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The Art of the Book - Tor Archer

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About the :
Tor Archer received his Bachelor of Arts at UC Santa Cruz and his Masters at Boston University. His work has been shown at Charles Campbell Gallery and Hackett Freedman in San Francisco as well as galleries in Park City, Utah, La Jolla, CA, Telluride, CO and Seattle, WA. As a sculptor, Archer is familiar and comfortable with a variety of materials and can incorporate many elements. Books have always figured prominently in his work.
Résumé:
Education:
1985-87 Boston University, Boston, MA
1980-83 B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1977-79 Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Delgado Street Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011 “Nature’s Effigies”, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2010 “Figurative Perspectives”, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
2008 “Figurative Archetypes,” Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
2008 Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2006 Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT
2002 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 "Relief Sculpture: 1989 - Present," St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, San Francisco, CA
1998 SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1997 Kurt Lidtke Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991 "Introductions 1991," Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2012 “Trees of Life”, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
“Marin Masters”, The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, CA
“Collector’s Choice”, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
“No Library Card Required”, Center for Book Arts and Printmaking, Santa Fe, NM
“Art of the Book”, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2010 “Magna Carta: Art/Paper”, Cain Schulte Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“The Art of the Book”. Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2009 “The Altered Book: Artists Re-imagine the Book”, Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
“Old Stories, New Images”, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
“The Art of the Book”, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
“Codex International Book Fair”, University of California, Berkeley, CA
2007 “Re-Covery”, The Brighton Press, San Diego, CA
2006 “The Figure”, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2005 “Hernandades Escultoricas”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
“Summer Reading”, Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Spice Boxes”, The Jewish Contemporary Museum, San Francisco, CA
2004 New Work Gallery Artists, Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO
“Contemporary Perspectives” Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
“Hearts In San Francisco” Outdoor Fundraiser, San Francisco, CA
“Arcadia” SOMAR Gallery, Fundraiser, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Hackett-Freedman Gallery Artists," Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA
"Current Works" SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1999 "Fin de Siecle," Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 "Select Works: Emerging and Established Artists," Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco,
"Sculpture Walk," Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
1997 "10th Anniversary Exhibition," Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Pacific Rim Sculptors," Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA
1996 Art Fair Miami '96, Miami Beach, FL
1996 "Sculpture Walk," Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
"Previews," Kurt Lidtke Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995 "The Gold Show," Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1993 Crocker-Kingsley Annual Expo, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA, award
1993 "Ancestors," College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield, CA
1992 Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Elena Baskin Art Center, U.C. Santa Cruz, CA
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, U.C. Santa Cruz, CA
1989 Group Show, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Small Works of Hunter's Point Artists," The Art Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 "East Meets West: San Francisco and New York Sculptors," The Space, San Francisco, CA
"Three Dimensional Reality," juried show, San Jose Art LeagueDowntown Gallery, CA
"AIDS Day of Remembrance/Images of St. Sebastian," Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
1987 S.F.A. Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
1986 S.F.A. Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

Bibliography:
2009 Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 27 “The Looks of Books”
2008 Artworks Magazine, Spring 2008, “Tor Archer Inner Life”, p 51-6
2005 La Mira, Merida, Mexico “Encuentro Escultorico Binacional”
2005 Diario de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico “Los Huespedes Primero”
2004 San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook 8/29/04 Heart monitor p21
2003 Artweek, News p.3 New Monumental Sculpture for Walnut Creek
2002 Gallery Guide West Coast Edition, p. 37, photo
2002 San Francisco Examiner 4/3/02 Art Speak Anne Crump p.C2
1996 Datebook image, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Sep. 25 1995 Mayfield, Signe, The Gold Show, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA (catalog) 1994 Sherman, Ann Elliott, "3-D Explorations," Metro, August 11-17 1989 Brunson, Jamie, "Materiality to Deflect Deconstruction," Artweek September 9, p. 9 Hurley, Anne, "Group Vision," The San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 30, p. 29 Mykleson, P., "Sebastian - Gay Cult Hero," San Francisco Sentine November 2, p. 19
 
 

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