Born in Shanghai, China, 1933
Immigrated to USA, 1941

Education

1953-54 San Francisco City College
1954-55 University of California, Santa Barbara
1956 University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Philosophy

Awards

2013 Gold Medal by Academy of Arts and Letters
2010 National Medal of Arts

One-Person Exhibitions

1960
The Green Gallery, New York, NY
1964
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
1965
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1966
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
1967
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
1968
LoGiudice Gallery, Chicago, IL
1972
Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and City of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
City of Chalon-sur-Saone, France (in cooperation with Centre National de Recherche, d’Animation et de Creation pour les Arts Plastiques, Le Creusot, France) (1972 – 74)
1975
Jardin des Tuilleries, Paris, France
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1979
ConStruct, Chicago, IL
1980
Ace Gallery, Venice, CA (1980 – 81)
1983
Oil & Steel Gallery, New York, NY
Esprit Park, San Francisco, CA
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Exhibition of Mahatma., (1983 - 85)
1985
Oil & Steel Gallery, New York, NY
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
1986
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1987
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Exhibition of Quantum., (1987 - 88)
1988
Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
1989
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Exhibition of Mozart’s Birthday (1989 - 91)
1990
City of Valence, France
Galerie de France, Paris
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
1991
1991 Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice and City of Nice, France
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Exhibition of Yoga. (1991 - 95)
1992
Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Galerie Heike Curtze, Vienna, Austria
Verein fur Heimatpflege, Viersen, Germany
1993
Musee de Brest, Passerelle, France
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Rettig y Martinez Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Esprit Park, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
1995
46th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, la Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Mark di Suvero, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY. Exhibition of She.
1996
Mark di Suvero, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Weigand Gallery, Belmont, CA
Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France
1997
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Mark di Suvero in Paris, Paris, France
1998
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
1999
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000
Danese, New York, NY
2001
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
2002
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2003
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2004
Albion, London, England
Frederik Meijer Gadens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Madison Square Park, New York, NY
Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Knoedler & Company, New York, NY in collaboration with Paula Cooper Gallery
2006
Mark di Suvero Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
Mark di Suvero Works and Protest, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
Paula Cooper Gallery New York, NY
Mark di Suvero, Akira Ikeda Gallery/Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2008
La Louver, Venice, California
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL
2009
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mark di Suvero: Sculpture, original drawings, and prints, Zane Bennett
Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (6/12 – 7/18/09)
Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (9/12 – 10/31/09)
2010
Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (5/1 – 7/31/10)
Mark di Suvero at the Morgan, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY (6/12- 9/12/10)
2011
Mark di Suvero, Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, CA (Spring-Summer 2011)
Mark di Suvero at Governors Island, curated by David Collens, presented by Storm King Art Center, Governors Island, NY (5/27-9/25/11)
Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (6/4 – 6/30/11)
Mark di Suvero: Tablestops, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI (10/8/11 – 2/26/12)
Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (11/22/11 – 1/21/12)
2013
Mark di Suvero: Affinities, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN (1/17 – 2/28/13) : Mark di Suvero: Little Dancer, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (5/4 – 6/28/13)
Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (5/22/13 – 5/26/14)
Mark di Suvero: Selected Small Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (5/9/13 - 6/22/13)
2014
Mark di Suvero: The Imagination of Steel, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China (4/24 – 6/14/14)
Mark di Suvero: Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE (6/7 – 9/7/14)
Mark di Suvero: Sculptures and Drawings, L.A. Louver, Venice, California (7/9 – 8/28/14)
Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (9/5 – 10/22/14)
2016
Mark di Suvero, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (11/3/16 - 12/10/16)

