Cliff Garten LECTURE
“Public Art, What’s Next, Landscape and Infrastructure”
Cliff Garten is an internationally recognized sculptor and founder of Cliff Garten Studio in Venice, California. Garten’s work locates the latent potential in every public place and situation to become more than the specific functions it appears to perform. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is the recipient of two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation Fellowship for Individual Artists, the Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, and the Jerome Foundation Travelling Artist Grant. His civic sculptures have consistently been named best in the nation by The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network and have been cited for design excellence by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Cliff Garten Studio’s projects are regularly featured in significant publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Public Art Review, and Landscape Architecture Magazine.