Profile of Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett - Exhibition History & Bibliography - 2014 Born: Alameda California 1934 Attended: California College of the Arts (formally CCAC) Oakland/San Francisco CA Selected Exhibition History: (* > asterisk denotes one-person exhibition) 2015 “Airplane” B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA 2014 * Velvet Da Vinci gallery, San Francisco CA * B. Sakata Garo gallery, Sacramento CA 2013 * Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA *Gallery Naga, Boston MA Reform Gallery, Los Angeles CA 2012 Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco CA Center for Wood Art, Philadelphia PA Gallery Naga, Boston MA 2011 Postmodernism, Victoria & Albert Museum, London England (pending) 8/25/11 - ______ * Gallery NAGA, Garry Knox Bennett: Lights, Tables, Bling - Boston MA 2010 * Richmond Arts Center, CA (pending) 9/12/10 – 11/13/10 Form & Function, The Atrium, San Francisco CA (Two-person exhibition) Craft in America, Silver Dollar City 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Kansas City MO (Invitational) Gallery Naga, Boston MA Mobielia Gallery, Cambridge MA 2009 *Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto CA * Katzen Center, American University DC * American Association of Woodturners at Albuquerque NM Far Side of Function: contemporary works in wood, DairyBarn Arts Center Athens OH Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA 2008 * Fuller Museum, Brockton MA * Delaware Art Museum, Wilimington DE * Gallery NAGA, Boston MA Art In America (traveling cont.) 2007 * Racine Art Museum, Racine WI Gallery NAGA, Boston MA Craft In America , Little Rock AK (travel several years) includes PBS award winning segment 2006 * Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA 2005 * Gallery 555/Sculpture Court, Oakland Museum, CA Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA Gallery NAGA, Boston MA The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia PA 2003-04 California Design 2004, San Francisco CA San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, CA Frankfurt 9th Triennial, Museum fur Angewande Kunst, Frankfurt GR (Traveled to Klingspor Museum, Offenbach Germany and Museum of Arts & Design, New York) 2003 * Leo Kaplan Modern, New York Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia PA Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia PA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia PA Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia PA Function + Art, Chicago IL Garry Knox Bennett cont. Pg. 2 2002 * Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery, New York Fuller Museum, Brockton MA (Traveled to Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston TX) California Design 2002, San Francisco CA Furniture Society “The Right Stuff” (invited artist) (exhibition traveled through 2003 to University of Wisconsin, Madison & N. Carolina St. U.) Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield CT 2001 * Museum of Arts & Design, New York: Retrospective Exhibition * Julie: Artisans’ Gallery, New York * Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery, New York * Oakland Museum, California: Retrospective Exhibition * Tercera Gallery, San Francisco CA Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT SOFA Chicago, IL 2000 American Craft Museum, New York Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte NC San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA 1999 Crocker Museum, Sacramento CA * Leo Kaplan Modern Gallery, New York Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA Tercera Gallery, San Francisco CA 1998 Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco CA * Peter Joseph Gallery, New York * Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York Tercera Gallery, San Francisco CA 1997-96 Neuberger Museum, Purchase NY Oakland Museum, CA * Peter Joseph Gallery, New York Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto CA (two-person exhibition) 1995 * Peter Joseph Gallery, New York Wharton Esheric Museum, Paoli PA Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles CA 1994 * Peter Joseph Gallery, New York Contemporary Craft Museum, San Francisco CA Oakland Museum, CA Garry Knox Bennett cont. Pg. 3 1993-1960 * Kummer-Stewart Gallery, Gualala CA * The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale AZ * Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia PA * Brendan Walter Gallery, Carmel CA * Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco CA* Foster Goldstrom Gallery, San Francisco CA & Dallas TX * Workbench Gallery, New York * Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles CA Oakland Museum, CA American Craft Museum, New York Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, WDC Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA Gallery NAGA, Boston MA * Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, NY Monterey Museum, CA * Julie: Artisans’ Gallery, NY Society for Arts & Crafts, Boston MA Triton Museum of Art, Palo Alto CA Elements Gallery, NY California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland CA De Anza College Museum, Cupertino CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA Note: Group exhibitions started in 1960 with painting & sculpture. One-person exhibitions started in 1962. First exhibition as a furniture maker was in 1979. Range of work includes: painting, sculpture, prints. Functional work includes: jewelry, clocks, lamps and a full range of furniture. Additionally: A more complete bibliography and exhibition history is available on request or can be found in the book “Made in Oakland: The Furniture of Garry Knox Bennett”. (This book was published on the occasion of a major retrospective of my work which opened at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York (formally the American Craft Museum) in 2001 and traveled to the Oakland Museum in California later that year. This book comprises 228 pages, extensive color photographs detailing thirty plus years of work and is still available from my studio. Museum Collections: Museum of Arts & Design, NY De Young Museum, San Francisco CA Fine Arts Museum, Mobile AL Judah Magnus Museum, Oakland CA Mint Museum of Arts + Design, Charlotte NC Montreal Museum of Art,, Canada Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA Oakland Museum, CA Racine Art Museum, WI Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, WDC San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA Delaware Art Museum, Wilimington DE Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue WA Carnegie Museum of Art, Ptiisburgh PA Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX Awards: 2011 – Master of the Medium – James Renwick Alliance, Smithsonian Museum 2004 - Merit Award, Lifetime Achievement - Furniture Society 1996 - American Craft Council, College of Fellows 1984 - Merit Grant, National Endowment for the Arts 1975 - Award, Contemporary Crafts of the Americas 1974 - Award, De Anza College 1960 - Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Archival Collection: Smithsonian Institution, 2003 Archives of American Art’s Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project: All papers and personal files, photographs and a complete oral history (available on line). All Material from ongoing career will continue to be archived. Garry Knox Bennett cont. Pg. 4 Selected Publications & Books: Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft (japanese & english pub.) Kodansha, 2011 Twirlings: Garry Knox Bennett – Stepping away from Bowl-ness (catalog) American Association of woodturners, 2009 Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker (catalog) Bellevue Arts Museum, 2006 Made in Oakland: The Furniture of Garry Knox Bennett American Craft Museum, 2001 Explorations II: The New Furniture, American Craft Museum, 1991 Art for Everyday: The New Craft Movement Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 1990 New American Furniture: The Second Generation of Studio Furniture Makers Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1990 American Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical Wienfield and Nicholson, 1986 Contemporary American Woodworkers Layton, Utah: Gribbs M. Smith, 1986 American Craft, A Source Book for the Home Stuart, Tabori & Chang, Inc., 1983 Video: Craft In America – PBS segment (aired nationally) 2007 Artist at Work: Garry Knox Bennett - Spark segment, 2005 KQED inc. Dialog & Interview at the Oakland Museum: Garry with John R. Marlowe and Abby Wasserman, 2001 retrospective exhibition at the Oakland Museum CA. (Unedited video: walk through and discussion with Garry and Ursula Ilse-Neuman (curator for the 2001 retrospective exhibition Made in Oakland: the Furniture of Garry Knox Bennett) at the opening of the exhibition, New York venue.) Cut Loose: New American Furniture Makers, San Francisco CA: Minott Weihnacht Productions, 1994 (1994 Cine golden Eagle award). Garry Knox Bennett 130 4th Street Oakland CA 94607 510-465-5637 tele 510-465-5636 fax www.gkb-furniture.com and