Turning-on-the-lathe2Biography

Bud Latven’s career with wood spans four decades, from cabinet and furniture making to lathe-turned sculptures. His work has been shown in gallery and museum exhibitions worldwide including the recent shows: Beyond Boundaries: Wood Art for the 21st Century at SOFA Chicago and Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Other noted venues include the Saatchi and the Victoria and Albert museums in London.

His work can be found in private and public collections including the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.

Kevin Wallace, director of Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, presents a biography of Bud Latven and his work in the following article, Materiality of the Voids: The Deconstructed Forms of Bud Latven, published in Craft Arts International magazine. (read article)

Articles & Publications

The Art of the Lathe by Patrick Spielman

  • Anne Carlisle, Wood: Revisited, (Philadelphia, PA: The Center for Art in Wood exhibition catalog, 2016) 43, 52-3, 80-1.
  • Emily Zilber, Beyond Boundaries: Wood Art for the 21st Century, (Chicago, IL: SOFA exhibition catalog, 2014) 7, 27, 2.
  • Kevin V. Wallace, Materiality of the Voids – The Deconstructed Forms of Bud Latven (Australia: Craft Arts International Pty Ltd, 2014) 56-60.
  • Holly Hotchner et al, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design (New York, NY: The Monacelli Press LLC, Museum of Arts and Design, 2012), 12, 52-53.
  • Glenn Adamson et al, Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey (Philadelphia, PA: Schiffer Publications LTD, Atglen, PA, 2011) 200, 202, 250, 255.
  • Kevin Wallace, The Cutting Edge: Contemporary Wood Art and the Lipton Collection (Los Angeles, CA: Fine Arts Press, Long Beach Museum of Art, 2011) 125-26, 204.
  • Elisabeth Sovik, Conversations with Wood, The Collection of Ruth and David Waterbury (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2011), 146.
  • Mark Baker, Featured Artist (London, UK: GMC Publications, Woodturning magazine, June 2011), 96.[more… ]