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Light Rail Art, Hidden in Public by Matthew Schneeman

August 16, 2019

Sometimes public art so seamlessly blends with its environment, it can go unnoticed. KFAI's Matthew Schneeman takes us on a short sonic tour of understated public art along the Twin Cities' Light Rail Transit.

ABC Local Memphis 24

ABC Local Memphis 24

Peace March set for downtown Memphis by Mike Matthews

June 25, 2019

Peace March at the “I Am A Man Plaza” in downtown Memphis this Sunday at 3:00pm.

Public Art Network Year in Review Award

Public Art Network Year in Review Award

I AM A MAN Plaza Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Minneapolis

June 14, 2019

Americans for the Arts today honored I AM A MAN Plaza among outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review awards program.

Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Award

Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Award

Gravity and Grace Honored with The IES Illumination Award

May 7, 2019

American Society of Landscape Architects, Tennessee Chapter: Professional Design Awards

American Society of Landscape Architects, Tennessee Chapter: Professional Design Awards

I AM A MAN Plaza has been recognized with a Professional Design Merit Award

April 30, 2019

The Tennessee ASLA Chapter, in its continuing effort to recognize excellence in fields related to landscape architecture and environmental design, is pleased to announce the winners for the 2019 Annual Professional Design Awards Program.

Dayton Daily News

Dayton Daily News

$3M Ridgeway Road bridge project moves forward by Wayne Baker

April 7, 2019

Cliff Garten Studio was selected to create the permanent design for the public art component for the project.

Rethinking the Future Award

Rethinking the Future Award

I AM A MAN Plaza has been recognized with a Rethinking the Future Award

March 20, 2019

Re-Thinking the Future founded to create a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks for radical solutions for present-day problems.

City of Walnut Creek

City of Walnut Creek

Hidden History in Broadway Plaza Public Art by Liz Payne

February 14, 2019

Learn more about the Walnut Creek history that inspired public art at Broadway Plaza by artist Cliff Garten.

Colorado Boulevard

Colorado Boulevard

A Map of 8 New Beautiful Public Artworks in Pasadena

January 7, 2019

Eight new public artworks have been recently installed in town. They complete Phase III of the Rotating Public Art Exhibiting Program, which places art throughout the city for a three-year period of time.

Live Design

Live Design

Excellence in Installation Awards: Gravity and Grace

November 28, 2018

“Gravity and Grace” is a site-specific large-scale LED public artwork integrated into the architecture of JBG SMITH’s Central Place Plaza in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. The LED public artwork is 150-feet long by 15-feet high and occupies the top two bays of the parking structure above the plaza.

The San Francisco Travel Association

The San Francisco Travel Association

Illuminate SF Festival of Light by Laurie Armstrong Gossy

November 28, 2018

Now in its sixth year, “Illuminate SF Festival of Light” celebrates 37 dramatic, eco-friendly light art installations located throughout San Francisco.

The San Francisco Travel Association offers a guide to all of the installations and artists at http://www.illuminatesf.com/.

Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles Magazine

Take a Nighttime Tour of These Illuminated Works of Public Art: Five glowing pieces to admire (and none of them are “Urban Light”) by Brittany Martin

October 23, 2018

While we may occasionally bemoan the lack of seasons in L.A., the mild conditions here have their advantages, including making the city particularly hospitable to public art.

TEA SATE 2018 Conference

TEA SATE 2018 Conference

Power of Place: Connecting Nature, Community and Culture

October 5, 2018

Explore the deep texture and landscape of public spaces that utilize the latest technology, design and materials and link people together in a harmonious story-driven environment. Fran Boettcher of AECOM led an esteemed panel of design professionals who are pushing the boundaries and redefining landscape as we know it. The panel included Ignacio F. Bunster-Ossa, Kate Larsen, Cliff Garten, and Jerry van Eyck and took place at Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Conference, Orlando, FL. 

American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter: Quality of Life Awards

American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter: Quality of Life Awards

I AM A MAN Plaza Wins ASLA 2018 Quality of Life Honor Award

October 4, 2018

The Landscape Architecture Podcast

The Landscape Architecture Podcast

Live Panel Discussion: The Ephemeral Nature of Appropriated Spaces with Mia Lehrer, Allen Compton, and Cliff Garten

September 13, 2018

Live Panel Discussion: The Ephemeral Nature of Appropriated Spaces with Mia Lehrer, Allen Compton, and Cliff Garten

Commercial Architecture Magazine

Commercial Architecture Magazine

Designing with Direct-To-Glass Digital Printing

September 6, 2018

When it comes to creating unique signature designs, architects and interior designers can explore endless opportunities with direct-to-glass digital ceramic printing.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

5 cool D.C. art shows to liven up the dog days of August by Mark Jenkins

August 9, 2018

August isn’t traditionally the liveliest month for local galleries and museums, but there’s still plenty to see, including gem-encrusted miniatures crafted for Europe’s aristocracy and a much larger piece built with pull tabs from beer cans. 

