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Chris Beards

Making sculpture feels important to me and I’m good at it. It’s not an easy life – if I could think of something better to do, then I would do that. But I know there’s nothing better.



1998 MFA: Sculpture. Central Washington University. Ellensburg, WA 1995 BFA: Sculpture. Sonoma State University. Rohnert Park, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Multiples. Blasted Pop-Up Art Gallery. Santa Rosa, CA 2012 One Another One. Quicksilver Mine Co. Forestville, CA 2008 Pretty Sure. Merced College. Merced, CA
2007 Secret Lick. Quicksilver Mine Co. Forestville, CA

2006 Undercurrent. Morris Graves Museum of Art. Eureka, CA
2005 Surfacing. Tangerine Gallery. Ukiah, CA
2001 Depending on the Wall. Bush Barn Art Center. Salem, OR
2001 Mechanical Solutions/Organic Dilemmas. Linfield College. McMinnville, OR 2000 Sculpture. Southern Oregon University. Ashland, OR

2, 3, and 4 Person Exhibitions

2012 Beards, Black, & Lustufka. Phantom IV Gallery. Windsor, CA
2008 Chris Beards & Diza Hope. Willits Center for the Arts. Willits, CA
2006 Chris Beards & Robert Herrick. Napa Valley College. Napa, CA
2005 Beards, Harris, Krikl, & Oakes. Western Oregon University. Monmouth, OR 2003 Nancy McHone & Chris Beards. Willits Center for the Arts. Willits, CA 2003 Clayton Merril & Chris Beards. 1078 Gallery. Chico, CA
2002 Four Artists Four Directions. Sanchez Art Center. Pacifica, CA
2002 Jimin Lee & Chris Beards. Monterey Pennisula College. Monterey, CA 2002 Beards, Christensen, Jonasson. MatrixArts. Sacramento, CA
2002 Beards, Grossman, Wilson. American River College. Sacramento, CA 2001 Chris Beards & Melinda Meeker. Gaurdino Gallery. Portland, OR
2000 Beards, Lancia, Wilkoff. Chemeketa Community College. Salem, OR
2000 Beards & Van Rostyne. Clatsop Community College. Astoria, OR