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Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri, 2007 September 15-October 3

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
San Francisco State University  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri, 2007 September 15-October 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13658
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273508
AAA_collcode_mayeri07
Theme:
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273508
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Beverly Mayeri

Interviewee:
Mayeri, Beverly, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
San Francisco State University -- Students  Search this
Sausalito Art Center  Search this
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
University of California, Berkeley -- Students  Search this
Adams, George  Search this
Argüelles, Jose  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bohn, Diana  Search this
Breschi, Karen  Search this
Chen-Ting, Mimi  Search this
De Staebler, Stephen, 1933-2011  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Goldstein, David  Search this
Gruber, Wendy  Search this
Marler, Peter  Search this
Styles, Marilyn  Search this
Turkel, Marni  Search this
Van Dyke, Gail  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 September 15-October 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Beverly Mayeri conducted 2007 September 15 and October 3, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Mayeri's studio, in Sausalito, California.
An interview of Beverly Mayeri, conducted by Mija Riedel for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio in Mill Valley, California, on September 15, 2007 and October 3, 2007. Mayeri speaks of her childhood in New Jersey; the artistic and creative activities of her parents; her mother, who was a watercolorist; her father, who was an inventor, woodworker, and artist; enjoying setting up and conducting biology experiments in high school; working as an intern marine biologist between senior year of high school and freshman year of college; attending the University of California, Berkeley and receiving her degree in zoology; becoming interested in clay during her senior year at Berkeley; her marriage, daughter, and time spent in New York City where she was unable to focus on ceramics; participating in classes and workshops at the Sausalito Art Center upon her return to California; her early functional, production work; being inspired by Karen Breschi's work, which led to the Mother series; working from her garage; attending graduate school at San Francisco State University; reading Erich Neumann's "The Great Mother" and becoming interested in the psychological world within individuals and expressing that through art; the development of the checkerboard theme in her work; expressing a personal truth that others will recognize in themselves; the prevalence of faces, animals, patterns, and texture in her work; portraiture and anatomy; working with dark clay; exploring environmental themes; the connection between expressing both human and environmental frailty; the cyclical nature of her work in returning to previous themes; conveying stillness versus gesture; her experience with galleries, including Susan Cummins Gallery, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, and Ivory Kimpton Gallery; the freedom of working with acrylic paint as opposed to glaze; and becoming more involved in environmental activism. Mayeri also recalls Peter Marler, Marni Turkel, Diana Bohn, Marilyn Stiles, Steven De Staebler, Robert Arneson, José Argüelles, Wendy Gruber, Mimi Chen-Ting, Gail Van Dyke, Daniel Goldstein, Allan Frumkin, George Adams, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Mayeri (1944- ) is a ceramist in Mill Valley, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 34 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.mayeri07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997377c09-3baf-4233-99db-da26ed7261ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mayeri07
Online Media:

Untitled

Artist:
Karen Breschi, born Oakland, CA 1941  Search this
Medium:
ceramic and oil paint
Dimensions:
13 3/8 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. (33.9 x 23.6 x 13.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1981
Topic:
Figure female\full length  Search this
Landscape\weather\lightning  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Helen Williams Drutt English and H. Peter Stern in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery
Object number:
2007.47.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7986b38a0-c57b-4be9-a957-2fd3a534a34c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2007.47.4

Karen Breschi [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_28059

Breschi, Karen, Exhibitions at Braunstein/Quay

Collection Creator:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95f6faa38-1fd8-4df6-8c4c-79e2ae36ccdf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-braugall-ref138

Breschi, Karen, Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-1990s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw902bafbcf-03a5-42d5-ae4a-0cf8f89d7fa4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-braugall-ref140

Breschi, Karen

Collection Creator:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1998
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92da47c26-5228-4f66-90e9-d85bc6c604fd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-braugall-ref137

Breschi, Karen, Exhibitions Held Elsewhere

Collection Creator:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1981
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bd976049-9bc9-4d0e-95e5-f0e77aa2ee24
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-braugall-ref139

Breschi, Karen, Images

Collection Creator:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-1990s
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records / Series 2: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96e14a5ba-3fdc-4ff3-80ae-13e807e857dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-braugall-ref141

The Bath, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Breschi, Karen Lee 1941-  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic, resin, animal bones, tile over wood support
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street Oakland California 94607 Accession Number: 76.91
Date:
1971-1972
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75001126
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_3561

Vulture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Breschi, Karen Lee 1941-  Search this
Medium:
Clay, acrylic, rope, cloth, and resin
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 83.170
Date:
1979
Topic:
Fantasy--Animal--Bird  Search this
Animal--Bird--Vulture  Search this
Figure--Knee length  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280055
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295833

Shrine of the Inner Sea, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Breschi, Karen Lee 1941-  Search this
Medium:
Clay, acrylic paint, and wood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1983.5
Date:
1978
Topic:
Architecture--Religious--Shrine  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080103
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411276

Pigman with Silver Rose, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Breschi, Karen Lee 1941-  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware and mixed media
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Arizona State University University Art Museum Tempe Arizona 85287
Date:
1981
Topic:
Animal--Pig  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Flower--Rose  Search this
Control number:
IAS 01210027
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_25618

Mother Monument, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Breschi, Karen Lee 1941-  Search this
Medium:
Clay, paint, glitter, glass, moss, and false eyelashes
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third Street San Francisco California 94103 Accession Number: 75.149
Date:
1973
Topic:
Figure female--Bust  Search this
Allegory--Life--Womanhood  Search this
Control number:
IAS 04280054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295832

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