Carl Dern Curriculum Vitae
Education
1972 MFA in Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley
1971 MA in Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley
1969 BFA in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2002 Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fort Mason,
San Francisco, with Marie Dern
2001 Drawings, Institute for Health and Healing, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
2001 Sculpture, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
1997 With Marie Dern, Falkirk Community Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
1996 Furniture and Sculpture, Agnes Bourne, San Francisco, CA
1993 Sculpture, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
1990 Sculpture and Drawings, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Sculpture, Esprit Sculpture Garden, San Francisco, CA
1988 Sculpture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of CA, Davis, CA
1987 Sculpture and Drawings, Gallery 454 North, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Sculpture, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984 Sculpture, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 Sculpture, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 Sculpture, Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
1980 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1978 Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA
1974 David’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2001 “Wood/Trees”, Gallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, Montana
“In Search of Form”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
2000 “Toys”, exhibitor and curator, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA
Group Exhibition, Mill Valley Sculpture Gardens, Mill Valley, CA
1998 “Elements”, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 “Small Works Group Exhibit”, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1996 Group Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
1995 “Light Impressions”: A Hanukah Menorah Invitational, The Jewish Museum,
San Francisco, CA
“Carl Dern, Inez Storer: Ten Paintings, A Collaboration”, Susan Cummins Gallery,
Mill Valley, CA
“Artists Making Furniture”, Guest Curator and Exhibitor, San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 “Books”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 “New Art Forms”, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
“Books”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
“CA Metal”, Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College of CA, Moraga, CA
“Self Portraits”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
“Miniatures”, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Miniatures”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
1992 “Painted Metal”, A Survey of Work by 12 Bay Area Sculptors, Contract Design Center,
San Francisco, CA
“Miniature Exhibition”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
“Abstract Traditions”, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
1991 “Miniatures”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
“The Great Marin String Along”, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
“Portraits of Artists”, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
“Carl Dern, Louise Lieber: Sculpture”, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
“Six CA Designers”, Modern Living, Los Angeles, CA
“In Book Form: The Artist’s Book”, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
“Bay Area Bookmaking: The Art and Craft Tradition”, CA College of Arts and Crafts,
Oakland, CA
“Structure”, Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Marie Dern, Carl Dern: Books”, Julie Holcomb Printers, San Francisco, CA
1990 “Uncommon Objects: Furniture in Contemporary Art”, Richmond Art Center,
Richmond, CA
“Miniatures”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
“Functional Fantasy”, Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, CA
“Sculpture: Visions Transformed”, Ann Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
“Beyond Words: The Book As Metaphor for Art”, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art
Museum, San Francisco, CA
“Living Artists Project”, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
“CA: Metal Forms ‘90”, Metal Arts Guild and California Crafts Museum,
San Francisco, CA
“Valentines”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 “Art in Giving”, Ann Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
“Book Show”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Toys and Amusements for Everyone”, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
“Sculpture”, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
“3 COM CORP Art Show”, 3 COM Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
“The Board Says Yes!”, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
“Carl Dern & Judy North”, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA
1988 “Shoebox Show” Small Scale Works of Art”, Art Store Gallery, Oakland, CA
“The First 10 Years”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
