For over 30 years, I have created steel sculptures for indoor and outdoor, private and public spaces and large scale paintings. I am
interested in the bold use of geometric shapes and express myself with line, color, texture, scale and raw emotion. My capricious designs
have been well received by clients and the general public. I thrive on the thrill of working with clients and developing works of art to fit
specific sites or criteria.
In all of my work I try to incorporate three levels of consciousness. The initial level, which sometimes overwhelms, is what I call the “WOW”
factor. The second level is “Lets take a look at this”, and the third is the “Peace and Tranquility” level, I like it and I can enjoy it every day
for the rest of my life.
In addition to strong artistic and technical skills, I have good working relationships with my clients and other professionals related to my
practice. I am a strong presenter, organized, easy to work with and have a proven track record of completing projects on time and within
budget. My background in education, management and administration has uniquely qualified me with skills in listening and working with
and reflecting the needs of individuals and groups representing specific interests and points of view.
Selected Commissions and Works of Art
2006- 2007 The Educators. Installed, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
2005 - Series of 8 small sculptures.
2004 - Art Panels, Arcs & Angles.
2003 – Ponder, award winner, installed, City of South San Francisco, CA sculpture park, Rock & Roll III and
The Breast Cancer Ribbon ,which is traveling around the country raising money for breast cancer.
2002 - Circles with Arcs, competition winner, City of Santa Clara, CA., Cube, Rock & Roll II and Three Major Paintings.
2001 - Orbicular-31,
2000 - Moolennium & Meltdown,
1998 - Arc # IV,
1996 - Portal, competition winner, installed, City of San Jose, CA
1984 - Rock & Roll,
1983 - Trio,
1980 - Transparent Rectangles. (Indicates Public Art)
2006-2007 - The Educators. Installed and dedicated, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
2004 – Art Panels and six major paintings.
2003 –. Ponder, award winner, installed, City of South San Francisco, CA sculpture park.
Circles with Arcs, exceptional award winner, City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition.
2001 - ONE MAN SHOW, featuring new paintings and sculpture.
2000 - ONE MAN SHOW, featuring Interactive Plaza Walls and recent paintings.
1994 - Portal, winner of a public competition. Installed, San Jose, CA.
1983 - ONE-MAN SHOW and new studio opening.
1976 - ONE-MAN SHOW, Winged Arts Gallery, Sedona Arizona.
Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate in the Arts, Education, Administration and Supervision.
Degrees and Credentials in Education, the Arts and Administration.
Post Graduate work, California State University Fresno, University of California Santa Cruz and Berkeley, et al.
Born: Fresno, California, 1939.
Professional Experience: Current Studio Artist/Sculptor, Secondary and University teacher, Educational Administration, Business owner.
Professional Member: International Sculpture Center & Pacific Rim Sculptors Group.
Atelier @ 15850 Highland Drive,
San Jose, CA 95127
Phone: 408-923-6666 Fax: 408-251-3759
Web Site: www.keithbush.org
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