Education

1961 University of California, Berkeley, CA, M.A., Art
1959 University of California, Berkeley, CA, General Secondary Teaching Credential
1954 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, A.B., Religion
1951 Black Mountain College, NC. Studied with Ben Shahn.

Teaching Positions

1967-95 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1961-67 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1961-62 San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA
1957-58 Chadwick School, Rolling Hills, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2015  Metaphoric States, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 

2013-2014 Stephen De Staebler,The Sculptor,The Man, Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2012 Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler, Retrospective at the de Young Museum, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA 

2011-12 Stephen De Staebler, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Stephen De Staebler: New Work, Dolby Chadwick Gallerys, San Francisco, CA
2009 Stephen De Staebler: New Work, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
Stephen De Staebler: The Sculptor’s Way, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2008 Stephen De Staebler: Wrested From the Earth, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL 
2007 Stephen De Staebler: New Figure Columns, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Stephen De Staebler: Figure Columns, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stephen De Staebler: Winged Figures, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
Stephen De Staebler: Recent Work, Fresno Art Museum, Frenso, CA

2005 Stephen De Staebler: Recent Work, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Stephen De Staebler: Recent Work, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Stephen De Staebler: Selected Works, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

2003 Stephen De Staebler: Figure Columns, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen De Staebler: Master Artist VI: A Thirty Year Survey, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
Stephen De Staebler: Figure Column Series, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY 
The Human Condition: Sculptures by Stephen De Staebler, University of California, San Francisco, CA

2002 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

1999 Stephen De Staebler: Major Works from the 1980's, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
Stephen De Staebler: Winged Figures, Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Valparaiso, IN. Traveled to Union University, Jackson, TN

1998 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Stephen De Staebler, Colorado University Art Galleries, Boulder, CO
Recent Works, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
New Works in Clay, European Ceramics Work Center, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Lizardi/Harp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995 The New Bronzes, CDS Gallery, New York, NY
Stephen De Staebler: Sculpture, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1994 Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 Stephen De Staebler, The Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
CDS Gallery, New York, NY

1992 CDS Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Stephen De Staebler, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1990 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Stephen De Staebler: The Figure, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. Traveled to: Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA. (catalogue)

1986 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, British Columbia. Traveled to: Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI; Laumeier International Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Virginia Polytechnic University, Blacksburg, VA; Visual Arts Gallery, Florida International University, Miami, FL; Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA.

1981 Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979 James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Winona State University, Winona, MN

1974 Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014  Two Geologies:  Stephen De Staebler & Danae Mattes, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

Beyond Craft, Decorative Arts for the Leatrice and Melvin Eagle Collection,  Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston

2013  Hello, Goodbye, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco

Beyond Belief:  100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, June 28 – October 27.

2011  Heads, Dolby-Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, March 3–April 30. 

2010  Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009  Perspectives, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, May 20–June 30.
         Body Language:  The Figure in Sculpture, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL
         Multiple Personalities: Figural Sculpture and Contemporary Craft, Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minnesota, MN

2008 Masters of Disguise, The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Great Ceramics from the Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University Art Collection, Travels to: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN;The Arkansas Art Center, Littlerock, AR; J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND; Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art & Culture, Las Cruces, NM (2008-9); Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (2009); Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS (2009); Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL (2010) 
Paradigms and the Unexpected:  Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2007 Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis:  The Art of Conceptual Craft: Selections for the Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
A Legacy of Art:  The Ted and Ruth Nash Collection, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2006 Soaring Spirits – Feet of Clay, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2005 A Broken Beauty: Figuration, Narrative and the Transcendent in North American Art, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Innovation & Change: Great Ceramics from the Permanent Collection, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Bodies of Clay, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN
From Tiles to Totems: A Century of Northern California Ceramics, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004 Onward and Upward, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Stremmel Gallery @ 30, Reno, NV
Bay Area Revisited, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2002 The 177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY (catalogue)
2000 Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramics: Color and Fire, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

1999 The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Clay into Art: Selections from the Collection of Contemporary Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1988 Twentieth Century American Sculpture, The White House, Washington, D.C.
1997 Bay Area Art from The Morgan Flagg Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
1996 Generations: The Lineage of Influence in Bay Area Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1993 Sanctuaries: Recovering the Holy in Contemporary Art, Part One, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO

