Bean Finneran
Yellow Ring, 2019
low fire clay, acrylic stain, glaze
Diameter approx. 217 cm, height 35 cm
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Bean Finneran


Bean finneran's sculptures are minimalistic and abstract - and at the same time they remind viewers of flora and fauna: coral reefs, grassy plants, haystacks or sea anenomes - to name a few of the associations made. Although the artist does not have the objective to copy nature, her artwork nonetheless has almost natural qualities, as in the way the sculpures "grow" when being installed.

Her sculptures are made up of thousands of individually handmade and painted pieces of clay, that she refers to as "curves". Each curve is one-of-a-kind and each sculpture is unique and can never be put together in the exact same way twice. Just like nature, her sculptures are in constant fluctuation.

Public collections: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI; Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA



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1947
born Cleveland, Ohio

1966 - 1967
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

1968
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi

1968 - 1970
ZONE Theater Company, performer Boston, MA

1969
Museum School, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, MA

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Exhibitions

Einzelausstellungen
2019
one artist show, Art Karlsruhe, DavisKlemmGallery, Karlsruhe.
Zwischenspiel (Ausstellung mit Andrea Zaumseil), Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen.

2018
Bit by bit, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz,CA.
Skulpturenplatz Art Karlsruhe, DavisKlemmGallery, Karlsruhe.
sculpture, DavisKlemmGallery, Wiesbaden.

2017
Orbits, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland. Oregon.
ARTour2011, Musee Royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz.
Incidence and pattern, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon.

2016
Keramis-Centre de la Céramique, La Louvière.

2009
Three Decades of Sculpture, Performance & Photography, two person show with Alan Finneran, Braunstein/ Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

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