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About Michael Bauermeister

Michael Bauermeister's wooden sculptures are inspired by the Missouri landscape and often created with wood from the region. A native of St. Louis, Bauermeister graduated with a degree in sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute in 1979. He began his career in Augusta, Missouri designing and making custom wood furniture before he was able to transition into his dream job of crafting contemporary wooden sculpture. Bauermeiester has exhibited his work extensively at institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2007), the University of Michigan Museum of Art and Design (2004), Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany (1996), among many others. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art, Mesa, Arizona; as well as in private collections throughout the country. His work is available in his studio gallery in Augusta, Missouri.

Artist Statement

“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."

 www.michaelbauermeister.com

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