ARCHIE HELD

ARCHIE  HELD

 

Biography:

Archie Held was born in Palo Alto, California and has been creating metal sculptures since the 1970's. He worked on his undergraduate degree at UCLA in painting, sculpture and graphic arts from 1975 to 1979. He continued at UCLA working on his Master's degree in sculpture. He is the winner of the Jim Marcelius Memorial Scholarship Award for Sculpture 1980.

Held's flawlessly designed and executed water sculptures combine a clean architectural context with sensuously flowing curves. As he employs only the best available materials to fastidiously construct his incomparable fountains, they invariably provide many years of carefree delight and assured enjoyment. The artist's minimalist sculptural works exhibit the same concern for pure form and rhythmic energy. Held's outstanding pieces are found in many public, corporate, and private collections throughout the world.

 

 

 

Résumé:

Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions
2007 The Atrium, 600 Townsend Building, San Francisco, CA
2007 Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 Leif Holmer Gallery, Nassjo, Sweden
2006 Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2005 Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
2005 Artscape Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2005 Sausalito Fine Art Gallery, Sausalito, CA
2005 Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2003-04 Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2001-02 Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001-02 Art Exchange Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Palm Springs International Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA
2000-02 SOFA New York, NY
1998-2004 SOFA Chicago, IL
1998-2001 I Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA
1997-2004 New Leaf Gallery/Sculpture Site, Berkeley, CA
1997 La Quinta Sculpture Museum, La Quinta, CA
1995 Swanson Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
1994-2002 Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC
1994-95 Holmes Fine Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
1994 Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
International Sculpture Conference Instructors Exhibition
1993-96 A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Valerie Miller Fine Arts, Palm Desert, CA
Auberge Du Soleil, Napa, CA
1993 Young Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
CA West Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Bay Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1992-96 Magic Planter Gallery, Sausalito, CA
1992 Evinibo Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
Zantman Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
1991 Gallery M, Fresno, CA
1990-94 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
1990 Viewpoint Gallery, Carmel, CA
Viewpoint Gallery, San Mateo, CA
1989 Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988-90 Elite Fine Art, Emeryville, CA
1988-89 Dominican College, San Rafael, CA
1988 Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Atrium Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Frances Young Gallery, Ross, CA
1986-88 Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980 Sensitivity Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1979-80 Frederick S. Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
White Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1979 "Celebration," Los Angeles, CA
1978 "Sky Fountain," sculpture installation, Glen Cove, New York
1977 “Scratch," performance drawing, Mexico

Education
1975-1979 Undergraduate - U.C.L.A. Painting, ScuIpture and Graphic Arts
1979-1980 Graduate - U.C.L.A. Sculpture 1979-80
1980 Jim Marcelius Memorial Scholarship Award for sculpture

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