Joseph Slusky has lived and worked in Berkeley since 1960. Some of the more recent venues in which his artwork has been exhibited include: The Sonoma Museum of Modern Art; Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland; The Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame University, Belmont; The Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building, Berkeley; and one person shows at: The City of Oakland Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery; The Knorr Gallery, San Mateo; and a twenty year retrospective at the Oakland Museum Sculpture Court at City Center. The City of Orinda recently purchased a sculpture for the lobby of the Orinda Community Center Building. Slusky has also been commissioned by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at U.C. Berkeley to create a sculpture for the Center’s lobby in Stephens Hall. In May 2001, the Bayer Corporation awarded Slusky a commission to execute an outdoor sculpture for their South Properties Plaza in Berkeley which was completed in July 2002. He has taught art throughout the Bay Area and since 1980 has been a Visual Studies Lecturer in the Architecture Department at U.C. Berkeley.