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Barre Pinske has been featured on CNN headline news, in USA today and the Boston Globe.

   Boston Herald Called Pinske's Barnstable gallery 
             " The most interesting gallery on Cape Cod."


Steven Tyler Of Aerosmith has over 30 pieces of Pinske's work


The US Pentagon gave a carved Bear and Eagle to the Russians.


Prince was given a Pinske sculpture by the Minneapolis Motion Picture and Film Board.


I began my art career as a chain saw carver in rural Minnesota carving objects out of trees left dead from Dutch Elm disease. My career quickly evolved to demonstrating my craft at fairs, festivals and chain saw carving contests across the US. In my younger years I did many shows including the Iowa State Fair, Alaska State Fair, and the Philadelphia Boat Sport and travel show. Also, in my early twenties I traveled with the Scheers Lumberjack Show of champions. I had a great time performing Chopping, sawing, speed climbing and seeing the country with a great group guys.

I like to say My career has evolved a little like the circus to the theater. From traveling shows where the process was as interesting as the product to owning my own galleries where the art is the most important thing. I had owned three galleries on Cape Cod over the 16 years while I living there. The first one I started is on 6a in East Sandwich and is called The Giving Tree. I've had a gallery in New Bedford for a few years and a studio there in a textile mill since 2001. My most recent project here in Chester Vermont is going well. I like marketing my work where I can be seen creating and building relationships with the people collecting my work. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is my largest collector owning over 30 pieces. Much of Tyler's collection has been carved from trees on the Rock Star's South Shore Ma. property. Other collectors include Aerosmith band members Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer and Tommy Hamilton. Other notables such as Prince, Barry Manilow and Bill Koch own Pinske art works.

My art work has attracted much media attention over my twenty plus year career. I have been featured on CNN Headline News three times, been in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today weekend, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Cape Cod Times, New Bedford Standard times, the Providence Journal and hundreds local papers over the course of my career. Much media exposure has come from winning national chain saw carving competitions including The Chain Saw Carving World Championships at age 24. From my start as a chainsaw carver my work has evolved to include many forms of sculpture, painting and funky furniture. I think my most significant art placement is the two wood carvings in Votkinsk Russia. They were a gift to the Russians from the Pentagon of a carved bear and eagle symbolizing the two nations during singing of the nuclear disarmament treaties.


Most recently my work was in a made for TV movie and the Hydraulic Power unit we've designed was featured on the Discovery channel.


For much of my career I have represented myself through my studio or in galleries on the east coast. I have a good collector base that keeps me busy.



As of 2004 I had created and sold around 1000 chainsaw carved wooden bears! Hey, everyone needs their bread and butter.


BARRE PINSKE
B. 1962
Plato Minnesota
Professional Artist since 1982


Mediums: Wood and Metal Sculpture, Painting, Furniture


Gallery Representation, Shows & Performance Art


2008-2009 Ridgway Rendezvous Ridgway PA
2007 Bear Hollow invitational Carving Contest IN
2006 October Fest demonstration Newport RI
2005 Art Shack New Hampshire " summer market test"
2004-2006 Pinske Studio New Bedford MA
2002- 2004 Pinske Gallery New Bedford MA
2001-Wing Pinske Gallery New Bedford MA
1988-2004 Giving Tree Gallery, East Sandwich MA
2000 -Gallery X New Bedford MA, Public Hanging
1995-1999 Pinske Art Center W. Barnstable MA
1997-1999 Everything Pinske Mashpee Commons MA
1998-2000 Brown Gallery Boise Idaho
1995 Art Institute of Boston, Edible Art 95
1992-1997 Pinske Art Center
1991 Great America Brush Off Cahoon Museum of American Art
1990-1991 Aries East Gallery Brewster MA
1990 Statements Newbury Street Boston MA
1990-1992 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Art in the Garden
1990 Art Newbury, Newbury Street Boston, MA
1989-1991 Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Wet Art Auction
1988 Kendall Gallery, Wellfleet MA
1988-1991 Lonborg - Feeney Fine Art, Scituate Harbor MA
1985 Haute Noise Arti-Gras 1st Avenue Minneapolis MN

