Bill Weaver

Sculpture (6-works)

Bill  Weaver Sirius Repose
Sirius Repose
Forged and fabricated bronze
23 x 21 x 12 in
Bill  Weaver Magics Cloak
Magic's Cloak
Forged and fabricated bronze
32 x 18 x 14 in
Bill  Weaver Piston Piece
Piston Piece
Forged and fabricated bronze
31 x 9 x 11 in
Bill  Weaver Quilted Medicine Ball
Quilted Medicine Ball
Forged and fabricated bronze
16 x 16 x 16 in
Bill  Weaver Star Crossed
Star Crossed
Forged and fabricated bronze
16 x 18 x 18 in
Bill  Weaver Kilter
Kilter
Forged and fabricated bronze
41 x 12 x 9 in
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Bill  Weaver

Bill Weaver

Bill Weaver Biography

(American, b.1952)

Bill Weaver Statement

 

I find the imagery available in non-objective art limitless and sometimes overwhelming so early on I made the decision to set parameters within which to work.  I decided to look for sophisticated aesthetics in simple forms and concepts. The early sculptures were all made using the same basic shape, the first shape my hands made patting around a wad of clay. It was roughly a pear shape and I made a number of pieces with it: bubblegum machines, refrigerators, bible scenes and ecological statements. There was non-objective work as well but most of the pieces had some frame of reference to real objects. Nevertheless I decided to call it non-objective folk art, because of the simple, naïve imagery, and sought to further define it and operate within its parameters.

Eventually the forms evolved to a simple geometry. I also broadened the scope of materials used from ceramic to cast resin, carved wood, forged and fabricated metals, and cast metals. However forged and fabricated bronze captured my attention most. Working directly with sheet metal to create three-dimensional forms brings a raw honesty to the sculpture, and bronze that is well worked adds a rich unique quality.

The work has also evolved conceptually. I still explore non-objective folk art but use it as direction rather than definition. And instead of relying on a frame of reference I now rely on depth of character in a piece to provide conceptual value.

I look to communicate sophisticated aesthetics with a simple visual language that is honest and well worked.

Bill Weaver Resumé

MEDIA & PUBLIC ENDORSEMENT

2015     FEATURE ARTICLE, Santa Fean magazine, June/July issue

2014     FEATURE ARTICLE, Santa Fean magazine, June/July issue

2013     FINALIST for the 2014 State of New Mexico Acclaimed Artists Series

2012     FINALIST for City of Albuquerque, NM, Public Art Program, Cherry Hills Library

2011     SOLO EXHIBITION: Littleton Museum, Littleton CO (an Affiliate of the Smithsonian

            Institution)

2009     FINALIST for the 2010 State of New Mexico Acclaimed Artists Series

2007     FEATURE ARTICLE, Sculptural Pursuit magazine, Spring issue

2006     SELECTED ARTIST for the third biannual Acclaimed Artists’ Series by the Art in Public

Places Program of New Mexico

2005     ACQUISITION: “Edge & Point”, by the Littleton Museum, Littleton CO, 1% for the Arts

2004     COMMISSION: “Stars Over Mountains with Pine Trees and People”, a 6.5' x 9' bronze

wall relief for the Littleton Museum, Littleton CO (an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution) for the lobby of a new museum facility, dedicated 1/29/05

2002     SELECTED ARTIST for the Acclaimed Artists’ Series by the Art in Public Places

Program of New Mexico

2001     ACQUISITION by the New Mexico 1% for the Arts, 6' bronze wall relief for the Bernalillo

County Courthouse, Albuquerque NM;

           ACKNOWLEDGED in “The Erotic Art of Edgar Britton” by Jane Hilberry, published by

           “Documents of Colorado Art” Ocean View Books; forward by William Weaver

1990     FEATURED ARTIST in “Colores” PBS-TV series on contemporary New Mexico artists

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS

2015        GROUP EXHIBITIONS: GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; Craighead Green

Gallery, Dallas, TX; Hulse Warman, Gallery, Taos, NM

2014        GROUP EXHIBITIONS: GF Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; Craighead Green

Gallery, Dallas, TX; Hulse Warman, Gallery, Taos, NM

2013        GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX; Hulse Warman

Gallery, Taos, NM; A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012     GROUP and SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX; A Gallery,

Santa Fe NM; Hulse Warman Gallery, Taos NM; Michael Lord Gallery, Palm Springs CA

2011  GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Craighead Green Galley, Dallas TX; Ventana Gallery,

Santa Fe, NM; Sisko Gallery, Seattle WA

2010     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas TX; Ventana Gallery,

