"Wood has become my voice and my language. Over years spent making things both useful and useless out of wood the physical work of sawing, carving, turning, and polishing has become my contemplation. The real effort is in figuring out what to make next. Sometimes the wood itself makes a suggestion. Sometimes I work just to keep my hands occupied. And sometimes it all comes together into a kind of wooden poem."
EDUCATION Minneapolis College of Art and Design 1975-76 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture-Kansas City Art Institute, 1979
COLLECTIONS Smithsonian Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C. Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI University of Michigan Museum, Ann Arbor Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Mesa AZ Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA United States State Department Art In Embassies program Princeton Medical Center, New Haven, CT Ron and Anita Wornick Arthur and Jane Mason Bob Bohlen
PUBLICATIONS American Craft, June/July 2013, cover and 8 page article Woodturning, May, 2013, cover and 6 page article The Arts Live, Spring 2013, cover and 6 page article St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles, September 2016 Wood Art Today 2 by Jeffery Snyder, Schiffer Publications 2010 Masters-Woodturning, by Jim Christianson, Lark Books 2009 500 Wood Bowls by Ray Leier and Jan Peters, Lark Books, 2004 Wood Art Today by Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publications 2003 Scratching the Surface by Michael Hosaluk, North Light Books 2002 Object Lessons, Guild Publications, 2001 American Craft, June,1995
EXHIBITIONS, ETC. “Award of Excellence in Wood” Smithsonian Craft Show, 2016 Department of Interior National Park Service Centennial Exhibit 2016 “Why Wood?” (juried, catalogue) SOFA Chicago IL 2016 “Audacious, the Fine Art of Wood” (catalogue) Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA 2015 Artist in Residence Grand Canyon National Park AZ 2014 “Beyond Boundaries” (juried, catalogue) SOFA Chicago,IL 2014 “Michael Bauermeister” (solo show) Mildred Cox Gallery,William Woods Univ. Fulton MO 2013 “Good as Gold” (invitational) Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO 2014 “Celebration of Color” Grovewood Gallery Asheville, NC 2013 “Wood, on and Off the Walls” Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 2013 “From Tree to Treasure” Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach SC 2012 “National Treasures” Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH 2011 Juror for: American Craft Council. American Craft Enterprises, St. Louis Art Fair, Arkansas Art Awards, etc. 2003-2012 “Neo Geo” Stephens College Gallery, Columbia, MO 2011 Curator for “Form and Content-Beyond the Empty Vessel” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO 2009 Commissioned to create panels for entry to Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO, 2009 “Wood 3” harrison Gallery, Key West Florida,2009 “Michael Bauermeister” (solo show) Sherrie Gallerie Columbus Ohio 2009 “A Perfect Marriage:Wood into Color” (invitational, catalogue)SOFA Chicago,IL, 2008 “Over the Edge, Woodturning into Sculpture” (catalogue) Prichard Gallery, Moscow,ID, 2008 “Steeped in Color” solo show, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2008 “Silent Conversations” (juried, catalogue) Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO 2007 “Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis”(invitational, catalogue)Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2007 “Nights in Rodanthe” work in included in Warner Bros. film 2008 “Vortex 2006”solo show Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2006 Carol Duke Award Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA 2006 “Wood Vessels and Sculpture” solo show University Art Center, Lincoln, NE 2005 Solo Show, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, 2005 “Whole Grain, Sculptural Wood” (invitational) SOFA, Chicago, IL, 2004 “Tree of Life”(invitational)The Woodturning Center Philadelphia, PA 2004 First Place St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, Mo. 2004, 2005 “Nature Transformed” University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2004 “One Step Back Two Steps Forward”(invitational) Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2003 “A Tribute to Rude Osolnick” Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, 2003 “Craft Forms 2003” (invitational) Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA 2003 “Planting, Potting and Pruning” Racine Art Museum, (invitational) 2003 “CraftHouston 2003” Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (catalogue) 25th Annual Contemporary Crafts (Purchase Award) Mesa Arts Center,Mesa,AZ 2003, 2004 “The Nature of Craft” Craft Alliance,(invitational) St. Louis, Mo. 2003 Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, November, 2002 “Best of Wood” award American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL 2002 Commissioned to create Missouri Arts Awards 2002 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC 2002, 2003, 2007,2010,2011,2012 Niche Award 2002 “Blurring the Line: Where Vessel and Sculpture Meet” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Mo. 2002 “Nuances d’ete” Carlin Gallery, Paris, France 2001 “New Talent in Crafts” (4-person)Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, 2000 “Wood Invitational”American Art Co. Tacoma, WA 2000-2008 “Studio Wood the New Frontier” (invitational) Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2000 “Defining Vessels” Chico Art Center, Chico, CA 2000 “Sculpture & Fine Crafts” (Reinhardt Prize) St. Louis Artists’ Guild 2000 Award of Excellence ACC Baltimore, Winter 2000 “Wood and Form” (solo show) Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, Iowa City, 1999 “Stone Series” (solo show) Sloan-Jordan Gallery, Austin, TX 1999 Solo exhibit-Camden Fine Art Center, Camden, South Carolina August, 1999 “Turned Wood” (invitational) Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1999-2011 Solo exhibit-Kansas City Art Institute, Nov. 1998 “SOFA Chicago” Navy Pier Chicago, IL 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 ,2004,2005 “Michael Bauermeister Tall Vessel Series” (solo show)Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC, 1997 “Jahresmesse Kunsthandwerk 96’” Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg,1996 (invited) “Michael Bauermeister Carved Bowl Series” (solo show)Bluestem Gallery, MO Nov. 1995