“Carl Dern and David Getz“, Wetsel Gallery, San Rafael, CA
“Art Is Furniture/Furniture As Art”, Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
“The Outdoor Chair”, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, NY
“Miniatures”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986 Group Show, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA
1985 “60th Crocker-Kingsley Annual Open”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
“Invitational”, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
“Contemporary Metals USA”, Downey Art Museum, Downey, CA
1983 “Sculpture”, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
“Brookhouse Invitational”, Kaiser Center, Oakland, CA
1982 “Sculpture”, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
“Group Exhibition”, Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
“Sculptors of Brookhouse at Palo Alto Cultural Center”, Palo Alto, CA
1981 “The New Museum of Modern Art, A Tenth Anniversary Show”,
Pro Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Five Alumni Sculptors from The San Francisco Art Institute”, Richmond Art Center,
Richmond, CA
1980 “Sculpture in Public Places”, San Mateo Arts Council, San Mateo, CA
“Sculptural Sights at Syntex”, Syntex Corporation, Palo Alto, CA
1979 “Sculpture”, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
“Nine Points of View”, Sonoma Station University, Cotati, CA
1978 “The Inaugural Show”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Second Soap Box Derby”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
“Sculpture”, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1975 “First Soap Box Derby”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1972 “Sculpture 72”, Stanford University Art Museum, Stanford, CA
MFA Exhibition, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1970 “San Francisco Art Institute Centennial Exhibition”, DeYoung Museum,
San Francisco, CA
BFA Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Awards and Commissions
1996 ADEX Award, 1996 Design Journal award for Design Excellence,
two awards in furniture design
1994 “Water Form Garden”, a collaboration sitework with Drew Detsch, San Anselmo, CA
1993 SPEC Award, Chicago Design Sources, Chicago, IL
1983 Hand Hollow Foundation Fellowship, East Chatham, NY
1982 Hand Hollow Foundation Fellowship, East Chatham, NY
1972 Anne Bremer Prize in Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1969 Anne Bremer Prize in Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1970-73 New Museum of Modern Art, Oakland, CA
Teaching/Art Related Employment
1997 Board of Directors, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA
1995 Marin Arts Council, Community Arts Grants, Juror, San Rafael, CA
1987-89 Collaboration with Drew Detsch on a water, sculpture landscape plan for
William H. McIntyre
Company, Salt Lake City, UT
1986-88 Board of Directors, Inner Arts of Marin, San Rafael, CA
1986-85 Lecturer in Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1984-83 Lecturer in Sculpture, University of California, Davis, CA
1979 Designed and owner-contracted the construction of Fairfax Square,
a commercial building in
Fairfax, CA
1978-77 Lecturer in Sculpture, Sonoma State University, Cotati, CA
Bibliography

Light Impressions: A Hanukah Menorah International, Catalogue, 1995, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Century Design Magazine, January/February 1996, “Showroom Standouts”
Jewish Bulletin, November 3, 1995, “Jewish Museum’s chanukiot challenge fires up local artists”
Focus Magazine, November, 1995, “Hot Tickets”
Arts and Antiques, September, 1994, “New Designs”
Cincinnati Enquirer, May 22, 1993, “No Real Standouts at Contemporary Fair”
The New York Times, May 20, 1993, “Is There a Place to Sit on The Front Lines of Design?”
New Art Forms, Catalogue for the Chicago International Exposition, 1993, Chicago, IL
Cabinet Maker, July, 1992,”International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York”
Image Magazine, San Francisco Examiner , October 31, 1991,
“The Art Preserve” by Zahid Sardar
Enterprise (newspaper), October 17, 1991, “Davis Galleries Display a Variety of
Engaging Work” by Marilyn Moyle
Artists Dialogue, Marin Arts Council Publication, May, 1991,
“Interview:Carl Dern” by Sheryl Colteur
Artweek, February 21, 1991, “Clash of Ideals: Structure at Spectrum Gallery”
Artists Dialogue, June, 1990, “Pilot”
Books
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, poems by Kay Ryan, 2002
Pastimes, drawings by Carl Dern, 1997
Salt Water Poems by Molly Fisk, 1994
The Valentine Elegies by Tess Gallagher, 1993
Valentine Delivered by a Raven by Tess Gallagher (broadside), 1993
Point Reyes Poems by Robert Bly, 1990
The Intruder by Gloria Kurian Broder, 1989
Elephant by Raymond Carver, 19884
Horror Vacuui by Alastair Johnston, 1986
From an Island in Time by Michael Sykes, 1984
Pin Money, 1976 and This House that Rocks with Every Truck on the Road, poems by Jana Harris, 1975
Two-Way Streets by Susan Efros, 1974
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