MICHAEL STURTZ | ART RESUME
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ART RESUME

Professional Sculptor: 

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  • Sculptures address concept & form through intriguing kinetic machines & strong material contrasts
  • Exhibited in numerous group & solos shows nationally & internationally, and a retrospective exhibition
  • Works in museums, national and international permanent collections
  • Presented a wide variety of lectures, workshops and classes
  • Received numerous commissions, jury awards, honors and sponsorships
  • Received critical acclaim and numerous press and media coverage

Selected Solo Art Exhibitions

  • 1999     “Machines of Metal & Light” Blasthaus, San Francisco, CA
  • 1998     “Organsmatic & Mechanatomical Works” The Better Weimaraner Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1995     “Signs of Life” Art Tech: Holmes Fine Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • 1994     “Remains and Artifacts of A Dead Planet” NYSCC, School of Art & Design, Alfred, NY
  • 1991     “From Here to Reality” Garden Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1990     “In the Beginning” Salathe’ Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

Selected Group Art Exhibitions

  • 2012     “Heartworks” The Exploritoritum After Dark, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012     “Viscosity” Float Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 2011     “Relaunch” Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010      Installation at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009     “Illuminated Sculpture” Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2008      “Molten Metal Opera” Performance installation: de Young Museum, SF, CA
  • 2005     “Carpe Lumen” USF Thatcher Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999     “RGB: Red, Green, Blue” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), SF,CA
  • 1999     “Faculty Exhibition” The Current Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  • 1998     “The Form of Function” Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1998     “SOFA: Sculptural Objects Functional Art Exposition” Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • 1998     “Trans Cinema Festival” Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • 1998     “Civic Arts Faculty Show” Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1998     “Not in My Lobby, You Don’t!”  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • 1998     “Ferris Opus” International Cast Iron Art Conference, Johnson Atelier, NJ
  • 1998     “Pier Walk maquette exhibit” Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1997     “SOFA: Sculptural Objects Functional Art Exposition” Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • 1997     “Works in Sculpture” Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1997     “Global Bodies” ZKM Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1997     “8th International Symposium of Electronic Arts” Chicago Art Institute Chicago, IL
  • 1997     “Water Visions” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  • 1997     “Film Arts Foundation” Installation Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996     “Ceramics in Northern California” Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center, WC, CA
  • 1996     “SMART: South of Market Art. Rhythm & Technology” San Francisco, CA
  • 1996     “Post Waste: An Imperative for the Near Future” Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
  • 1996     “Natural Phenomena” Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1995     “Tech Bash: Artist Bashing Technology” Blasthaus, San Francisco, CA
  • 1995     “Beyond Boundaries” The Ebell Garden Center, Festival at The Lake, Oakland, CA
  • 1993     “15th Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition” NYSCC, School of Art & Design, Alfred, NY
  • 1993     “Studio Access to Glass” West End Gallery, Corning, NY
  • 1992     “Honors Exhibition” Ginori Gallery, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
  • 1992     “Designer Showcase” Villa Del Ensueno, Orinda, CA
  • 1992     “WORLDESIGN 92” Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990     “Communication of Form” McConnell Center, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

Selected Permanent Collections

  • 2012     Corporate collection: Fleenor Paper Company, Alameda CA
  • 2009     The Olsen private collection, Oakland, CA
  • 2006      Laurel District: Designed street furniture, The City of Oakland, CA
  • 2005     The Lyon private collection, Mendocino, CA
  • 1999     Longmont United Hospital Commission, Denver, CO
  • 1998     Burmah Castrol House, Swindon, England, UK
  • 1998     Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1996     The City of Walnut Creek, Civic Park, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1996     Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • 1994     The International Museum of Ceramic Art: School of Art & Design, Alfred, NY
  • 1994     F.W. Olin College of Business, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
  • 1994     Landmark College, Putney VT

Selected Reviews

  • 2012     San Francisco Chronicle ‘Viscosity’  Mary Eisenhart, Thursday, February 23
  • 2011     San Francisco Chronicle “Independents Day: Celebrating our Favorite Bay Area Originals”
  • 1999     Artweek  “Michael  Sturtz  at  blasthaus” November Vol. 30,  # 11,  p. 18-19.
  • 1999     San Francisco Chronicle “Arts Afire” Friday, July 9, Cover  &  p.  2 EB
  • 1999     Oakland Tribune “Metal sculptor makes dream of arts school a reality” Fri. March 19, p.1,5
  • 1998     San Francisco Chronicle  “Those Who  Teach Also Create” Friday,  July 10 p. 2 cc
  • 1998     Contra Costa Times:  “Art keeps pulsing at gallery” Thursday, July 16, Cover & p. 3.
  • 1998     Diablo Arts  “The Art of Teaching Art” July-September, p. 35-36.
  • 1998     Chicago Reader  ”Galleries & Museums” May 29, Vol 34, Section 2, p. 21.
  • 1998     Contra Costa Times  “Exhibits” May 22,  p.34.
  • 1998     Chicago Reader “Public Displays: Designing a Disturbance” May 21, Vol 33, p. 19 & 43.
  • 1997     MicroSoft NBC  “The Site”  (Television  review)
  • 1997     SF Weekly  “Symbio-Mechanisis: Artificial Life Art” October 2-6, p. 53-54.
  • 1996     Artweek   “Natural Phenomena at the Bedford Gallery” June Vol. 27,  # 6,  p. 19-21.
  • 1996     San Francisco Bay Guardian  “Critic’s Choice” June 19- 25, Vol 30,  # 38,  p. 101.
  • 1996     Benicia Herald  “Unearthing  what we’d rather leave buried”  June 13,  p. A3.
  • 1996     Diablo Arts  “Back  to Nature”  April-June,  p. 26-29, 48.
  • 1996     Contra Costa Times:  “Art takes on a natural look ” April 11, Cover & p. 3.
  • 1996     Metro Arts  “Digging Up the Future”  January 4-10;  p. 31.
  • 1996     Mac Home Journal  “Blasthaus The Real Deal”  January;  p. 142.
  • 1995     MAS  moda  “art seen”  holiday;  p. 48.
  • 1995     c/net central (T.V.  Interview/ Internet site) USA network,  Sci- Fi Channel &  KPIX 5
  • 1995     The Oakland Tribune  Thursday,  September 7;   cover & Cue 1,5.
  • 1994     The Montclarion  Friday,  June 2;  cover &  p. 3.
  • 1993     San Francisco Examiner Magazine  Sunday May 7;  p. 18-19.
  • 1992     Northern California Home & Garden  May; p. 105, 126-127.
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