Bruce Beasley was born in Los Angeles in 1939. From 1959 to 1962, he studied sculpture at the University of California, Berkley whose faculty at the time included artists Jacques Schnier, Wilfred Zogbaum, and Peter Voulkos. Throughout his career, Beasley experimented with and continues to explore various sculptural mediums ranging from cast aluminum to Lucite to bronze to granite to wood. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, participated in group shows, and is represented in museum collections throughout the United States and Europe including: the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY; Musee d’Arte Moderne, Paris, France; National Museum of American Art, Washington DC; Staditische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; to name a few. In 2005, the first retrospective exhibition of Beasley’s work was held at the Oakland Museum of California.