Beverly Mayeri’s figures “evoke a richly complicated human presence.” Her sculptures often “bridge the psychological, the political and the sensuous within one hybrid form.” Beverly Mayeri is a studio artist living in the Bay Area. She earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in sculpture at San Francisco State University. Her work has been shown extensively in numerous museums and galleries, and is included in many public and private collections. She has received 2 NEA grants, and a Virginia Groot grant, and has lectured and taught many workshops throughout the US.
1967 University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
1976 San Francisco State University, M.A.
2013 Stark Contrasts: Black and White Ceramics, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2011 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 SOFA New York, New York, NY Duane Reed Gallery
Dream Sequences, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2009 Four Fired, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2005 Art of Craft in America, Chautauqua Center for Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
2002 Big Head, Ceramic Sculpture on a Heroic Scale, SSAC, San Antonio, TX
2001 About Face, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Figure it Out, A Ceramic Sculpture Invitational, California State University, Chico, CA
2000 Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1999 55th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Contemporary Museum of Modern Art, Honolulu, HA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Oregon Collefe of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
Long Beach Parks and Recreation, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles Arts Commission, Los Angeles, CA