Select Exhibitions / Installations / Commissions

2011Birds los angeles int’l airport, int’l terminal
2009Below Abovesculpture, cornerstone gardens, sonoma, ca
2008Santa Monica Collegemaster plan design team, steinberg architects
2008-10San Jose Airport concourse commission, (collaboration with Didier Hess)
2008-11Calgary sculpture commission, city of calgary
2008-10Fire Station 39sculpture commission, city of seattle
2007-9Whitetail Plazasculpture commission, LNR warner center, los angeles--, ca
2007Sh’me’sculpture commission, san diego botanic Gardens
2006Port of Los Angelesmaster plan design team, sasaki associates
2005Riverside Bridgebridge design, los angeles, ca (with mcdonald architects)
2005Avenue 19 Bridgebridge design, los angeles, ca (with mcdonald architects)
2004Fairmont Skate Park permanent public sculpture, salt lake city, utah
2003Soto Street Bridgepermanent Art and Landscape sitework, city of L.A.
2002Nohara temporary public sitework, city of west hollywood, CA
2001 Tie Venice, ca - L.A. Cultural Affairs Dept. (CAD), L.A, CA*
Six Bridges Public Art Master PlanLittle Rock, Arkansas
2000Southeast Shear NEA fellowship commission, Pine Bluff, AR
1999-00Onisaburo Interfaith Center of New York, NYC
Jo private commission, Los Angeles
Kerse private commission, L.A.
Eastscrape public sitework, commissioned by SIPA, L.A.
1998Yellow Bridge private commission, Los Angeles
Floating Stone Bridgeprivate commission, Palm Springs
1997Koi Stiks private commission, Los Angeles
Fear of Night Moscow Circus, Tokyo, Japan
1996-7Crescendo Cathedral St Jon the Divine, NYC
1996Hundred Steps Mandeville Canyon, private commission
Enit Festival Big Bear, CA produced and commissioned by Perry Farrel
Turning Plows Atlanta Olympics . King Plow Art Center commisioned by Asahi Art
War/Was Public Sitework, commissioned by L.A. Cultural Affairs Dept.
Arms Outdoor Public Sitework, commissioned by L.A. C.A.D
Cathedral Outdoor Public Sitework, commissioned by L.A. C.A.D.
The Hood Outdoor Public Sitework, commissioned by L.A. C.A.D.
1995-Sylvia Campuan Bridge Ubud, Bali
1994 Ginko Outdoor Public Sitework, commissioned by L.A. C.A.D.
Amelia Flies Again Outdoor Public Sitework, commissioned by L.A. C.A.D. Dreamcatcher Outdoor Public Sitework, Commissioned by L.A. CAD
Skin of the Rich Indoor sitework, La BOCA, Los Angeles, CA *
1993Antwerpen 93 Outdoor Public Sitework Antwerp, Belgium
Everywoman Evidence Bradbury Building Los Angeles, CA produced by the Getty Center*
1992Brown Airplane Hangar Installation (sculpture of 38,000 Ibs of recycled trash)
commissioned by Governor Jerry Brown Campaign, Santa Monica, CA.
Sidewinder Self destructing performance sculpture commissioned by REM
1990Zoo Santa Monica Museum of Art Santa Monica, CA*
Open Vault of Recent HistorySecurity Pacific Bank, Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
Public Place, Private Space Virginia Park, Santa Monica, CA
American Artists Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan (group show)
Nature and Nations Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles, CA (group show)
Systems Barnsdall Municipal Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (group show)
1989Future Fossils Laguna Art Museum, Costa Mesa, CA.*
Frozen Precedents Thomas Solomon’s Garage Los Angeles, CA (solo exhibition)
Blind Faith L.A.C.E. Los Angeles, CA*
AbundanceCathedral St. John the Divine, NYC, NY*
1987Motion PicturesPiezo Electric Gallery, Venice, CA (solo exhibition)
Breaking Through the Looking Glass - East Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC (group show)
Breaking Through the Looking Glass - West Fahey Klein Gallery, L.A., CA (group show)
1988 Social SpacesArtists’ Space, NYC, NY (group show)
1986Physics Piezo Electric Gallery, NYC, NY (group show)
Hang Twelve Piezo Electric Gallery, Venice, CA (group show)
1985Sculpture White Columns Gallery NYC, NY (solo exhibition)

Select Awards, Honors, Grants

2010 AIA Los Angeles Chapter, Next La Design Awards 2010
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, American Architecture Awards 2010
2007 AIA SF Award for Excellence in Urban Design (Sasaki Master Plan Team)
American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Honor
2001 Chrysler Design Award nominee
2000-01 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Endowment Award
1999-00 NEA / White House Millennium Fellowship
1996-97 Nathan Cummings Foundation
1994-96 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Endowment Award
1993 Antwerpen 93 - represented L.A. at the European Cultural Capital Festival
1990 Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Endowment Award
1990 Santa Monica Arts commission
1990 NEA / Santa Monica Museum of Art
1989 California Arts Council
1985 NEA / White Columns, N.Y.C.
1983 California Arts Council

