Richard Serra ( born November 2, 1938) is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large - scale assemblies of sheet metal .  Serra was involved in the Process Art Movement. He lives and works in Tribeca , New York , and on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia . Serra had his first solo exhibitions at the Galleria La Salita, Rome, 1966, and in the United States at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York. The Pasadena Art Museum organized a solo exhibition of Serra's work in 1970. Serra has since participated in Documentas 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), in Kassel, the Venice Biennales of 1984 and 2001, and the Whitney Museum of American Art's Annual and Biennial exhibitions of 1968, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981, and 19 95. Serra was honored with further solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany, in 1978; the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, in 1984; the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, in 1985; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1986. From 1997 to 1998 his Torqued Ellipses (1997) were exhibited at and acquired by the Dia Center for the Arts, New York.
In 2005 eight major works by Serra were installed permanently at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. In the summer of 2007 the Museum of Modern Art pre sented a retrospective of Serra's work in New Y ork. Intersection II (1992 - 1993) and Torqued Ellipse IV (1998) were included in this show along with three new works. The retrospective consisted of 27 of Serra's works, including three large new sculpture s made specifically for the second floor of the museum, two works in the garden, and Yearlier pieces from the 1960s through the 1980s