Selected Group Exhibitions

1961
The Green Gallery, New York, NY
1962
The Green Gallery, New York, NY
Continuity and Change, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1963
66th Annual American Exhibition: Directions in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Park Place Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1964
Recent American Sculpture, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
1965
Contemporary American Sculpture, Musee Rodin, Paris, France
The Green Gallery, New York, NY
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
1966
Contemporary American Sculpture Section I, assembled by the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; traveled in New York State Art of the United States: 1670 - 1966, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Annual Exhibition 1966: Contemporary American Sculpture and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
Toronto Symposium, Toronto, Canada
1967
Sculpture International, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
7 for 67: Works by Contemporary American Sculptors, The St. Louis Art Museum, MO
Park Place Gallery, New York, NY
1968
1968 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Plus by Minus, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Walter de Maria/ Mark di Suvero/ Richard Serra, Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY
Documenta IV, Kassel, Germany
Martin Luther King Benefit, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1969
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 - 1970, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (1969 – 70)
1970
Monumental Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY
1970 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1971
Works for New Spaces, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
11th Biennale, Middelheim Sculpture Garden, Antwerp, Belgium
1973
Art in Space, Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
Sculpture off the Pedestal, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI
American Art–3rd Quarter Century, Seattle Art Museum, WA
American Drawings 1963 - 1973, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Internationale Gartenbau-Ausstellung, Hamburg, Germany
New York Collection for Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
A Selection of Recent Drawings, Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY
1974
Sculpture in the Park, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Public Sculpture/Urban Environment, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Drawings: Studies for Unrealized Work for the University of Nevada, University Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
The Condition of Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1975
Artist Make Toys, The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.l Museum and The Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY
Monumental Sculpture, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, TX
1976
Biennale of Sydney, North Sydney, Australia
California Painting and Sculpture: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
1977
Projects/New Urban Monuments, Akron Art Institute, OH
California Collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
1978
Inaugural Exhibition of the Wave Hill Sculpture Garden, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
New York: The State of Art, New York State Museum, Albany, NY
California: 3 By 8 Twice, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Group Show, ConStruct, Chicago IL
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, TX
1979
On Sculpture, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
The Prospect Mountain Sculpture Show, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY
1980
Homage to Picasso, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
American Sculpture: Gifts of Howard and Jean Lipman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Ten Abstract Sculptures, American & European 1940 - 1980, Max Hutchison Gallery, New York, NY
Urban Encounters: Art, Architecture, Audience, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
1981
Contemporary Painting/ Sculpture I, Oil & Stelel Gallery, New York, NY
1982
Contemporary Painting/Sculpture II + III, Oil & Steel Gallery, New York NY
20 American Artists: Sculpture 1982, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
1983
Sculpture: The Tradition in Steel, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
The First Show: Painting and Sculpture from Eight Collections, 1940 - 1980, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1984
Contemporary Painting and Sculpture: 1957 - 1984, Oil & Steel Gallery, New York, NY
Painting and Sculpture, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1985
Sense and Sensibility, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Ontogeny: Sculpture and Painting by 20th Century American Sculptors, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, New York, NY
International Exhibition VII, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Third Dimension: Sculpture of the New York School, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1986
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY
An American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture Since 1940, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Selected Works of 20th Century Masters, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, El Bohio Community and Cultural Center, New York, NY
The Second Newport Biennial, The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Sculpture, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-1986, The Museum of Contemprary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1987
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Sculpture: Walk On/Sit Down/Go Through, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Outside In, Socrates Sculpture Park, City Gallery, New York, NY
Aspects of Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object in the 20th Century, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY
1988
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Selected Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sculpture Since the Sixties from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, NY
1989
Oil & Steel Gallery, Long Island City, NY
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, CA
The ‘Junk’ Aesthetic: Assemblage of the 1950’s and Early 1960’s, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York, NY
A Decade of American Drawing, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
1990
Sculpture City, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991
Grass Roots Art Energy, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
1992
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Table Sculpture by Modern and Contemporary Masters, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Winter’s Edge, Okun Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993