Select Bibliography

Cotner, David, “Woodland Hills? Yes – Woodland Hills” LA Weekly, June 11, 2009
“White Tail Plaza” Landscape Architect Magazine, August 2009
Upright, Jason “Bamboo’s Yin and Yang” Garden Design May 2006
Watt’s, Shirley “Sculpting with Bamboo” Pacific Horticulture winter 2005
Klein, Deborah “America Creates for the Millennium” NEA National Catalogue, 2004
Gielis, Johan “Inventing the Circle” published by Geniall bvba, Antwerpen 2003
Goldberg, Gale Beth “Bamboo Style” published by Gibbs Smith 2002
Goldman, Edward“Public Art in West Hollywood” KCRW May 7, 2002
Pagel, David “Edges and Hedges” Los Angeles Times May 12, 2002
Curatorial survey “2000 in Review: Public Art” Art In America August, 2001
Mark Johnstone, Emily Hui, Carolyn Peter, Public Intent (catalogue essays) 2001
Broadwater, Lisa “Stix and Stones” Arkansas Democrat Gazzette Nov 5, 2000
Peacock, Leslie Newell “21st Century Bridge” Arkansas Times Aug 18, 2000
Young, Emily “Poles Apart” L.A. Times Magazine April 10, 2000
Davis, Michael “Dreamcatcher” Evening Outlook March 22, 1994
“L.A. Antwerp Project” L.A. Times April 5, 1993
Greenstein, E M, “Miracle at Hoover and Adams” Artweek June 1992
Albertano, Linda “Zoo” High Performance. Winter 1990
Snow, Shauna “Stephen Glassman...” LA. Times May 5, 1990
O’Brien, John “Between Man and Beast” Artweek December 28, 1990
Somer, Sally “Abundance” Village Voice Nov 1989
Smith, Roberta “Social Spaces” New York Times 1988
Smith, Valerie “Social Spaces” Exhibition Catalogue
Black, Ezra Jean, “Phantom Limbs” LA Weekly March 11, 1988
Konno, Yuichi, “Stephen Glassman” Wave pgs 25 - 33, July ‘87 (Japan)
Tanney, Cathy “Houdini Rediscovered” Artweek Feb 1987
Berman-Enn, Beatte “Traveling Energy” Artscene March 1984

Selected Public Works and structural collaborations

Warner Center Sculpture Plaza
4000 sq ft sculpture plaza Inspired by the White Tailed Kite - a native bird that still inhabits the area and the ecological riparian history, “White Tail Plaza” generates landmark identity, shade, seating and a value added amenity for the Los Angeles Warner Center Campus.

Santa Monica College Urban Corridor & Campus Gateway Master Plan
Master plan team with steinberg architects. created landmark identity for the college, a conceptual context for the six block urban corridor it dominates. Final plan created a singular skyline scaled building, plaza and green space that serves as a sculptural metaphor for this influential coastal city.

Port of Los Angeles: Wilmington Waterfront Master Plan Los Angeles, California2006
master plan team with sasaki associates. Scope of work included developing conceptual content and art opportunities for 95 acre sustainable buffer zone along industrial waterfront. Winner of AIASF Award for Excellence in Urban Design, and Northern California Chapter of American Society of Architects Honor Award.

Avenue 19 and Riverside BridgesLos Angeles, California2005
Commissioned by the City of Los Angeles, in collaboration with McDonald Architects and Wei Koo/PBSJ engineering to create and replace two existing bridges over the Los Angeles River, at the city’s historic confluence, along with the resulting traffic rotary and riverside park.

Soto Street BridgeLos Angeles, California2003
Commissioned by the City of Los Angeles in collaboration with HDR Engineering, and Troller Mayer Landscape Architects to remove an 800’ highway bridge overpass to transform a derelict urban site to a one acre community green space. Community representative – Antonio Villaraigosa

Southeast Shear : Barraque Bridge PlazaPine Bluff, Arkansas2000
Commissioned by the White House Millenium Council (Hillary Clinton, Honorary Chair) and the National Endowment for the Arts. Reclaimed a derelict historic urban delta waterfront to create permanent freeform structural central plaza, including the renovation of an 1877 cast iron industrial facade, water features, landscaping and infrastructure. Overall dimensions - 80’ high, 90’ wide, 150’ long. structural engineer - T.J. Rowell; general contractor - Benny Hatcher/Select Constructors, inc.

Sylvia Campuan BridgeUbud, Bali1995
A permanent 60’ bamboo and concrete bridge, spanning 30’ across a 25’ river gorge. Over 4,000 people crossed in its inaugural weekend; structural engineer - Oscar Hidalgo

Robert Wilson, Paris Opera 1997 “Protheus” National Opera of Paris
Commissioned to create a lighter than air flying boulder as museum and performance piece.

Philippe Petite, 1996 - 7 “Crescendo” New York City
Invited by Academy Award winner “Man On Wire” Philippe Petite, legendary for his 1970’s guerilla crossing of the world trade center, to create a giant tensile bridge installation supporting his new year’s eve crossing of the worlds largest gothic cathedral. (with – Brooklyn Philharmonic, