Mark di_Suvero (American, born 1933)

American artist Mark di Suvero was born in Shanghai, China in 1933. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1941. Di Suvero earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley in 1957. While studying philosophy, he began pursuing sculpture and became recognized for his massive architectural sculptures. Di Suvero has been the recipient of several awards, including the National Medal of the Arts from the White House in 2010, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 2000, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art Medal in 2010 and the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities in 2005. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including: the Whitney Museum of American Art and Gagosian Gallery, New York; the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; and the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Di Suvero has participated in Documenta IV in Kassel, Germany in 1968; and the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2006. His work is represented in numerous collections including: the Daimler Art Collection, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin; the Denver Art Museum; the Moderna Museet,Stockholm; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Technopôle Brest-Iroise, France. In 2003, Laumeier mounted a solo exhibition of di Suvero’s work entitled Dragons in the Sky.

For more information, visit di Suvero’s website