Architizer Journal

Architizer Journal

7 Architecture Firms Ripping Up the Rulebook on Public Spaces by Eric Baldwin

August 1, 2018

Architects and designers are increasingly mindful of the value of public space and its role in the development of our buildings, cities and culture, especially as we begin to measure the impact of public space from New York’s High Line to Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. 

Curbed Los Angeles

Curbed Los Angeles

38 Remarkable Places to Encounter Public Art in Los Angeles by Bianca Barragan

July 16, 2018

Summer’s longer days mean more time to poke around the city and explore new neighborhoods.

 

Port of San Francisco

Port of San Francisco

Two New Waterfront Art Pieces Celebrate Community & Place

Summer 2018

ISLAIS, AT THIRD STREET and Arthur Avenue, celebrates the Bayview. Artist Cliff Garten drew inspiration from Islais Creek’s landscape and the Bayview community’s long history.

The 20-foot blue bronze and stainless-steel sculpture references the estuary’s shape and watersheds and shines with LEDs at night.

ARL Now

ARL Now

New LED Public Art Installation Coming to Rosslyn’s Central Place Plaza by Alex Koma

July 10, 2018

A colorful, constantly changing public art installation is now on the way for Rosslyn’s Central Place.

Rosslyn Business Improvement District

Rosslyn Business Improvement District

Cliff Garten’s ‘Gravity And Grace’ Debuts At Central Place Plaza by Mary Dallao

July 9, 2018

Back in July, we got a sneak preview of Cliff Garten's "Gravity and Grace," a new public artwork created especially for Rosslyn's Central Place Plaza. We also talked to Garten to learn more about his process for creating it. The final artwork went live in mid-August, 2018. We are delighted to have it as a permanent part of the neighborhood! Drop by Central Place Plaza anytime to check it out. 

East City Art

East City Art

Arlington Public Art presents an Artist Talk with Cliff Garten

July 9, 2018

Cliff Garten Studio is pleased to announce, Gravity and Grace, a site-specific large-scale LED public artwork integrated into the architecture of JBG SMITH’s new Central Place Plaza in Arlington, Virginia.

ABC Channel 7 News

ABC Channel 7 News

SF Port, Arts Commission unveils Islais Creek sculpture by Hoodline

May 29, 2018

Last Friday, the Port of San Francisco and the San Francisco Arts Commission today unveiled "Islais," a metal sculpture that's intended to be an official gateway to the Bayview community.

Cultured Magazine

Cultured Magazine

Cliff Garten’s Modern Memorial to MLK by Simone Sutnick

May 16, 2018

The city of Memphis, Tennessee recently unveiled a public work by artist Cliff Garten to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Autre Daily Journal

Autre Daily Journal

City Of Memphis Unveils I Am A Man Plaza: A Tribute To MLK & The 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike

April 10, 2018

Sculpture, text, and landscape come together to form an important new American Civil Rights Memorial. 

Blouin ARTINFO

Blouin ARTINFO

'I AM A MAN’ Plaza in Memphis memorializes Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike & Martin Luther King Jr.

April 6, 2018

Memphis Flyer

Memphis Flyer

City Cuts Ribbon on 'I AM A MAN' Plaza by Maya Smith

April 5, 2018

A once abandoned parking lot rife with weeds next to Clayborn Temple has been transformed into a plaza honoring the 1968 sanitation workers. 

Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal

MLK50: Memphis dedicates civil rights monument by Michelle Corbet

April 5, 2018

Thursday, April 5, the City of Memphis dedicated I Am a Man Plaza, a large-scale public sculpture park and memorial plaza commissioned to pay tribute to the sanitation workers strike and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., near Downtown's Clayborn Temple. 

The Root

The Root

Memphis, Tenn., Honors 1968 Sanitation Workers With I Am a Man Plaza by Michael Harriot

April 5, 2018

Perhaps no phrase encapsulates the sentiment of the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality more than “I am a man.”