Santa Fe, NM; Sisko Gallery, Seattle WA

2009     GROUP and SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX; Ventana

Gallery, Santa Fe NM; Sisko Gallery, Seattle WA

2008     GROUP and SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX; Ventana

Gallery, Santa Fe NM; Sisko Gallery, Seattle WA

2007     GROUP EXHIBITION: Ventana Gallery, Santa Fe NM

2006     INVITED ARTIST for the 3rd annual Crossroads Contemporary Gallery Celebration

          Benefiting Kitchen Angels, Santa Fe NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Crossroads Contemporary, Santa Fe NM; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX

2005     GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Crossroads Contemporary, Santa Fe NM; Sculpture

Ranch, Santa Fe NM; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX

2004 GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Crossroads Contemporary Invitational Grand Opening,

Santa Fe NM;

Crossroads Contemporary featured artist, Santa Fe NM; Sculpture Ranch 3rd Invitational, Santa Fe NM; Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Nick Cindric Fine Arts, Boca Raton FL;

Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX; DeGraaf Fine Art, Saugatuck MI and West Palm Beach

          FL; Crucible Gallery, Norman OK; Scotsdale Artport Gallery, Scotsdale AZ

2003     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Sculpture Ranch 2nd Invitational, Santa Fe NM; Shidoni Gallery,

Tesuque NM; Nick Cindric Fine Arts, Boca Raton FL; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX; DeGraaf Fine Art, Saugatuck MI and West Palm Beach FL; Crucible Gallery, Norman OK;

            Scotsdale Artport Gallery, Scotsdale AZ

2002     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Sculpture Ranch Inaugural Invitational, Santa Fe NM;

Shidoni Gallery,

Tesuque NM; Nick Cindric Fine Arts, Boca Raton FL; Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas TX;

            DeGraaf Fine Art, Saugatuck MI

2001     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery 30th Anniversary Invitational, Tesuque NM;

Craighead- Green Gallery, Dallas TX; DeGraaf Fine Art, Saugatuck MI; Crucible Gallery, Norman OK

2000     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Nick Cindric Fine Arts, Boca

Raton FL;

Crucible Gallery, Norman OK; The Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI

 

1999     “MINIATURES/ 99”, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque NM;

            COMMISSIONED: "Melli-Fluous", 8' bronze fountain, Pasadena CA

            COMMISSIONED: "Chock Maul II", 20" bronze maquette, Scottsdale AZ

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: William Zimmer Fine Arts, Mendocino CA; Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, NM; Nick Cindric Fine Arts, Boca Raton FL; The Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI

1998     “SOFA CHICAGO”, represented by Zimmer Fine Arts, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: William Zimmer Fine Arts, Mendocino CA; Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque, NM; Cindric Meyer Gallery, Boca Raton FL; Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale AZ;

            The Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI

1997     “MINIATURES/ 97”, The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Cindric Meyer Gallery,

 Boca Raton FL; Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale AZ; The Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI

1996     "SUMMER OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW", Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM

"THE FINE ART AND CRAFT OF SCULPTURE", Cline-LewAllen Gallery,

Santa Fe NM

            COMMISSIONED: "Pas De Trois", 7' bronze sculpture, Sheboygan WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale AZ; Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI

1995     "MINIATURES / 95", The Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque NM

             SOLO EXHIBITIONS: "Bill Weaver", Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale AZ; The Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI

1994     "FOOD SHRINE SHOW", represented by Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe NM

"OLD MEDIA, NEW WAYS ", Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque NM

            COMMISSIONED: "Box Fall", 5' bronze fountain, Dallas TX

            GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Woodlot Gallery,

Sheboygan WI

1993     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Woodlot Gallery,

 Sheboygan WI

1992     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Woodlot Gallery,

 Sheboygan WI

1991     "MAGNIFICO!", monumental outdoor works, Museum of New Mexico,

Albuquerque NM

           GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Woodlot Gallery,

Sheboygan WI

1990     "ART L.A.-EXPO ' 90", represented by Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque NM

            "SUMMER OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW", Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; The Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan WI; Andrea Ross Gallery, Santa Monica CA

1989     COMMISSIONED: "Ball in a Quilt", 6' bronze fountain, Beverly Hills CA;

"4TH INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR" Los Angeles CA, represented by Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque NM

            GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Andrea Ross Gallery, Santa

            Monica CA

1988     GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Eva Cohen Gallery,

Chicago IL

1987     "SUMMER OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW", Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM

            "LUBBOCK FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS", represented by Shidoni Gallery, Lubbock TX

            GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Shidoni Gallery, Tesuque NM; Eva Cohen Gallery,

Chicago IL

1975     COMMISSIONED: Samsonite Luggage Company, an original bronze sculpture edition,

1986     Each year through 1990, Denver CO

COMMISSIONED: University of Colorado, original bronze sculpture edition, Boulder,CO

GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Edgar Britton Gallery, Littleton CO;

Shidoni Gallery,

            Tesuque NM; Randi's Art Gallery, Cherry Creek 

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