGN ’94, CONTRACT DESIGN CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Group Exhibition
SAN FRANCSICO ART INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Invitational Annual benefit auction

1993
CALIFORNIA DESIGN ’93, CONTRACT DESIGN CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Group Exhibition
SAN FRANCSICO ART INSTITUTE, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Invitational Annual benefit auction
23rd STREET GALLERY, SAN FRANCSICO, CA, Group Exhibition



Selected Bibliography:

Wine Country Living, October, 2002 p.11
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, October 7, 2001 p.20
San Francisco Chronicle, January 13, 1999, p. H-4
East Bay Express, September 4, 1998, p. 41
Interior Design, Magazine May 31, 1997, p. 62
Architectural Digest, March/April, 1997, p. 194
Marin Independent Journal, February 17, 1997, p. D-3
San Francisco Chronicle, January 15, 1997, p. 4 (2-1)
Minnesota Daily A & E, July 9, 1996, p. 5
The Berkeley Monthly, September 1996, p. 21
San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, 1995, p. 1 (Z-1)
Elle Decor, December/January 1995, p. 142
Examiner Magazine, July 23, 1995, p 20
Elle Deco,r October/November 1994,p. 136
Sunset Magazine, September 1994, p. 88
San Francisco Examiner, December 29, 1993, p. B-2
Image Magazine, September 19, 1993
House Beautiful, May 1993, p. 26
Image Magazine, December 6, 1992, p. 26
Image Magazine, November 8, 1992, p. 30-31
San Francisco Examiner, October 4, 1992, p. F-5
Image Magazine, September 20, 1992, p. 41
San Francisco Examiner, September 16, 1992, p. F-3
N. California Home & Garden, October 1991, p. 68
San Francisco Chronicle, June 22, 1991, p. C-1



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