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Artist's Statement, Curriculum Vitae

I see the world as formed by opposition and balance and my sculpture, primarily in welded steel, explores the dualities that grip my imagination. The visual vocabulary is filled with oppositions: heavy and light, hard and soft, figure and ground, enclosed and open. I cut, weld and twist the metal into three-dimensional constructions that I think of as musical in their alternation of tension and resolution.

Selected One Person Exhibitions:
Phoenix Gallery, NY 2006
Danielle J. Kurz, Rutherford, NJ 2003
Phoenix Gallery, NY 2001

Selected Group Exhibitions:
14 Sculptors at Akin Library, Pawling, NY
"Oh Sit", Highbridge Park, New York City
"Lasting Legacy" AARP/Leroy Nieman Center, NY 2013
"Fairly Flat" at Edward Williams College, Hackensack, NJ 2012
Governors Island Art Fair 2011, Sponsored by 4Heads, Governors Island, NY 2011
14 Sculptors at NJ University 2007
"Imperfect Accounts," The Studio, Armonk, NY 2006
14 Sculptors in Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 2006
"Art of the Northeast," Silvermine Guild, CT 2002
"Matter as Protagonist," CAW New Haven, CT 2002
"Three Sculptors," Gallery of South Orange, NJ 2001
Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ 1999
Stage Gallery, Long Island, NY 1998
Cooperstown Art Association, NY 1997
Lower East Side Ecology Center, New York, NY 1996
Reggio Gallery, New York, NY 1995
Audubon Artists, New York, NY 1995
Contemporary Artists Center, Installation Show, MA 1993
San Diego Art Institute, CA 1992
Faber Birren Color Award Show, CT 1992
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY 1992
Hoyte College, PA 1991
Westmoreland University, PA 1991
Audubon Artists, New York, NY 1989

Commissions and Public Art Collections:
Station Park, Leonia, NJ
Boyd Park, Leonia, NJ
North Castle Town Hall, Armonk, NY, "Bright Moment"
Site specific installation for “Chasing Rainbows” show, Brooklyn, NY How Many Dawns 2004
Site specific installation for 20th Anniversary BWAC show, Brooklyn, NY Tumult 2002
Site specific installation for "Bridging the Gap" Brooklyn, NY Curveship 2000
Burlington County College, NJ East River (reinstallation) 1999
Site specific installation for "Mayfair" Festival, Allentown, PA My Father’s House 1999
Site specific installation for "Between the Bridges" show, Brooklyn, NY East River 1998
"Art First" Festival, Winthrop House, Harvard University, PA 1996

Articles and Reviews:

   2002 Review, NY Times: , Tumult
   2001 Review, Newark Star Ledger: "Three Sculptors at Gallery of South Orange"
   2001 Catalog: "Dan Bergman, Steel Sculpture" essay by Mark Daniel Cohen
   2001 Review, Gallery and Studio: "Steel Sculpture"
   1998 Review, NY Times: , East River
   1998 Review, NY Times: , Lost Out Here at Stage Gallery

Dan Bergman attended the Ohio State University from 1950 to 1955. He majored at different times in engineering, theatre and literature. In the years after college he worked as a photographer and teacher. In 1964 he went to work for Macy's department stores, originally as a writer and photographer. He stayed for 24 years and retired as a senior vice president. Through these years Mr. Bergman continued art studies with the Art Students League, the Educational Alliance, the National Academy School and the Urban Glass Workshop.