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.
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.
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,
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").
Hamrol has been the recipient of several National Endowment
of the Arts grants.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.