Exhibitions/Public Collections/Commissions

Looking at a von Bergen sculpture the viewer understands a number of ideas at once,especially engagement with the physicality of material. His work references the reductive anti-illusionism of modern abstract art,but it also has a history of place and person,the mediating experience of the life identity of the artist, an experiential juxtaposition with the formal.
Laurence Karasek


2004
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, Loosely Figurative
2003
Farnsworth Art Museum,Rockland,ME,John von Bergen: Marine Metaphors,Two Decades of Sculpture
Central NY Community Arts Council Gallery,Utica,NY
2002
SUNY Institute of Technology,Utica,NY
1998
Kouros Gallery,New York,NY,Alternating Currents:New Sculpture
Caldbeck Gallery,Rockland,ME,Sculpture
Atrium Gallery, St. Louis,MO,John von Bergen:Time & Tide
1996
Kouros Gallery,New York,NY,John von Bergen:Sculpture
S.M.Stanley Fine Arts,Utica,NY,Survey:1974–1994
Rosefsky Gallery,Binghamton University,Binghamton,NY
1995
Caldbeck Gallery,Rockland,ME,Counterpoints
1994
School of Art,Munson,Williams,Proctor Institute,Utica,NY
1993
Earlville Opera House Gallery,Earlville,NY
1992
Edith Barrett Gallery,Utica College of Syracuse University,Utica,NY, John von Bergen,A Retrospective 1970–1992
1990
The Gallery,Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, Oneonta,NY,Navigation Series
1989
Chenango County County Council of the Arts Gallery,Norwich,NY, Sculpture,John von Bergen
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center,Auburn,NY,John von Bergen: New Sculptures
Arnold & Porter,Washington,DC,John von Bergen:New Sculpture
1988
Art & Art History Gallery,Colgate University,Hamilton,NY,Inside/Out
14 Sculptors Gallery,New York,NY,New Bronze Sculpture
1987
Colby Art Museum,Colby College,Waterville,ME
1986
Kirkland Art Center,Clinton,NY,Fossils from the Forge
1982
Roberson Center for the Arts & Sciences,Binghamton,NY
Richard F.Brush Art Gallery,St.Lawrence University,Canton,NY
Union Station,Utica,NY,Baggs Square Revolving Sculpture Installation, Bagg’s Piece (Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts)
1981
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute,Utica,NY,New Work
1977
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute,Utica,NY
1969
Root Art Center,Hamilton College,Clinton,NY
2008

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
Griffiss Sculpture Park, Rome, NY

2007
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY, Artland: Art & Nature Intersecting
2006
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, Maine in America: Recent Acquisitions
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, Sculpture: Carved, Cast, & Constructed
Emerson Gallery & North Campus, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Sculpture Space: Inside/Outside
Foremn Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, Sculpture Space: 30 Years In The Making
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, ME, Sculptural Elements
2004
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME, Maine in America Now
2002
Kirkland Art Center,Clinton,NY,Summer Sculpture Show
2001
Smithy Pioneer Gallery,Cooperstown,NY
2000
Mariea Brown Gallery,Chenango County Council on the Arts, Norwich,NY,Y2K
1999
Earlville Opera House Gallery,Earlville,NY,3X3
1998
Caldbeck Gallery,Rockland,ME,John von Bergen,Sculpture  and John Hultberg,Paintings
1997
Spring Street Gallery,Belfast,ME,Three Artists
Clements Gallery,curated.by Rosemary Frick,Portland,ME, Summer Salon
1995
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute,Utica,NY,Sculpture Space: Celebrating 20 Years,curated by Mary Murray
Kouros Gallery,New York,NY
1994
Frick Gallery,Belfast,ME,
Leighton Gallery,Blue Hill,ME
1993
Cooperstown Art Association/Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown,NY,Art Discovery ‘93
Frick Gallery,Belfast,ME,Abstractions
1992
Frick Gallery,Belfast,ME,Five Year Anniversary Exhibition
1991
Gallery 53,Cooperstown,NY,Inner Space
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute,Utica,NY,School of Art: The First Fifty Years
1990
Frick Gallery,Belfast,ME,Bronze Sculpture
1989
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute,Utica,NY,Annual Exhibition: Artists of Central New York(also 1969/70,74–77,79/80,83,88)
1988
Fred L.Emerson Gallery,Hamilton College,Clinton,NY, Bruce Muirhead/John von Bergen
1987
Gallery Sixty-Eight,Belfast,ME
1986
Herbert F.Johnson Museum,Cornell University,Ithaca,NY, New York Artists Series V
1984
Everson Museum,Syracuse,NY,Everson Biennial
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute,Utica,NY,Sculpture Space: Recent Trends,curated by Sarah Clark-Langager
1983
Port of History Museum,Philadelphia,PA,Sculpture/Penn’s Landing
Chesterwood,National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge,MA,Interim I
CSR Gallery,Albany,NY,M.A.S.S.Proposals Exhibition
1982
Major Albany Sculpture Sites (M.A.S.S.),Albany,NY
Beaver College,Glenside,PA,Sculpture ‘82,Beaver College
Sculpture Sites,Amagansett,Long Island,NY
Clayworks Studio Workshop,New York,NY,Visiting Artists at Clayworks
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery,Syracuse University,Syracuse,NY, From Drawing to Sculpture, curated by Ruth Ann Appelhof
New Acquisitions,Syracuse,NY,Architectonics
1980
Lowe Art Gallery,Hofstra University,Hempstead,Long Island,NY, Southsite Project
Nassau County Museum,Port Washington,NY,Sculpture at Sands  Point,(an A-R-E-A project)
Columbia Plaza,Washington,DC,Columbia Plaza Show:Sculpture Space
The Hyde Collection,Glens Falls,NY,Sculptor’s Studies:Prospect Mountain Show
1979
Lake George Arts Project,Lake George,NY Prospect Mountain  Sculpture Show:An Homage to David Smith,curated by Irving Sandler
1978
Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery,Syracuse University,Syracuse,NY, 10 x 10 Sculpture Space
Everson Museum,Syracuse,NY,Syracuse Show
1970
Kirkland Art Center,Clinton,NY,Jost-von Bergen:Paintings & Sculpture

Education Corridor, Hartford, CT

Young and Franklin, Liverpool, NY

Riverfront Recapture, Hartford, CT

Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, CTFanfare (Commemorating Aaron Copeland's Centenary)

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, Kirkland Gate (Commemorating 10 years of Kirkland College, coordinate College to Hamilton)

Temple Beth El, Utica, NY, Ark Bronze Doors (Commemorating Succoth)

Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

Minnesota Museum, St. Paul, MN

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

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