BIRTH:

November 9, 1935 - New York City, N.Y

EDUCATION:

1960 - M.F.A. - University of Southern California

1957 - B.A. - Bard College, New York

1955 - Los Angeles City College, California

1952/53 - Chouinard Art Institute, Califonia

1950/53 - Beverly Hills High School, California

1947/50 - Emerson Jr. High School, California

 

TEACHING POSITIONS:

1998 - present - Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge

1972 - 1997 - Professor of Art, (Sculpture) California State University, Northridge

1969 - 1972 - Associate Professor of Art California State University, Northridge

1964 - 1969 - Assistant Professor of Art California State University, Northridge

1960 - 1964 - Instructor of Sculpture, Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.

1959 - 1960 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

1956-1957 - Senior Teaching Assistant & Private Instruction, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

 

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Arts Council of Great Britain

Camarillo City Hall, California

Atlantic Richfield Corporation

Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.

Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL

University of Southern California

Container Corporation of America

California State University Northridge

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Bank of America, Los Angeles, California

Quinn & Associates, Los Angeles, California

Central Savings & Loan, San Diego, California

Ahmanson Collection, Los Angeles, California

Home Savings and Loan, Los Angeles, California

Kirk O'the Valley Presbyterian Church, Reseda, California

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Galerie La Demeure, Paris, France

Amerika Haus, West Berlin, Germany

Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Comara Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California

Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, California

California State University, Bakersfield, California

Valley Perfoming Arts Center Art Gallery, Northridge

North Gallery, California State University Northridge

Oviatt Library, California State University Northridge

Thorne Hall, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

Art Dome Gallery, California State University Northridge

 

SELECTED GUEST LECTURES

Amerika Haus, West Berlin, Germany

Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, N.Y.

Centre Culturel Americain, Paris, France

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

Ecole d'Art & Archologie, Paris, France

Ecole Americain, Saint Cloud, France

Eighth International Sculpture Conference

Goldsmiths College of Art, University of London

Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana

Shiller College, Berlin, W. Germany

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Connecticut, Storrs

University of Ohio, Columbus

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & COMMUNITY SERVICE

2012 - Dean's Circle Executive Board, CSUN College of Arts, Media and Communication

2006 - Radio interview, "Molly BarnesArt News", KCSN FM

2005 - Speaker, Panel "La Cienega in the 60's" with Henry Hopkins, & June Wayne, moderated by Molly Barnes

2003 - Speaker, "Life vs. Art", Kirk O'the Valley Presbyterian Church, Reseda, California

2002 - Speaker, "A Life in Art", PEO Chapter QF

2000 - Art Consultant for film, "Choosing Matthias"

1995 - Speaker, "Spirituality in Art", Kirk O'the Valley Presbyterian Church, Reseda, California

1994 - University Representative for NASAD Conference, Kansas City

1993 - Juror - Golden State Sculpture Association Competition

1992 - Host & Exhibition Coordinator, ARA 17th Annual Congress, CSUN

1989 - Radio Interview, KPFK Art News, with Molly Barnes

Speaker/guide, L.A. Public Sculpture Tour Group

1985-89 - Editorial Advisory Committee, SCULPTURE Magazine

1987 - Consultant, Rocketdyne Challenger Memorial

Juror, Occidental College Student Exhibition

Speaker, California Sculpture Alliance

1984-88 - Director, C.S.U.N. Sculpture Park Associates

1986 - Speaker, "Sculpture Parks" CSUN Faculty Retreat

Speaker, "Art Ventures", Brandeis Univ. Natl Women's Committee

Panalist, Contempory Images Gallery, "Art Craft, The Dividing Line"

Guest Artist, The Sculptor's Guild, New York City

1984 - Speaker, Guest Artist, Security Pacific Bank Headquarters, Los Angeles, California

1983 - Advisor - Art & Music Project, L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group

1982 - Juror - San Fernando Valley Art Club

1981 - Guest speaker, Artist Equity, Los Angeles

Juror, Burbank Art Association Annual

1979 - Juror, President's Club Creativity Awards, CSUN

1978-79 - Advisory Council & Task Force, L.A Arts Park

1978 - Juror, Northridge Cultural Arts Foundation

Artists' Coordinator, Western Plastics Expo

1976 - Advisor, Sculpture Competition, L.A. International Airport

Artists' Coordinator, Western Plastics Expo

Federal Highway Beautification Committee

Juror, Occidental College Sculpture Competition

1974 - Panelist, 8th International Sculpture Conference (Light, Sound & Motion Roundtable)

1972 - Advisory Committee, Visual Arts Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1970-71 - Artist in Residence, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

1964 - Panelist - "The Artist Speaks" Westside Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles, California

1959 - Muralist, Illustrator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri

1954 - Assistant Animator/Sculptor, Graphic Films Inc., Hollywood, California

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 - "SEASCAPES and SEASCHORES" - Santa Clarita Arts Commission, Santa Clarita, California

"WATER : Precious and Alluring" - La Gitana Gallery, San Fernando, California

2014 - "ICONS OF CALIFORNIA" - La Gitana Gallery, San Fernando, California

2013 - "GLORIOUS CALIFORNIA - The Lay of its Land", La Gitana Gallery, San Fernando, California

2012 - "OXY125", Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

2011 - "SILVER LINING: EVERY CLOUD HAS ONE", City Hall Gallery, Santa Clarita, California

2010 - " BARD IN BLACK AND WHITE", Reem Kaydon Center Gallery, Bard College, N.Y.