Local Memphis

Local Memphis

MLK50: I AM A MAN PLAZA Is A Trip Through The Soul Of This City, by Mike Matthews

April 4, 2018

Sculptor/designer Cliff Garten of Los Angeles says, "I think it’s beautiful. It brings the history of the sanitation workers to strike back to this place, Clayborn Temple, where it began."

Commercial Appeal

Commercial Appeal

Take an MLK50 moment to remember Cole and Walker by Johnnie Mosley

February 1, 2018

As a son of 1968 Memphis sanitation worker, I am not surprised about the many planned activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

City and Borough of Juneau

City and Borough of Juneau

CBJ’s Top Ten of 2017

December 18, 2017

When Aquileans – a series of 10 sculptures installed along the downtown Seawalk – lit up at the end of September, people warmed up to the public art, and have even started to – daresay – like it.

Washington Business Journal

Washington Business Journal

How JBG Smith plans to engage Rosslyn with art by Sara Gilgore

December 6, 2017

JBG Smith is working with artist Cliff Garten to use light as a medium to make the Central Place plaza the heart of a larger “Corridor of Light” project in Rosslyn, Ginivan said. The two glass curtainwall buildings have above-grade parking wrapped in a translucent glass façade that glows at night because it’s lit on the inside. 

LANDUUM Magazine

LANDUUM Magazine

Receptor by Cliff Garten, ed. Manual Lara Can, cover, 12-19.

Winter 2017

Adjacent to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Receptor is a site-specific landscape sculpture that evokes a satellite dish receiving communications from a satellite orbiting the earth.

KTOO Public Media

KTOO Public Media

The story behind Juneau’s latest public art project by Scott Burton

September 30, 2017

Public art … on dolphins? The new, 20-foot-high stainless steel sculptures are nearly identical, and they’re mounted on the mooring dolphins the cruise ships tie up to.

KINY Radio

KINY Radio

Downtown Juneau Docks Receive New Sculptures

September 28, 2017

Juneau, AK (KINY) - Walking along the docks in downtown Juneau is about to be a little more interesting. After about five years of public works, some new sculptures are being erected.

Juneau Empire

Juneau Empire

Alaska-inspired art to be installed near cruise docks

September 20, 2017

Starting Sept. 27, the city will install a series of 10 sculptures called Aquileans along the Seawalk from Marine Park to the Mount Roberts Tramway building.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts

Public Art Network 2017 Year in Review Blog Salon “The Making of Ethereal Bodies 8” by Cliff Garten

August 15, 2017

This post is part of our Public Art Network 2017 Year in Review blog salon.

WMC Action News 5

WMC Action News 5

City of Memphis wants community input on I AM A MAN Plaza by Sasha Jones

August 8, 2017

"This place is a tribute to that particular struggle and what happened here in Memphis," Ursula Madden, chief communications specialist for the city of Memphis, said. "The feelings from the committee was this is the project that the city of Memphis has to have."

Memphis Flyer

Memphis Flyer

Team Chosen to Create ‘I Am A Man’ Plaza, by Toby Sells

August 7, 2017

A California sculptor and a Memphis landscape architect will create the "I Am A Man Plaza" here to help commemorate 50th anniversary of the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Public Art Network Year in Review Award

Public Art Network Year in Review Award

Ethereal Bodies 8 Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Francisco

June 16, 2017

Downtown Phoenix Journal

Downtown Phoenix Journal

Valley Metro Transforms Public Spaces into Art Galleries by Jackie Young

May 19, 2017

What is one of the biggest art galleries in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area?

It could be the one you rode to work on this morning, if you took the light rail. And for the past 15 years, Valley Metro has been cultivating and showcasing the arts in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa while it promotes public transportation.

Curbed Los Angeles

Curbed Los Angeles

See the Five Options for Little Armenia’s New Public Art Gateway by Bianca Barragan

March 20, 2017

Five finalists have been announced for a new public art project that’s being called the official gateway to Little Armenia.

Dallas News

Dallas News

What’s a big green rabbit doing at Richardson’s CityLine by Steve Brown

December 1, 2016

Ore OFFSITE

Ore OFFSITE

Cliff Garten speaks on panel at Ore OFFSITE in New Orleans, LA.

October 21, 2016

A panel of public art and infrastructure experts including Cliff Garten, Angela A. Adams, Todd Bressi, and moderator Liesel Fenner discussed the future of art in public infrastructure at the OFFSITE event hosted by Ore, Inc. at the New Orleans Jazz Market, New Orleans, LA.

