Albert Dicruttalo

Sculpture Artist

2226 8TH AVE
Oakland, CA 94606
Albert Dicruttalo In Studio

I grew up in the post-industrial town of Gloversville, New York where my father owned a carpet store and my mother was a social worker. Once the hub of America’s glove making industry, Gloversville is distinguished today by defunct tanning mills, factories and the natural beauty of the Adirondack foothills. This juxtaposition of industry and natural beauty has always been a source of interest to me. During high school, when I worked in a leather mill, I was drawn to the mechanical forms of industrial equipment— giant tanning drums and embossing machines. I was equally drawn to organic forms and nature and spent much of my youth around Adirondack lakes, streams and mountains. As a fine art student at Ithaca College, I worked in various media, but there was never any doubt that my focus would be sculpture. Making art was a constant while I supported myself through various jobs—managing a leather store, fronting a rock band, working in the fishing industry in Alaska.

I became interested in computer aided design (CAD) and my job as a research assistant in the department of computer graphics at Cornell University led to an apprenticeship with Oakland-based sculptor Bruce Beasley. Following the apprenticeship, I established a studio and foundry in Oakland, California where I currently live and work. My sculptures have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and public spaces throughout the United States and abroad.

Dicruttalo CV

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2016 Random Precision – Peninsula Museum of Art – Burlingame, California
  • 2012 Sonoma County Museum – Santa Rosa, California
  • 2009 Duolun Museum of Modern Art – Shanghai, China
  • 2008 Today Art Museum – Beijing, China

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

  • Oakland Museum of California – Oakland, California
  • PUBLIC ART:

    • 2016 Christenson Holdings LP – Sunnyvale, California
    • 2014 Essex Properties – San Mateo, California
    • 2014 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – San Jose, California
    • 2012 Neiman Marcus – Walnut Creek, California
    • 2011 Orinda Plaza – Orinda, California
    • 2011 Orinda City Hall – Orinda, California

    SOLO/TWO PERSON SHOWS:

    • 2016 Loaded – Andrea Schwartz Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 2015 Up in the Air – Albert Dicruttalo and Katie Hawkinson – Liberty Arts Center – Yreka, California
    • 2013 Albert Dicruttalo and Mitch Jones – Andrea Schwartz Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 2003 Freedom, Entrapment and Identity – Handwerker Gallery – Ithaca College –Ithaca, New York
    • 2003 New Work in Steel and Bronze – Perrella Gallery – Johnstown, New York
    • 2002 Constructs – 111 Minna Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 1999 Albert Dicruttalo and Larry Aleshire – Terrain Gallery – San Francisco, California

    RESIDENCIES:

    • 2014-2015 – Autodesk Pier 9 Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco, California

    AWARDS:

    • 2012 Al Voigt Award – Cloverdale Arts Alliance – Cloverdale, California

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

    • 2015 Upcycle – Bardessono – Yountville, California
    • 2015 Artist in Residence Exhibition – Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop – San Francisco, California
    • 2012 Summer in South Park – Andrea Schwartz Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 2011 Castigation – Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2011 Relaunch Part II – Varnish Fine Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2011 California Slam – San Luis Obispo Museum of Art – San Luis Obispo, California
    • 2010 Finale – Paradise Ridge Winery – Santa Rosa, California
    • 2010 Winfield Gallery – Carmel, California
    • 2010 Project Wrecking Ball – Varnish Fine Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2009 Intersculpt Biennial – Lorraine, France
    • 2009 E Form – Jinse Gallery – Conqing, China
    • 2009 Prelude – Paradise Ridge Winery – Santa Rosa, California
    • 2009 Art in the Groves – California Shakespeare Theater – Orinda, California
    • 2008 Five Year Anniversary Show – Varnish Fine Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2008 Mettle – Paradise Ridge Winery – Santa Rosa, California
    • 2008 Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California
    • 2008 Winfield Gallery – Carmel, California
    • 2007 Paradise Ridge Winery – Santa Rosa, California
    • 2007 Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California
    • 2007 Art Exchange – San Francisco, California
    • 2007 Coastside Gallery – Mendocino, California
    • 2007 Winfield Gallery – Carmel, California
    • 2007 Art Exchange – San Franciso, California
    • 2006 Bay Area Bronze – Varnish Fine Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2006 Contract Design Center – San Francisco, California
    • 2006 Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California
    • 2005 California Figurative – Solomon Dubnick Gallery – Sacramento, California
    • 2005 California Shakespeare Theater – Orinda, California
    • 2005 Greetings from City of Paris – 111 Minna Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 2005 William Zimmer Gallery – Mendocino, California
    • 2004 Natural Selections – Paradise Ridge Winery – Santa Rosa, California
    • 2004 Gods of Art and Wine – Varnish Fine Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2003 Grand Opening Show – Varnish Fine Art – San Francisco, California
    • 2002 New in 2002 – Solomon Dubnick Gallery – Sacramento, California
    • 2002 Mill Valley Sculpture Garden – Mill Valley, California
    • 2000 111 Minna Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 2000 William Zimmer Gallery – Mendocino, California
    • 2000 Mill Valley Sculpture Garden – Mill Valley, California
    • 2000 Faculty Show – Academy of Art College – San Francisco, California
    • 1999 Sculpture Walk – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, California (1997-1998)
    • 1999 Faculty Show – Academy of Art College – San Francisco, California
    • 1999 Vedanta Gallery – Chicago, Illinois
    • 1998 Terrain Gallery – San Francisco, California
    • 1998 Sculpture Walk – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, California (1997-1998)

    EDUCATION:

    • Ithaca College, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1989

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

    • Instructor in Sculpture, Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California 1998 – 2000
    • Chief Assistant to sculptor, Bruce Beasley, 1996 – 2013
    • Research Assistant, Program of Computer Graphics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1994 – 1996