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WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Ayaviri - Sculpturesite Gallery
127 x 106 x 60 in
323 x 269 x 152 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Two Sticks - Sculpturesite Gallery
Two Sticks
77 x 36 x 28 in
196 x 91 x 71 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Two Rock Bench - Sculpturesite Gallery
Two Rock Bench
34 x 70 x 19 in
86 x 178 x 48 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Cactus Bench II - Sculpturesite Gallery
Cactus Bench II
35 x 50 x 26 in
89 x 127 x 66 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Annoweeka - Sculpturesite Gallery
132 x 114 x 60 in
335 x 290 x 152 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Cokeeka - Sculpturesite Gallery
120 x 66 x 56 in
305 x 168 x 142 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Miros Corner - Sculpturesite Gallery
Miro's Corner
127 x 71 x 55 in
323 x 180 x 140 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Missaweek - Sculpturesite Gallery
132 x 100 x 84 in
335 x 254 x 213 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Duende - Sculpturesite Gallery
120 x 100 x 36 in
305 x 254 x 91 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Airslot X - Sculpturesite Gallery
Airslot X
21 x 13 x 6 in
53 x 33 x 15 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Cloud Spirit (Ancestors) - Sculpturesite Gallery
Cloud Spirit (Ancestors)
11.5 x 17 x 7.5 in
30 x 43 x 20 cm
WILLIAM  WAREHAM William Wareham - Starry Night - Sculpturesite Gallery
Starry Night
39 x 57 x 24 in
99 x 145 x 61 cm

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William Wareham creates series of works with a strong common thread. From his earliest years as a fine art student at UC Berkeley in the late sixties, where Wareham used military surplus material in his sculpture, his concern with medium and technique is apparent. Through that search, he achieves some of the most consistently accomplished compositions in contemporary sculpture.

Wareham was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts in 1974 and the Eisner Prize for sculpture at UC Berkeley in 1968 and 1969. In 1999, he was awarded an artist residency at Djerassi. He was an assistant to Peter Voulkos for five years and Mark Di Suvero for six. His other influences can be traced to Anthony Caro and David Smith.

Wareham has exhibited widely throughout California, including solo exhibits at the Oakland Museum Sculpture Court and the Pacific Heritage Museum in San Francisco, and in Nevada, Hawaii, Illinois, and New Jersey. Whether creating massive works for corporate or estate collections or human scale sculpture, unique tables, benches and chairs, or even pedestal size- often kinetic- pieces, Wareham remains true to his inner drive to capture the viewer's consciousness through his powerful abstract sculpture.


"On my studio wall is a small sign (the lettering disappearing from age) that says: "Do not be afraid!" Perhaps it was intended as a morale booster to the WWII sailors who went to war from this shipyard. Now, it acts as an aesthetic reminder to pursue the creative act with vigor. But what is that? Is it to take three-dimensional form to where it has not been before or to mine the turf that others have excavated in the belief of finding new harmonies? Whichever path, to activate space with steel is a challenge. I try to resolve this with both knowledge and intuition." - William Wareham