The San Francisco Travel Association

The San Francisco Travel Association

Monarch, by Kathleen Wheater

October 2016

The monumental stainless steel and LED sculpture Monarch by Cliff Garten envisions the Monarch butterfly and its migration habits as a metaphor for how individuals become stronger by gathering together in communities.

ARL Now

ARL Now

County Board Approves $1 Million Public Art Installation in Rosslyn

October 2016

The County Board on Saturday awarded a contract $968,000 contract to California artist Cliff Garten to fabricate and install “four stainless steel, LED-lighted Luminous Body sculptures” that will be placed on the four corners of the Lynn Street bridge over I-66, near the entrance to the Key Bridge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ribbons: A Landscape Sculpture

September 15, 2016

Cliff Garten Studio is pleased to announce a new catalogue on the landscape sculpture titled Ribbons. This publication tracks the project from initial design phases through its ongoing critical acclaim.   

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Transforming Care by Carey Sweet

May 22, 2016

Many studies have been conducted on the role art plays in reducing anxiety and alleviating depression and chronic stress. Ultimately, as many health and psychology professionals believe, viewing and interacting with art brings physical, mental and social well being. 

LA Weekly

LA Weekly

Best Nighttime Sights by Maya Kachroo-Levine

May 6, 2016

The plan was that on May 1, Urban Light, the installation of 202 restored cast-iron street lamps outside LACMA, would go dark for two months for restoration. Then, much to the relief of Instagrammers everywhere, the museum announced that the sculpture that launched a thousand selfies would only go half dark — they'd work on repainting and repairing half the lights while the others remained illuminated. Selfie crisis averted, but still, keep in mind that there are lots of other #lit options for nighttime and twilight shots. Here's a luminous list.

San Francisco Travel

San Francisco Travel

5 Free San Francisco Public Art Collections You Need To Know About by Kathi Wheater

February 26, 2016

While the idea of art as medicine dates back to antiquity, San Francisco’s newest medical campuses and hospital buildings are taking the art of healing to new heights with a wealth of installations, illuminated sculptures, murals and major works of art. And the public is invited.

New York Times

New York Times

Facebook Chief Vows to Donate 99% of His Shares for Charity by Vindu Goel and Nick Wingfield

December 2, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, announced on Tuesday that he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares “during our lives” — holdings currently worth more than $45 billion — to charitable purposes

Complex

Complex

How Cliff Garten Is Blurring the Lines Between Design and Technology by Tara Aquino

June 29, 2015

Cliff Garten demands more from the future. Always on the move, the veteran sculptor, based in L.A. by way of New Jersey, has several projects currently in the works to not only stack his profile but also progress the art world and technological innovation. 

KCRW’s Design & Architecture

KCRW’s Design & Architecture

Cliff Garten Opens Heart of Compassion in Koreatown by Frances Anderton

May 13, 2015

Cliff Garten is a longtime public artist specializing, in recent years, in site-specific works that experiment with light.

His latest, Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion, is suspended over the entrance to The Vermont, two new luxury residential towers designed by the Jerde Partnership at the busy intersection of Vermont and Wilshire in Koreatown (across the street from a residential complex featuring a public artwork by April Greiman.

Six Star Magazine

Six Star Magazine

The Magazine for Canadian Subaru Owners, Spring 2015, Art in the Spotlight and in the Sunlight by Katherine Yamashita, 35.

Spring 2015

Architect’s Newspaper

Architect’s Newspaper

Artist Cliff Garten Lights Up This Loud Sculpture Covering a Los Angeles Parking Garage by Sam Lubell

March 3, 2015

Jerde Partnership’s The Vermont, consisting of glassy 23 and 29-story mixed-use towers on the corner of  Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, opened last summer. But one of its most memorable features, LA’s Heart of Compassion, a sculpture by Cliff Garten covering the bulk of its above-ground parking structure, is only now officially open.

ArtfixDaily Artwire

ArtfixDaily Artwire

L.A. Opens Its Heart of Compassion is considered for Architizer A+ Award

March 4, 2015

Cliff Garten Studio's newest piece is in consideration for two Architizer A+ Awards in the Architecture Plus Light Category. Public Voting begins on March 17th on Architizer's website. Read about the project on ArtfixDaily Artwire. Cliff Garten Studio's newest piece is in consideration for two Architizer A+ Awards in the Architecture Plus Light Category. Public Voting begins on March 17th on Architizer's website. Read about the project on ArtfixDaily Artwire.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Koreatown luxury high-rise is sold for $283 million, by Roger Vincent and Andrew Khouri

July 25, 2014

In one of the largest transactions of its type in the state this year, a luxurious new high-rise apartment and retail complex in Koreatown has sold for $283 million.

