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Wayne Shaffer

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Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco

Website

Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2014 Sculpture Garden at Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer
 
Statement

Wayne Shaffer has been creating sculpture since 1980 when he graduated with a BFA from Colorado State University, where he studied ceramics with Richard Devore and sculpture with John Berland.  In 1982 Wayne relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to establish a studio and work in the bronze casting industry for Piero Mussi at Artworks Foundry in Berkeley CA.

Wayne has created sculpture in wood, steel, ceramic and stone, but his medium of choice is cast bronze.  With over twenty years of experience working in the field of fine art casting as a sculptor, foundry man, mold and pattern maker, and sculptural enlarger, Wayne has developed his knowledge of metal casting. Creating his own work and working with notable artists such as Stephen DeStaebler, Nathan Olivera, Robert Graham, Ron Garrigues, Bruce Wolfe and others.

Currently Wayne continues to work as a sculptor and teacher of visual art.  He maintains a studio and foundry in Oakland CA.  His work draws inspiration from nature in all its forms.  The sense of unity, of simple movement and timelessness that one finds in nature are combined with the recurring themes of the vessel as an art form, the human figure, and landscape.  The forms have been described as minimal, but he prefers to think of them as organic and essential.

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SOLO SHOWS

2009            “EARTHBORN”                            DADA CONTEMPORARY,  TUSCON AZ

2001            “NEW WORKS”                           GAMEL FRASER, MENDOCINO, CA

TWO PERSON SHOWS

2004            “EROSION” w/JIM HAYNES          VARNISH FINE ART, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

1996            “WAYNE SHAFFER/BILL HAYES”   111 MINNA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2010-2011   “METTLE”                                   PARADISE RIDGE WINERY,  SANTA ROSA, CA

2008            “FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SHOW”     VARNISH FINE ART, SAN FRANCISCO, CA   

2007            “THE BACK ROOM”                     VARNISH FINE ART, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2006            “BAY AREA BRONZE”                  VARNISH FINE ART, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2005            “CITY OF PARIS”                        111 MINNA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2004            “BAY AREA SCULPTURE”             VARNISH FINE ART, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2003            “GRAND OPENING”                     VARNISH FINE ART, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2001           “7 YEARS OF 111 MINNA”        111 MINNA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2001            “HOSPITALITY HOUSE AUCTION” STEPHEN WIRTZ, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

1998            “ELEMENTS”                               111 MINNA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PUBLIC ART

2004            “SERENITY”                                UCSF COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER

                                                                    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2005            “LANDFORM”                              UCSF CANCER RESOURCE CENTER

                                                                    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Recent Exhibits

Wayne Shaffer participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 Known Associates: 2014 East Bay Open Studios Survey
Berkeley Art Center
 
Nov, 2013 Commemorative Vessel Gallery 9.5: Vessel as the Human Form, Humanity
Vessel Gallery
 
Nov, 2011 CASTIGATION
Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
 
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