Major Installations, Commissions
1991-2004 Collection of Steve and Teresa Tyler (Aerosmith)
2004 All Aerosmith band members own a Pinske
2003 Us Department of Defense, Fountain project
2001 Geroldo Rivera (gift )
1999 Collection of William Koch
1998 2004 Dave Periwitz (custom motorcycle builder)
1998 2004 Richard & Eileen Shaw
1991 Two Bears Eastern Mountain Sports
1991 Eagle Dancer Michigan Representative Michael E. Nye
1990 Our Eagles Fly in Chains Cape Cod Vietnam Veterans
1988 Bear & Eagle Votkinsk Russia
1988 In Love Private collection of Barry Manilow
1988 Bear & Tiger Domino's Pizza World Headquarters
1987 Prince Man & His Music Presented to Prince by the . Motion Picture and Film Board
1986 Panther Arctic Cat Snowmobiles World Headquarters Thief River Falls MN
Barry Manilow
1985 Bear Private collection of Janine Frickie


Select Publications
Ridgway Record, Cover, Hydraulic saw story
2007-Rutland Heraled, new gallery story
2004-The Patriot Ledger, Pinske carvers for Aerosmith band members
2003- New Bedford Standard Times, Pinske team wins sculpture contest
2002 Boston Phoenix Boston MA
1999 Standard Times New Bedford MA
1996-1998 - Barnstable Patriot, On going commentary
1996-1998 - Cape Cod times, On going commentary
1996 Cape Week, Pinske carves niche art world
1995 Boston Herald, Pinske Gallery most interesting on 6A�
1994 Wall Street Journal, Chain saw sculpture as Art. Front Page
1993 Boston Globe, Photo with Mailbox
1992 Cover Cape Cod Times, Photo on Giant Mailbox
1990 Better Homes & Garden Wood Magazine
1990 (Cover) Cape Week: Cape Cod Times Hyannis MA
1990(Cover) New Bedford Standard Times Magazine
1990 Arts and Antiques: The Register, Review of Oct. Exhibit
1989 Cape Cod Life Annual Arts Report
1989 Boston Sunday Globe Boston MA
1988 Toronto Star, Toronto, Ont. Canada
1988 Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor MI
1987 Chain Saw Age Magazine
1987 USA Today Weekend
1986 Minneapolis Star & Tribune; Minneapolis MN
1986 Sky News, Minneapolis MN
1986 City Pages, Minneapolis MN
1986 St. Paul Pioneer Press; St. Paul MN
1985 Tulsa World


Television
1994 TV 4, Salt Lake City Utah
1992 Cape 11 News, First Night Ice Sculpture
1987 Evening News; WTCN-TV Minneapolis MN
1986 KWWL-TV , Waterloo Iowa
1986 CNN Headline News (2 times)
1986-1987 Good Company; WCCO-TV, Minneapolis MN
1985 KOTV 6, Tulsa OK
1985 CNN Headline News
1985 Evening News;KDLH-TV Duluth MN
1985 Prime Time News, Channel 9, Minneapolis MN
1984 Evening News; KMSP-TV, Minneapolis MN


Selected Demonstrations
1994 The Alaska State Fair, Palmer Alaska
1988 Canadian National Sportsman's Show; Big E, Toronto
1986 Anoka County Fair, Anoka MN
1986 Cystic Fibrosis Fund Raiser; NSP Plaza Mpls.. MN
1986 Special Olympics; Duluth MN
1984 Philadelphia Boat Sport & Travel Show, Phil. PA
1984-1986 Dubuque County Fair, Dubuque IA
1984 Fort Wayne Boat Sport & Travel Show, Fort Wayne IN
1984 Duluth Boat Sport & Travel Show; Duluth MN