Landscape Architecture Magazine

Landscape Architecture Magazine

Cliff Garten: Found Energy by Lydia Lee, 106-115.

July 2014

Concrete Décor: The Journal of Decorative Concrete

Concrete Décor: The Journal of Decorative Concrete

Concrete Ribbons Beautify Courtyard by Gail Elber, 32-33.

July 2014

When the U.S. General Services Administration decided to renovate the federal office building at 50 United Nations Plaza in downtown San Francisco for its own use, officials set out to make the building a model of environmental sustainability.

Curbed Los Angeles

Curbed Los Angeles

Cliff Garten's "Lotus" Now Blooming at The Vermont by Jwilliams

June 7, 2014

The maybe, possibly, almost finished new luxury apartment project at Vermont and Wilshire (also known as The Vermont) is getting bedazzled at this very moment with the art piece called "Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion" by famed local sculptor/artist Cliff Garten. 

General Services Administration (GSA)

General Services Administration (GSA)

Design Excellence Program, A Year in Review 2014

May 19, 2014

The latest installment of GSA's "A Year in Review," produced by the Design Excellence program, highlights each of GSA's 11 regions and the award winning work being built around the country.

Parallel Practices: The Slippery Slope of Art and Function, A conversation with artist Cliff Garten

Parallel Practices: The Slippery Slope of Art and Function, A conversation with artist Cliff Garten

Civic Art Open Office Hours organized by Los Angeles County Arts Commission

May 12, 2014

In an event organized by Los Angeles County Arts Commission on Monday, May 12th, 2014, Cliff Garten opened his studio doors to visitors in order to discuss his work and the challenge of creating art that is integrated into landscape, architecture, and infrastructure.

CODAworx

CODAworx

Friday Roundup: Bridges of CODAworx County (Pathways, Too) by rozep

April 25, 2014

This huge, gorgeous bridge makes a statement about its environment: the pattern calls back to "disturbance caused by oil infrastructure" and production in the area.

Landscape Architects Network

Landscape Architects Network

Receptor by Cliff Garten Studio by Marta Ratajszczak

April 1, 2014

Public Works Magazine

Public Works Magazine

Project of the Month: Partnering to Bridge the Art

March 2014

They say it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a village - of public and private partners - to reconcile the competing interests of commerce and conservation. A recently reopened highway bridge in an oil-rich area of Los Angeles County represents just such an effort.

Design Bureau

Design Bureau

The Art of Crime by Sharon Mchugh, 42.

March / April 2014

What might a crime-scene investigation look like as a work of art? For the answer, you'll want to visit the Denver Police Crime Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. 

City of Calgary

City of Calgary

Luminous Crossings Public Art

January 30, 2014

A short video overview of the design, fabrication and installation process behind the Luminous Crossings public art project, created by Cliff Garten, and located in downtown Calgary. ​
 

Arch Daily

Arch Daily

Selected Works: Ribbons by Cliff Garten Studio

December 18, 2013

Ribbons is a landscape sculpture for the Art and Architecture Program of the General Services Administration, at 50 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA. The courtyard design transforms the classical symmetry of the 1932 Arthur Brown building, by inserting a sculptural matrix of paving, seating, fountains and planting into the building’s 20,000 sq. ft. courtyard. 

Contemporist

Contemporist

Ribbons by Cliff Garten Studio

December 18th, 2013

Cliff Garten Studio (http://www.cliffgartenstudio.com) have designed Ribbons, a site-specific artwork for the Art and Architecture Program of the GSA Courtyard of the Federal Building at 50 United Nations Plaza in San Francisco.

KCET

KCET

Tapping the Third Realm: Artists Exploring Spiritual Dimensions by Tyler Stallings

November 22, 2013

A sprawling, wondrous exhibition, "Tapping the Third Realm" presents the work of thirty-four artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues, as stated by the curators, and include "conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance." 

San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Examiner

Renovation Complete at 50 United Nations Plaza by Jessica Kwong

November 7, 2013

A ribbon design in the courtyard by artist Cliff Garten incorporates plans by the original architect, Arthur Brown Jr., the mastermind behind City Hall and three other Civic Center landmarks.

Westside People

Westside People

Cliff Garten: Recreating Public Space by Ed Pilolla

November 2013

Thousands walk past, but few may notice on the freeway overpasses, downtown city streets, train stations and bus stops across America. The artwork of Cliff Garten is ingrained in the modern landscape.

