Education

1961    MA, Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1959    General Secondary Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1954    A.B., Religion, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
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, CA
            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, CA
            Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2011    Heads, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2010    Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Santa Fe, NM
2009    Perspectives, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
            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, 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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