Mark di Suvero


 Mark di Suvero (b. 1933, China) is a world-renowned sculptor whose large-scale compositions can be found in major public settings around the world. Di Suvero initially worked on construction sites, where he found inspiration from the Manhattan docks and scrap materials from demolition projects. Working in the tradition of David Smith and Alexander Calder, the artist’s works are abstracted explorations of material, gesture, form, and color. Often, di Suvero designs his kinetic sculptures to interact with the elements and his audiences.


The artist emigrated to the U.S. in 1941 from Shanghai. After studying sculpture and philosophy at the University of California, di Suvero moved to New York City. Di Suvero has been celebrated with various awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center (2000), the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities (2005) and the National Medal of the Arts (2010). Today, his works are in more than 100 public collections, notably the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).


related works

  • Guy Dill creates color lithographs of sculptural designs, casting three-dimensional monuments into one-dimensional picture planes. View his work.
  • Sam Gilliam’s vibrantly patterned prints may be one-dimensional, but they exhibit the same dynamism as his more famous drape paintings. View his work.