Architect’s Newspaper

Architect’s Newspaper

Cliff Garten Inserts Sculptural Ribbons Into San Francisco’s 50 UN Plaza by Sam Lubell

October 29, 2013

Los Angeles–based artist Cliff Garten has just completed his latest commission: Ribbons, a series of landscapes and sculptures in the courtyard of the Beaux-Arts 50 United Nations Plaza in San Francisco.

CBC News

CBC News

‘Luminous’ new art project times light show with C-Trains

October 19, 2013

Project decorates 7th Avenue and marks free fare zone in downtown Calgary.

Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design

Tapping the Third Realm Opens at the Ben Maltz Gallery

September 22, 2013

Cliff Garten will be exhibiting two new pieces as part of Tapping the Third Realm, at the Ben Maltz Gallery of the Otis College of Art and Design.

Government Engineering

Government Engineering

A Bridge as Sculpture

September-October, 2013

Urban Land Institute

Urban Land Institute

StimULI Breakfast: Art Adds Value to Private and Public Development

August 21, 2013

Cliff Garten to speak at the Urban Land Institute in Los Angeles on a panel of experts discussing art that adds value to private and public development.

Sculpture

Sculpture

Public Sculpture in an age of diminishing resources. A Conversation with Cliff Garten by Lisa Paul Streitfeld

May 2013

To enter Cliff Garten’s Venice studio is to encounter a visual dialectic of public and private that speaks to our times. On one wall is Being and Home, an impressive suite of 10 independent sculptures depicting living creatures, all meticulously rendered in different materials; on the other wall are images of the artist’s large-scale, collaborative public projects, designed with his three-person team. 

Atlantic Cities

Atlantic Cities

One Day Soon L.A. May Be Known for the Beauty of Its Bridges by Marissa Gluck

February 27, 2013

A new crop of high-design bridge replacements has L.A. poised to remake its image.

CityLab

CityLab

One Day Soon L.A. May Be Known for the Beauty of Its Bridges by Marissa Gluck

February 27, 2013

About a century ago, Los Angeles undertook a massive infrastructure project, building 14 historic bridges spanning the L.A. River. 

Architect’s Newspaper

Architect’s Newspaper

Garten’s Rippling New Bridge in Los Angeles by Sam Lubell

November 2, 2012

As we’ve noted before, sculptor Cliff Garten is one of the lucky artists who gets to remake the urban landscape.

Westword

Westword

The Denver Police Crime Laboratory Offers Engaging New Art by Michael Paglia

October 25, 2012

Hopefully, you will never be inside the Crime Lab because, unless you're an employee, you'd probably be in the form of a smear on a glass slide. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the public art there.

AIA Los Angeles 2012 Design Awards

AIA Los Angeles 2012 Design Awards

Cliff Garten presents 2012 AIA|LA Design Awards

October 22, 2012

Cliff Garten will be a guest presenter for AIA Los Angeles 2012 Design Awards along with actor/playwright/filmmaker and CAC commissioner Richard Montoya, bloggers, Marissa Gluck and Alissa Walker, and artist Moby.

Curbed LA

Curbed LA

New Bridge for Baldwin Hills, by Adrian Glick Kudler

October 18, 2012

The Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area gets a fancy new bridge next week--the Baldwin Hills Gateway has rails designed by local sculptor Cliff Garten and marks "the entry into the Baldwin Hills Parklands, the last two-square miles of open spaces in the Los Angeles basin.

Urban Land Institute Fall Conference

Urban Land Institute Fall Conference

Cliff Garten to speak at the Urban Land Institute Conference in Denver, CO.

October 17, 2012

Cliff Garten and Denver Crime Lab Director, Gregg Laberge, discuss Garten's recently installed sculptures Bullet and Suspect for the Crime Lab as part of the Urban Land Institute Fall Conference. On view during the reception will be a limited series of digital archival prints derived from the forms of the Bullet and Suspect sculptures. The prints are part of an ongoing body of work by Garten that exists in parallel to his public practice.

Rail-Volution Conference

Rail-Volution Conference

Cliff Garten to Speak at Rail~Volution Conference

October 14, 2012

Rail~Volution is a conference of passionate people who want to engage in thoughtful discussion about building livable communities with transit. Join us on October 15th at 4:30pm when Cliff will participate in a panel discussion on the role of public art within transit infrastructure and community development entitled “The Art of Transit” along with Jorge Pardo, Erik Takeshita with Moderator Laura Zabel.

