Biography

Born in Shanghai, China in 1933, Mark di Suvero emigrated to the U.S. in 1941. Raised in San Francisco, he attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1956 with a B.A. in Philosophy. His sculpture, generally classified as Abstract Expressionist, has been shown in galleries and museums in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia since the 1960's. Outdoor exhibitions have taken place in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and a number of cities in the U.S. citywide shows include Paris, France; Venice, Italy; and New York City. In the U.S., cities with permanent installations of di Suvero's sculpture include Baltimore, Dallas, Grand Rapids, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, St. Louis, San Francisco, South Bend, and Toledo. In New York, di Suvero's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Storm King Art Center (Mountainville, NY). In 1977, di Suvero created the Athena Fountain to assist artists; composer Philip Glass and sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard were early grant recipients. Di Suvero founded Socrates Sculpture Park (SSP) in 1985, and continues to serve as chairman of its board of trustees. The Park, located on city-owned property and affiliated with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, has received numerous awards including the Doris Freedman Award, a special citation from the American Institute of Architects (New York Chapter), and the New York State Governor's Arts Award.

Sculpture in the Garden
Exhibition
Sculpture in the Garden
St. Helena, California | By appointment only August 15 – October 31, 2016
Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture
Exhibition
Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture
January 4 - January 28, 2016
Looking Back: 45 Years
Exhibition
Looking Back: 45 Years
October 8 - December 19, 2015
Summer Highlights
Exhibition
Summer Highlights
July 10, 2014
Four Decades
Exhibition
Four Decades
Drawings and Works on Paper May 1, 2014
Summer Show 2013
Exhibition
Summer Show 2013
August 1 - August 31, 2013
Mark di Suvero
Exhibition
Mark di Suvero
May 9, 2013
Mark di Suvero
Exhibition
Mark di Suvero
New Work April 2 – May 23, 2009
Summer in the City 2008
Exhibition
Summer in the City 2008
July 10 – 31, 2008
Mark di Suvero
Exhibition
Mark di Suvero
Recent Sculpture September 4 – October 18, 2003
Mark di Suvero: Recent Work
Publication
Mark di Suvero: Recent Work
Mark di Suvero: Major Outdoor Sculpture
Publication
Mark di Suvero: Major Outdoor Sculpture
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Fair
Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center, Booth D03 December 3 – 6, 2015
Expo Chicago 2015
Art Fair
Expo Chicago 2015
Navy Hall Festival Pier September 17-19, 2015
ADAA The Art Show
Art Fair
ADAA The Art Show
Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York March 4 - March 8, 2015
EXPO Chicago
Art Fair
EXPO Chicago
Festival Hall at Navy Pier September 18 - September 21, 2014
Press
In Awe of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field
ArtInfo June 2013
Press
Work Outstanding in Its Field
Wall Street Journal June 2013
Press
America's Great Man of Steel
Wall Street Journal August 25, 2011
Press
A Matter of Form
San Francisco Chronicle May 2, 2009
Press
A Touch of Di Suvero
San Francisco Chronicle April 25, 2009
Press
Di Suvero, A Di Suvero Poem in Steel
San Francisco Chronicle August 9, 2008
Press
di Suvero: Man of Steel
ARTNews June 1, 2001
Press
Man of Steel
ArtNews Magazine June 1, 2001