2005 Without A Shout, installed city of Cloverdale, Ca.
2005 The Bench Show, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, Ca.
2004 Olson Company, Claremont, CA (Lackawana)
2002 Rene di Rosa collection, Napa, CA
2001 Pier Walk ’01, Spirit Hill, Chicago, IL
2000 World Savings Bank, Wedge Series (four pieces) Oakland, CA
1999 Djerassi Artist Program, installed To Market, To market
1999 Energy Burst, city of Turlock, CA
1999 Richard and CB Watts, A Love Surpreme, Portola Valley, CA
1998 Grounds For Sculpture, Annoweeka, Hamilton, NJ
1996 Mare Island Shipyard Workers Tribute, Award Commission, (Spirit Ship), Vallejo, CA
1995 San Francisco State University, Buckeye, San Francisco, CA
1994 Avenue of the Arts, Redwood Shores, Rock on Top, Belmont, CA
1991 Runnymeade Farm, John and Dodie Rosekrans, Horned Totem I, Woodside, CA
1991 City Hall, Ancestors, Berkeley, CA
1990 Norcal Sculpture Park, Horned Totam II, San Francisco, CA
1990 Artist in Residence, William Harper College, Airslot VI, Pallatine, IL
1987 William Cook Incorporated, Airslot XXV, Sacramento, CA
1986 Runnymeade Farm, John Dodie Rosekrans, Airslot XXIX, Woodside, CA
1984 Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Wrap Up, Santa Cruz, CA
1984 Los Modonas College, Two Rock, Antioch, CA
1983 Chapman College, Ancestors I, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Claremont Hotel, Arica, Oakland, CA
1980 Sonoma State University, Nazca, Rohnert Park, CA
1976 University Art Museum, Gate (Triumph for Johnka), Berkeley, CA