23rd International Sculpture Conference

23rd International Sculpture Conference

Cliff Garten to speak on Panel "Discovering the Sculptors' Social Responsibility to Society"

October 5, 2012

Join us in Chicago on October 5th for the International Sculpture Conference where Cliff Garten will be speaking with Sean Whalley, and Jessica Mandrick, John David Mooney, and Sean Whalley on a panel entitled "Discovering Sculptors' Social Responsibility to Society."

Architect’s Newspaper

Architect’s Newspaper

Studio Visit: Cliff Garten by Jack Skelley

August 7, 2012

There are rare artists whose work crosses so many disciplines that categories fall short. And Cliff Garten’s “civic sculptures” stretch into the worlds of architecture, landscape architecture, urban infrastructure, and master planning.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

Denver Police Department's New State- Of-The-Art Crime Lab To Open In July

May 30, 2012

The building is shaped like a double helix and was constructed with an aesthetic touch with light-up DNA strands, shockwave and bullet sculptures by artist Cliff Garten.

The Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune

University of Utah’s biotech building ready for research by Brian Maffly

April 19, 2012

Thanks to the "one percent for the arts" program, some features engage the brain's right side, such as sculptor Cliff Garten's "NeuroStars" and photographs produced from scanning electron microscope imagery by David Scharf. 

Association for Women in Architecture

Association for Women in Architecture

+D: Intersections and Shared Ideals Across Design Disciplines, A Series of Short Talks and Brunch at the Beach

April 14, 2012

Cliff Garten speaks at +D: Intersections and Shared Ideals Across Design Disciplines at The Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Where Art and Architecture Collide by Nancy Keates

February 10, 2012

Sculptor Cliff Garten is known for his grand public pieces. His wife, Molly Reid, is a residential architect. The couple's first collaboration: an overhaul of a dilapidated house and garage on the 11,000-square-foot lot.

SCI-Arc Spring 2012 Lectures

SCI-Arc Spring 2012 Lectures

December 15, 2011

Cliff Garten will kick off SCI-Arc's Spring 2012 Lectures with "Civic Material" at W.M. Keck Lecture Hall on January 18 at 7pm.

50 United Nations Plaza Project Breaks Ground

50 United Nations Plaza Project Breaks Ground

December 7, 2011

Last week Cliff Garten joined San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for the kick-off of the renovation and green upgrade of the historic Federal Building at 50 United Nations Plaza. 

Dallas Modern Luxury

Dallas Modern Luxury

Street SmArts by Steve Carter

December 2011

The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News

Building a Beacon for Uptown by David Flick

November 28, 2011

Cliff Garten Installs 40-Foot-Tall Column in Dallas Cityplace Development.

Urban Land Expo

Urban Land Expo

Cliff Garten Works on View at 2011 Urban Land Expo

October 26-28, 2011

A curated exhibition of Cliff Garten works from 2005 to present are on view in booth 549 of this year's Urban Land Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 26-28.

City of Mesquite

City of Mesquite

City of Mesquite Unveils Cliff Garten's 'Mesquite Columns' at City Hall Dedication

October 25, 2011

A pair of illuminated stainless steel 'Mesquite Columns' made their debut at the dedication of the new City Hall in Mesquite, Texas.

Finance & Commerce

Finance & Commerce

Consultants brainstorm on bringing customers back to Central Corridor by Matt M. Johnson

October 17, 2011

About a dozen cyclists rode the outer edges of the neighborhoods surrounding the Central Corridor light rail project Sunday, led by art and planning consultant Blaine Merker.

California Home + Design

California Home + Design

South LA Gets New Public Art By Cliff Garten by Marissa Gluck

October 6, 2011

South L.A. isn’t well known for its public art, with the exception of Watts Tower. But a site-specific work about to be unveiled at the Martin Luther King Center for Public Health, the first new building to open on the rehabbed Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center campus, may change that.

Public Art Review

Public Art Review

Old and New: In Rhode Island, tradition and innovation merge to benefit the community by Martina Windels

Issue 45 Fall/Winter 2011

The Independent

The Independent

Review: Picking out a cornucopia of gallery highlights this fall by Doug Norris

September 22, 2011

A stunning sculpture by Cliff Garten titled "Schooling," is a testament to the power of public art to transform settings into distinctive places that foster identity and community, invite reflection and add graceful notes of beauty and aesthetic to otherwise impersonal environments.