2007 - "EDGE", C.S.U.N. Art Galleries, Northridge, California

2005 - "THE FIRST 80 YEARS", Gallery 825, LAAA, Los Angeles, California

2003 - "SEEING RED "...in and around us - Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California

"DUST IS ALSO BUDDHA " (The Art of Grayness) Studio Channel Isands Art Center, Camarillo, California

2001 - "CHOUINARD - "A Living Legacy", Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside Museum, California

"ROMANCING THE UNIVERSE" Gallery 825, LAAA, Los Angeles, California

1999 - "MEDIUM AT LARGE", Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, California

1998 - "40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION", Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California

1997 - "ROBERT & LYNN BASSLER", Wendelighting Gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

"PERISHIBLE CHERISHABLES" Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), California

1996 - "ART FACULTY" Art Dome, California State University, Northridge

1995 - "EARTH TIME", Century Gallery, Sylmar, California

"ROBERT & LYNN BASSLER" Wesley Palms Art Gallery, San Diego, California

1994 - "ART LOS ANGELES 1994" The International Contemporary Art Fair, L. A. Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

1990-94 - "GALLERY GROUP" Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

1990 - "RHYTHMS OF EARTH AND WATER" Tom Bradley Terminal, L. A. X. California

"SCULPTURE FOR THE 90'S" Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1989 - "THE NATIONAL PEACE GARDEN PROJECT" National Building Museum, Washington D.C.

1987 - "MYTH & MAGIC" Wenger Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"LOS ANGELES PUBLIC ART - CONCEPT/REALITY" Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, California

1986 - "CITY TERRACE SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL" Orange, California

"FACULTY ARTISTS", University Art Galleries, California State University Northridge

1985 - "SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL '85" Peter Strauss Ranch Sculpture Park, Agoura, California

"TRANSLUCID SCULPTURE", Public Art Trust, Washington Square, Washington D.C.

1984 - "A BROAD SPECTRUM, Los Angeles Painters & Sculptors" Design Center of Los Angeles

"OLYMPIC PROJECT" Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1983-4 - "URBAN SCULPTURE - Architectural Concerns" Security Pacific Building, Los Angeles, California

1982-3 - "INTERIOR EXTERIOR" Walker Associates Inc. Los Angeles, California

1982 - "ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCES" Gensler & Associates, Century City, California

1979 - "BASSLER, MURRILL, OKULICK", Conejo Valley Art Museum, Thousand Oaks, California

"MODES/MATERIALS" Fine Arts Gallery, California State University Northridge

"WESTRIDGE ART FAIR" Westridge Gallery, Pasadena, California

"GROUP EXHIBITION" Joyce Hunsaker Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1978 - "100+, CURRENT DIRECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA ART" Los Angeles Institute of Contempory Art

"ILLUSIONISTS OF THE SEVENTIES" Art Gallery, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California

"ROBERT & LYNN BASSLER" Art Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California

"TOP FLIGHT" Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, California

1977 - "PRIVATE IMAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCULPTORS" Los Angeles County Museum of Art

"CALIFORNIA SUITE" Los Angeles County Museum of Art

"GROUP EXHIBITION' Joyce Hunsaker & Associates, Beverly Hills, California

"ROAD SHOW ENVIRONMENT - FOUR DIRECTIONS" Arts Park, Los Angeles, California

1974 - "SCULPTURE 1974", Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

"CALIFORNIA/HAWAII REGIONAL" San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California

"FIRST ANNUAL CALIFORNIA SCULPTURE EXHIBITION" California State University, Northridge, California

"6TH CALIFORNIA SMALL IMAGES EXHIBITION" California State University, Los Angeles, California

"PLASTICS" Pasadena City College Gallery, Pasadena, California

1972 - "SALON DE MAI" Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

"BASSLER, CARTIER, WAGNER" United States Embassy London, England

"GROUP EXHIBITION" Redfern Gallery, London, England

"FILMS BY ARTISTS" United Kingdom Tour, Great Britain

1971 - "TRANSLUCENT & TRANSPARENT ART", Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg & Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida

"ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE - Alexander, Bassler, Elder & Pashgian", Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

1970 - "A PLASTIC PRESENCE" Milwaukee Art Center, The Jewish Museum, N.Y., San Francisco Museum of Art

"SCULPTURE 1970" Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

"GROUP SHOW" Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1969 - "PLASTICS 1969" San Pedro Municipal Gallery, California

"SCULPTURE IN THE CITY" Century City, California

"BASSLER" (Robert & Lynn) Mount San Antonio College Walnut, California

"STATEMENTS IN WOOD" Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Northridge

"ALL CALIFORNIA EXHIBITION" California State Fair & Expo San Bernardino, California

"GROUP SHOW" Canyon Gallery I & II, Los Angeles, California

"SCULPTURE 1969" Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1968 - "THE ARTIST SELECTS", Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina

"SCULPTURE 1968" Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

"ALL CITY ANNUAL" Los Angeles Municipal Galleries

1966 - "22 SCULPTORS" Fine Arts Gallery, California State University Northridge

1964 - "FACULTY SHOW" Thorne Hall, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

"ALL CITY ANNUAL" Los Angeles Municipal Gallery

"SURVEY of WESTERN SCULPTURE" Houston Museum of Art, Houston, Texas

"SCULPTURE - ARTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" Long Beach Museum, California and the Western Association of Art Museums

1962 - SCULPTURE ANNUAL" San Francisco Museum of Art, California

"WEST COAST SCULPTURE" Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, California

"ART ANNUAL Downey Art Museum, Downey, California

"WEST COAST ANNUAL" La Jolla Museum of Art, California

1961 - "SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL" Contemporary Art Gallery, U.S.C. Los Angeles, California

"SAN GABRIEL VALLEY ARTISTS" Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

"WEST COAST ANNUAL, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California

"GROUP SHOW" Comara Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"GROUP SHOW" Los Angeles Art Association, California

1960 - "CALIFORNIA ANNUAL" Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California