Michael Bauermeister

Michael Bauermeister

About The Artist

Michael Bauermeister • Augusta, MO

Many museum collections including the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery and Museum Of American Art Many books and publications including American Craft magazine cover and 8 page article Art in Embassies programs including permanent collection in Benin with catalogue Many solo and group shows in galleries, museums, and shows like SOFA Chicago and Miami/Basel Artist in Residencies including Grand Canyon National Park and Virginia Commonwealth University


Artist website

Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Wood is beautiful, renewable, strong, sustainable and every piece is unique. I work using traditional techniques like turning and joinery, and contemporary techniques like lamination and vacuum clamping. Sometimes I make up my own tools and techniques because I'm doing something that no one has done before.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

The shapes, the textures, the size, the finishes, the artistic content. The way the wood appears to move and sometimes appears to be transparent. Uniqueness is very important to me and I try to have it permeate every aspect of my work.