Architect’s Newspaper

Architect’s Newspaper

Santa Monica Parking Structure by Sam Lubell

August 22, 2011

Two new garages by Brooks+Scarpa architects are not expensive or fancy or even architectural masterpieces. They are simply good improvements on a difficult building type. And they should be considered a model to cities building future utilitarian structures.

Eichler Network, CA Modern Living Today

Eichler Network, CA Modern Living Today

Pods Glistening in the Night: Artist Cliff Garten’s Illuminating ‘Sea Spires’ Sculpture Brings Back Joy to the Landscape

August 17, 2011

Long Beach, a city of many aesthetic wonders both natural and man-made, got another recently—something that seems a little of both. ‘Sea Spires,’ a trio of 16-foot-tall stainless steel towers illuminated at night by LED lights, appear at first to be alive. Their curvaceous pods suggest glistening sea creatures. Or perhaps they’re humanoids? They are “guardian-like,” the artist, Cliff Garten has suggested.

Urban Land Magazine

Urban Land Magazine

Designers vs. Engineers: Pushing for Infrastructure on a Human Scale by Jack Skelley

July 29, 2011

When it comes to urban infrastructure—from bridges to transportation systems to master plans—architects impart a sense of place and a human scale. But equally important are basic structural capabilities. Wide, attractive sidewalks are of no use if adjacent streets are too narrow to carry traffic. The interplay between these values defines success, say both architects and engineers. 

FORM Magazine

FORM Magazine

Workbook: Bay Area Bounty, Artistic Designs in Northern California, 50 United Nations Plaza

May/June 2011

Form Magazine Panel

Form Magazine Panel

Cliff Garten Speaks on FORM Panel on Infrastructure

April 11, 2011

Cliff Garten participated in FORM magazine's panel titled "Infrastructure: The intersection of design, engineering and imagination" and discussed bringing art to large-scale infrastructure as a way of improving the urban landscape. 

Design Bureau Magazine

Design Bureau Magazine

Luminescent Design by Christopher Moraff

March/April 2011

Arch News Now

Arch News Now

Avenue of Light as Urbanism: Soaring, illuminated sculptures by Cliff Garten Studio anchor major redevelopment efforts in the Ft. Worth’s historic district

June 25, 2009

As Garten explains, “This project identifies the grand architectural history of Lancaster Avenue as a touchstone for its future. The sculptures twist and stretch the Classical and Art Deco orders of the avenue into new forms of a similar, but different, grace and power.”

Star Telegram

Star Telegram

Fort Worth to flip the switch on artist’s steel sculptures Saturday by Gaile Robinson

May 2, 2009

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Lighting the Way in Rosslyn by Michael Laris

December 11, 2008

Public Art Review

Public Art Review

Reflections on Public Art on the New American Frontier by Todd Bressi and Meridith McKinley

Winter 2008

Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research’s first tower opens next week by David Wahlberg

August 25, 2008

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It’s Yahoo’s Lawn, But This Artist Says Keep Off the Grass by Kelly Crow

September 1, 2007

Why Tech Giant Whacked Its Swampy Art Installation; Trouble With Berkeley Sedge
 

Stone Business

Stone Business

Jobsight: Saluting the Services by K. Schipper, 14-26

August 2005

Say one thing for the people of this Bay Area city: When they proposed combining new landscaping at city hall with a public art requirement and the community's desire for a memorial to local veterans, it showed optimism. 

Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa Times

Honoring All Who Served by Robert Taylor, A1, A6.

May 31, 2004

Memorial sites offer a public counterweight to wars' ravages.

Scottsdale Tribune

Scottsdale Tribune

Blending Art with Industry, Designers aim to infuse Scottsdale Airpark area with spirit of desert by Joe Kullman, A1, A14.

February 27, 2001

Vogue

Vogue

Health: Prevention Rx by Joanne Chen

September 1, 2000

Why are healthy people checking into cancer clinics? Joanne Chen reports on medicines optimistic new prescription.

Architectural Record

Architectural Record

The Other Side of the Fence, What Drives Landscape Now by Paul Bennett, 58-64, 194.

January 1, 2000

The New York Times

The New York Times

For Hospital Services, Pleasant Settings by John Holusha

August 22, 1999

The New York Times

The New York Times

Waiting Rooms, Cool Falling Water Makes for a Warm Welcome by Elaine Louie

July 8, 1999

The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society

The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society

by Lucy R. Lippard

April 1, 1998

Public Art Review

Public Art Review

Commemorative Poetry Garden

Fall/Winter, 1993

Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Sorrow Past, Shadows Cast by Ann Baker

1993

Public Art Review

Public Art Review

Winter/Spring 1989