The Second Dimension: Twentieth Century Sculptor’s Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1994
Le Temps d’un Dessin, Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lorient, France
Spring Equinox Exhibition, Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Self Portrait, David Rettig Fine Arts, Inc., Santa Fe, NM
New Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
The Essential Gesture, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Another Dimension: paintings by sculptors, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY
1995
T. Curtsnoc Fine Arts, N. Miami, FL
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Twentieth Century American Sculpture II, The White House, Washington DC
Environmental Sculptures, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1996
T. Curtsnoc Fine Arts, N. Miami, FL
Tenth Anniversary Season, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Human Body in Contemporary American Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
The Philip Johnson Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Sculpture Garden @ 590 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Isetan Museum of Art, Japan
Franconia Sculpture Park, Shaffer, MI
Masters of American Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1997
International 97, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Boom, T. Curtsnoc Fine Arts, N. Miami, FL
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Two Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY
The Nasher Collection, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
1998
l that is solid, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, City, NY
The Edward R. Broida Collection; A Selection of Works, Orlando, FL
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1999
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Abstraction, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
RE-STRUCTURE, Grinnell College Art Gallery, Grinnell, IA
2001
Works on Paper, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, NY (9/11 - 11/11/01)
Declaration, L.A. Louver Gallery, Vencie, CA (10/19 - 11/24/01)
Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
Mark di Suvero/Renzo Piano/Nasher Sculpture Center, Galerie Bruno Mory, Besanceuil, France
Sculpture, Drawings and Works in Relief, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mark di Suvero, Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Rudolph Stingel: Sculpture, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2002
An Empty Space, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY
10th Anniversary of the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award International Sculpture Center, December 2002.
Oh Beautiful!: American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003
Sculpture Monumentale, Gallerie Bruno Mory, Chateau de Fléchères, Fareins, France
Intuition and Response: Masterworks from the Edward Broida Collection, Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
2004
Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA (7/9-8/28/04)
Painting & Sculptures, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (7/10 - 8/21/04)
Moved, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Life Understood, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2005
Sculpture Sonoma 2005, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
Summer 2005, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Highlights: New Acquisitions, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Picturing America: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nagasaki Prefectural Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
2006
Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Richard Bellamy and Mark di Suvero 2005-2006, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Art Basel, Switzerland, Art Unlimited Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY in conjunction with Gretchen Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Four Dimensional Being Writes Poetry on a Field with Sculptures: An Exhibition Curated by Charles Ray, Mathew Marks. New York, NY
Outdoor Sculpture, David Zwirner, New York, NY
2007
Not For Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY
LIC, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2008
Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Freedom, The Hague Sculpture Center, The Hague, Netherlands (6/6 – 8/31/08)
Summer in the City, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (7/10 – 8/31/08)
Molded, Folded & Found, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York (10/16 – 12/23/08)
2009
A Matter of Form John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (3/5 – 3/28/09)
Sculpture and Drawings, Danese, New York, NY (4/24 – 5/29/09)
After Image, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (5/1 – 6/26/09)
Independent Visions: American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (8/14 – 9/30/09)
Selected Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (11/5 – 12/5/09)
69, Specific Object, New York, NY (12/4 – 12/18/09, 1/4 – 1/29/10)
2010
Scull: Portrait of a Collection, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York, NY (4/13 – 5/27/10)
Line, Letter, and Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (9/9- 10/30/10)
2012
A Call To The Artists of Los Angeles from Mark di Suvero, curated by Cesar Garcia, LA><ART and the Getty Research Institute for the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to MoMA PS1, New York, NY (10/21/12 – 3/11/13)
Highlights 2012, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (9/6 – 10/27/12)
Carte Blanche á Paula Cooper Gallery, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France (10/19 – 11/24/12)
2013
Répétition: 1960-1975, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1/19 – 2/9/13)
Drawing Line Into Form: Works on Paper from the Collection of BNY Mellon, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2/23 – 5/26/23)
Coming Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, curated by Phong Bui, organized by the Dedalus Foundation and Industry City, Brooklyn, NY (10/20 – 12/15/13)
2014
Annual 2014: Redefining Tradition, National Academy Museum, New York, NY (6/9 – 9/7/14)
2015
The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (1/13 – 3/14/15)
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (5/1 – 9/27/15)
Looking Back 45 Years, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (10/8 – 11/25/15)
2016
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (2/18 – 7/10/16)
_IN/SITU Outside,” Expo Chicago with the Chicago Park District and Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago, IL (8/15 - 10/31/16)
Sculpture in the Garden, John Berggruen Gallery, St. Helena, CA (8/15-10/31/16)
2017
Exposed, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT (7/22-10/21/17)
Tasende Gallery, La Jolla, California (8/31-11/4/17)
Deadeye Dick: Richard Bellamy and His Circle, Peter Friedman, Inc., New York (9/12—10/28/17)
Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (10/4/17—1/13/18)

Updated: October 5, 2017