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The Artists

 

Frank Gehry, FAIA -
Design Principal for the firm of Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Inc., which he established in 1962. Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles and studied at the University of Southern and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned four decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia.

Hallmarks of Mr. Gehry's work include a particular concern that people exist comfortably within the spaces that he creates, and an insistence that his buildings address the context and culture of their sites. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field. Mr. Gehry was named recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and received the Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture) from the Wolf Foundation. He was named the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale Award by the Japan Art Association to "honor outstanding contributions to the development, popularization, and progress of the arts", and became the first recipient of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award for lifetime contribution to the arts. Mr. Gehry received the National Medal of Arts, and became the first recipient of the Friedrich Kiesler Prize. Mr. Gehry later received the Lotos Medal of Merit from the Lotos Club, and the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects. In 2000, Mr. Gehry received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Americans for the Arts. Mr. Gehry was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a trustee of the American Academy in Rome in and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was later bestowed with the title of Academician by the National Academy of Design, and was named an Honorary Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts. Mr.Gehry has received honorary doctoral degrees from a number of renowned colleges and universities. Mr. Gehry has held the Charlotte Davenport Professorship in Architecture at Yale University, the Eliot Noyes Chair at Harvard University, was a visiting scholar at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland. Mr. Gehry was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) and his buildings have received over 100 national and regional A.I.A. awards.

Mr. Gehry's work has been featured in major architectural publications and in national and international trade journals. His architectural drawings and models, as well as his designs for cardboard and bentwood furniture and his interpretations (in various forms and materials) of fish, have been exhibited in major museums throughout the world. Selected architectural designs include Temporary Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles, International Manufacturing Facility & Design Museum; Weil am Rhein, Germany, Chiat/Day Headquarters; Venice, California, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; Minneapolis, Minnesota, The American Center; Paris, France, Team Disneyland Administration Building; Anaheim, California, Nationale-Nederlanden Building; Prague, Czech Republic, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Bilbao, Spain, Bard College Center for the Performing Arts; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall; Los Angeles, California.

Lloyd Hamrol
Aside from "City Terrace", Lloyd Hamrol, internationally known sculptor, also completed sculptures at Ballaudet College for the Deaf, Washington D.C., Iowa University, Minnesota Hospital, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Known for his physically engaging public art pieces, Lloyd Hamrol has had his projects exhibited at several group shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition to his public art installations throughout the United States, local art works can also be seen at California Institute of Technology ("Moore's Stone Volute"), Exposition Park ("Twenty-One Stones"), Grand Street Overpass, Los Angeles (Uptown Rocker), Huntington Beach (Pier Plaza Amphitheatre), Staple Arena., Los Angeles ("Press"), University of California at Riverside ("Barnacle for Riverside").

Lloyd Hamrol has been the recipient of several National Endowment of the Arts grants.

Daniel Martinez
His art combines images in unexpected ways, using photography, video, sculpture and written text to create hybrid forms. There is a playful quality to the work that welcomes the viewer and a use of imagery and information that can be challenging, that asks viewers to find their own meaning in the work. Mr. Martinez offers viewers opportunities to re-imagine the ways in which we think about our world, to re-think boundaries and to make use of the latest in technology while staying grounded in the past. Among the fellowships he has received are those from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Brody Art Fund. He has exhibited his work at the Whitney Museum's Biennial in New York City, at the Venice Biennale in Italy and at Sculpture Chicago.

Buster Simpson
His work has helped pioneer the revival of public art in the United States. Since the mid 1970's Buster Simpson has placed many of his deceptively simple sculptures in the public domain. Often addressing issues of ecological and social concern, his work is made using basic construction skills with common and/or recycled materials. This down-to-earth approach strikes a balance between the humorous and the serious, with many of his artworks offering solutions to real problems. Buster Simpson has won several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has had solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden in Washington D. C. and the Seattle Art Museum. He has received commissions for public art works in Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Alexandria, Virginia; and Raleigh, North Carolina. He has served as guest lecturer and consultant both nationally and internationally, and has taught at various colleges and universities across the nation.


Nobuho Nagasawa
Born in Japan, Ms. Nagasawa studied in Holland and Germany before coming to the United States. Her training in ceramics provided the basis for her first public art works, including an inlaid sidewalk for Berlin and large-scale adobe kiln-like constructions made permanent through the traditional firing process of ceramics. For Nagasawa, the structure was the lasting element. Coming from a society that has an unbroken culture of thousands of years, Ms. Nagasawa often looks far back to the past for her inspiration. In Downtown Anaheim much of her work refers to the Gabrielino Indians. Ms. Nagasawa has exhibited her work internationally, including in Mito, Japan, a Sister City of Anaheim. She is also the recipient of several awards and honors, among them a Design Excellence Award for Architecture and Public Art (Los Angeles), Urban Planning Design Prize (Tachikawa, Japan), and a California Arts Council Artists Fellowships Award.

Millard C. Sheets
Credited with over 200 architectural designs and murals that span the United States. Millard C. Sheets was instrumental in developing the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, as well as the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. His artworks hang in 46 museums in 15 states, including the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Locally, his presence is evidenced in many building design, mosaics, and wall murals, as he was commissioned by Home Savings & Loan Association to create mosaic murals at branches throughout California.

Millard Sheets won his first competition at age 12 at the Los Angeles County Fair. The Millard Sheets Gallery at Fairplex (Pomona, California) was dedicated to him in 1994, and is committed to promoting cultural awareness and aesthetic appreciation by making art available to everyone.


Richard Turner
Richard Turner teaches sculpture, design and Asian art history at Chapman University where he is also co-director of the Guggenheim Gallery. He is active as a public artist, working on design teams and individually on projects ranging from police stations to waste water treatment plants, public parks to light rail.

Aside from the Veteran's Monument, Richard Turner's other Anaheim public art projects in include "The Anamorph" (Honda Center), Summit Corporation Sculpture, Anaheim Colony Historic District Markers, and the recently installed exterior banners at the Downtown Community Center. His work can be seen across the nation in Houston (Market Square Park), Oakland (Oakland Museum - "A Talking Garden"), Port Townsend, Washington ("A Memory's Vault), San Diego (Metropolitan Biosolids Center), Portland, Oregon (Westside Light Rail) and in various Southern California locations including Orange, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood.

Mr. Turner has been the recipient of several awards - Summer Research Grant from Chapman University, California Arts Council, Adaline Kent Award, and National Endowment for the Arts. He received his B.A. from Antioch College and his M.F.A from the University of Michigan. He has also studied in Taiwan and India.