Born in New York in 1924, Beverly Pepper lives and works in Todi (Perugia), the town that awarded her honorary citizenship in 2009.
Among her most recent one-woman shows we recall here the ones held at M.I.T., Cambridge Massachussetts (1989); Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe & Dallas (1989); Contemporary Sculture Center, Tokyo (1990), Metropolitan Museum, New York (1990); Castello di Narni (1991); Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York (1993,1995); Forte Belvedere, Florence (1998 - at the same time she held the show "Spazio teatro Celle in Context: Unrealized Projects" at the Cascina Terrarossa, Fattoria di Celle); Marlborough Gallery, New York (1999, 2001, 2003); Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey (1999); Galerie Piece Unique, Paris (2000, 2002,2004); Casal Solleric, Maiorca (2004); SACI, Florence (2005); Graduate Center Gallery, City University of New York (2007).
Her outdoor site-specific works are many and include: Amphisculpture, Bedminster, New Jersey (1974-1976); Thel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (1975-1977); Sol i Ombra Park, Barcelona (1986); Cromech Glen, Laumeier Sculture Park, St. Louis (1982-1985); Bedford Project at Ardenwood, Fremont, California (1988-1992); Celle Theatre Space, Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia (1989-1990); Europos parkas, Vilnius (2003-2005); Minneapolis Public Library (2003-2006); Waccabuc (Amphitheater), New York (2006-2009); Frederik Meijer Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids (2009). Other sculptures can be found at: Empire State Plaza Art Collection, Albany NY; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY.
For further information: www.beverlypepper.org
text by Robert Hobbs
Spazio Teatro Celle; A commissioned performance is held to mark the tenth anniversary of the site specific art collection, the inauguration of Beverly Pepper's "amphisculpture" titled Spazio Teatro Celle: Filiate Walls, Precursor Columns (Homage to Pietro Porcinai). The recital L'ora alata. Wandererphantasie was written expressly by Maestro Daniele Lombardi from fragments of Ovid's Metamorphoses and excerpts from Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Sung by: Gabriella Bartolomei, choreographies chosen by Antonella Agata, set and costumes by Beverly Pepper.