Faculty Profile

Ron Bennett

Professor Emeritus
Homepage http://artscool.cfa.cmu.edu/~bennett
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Bio

Areas of Focus: Bronze, steel and wood sculpture, public art. Education:

  • 1968 — M.F.A., Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design
  • 1966 — B.F.A., Sculpture, Atlanta College of Art
  • U. S. Navy, E-4, 1959-1962

Appointments: (selected) Awards: (selected) * 1992, 80 — Artist’s Fellowships, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. * 1998,95, 91, 87 — Faculty Development Grants, Carnegie Mellon University * 1984 —First Award, competition for commission, Feather, 9’ cast bronze, Radice Corporation, Fort Lauderdale, FL * 1979 — Rachel McMasters Hunt Memorial Prize, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibitions: (selected)

  • 1996-present —Group Exhibitions, James Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1999 — Invitational: Four sculptures, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1994,95 —Hard Choices III, travelling exhibition, 6 PA galleries and museums
  • 1990 — Reynolds Gallery (one-person), Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1984 — A. J. Wood Gallery (one-person), Philadelphia
  • 1982 — Gallery One (one-person), Sponsored by Anaconda Aluminum Co., Louisville, KY
  • 1980 —Carnegie Museum of Art (one-person), Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1979 — William Penn Memorial Museum of Art (one-person), Harrisburg, PA
  • 1979 — Westmoreland County Museum of Art (one-person), Greensburg, PA

Commissions: (selected)

  • 2004 — W. PA School for Blind Children, 6 bronze sculptures, 18”x20” each, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001 — 14 Golden Glove Sculptures, 16”h, bronze, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Association.
  • 2001 — Bill Mazeroski Baseball Hall of Fame Sculpture, 16”h, bronze, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Association
  • 2000 — Mellon Equity Wall Sculpture, 4’x4’, aluminum, Buck Consultants, Atlanta, GA
  • 2000 — Renascence, aluminum, 23’h, installed at entrance of Pittsburgh International Airport
  • 1997 — Broken Circle, 6’ bronze and granite sculpture, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
  • 1996 — Cloud’s Window, 6’ x 11’ steel sculpture, Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1993 — Steel City/Cloud City, 6’ x 10’ steel sculpture, Mannesmann Demag Corp., Duisburg, Germany
  • 1986 —Viet Nam Veteran’s Monument, project manager, created working model, supervised fabrication and designed cast bronze chimes, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1982 — New Morning, 12’x15’ steel sculpture, Design Center, Miami, FL

Collections: (selected)

  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Baker and Associates
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carroll Reece Museum, TN
  • Dade County, FL
  • Dravo Corporation
  • Georgia Arts Commission
  • Kennametal, Inc.
  • Mannesmann Demag Corporation, Duisberg, Germany
  • Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau, Germany
  • City of Miami
  • Mobay Corporation
  • Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art
  • U.S. Steel
  • USX Corporation
  • Westinghouse
  • Numerous Private Collections
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