Damon Hyldreth

Damon Hyldreth’s approach is instinctive, like nature itself. The artist describes his process as discovery through making, becoming like a form of travel for him. He has conversations with his materials as he considers their potential energy and lures them out of their dynamic forces of nature, allowing the material itself to take on a life of its own. He references the shift in art history where art was once created for magical and religious purposes and later for decoration. Hyldreth believes his work stands as a reminder of the connection between humans and nature as the world around us becomes increasingly removed from this essential and most basic union. His goal as an artist is to combine both personal and historical intentions and allows the viewer to engage with the sculptures on a subliminal and uniquely personal level.



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Artist Information

Artist Website: https://www.damonart.com

Damon Hyldreth is a sculpture artist based in San Francisco. He studied Photography and Design at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago and Industrial Design at the Ohio State University. He also has a degree in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute.

His methods include casting and fabrication of metal into form that is at the same time structural, fluid and alive. Hyldreth’s compositions are materially informed and informing. While the materials he uses are clearly man-made, the result of his collaboration wit them is a blurring of the divide between nature and structure, space and form.

He has had multiple exhibitions and is represented in galleries across North America. He has also created numerous public art installations worldwide, in locations as varied as Belgium, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and New York.

Damon Hyldreth

Residence: San Francisco, California
Born: USA, 1947

Education

2004 BFA Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1979 Industrial Design, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1977 Photography and Design, IIT Institute of Design, Chicago, IL
1975 Fine Art, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Aerena Galleries, St. Helena & Healdsburg, CA
2016 House of Fine Art, London, UK
2014 Aerena Galleries, St. Helena & Healdsburg, CA
2014 I. Work Gallery, St. Helena, CA
2012 Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, Yontville, CA
2012 I. Work Gallery, St. Helena, CA
2011 JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 Hanson Gallery, St. Helena, CA
2010 I. Work Gallery, St. Helena, CA
2010 Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009 I. Work Gallery, St. Helena, CA
2007 Palm Desert Art in Public Places, Palm Desert, CA
2006 California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Palm Desert, CA
2004 San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2004 Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2004 Walter & McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA
2003 Palm Desert Art In Public Places, Palm Desert, CA
2003 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 A Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2002 ed.s Limited Gallery, Emeryville, CA
2002 SCA Gallery, Pomona, CA
2001 Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2000 William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA
1998 Sugar from the Bone Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA
1996 Gango Gallery, Portland, OR
1995 Alexa Lee Gallery, Portland, OR
1994 A Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
1993 Bristol Gallery, Denver, CO
1991 Aaron Aubrey Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Triangle Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1989 A Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
1988 Nat’l Congress of Art & Design, Salt Lake City, UT
1987 Aaron Gallery, Denver, CO
1987 Art Expo Cal, Los Angeles, CA
1985 Charles Hollis Jones, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Vorpal Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1981 Art Expo New York, New York City, NY
1978 Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL
1976 Sinar Fine Arts Ltd., Canterbury, Kent, England
1975 Habatat Galleries, Dearborn, MI
1973 Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
1972 Fall River Art Association, Fall River, MA
1972 Herman Fine Arts Centre, Marietta, OH
1972 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
1972 Gilman Galleries, Chicago, IL

Selected Public Art Commissions

2021 The Huntington, Duarte, CA
2021 DeNova Homes, San Jose, CA
2020 Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China
2019 Burj lshaya, Kuwait City, Kuwait
2018 Elan Rosemary, Sarasota, FL
2016 340 Fremont, San Francisco, CA
2015 Casa Mira View, San Diego, CA
2014 Vero Duco, Veurne, Belgium
2014 Casa Mira View, San Diego, CA
2014 Pierrejean Design, Paris, France
2014 Superior Ink, New York, NY
2014 Four Seasons Hotel, Orlando, FL
2013 Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 Verde Residence Resort, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011 Bayview Corporate Ctr, Newport Beach, CA
2011 Helios Residences, Singapore
2010 W Taipei Hotel, Taiwan
2010 University of Louisville, KY
2009 CBRE, Oakland, CA
2008 Woodbridge Office Park, Sacramento, CA
2008 L’idee Art Concepts, Cincinnati, OH
2007 Neiman Marcus, Houston, TX
2007 Bay Star Auto Center, Union City, CA
2006 Trump Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
2006 Ocean 4, Miami, FL
2006 Sofitel Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Las Olas River House, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2005 Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
2005 Fremont Hub Valero, Fremont, CA
2002 Union Landing, Union City, CA
1997 The Sharp Corporation, Seattle, WA
1992 Providian Financial Corp, Pleasanton, CA

Selected Collections

Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, UK
Atlantic Richfield Corporation, LA, CA
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Intercontinental Boston, Boston, MA
Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Amman, Jordan
Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, Berkeley, CA
Royal Scandinavian Inn, Solvang, CA
Nucor Steel Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Tampa Town Center, Tampa, FL
Sheraton Silver City, Arlington, VA
Sheraton Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Bauhaus Archive, Berlin, Germany

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