1988 New Visions of the Apocalypse, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1987 The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. Traveled. (catalogue)
1986 Contemporary Sculpture from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Martin Z. Margulies, Coconut Grove, FL. permanent collection, (catalogue)

1984 The 20th Century: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1980 20 American Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. (catalogue)
1977 Perceptions of the Spirit in 20th Century Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN. Traveled. (catalogue)
Public Sculpture/Urban Environment, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

1975 Public Sculpture/Urban Environment, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA (catalogue)

Awards + Grants

2012 American Craft Council, Award
1994 American Craft Council, Fellow
1993 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Honorary Council Member 
1992 Utsukushi-ga-hari Open Air Museum, Japan, The Fourth Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Nobukata-Shikanai Special Prize
1989 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, Award in Art
1983 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Artist’s Fellowship
1981 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship
1965 Zellerback Memorial Prize in the Art of Sculpture
1964 Walnut Creek Art Festival, San Francisco, CA, Grant Purchase Award
San Francisco Art Festival, San Francisco, CA, Major Purchase Award

1961 Oakland Art Museum of California, Oakland, CA, First California Craftsman Biennial Exhibition, Award for Merit
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Annual, San Francisco, CA, Prize for Sculpture

1960 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, Prize for Ceramic Sculpture
1954 Fulbright Scholarship to Italy (declined by the artist)

Commissions

1998 New Harmony, IN. Angel of Annunciation, Bronze Sculpture
Chiron Corporation, Emeryville, CA. Two Figures, Bronze Sculpture.

1993 San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.  Winged Guardian, Bronze Sculpture
Graduate Theological Union, University of California, Berkeley, CA.  Winged Figure, Bronze Sculpture.
City Center Garage West/Amphitheatre, Oakland, CA.  Three Figures, Bronze Sculptures

1990 Portman Building, Embarcadero Center West, San Francisco, CA. 
Torso with Raised Arm, Bronze Sculpture.

1989 Geary-Market Investment Company, San Francisco, CA.  Angel, Bronze Sculpture, Installed at 720 Market Street.
1988 New Harmony Inn and Conference Center, New Harmony IN.  Pieta, Bronze Sculpture

1986-87 New Harmony Inn and Conference Center, New Harmony IN.  
Light Sculpture and Water Sculpture.

1985-87 General Services Administration, Old Saint Louis Post Office, St. Louis MO.  
Birthplace, Clay Sculpture.

1986 Iowa State University, University Library, Ames, IA. Left Sided Angel, Bronze Sculpture
1985-86 San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA.  Man with Flame, Bronze Sculpture, Installed at the Moscone Parking Garage. 

1981-82 Pacific Mutual Insurance Company, Pacific Mutual Plaza, Newport Beach, CA.
Canyon, Stoneware Clay Sculpture.

1980-81 Department of General Services, New State Building, San Jose, CA.
Siracusa, Ceramic Sculpture.

1976-77 Bay Area Rapid Transit District, San Francisco, CA.  Wall Canyon, High Fired Ceramic, Monumental Wall Sculpture, Installed at the Embarcadero Station, San Francisco, CA.

1972 Bay Area Rapid Transit District, San Francisco, CA.  Stoneware and Concrete Water Sculpture, Installed at the Concord Station, Concord, CA.

1970 University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.  Seating Environment for the Lower Lobby, Stoneware Clay Sculpture.
1969 The Woman’s Art League of the East Bay.  Farnsworth Memorial Sculpture (Sun Dial)
Stoneware Clay Sculpture, Installed at the Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA.

1967-68 Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit Chapel, Newman Hall, Berkeley, CA.  Five Stoneware Clay 
Pieces: Altar, Tabernacle, Lecturn, Crucifix, Celebrant’s Chair. 

1963 Prudential Savings and Loan, Salt Lake City, UT.  Moab I, Stoneware Clay, Wall Relief.
1961 Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.  Concerted Movement, Welded Bronze Wall Sculpture.

Selected Public Collections

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Brunnier Art Museum at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ceramics Research Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NCMoores School of Music, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, ME
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY 
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
New Orleans Museum of Art, Sydney and Walda Bestoff Sculpture Garden, NOLA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Runnymede Sculpture Park, Woodside, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, U. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, IN
Utah Museum of Art, Salt Lake City, UT

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