BENBOW BULLOCK sculptor
Ode to a Snark 2004
Oakland Museum Of California
50' burnished stainless steel
A San Francisco Bay Area steel sculptor who has been sculpting for over 30 years. His sculptures are in many private and corporate collections worldwide including the bronze piece below
Hello Central Give me Heaven above is in the lobby of AT&T headquarters in San Francisco.
Meknes, above, Meknes, painted steel triptych photograhed in front of SF City Hall 1985. In permanent collection of Oakland Museum of California. Outdoor site on Lakeside Drive.
Chimayo, left, painted steel, is in Governor's Mansion in Santa Fe, NM.
Not Your Average Abalone, above, seen daily by commuters is in front of the Ferry Terminal near artist's studio in Vallejo, CA.
In 1989, Benbow received the Royal Ueno Museum Purchase Award, during the 6th Annual Henry Moore Exhibition, for They Laughed at Columbus, above.
The following year East is East a steel sculpture inspired by visits to Buddhist and Shinto shrines near Kyoto, was also purchased for the permanent collection.
The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, gave him a solo exhibition at Westweek92 which attracted 30,000 designers to see new trends in design. After the show, Warner Brothers rented all 7 pieces for the filming of the English version of Le Femme Nikita.
Travels have taken him to the Chateau du Pourtales, a 70 acre sculpture park in Strasbourg, which includes his aluminum sculpture Xanadu, above, in the Schiller University collection.
Painted steel piece Rainmaker won 2nd prize at the 5th Annual Festival des Arts, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France in an international competition with 150 participating sculptors in 1994. It is permanently installed in a downtown Riviera park overlooking the Mediterranean.
In the summer of 1995 he traveled to Lithuania for the dedication of Upper Quadrant on display at Europas Parkas near Vilnius. (pictured top of home page)
Rene di Rosa's Napa/di Rosa/Preserve" includes Benbow's aluminum geometric sculptures Terra Incognita and A Rockets' Red Glare in addition to his painted steel triptych, Hyperboreans.
His painted steel triptych Pillars of Hercules is in the permanent collection on display at Grounds for Sculpture (Johnson Atelier) Fairgrounds Drive, Hamilton, NJ .
"Albedo", his 32 foot high stainless steel endless column sculpture joins their permanent collection June 2003.
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EDUCATION : B.A. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT '50
Docent, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Trustee, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley,CA
Curator,"Lines of Force", Art Exhibition, Ft. Mason Center, San Francisco National Poetry Association,
Trustee, San Francisco Art Institute
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“Verre et Soleil”, Interactive Nanometer glass Kinetic Sculptures, St Supery Winery, Napa Valley
“Sculpture on the Hill” Rutherford Hill Winery, Napa Valley
Black & White” SFMMA, Ft Mason Center, San Francisco
“Westweek ‘92” Sculpture in the Amphitheater, Pacific Design Center (Blue Whale), Los Angeles
“Sculpture in the Park”, James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
“Benbow Bullock Sculpts”, Gensler & Associates, San Francisco
A New Leaf Gallery, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma
“Sculptures in the Olive Grove” Auberge du Soleil. Napa Valley. I.Wolk Gallery
“Power of Color 2005” 11th Annual Downtown Stamford CT, Summer Sculpture Exhibition
“Spring/Summer Sculpture Show, Grounds for Sculpture. Hamilton, NJ
“Art Under the Stars” Chicago Athenaeum Sculpture Park
Grand Opening “ Beeldenpark Drechtoevers, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands. Dedicated by Queen Beatrice, who is a sculptor.
3rd International Sculpture Symposium, Europas Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania.
5th International Arts Festival, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, FR • Won 2nd prize Purchase Award,
3rd Annual Art Walk, Los Angeles Arts Council
6th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Hakone Open-air Museum, Japan, Received Purchase Award
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ
Village of Schaumburg, IL
Europas Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Di Rosa Preserve, Napa
- Governor’s Mansion, Santa Fe
- Oakland Museum of California
- Beeldenpark, Zwijndrecht, NL;
City of Pittston, PA
Sculpture Park of Chianti, SIENA;
Whitman College, Walla Walla
Hakone Open-air Museum
Valley Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey, U.K.
Schiller University, Strasbourg, FR
St Supery Winery, Napa Valley