Solo Exhibitions
2006 Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Triton Museum, City of Santa Clara, CA (proposed spring show)
2005 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Ft. Mason, Artist Furniture (exhibited Long Bench)
2005 Stamford, Ct. Outdoor Sculpture Show (June/October, five pieces)
2005 Cloverdale Sculpture Show (best of show prize)
2005 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, Bench Show
2004 Cloverdale Sculpture Show
2003 Gallery 555, Oakland, CA, Curated by Oakland Museum
2003 Bank of America Plaza, San Francisco, CA
2002 Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
2001 California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
2001 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Artist in Residence,Sacramento, CA
1999 Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco, CA
1997 One Capital Center, Sacramento, CA
1997 A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1997 Companion exhibit of large scale works, City of Berkeley, Aquatic Park
1995 Gallery on the Rim, San Francisco, CA
1991 Oakland Museum Sculpture Court, Oakland , CA
1990 Victor Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Victor Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA
1986 Esprit Park, San Francisco, CA
1982 Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981 University of Nevada Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1979 Gallery Grace, Menlo Park, CA
1977 Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976 Grossmont College Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007 Santa Rosa City (title: MISSAWEEK)
2006 Gallery 405, 2111 Mission St. San Francisco, Ca.
2005 Montclair Gallery, Bay Area Sculptors, Nov. 5-30
2005 Sculpturesite Gallery, S.F. drawings Five Bay Area Sculptors
2004 Contemporary Perspectives, MOCA, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, CA
2004 Three Sculptors Show, New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2004 Selection-Pacific Rim Sculptors, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2003 Lookout Sculpture Group Show, Lucchesi Park, Petaluma, CA
2003 The Big Tree Project, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2003 SFMOMA Artists Gallery, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Ft Mason, San Francisco, CA
2002 A New Leaf Gallery, “Form & Idea”, abstract sculpture, Berkeley, CA
2001 University of San Francisco, Sculpture/USF/2000-01, San Francisco, CA
2001 SOMARTS Gallery, “Six Perspectives on Three Dimensions”, San Francisco, CA
2000 Heritage Commerce Corp, 6th Anniversary Celebration, San Jose, CA
1999 Oakland Museum, “What is Art For?” Curators: William Wiley & Mary Hull Webster, Oakland, CA
1999 A New Leaf Gallery, “Functional Art”, Berkeley, CA
1998 SFMOMA Rental Gallery, Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, San Francisco, CA
1998 Olive Grove Sculpture Gallery at Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, CA
1998 A New Leaf Gallery, “Form and Function”, Berkeley, CA
1997 Claudia Chapline Gallery, “Pacific Rim Sculptors Group”, Stinson Beach, CA
1996 A New Leaf Gallery, “Wind Dance”, Berkeley, CA
1996 Virginia Breier Gallery, “Functional Metal”, San Francisco, CA
1996 Triton Museum of Art, KTEH Art Auction, Award: 1st Prize(Catalogue), San Jose, CA
1996 Oakland Museum,” Reincarnation” Art Auction, Oakland, CA
1995 A New Leaf Gallery, “Sit On Art”, Berkeley, CA
1995 SFMOMA Rental Gallery, “Artists Making Furniture”, San Francisco, CA
1995 Contract Design Center, “Two Artists One Space”, San Francisco, CA
1994 Richmond Art Center, “Living in Balance: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, Richmond, CA
1994 Embarcadero Center, Maquettes and Drawings for Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
1994 Oakland Museum, An Impromptu Exhibit of Outdoor Sculpture, Oakland, CA
1994 Holy Names College, Small Sculptures and Related Drawings, Oakland, Ca
1993 California State university Art Gallery, Metal Sculpture, Hayward, CA
1993 South Terminal Gallery SF International Airport, Living in Balance, San Francisco, CA
1993 Norcal Sculpture Garden, Outdoor Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
1992 Concord Gallery, “Usable But Unusual”, Concord, CA
1992 Solomon Dubnick Gallery, “Sculptural Furnishings”, Sacramento, CA
1992 Contract Design Center, 4”W” Show: Wagner, Wall, Wareham, Wescott, S F, CA
1991 Oakland Museum Sculpture Court, “Eleven at Eleven”, Oakland, CA
1990 Virginia Breier Gallery, “Metal: Sculpture and Function”, San Francisco, CA
1989 Sixty Three Page Street, Bi-Coastal Sculptors, San Francisco, CA
1989 Art Store Gallery, Small Works, San Francisco, CA
1989 Heather Farms Park, Ten Sculptors, Walnut Creek, CA
1988 Palo Alto Cultural Center, Wood, Metal, Stone Sculpture, Palo Alto, CA
1988 Shasta College Gallery, Sculptors’ Drawings, Shasta, CA
1986 Civic Center Arts Festival, Public Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
1985 Walnut Creek Civic Center Park, Public Sculpture, Walnut Creek, CA
1985 San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, 19 Bay Area Sculptors, San Francisco, CA
1985 San Francisco Art Institute, Artists’ Valentines, San Francisco, CA
1984 Chapman College, Outdoor Sculpture Show, Orange, CA
Hastings Law School, Recent California Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
1983 Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Permanent Collections, Santa Cruz, CA
1983 Magnolia Editions, 6 Recent Monotype Projects, Oakland, CA
1982 City of Oakland, Project Sculpture, Oakland, CA
1982 Sonoma State University, Sculpture ‘82, Rohnert Park, CA
1982 Kaiser Center, Brookhouse Sculpture, Oakland, CA
1982 City of Palo Alto, Sculpture ‘82, Palo Alto, CA
1980 San Diego Museum of Art, Sculpture in California 1975-1980, San Diego
1979 Crocker Art Museum, Aspects of Abstract, Sacramento, CA
1979 Hansen Fuller Gallery, di Suvero, Serra, Wareham: Sculpture, San Francisco, CA
1979 San Jose Museum of Modern Art, Dombeck: Painting, Wareham: Sculpture, San Jose, CA
1979 Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Spaces, Walnut Creek, CA
1978 Honolulu Academy of Art, 3 by 8 Twice, Honolulu, HI
1977 University Art Museum, Eighteen Bay Area Artists, Berkeley, CA
1976 Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Eighteen Bay Area Artists: Preview, Century City, CA
1974 Oakland Museum, Public Sculpture-Urban Environment, Oakland, CA

2004 Curator, selecting 10 artists for auction, MOCA, Santa Rosa, CA
1999 Djerassi Resident Artist, Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship
1974 National Endowment for the Arts
1969 Eisner Prize for Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1968 Eisner Prize for Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1971 MFA University of California, Berkeley, CA
1969 MA University of California, Berkeley, CA
1965/67 Peace Corps, Cuzco, Peru
1964 BFA Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1963 Yale University, Award Scholarship, Summer Program of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
1962 University of The Americas, Mexico City, Mexico

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