"Johnathan Beery has been a professional artist for over 10 years. Having worked in a variety of media, he has chosen to specialize in figurative/abstract sculpture and bas-relief hangings. He uses a variety of materials to achieve his techniques including bronze, stone, wood, ceramic and plaster. His pieces have been shown in San Francisco, Mill Valley, Southern California, Italy and Japan. His most recent projects have included a sculpture contract for recreating ornamental architecture for St. Marys College (In progress) a marble sculpture (Insieme) commissioned for the collection of Mr. Shahi Ghanem in San Diego, a commissioned art deco style door surround for the Alameda County Court House and a musical bas-relief panel for a home in the Berkeley hills. From 2001-2004 Johnathan worked on public art commissions for two Bay Area Parks with two bronze sculptures and over 10 mosaic and sculptural panels.
Johnathan's marble sculptures are created in Italian statuario marble using techniques learned from Italian artisans. He spent 7 months in Pietrasanta, Italy, a small town revered as the marble-sculpting center of the world, carving a number of pieces that culminated in a show entitled Unforeseen - Corpo e Anima, at the Arte e Arte Bertoni Gallery. While at the opening for his exhibition, Johnathan received the highest of compliments from a notable Italian Art critic who said, When I see your sculpture, I know that the art of marble carving is not dead.
Johnathan has completed a number of commercial figurative sculptures, now adorning the Paris Casino and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He has a 10-foot tall mermaid lounging in the oceanic bar at Caesars Palace and two Romanesque female sculptures flanking the entrance to the High Limits casino area. He recently completed a sculpture of Don Benito Wilson (founding father of the City of Alhambra) that is in the town center in the city of Alhambra, CA.
A few notable private commissions Manus Salutarus, a private commission dedicated to French Surgeon Namir Katkhouda, bronze portrait busts of the Mayor of Kishiwada, Japan and a commemorative retirement bust for the New York Athletic Clubs head water polo coach, Lou Gioia, that is currently on display in their main lobby in Manhattan. Johnathan has participated in numerous art shows, exhibitions, and Open Studios.
Johnathan Beery's sculpture is an unveiling of what cannot be illuminated to us at first glance. It is a spiraling snapshot of the uniqueness that each of embodies, juxtaposed with the beauty of nature and the ever-present human form."