My images are derived from multiple sources. The contrasts and activity of my paintings reflect the voyage through a human dominated world with its perplexing and unpredictable realities. I use humor and sarcasm in my art to help me cope with humankind’s folly of self-destruction. Is it possible that human’s privileged intellect can be used to save us yet or will we continue to exploit our world to the point of no return?
I graduated from UC Davis with a MFA in 1972. Like many graduates my art career was sidetracked due to being drafted during the Vietnam War and then working to provide for myself and my family. I never lost the desire to practice art and have had the opportunity to resume my art work full time since 2008.
1946 Born: National City, California.
1960-64 Attended Helix High School, La Mesa, California.
1964-68 Obtained B.A. in Fine Art from San Diego State College.
1968 Exhibition: “Palomar College Print Show,” San Marcos, California.
1970-71 Drafted into U.S. Army.
1969-72 Received M.F.A. from University of California, Davis.
1972 Exhibition: “Northern California Arts Inc. 18 th Annual Exhibition,” Sacramento, California
University of California, Davis, teaching assistant
Exhibition: “17 th Painting Biennial,” Richmond Art Center, California.
Exhibition: “National Small Sculpture and Drawing,” San Diego State College, California
Exhibition: “The New Masters,” Syntex Corporation, Palo Alto, California
Exhibition: “26 th Annual San Francisco Art Festival,” San Francisco, California, Purchase
Award, Jurors Ivan Madjrakoff, Stephen De Staebler and Suzzanne Foley.
1972-73 Chabot Junior College, Hayward, California, teacher.
Exhibition: “Crocker-Kingsley Annual,” E.B. Crocker Art Gallery Sacramento, California.
1973 Exhibition: “Mark Bauer,” Hern Gallery, Palo Alto, California, One man show.
Exhibition: “38 th James D. Phelan Awards,” Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, Painting
Merit Painting Award, Juror, Paul C. Mills, Director Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Award, Jurors, Jane Livingston, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum
of Art; Wayne Thiebaud, Art Department, University of California, Davis.
1974-2007 Founded Bauer Construction Inc., Solana Beach, California.
2008 Resumed full time practice of art
2014 Exhibition: “Degenerate Art,” Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
2016 Exhibition: “Chaos,” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California
2016 Exhibition: "Summer National Juried Exhibition", Marin MOCA, Marin California, 3rd place award, Juror Brian Gross of Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco
2016 Exhibition: “Emerging Artists of Northern California,” Marin MOCA, Marin CA; Juror Rena Bransten of Rena Bransten Gallery
2017 Exhibition: “Crocker Kingsly Exhibition”, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA,
2017 Exhibition: “Crocker Kingsly Exhibition”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, curated by Scott A. Shields, Associate Director & Chief Curator
2017 Exhibition: “12th National Juried Exhibition", Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Jurors award, Juror Mat Gleason, Coagula Art Journal
2017 Exhibition: “Eccentric Imagery”, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA,
2017 Exhibition: “Flora and Fauna,” Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California, Juror Suzanne Gray of Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2017 Exhibition: “Brand 45 Works On Paper, 45th Annual National Exhibition", Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA, Juror Leslie Jones, curator of Prints and Drawings, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Exhibition: “New Directions", Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1st place award, Juror Ruth Erickson, curator, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, MA
2017 2 Person Show: "Off Axis: 2017", Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2018 Exhibition: "5th Annual Juried Art Show", Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA, Juror Carin Adams, Oakland Museum, associate curator; Jenny Gheith, SFMOMA, assistant curator of painting and sculpture
2018 Exhibition: "Expo 37", B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, Juror Cara Manas, MOMA, NY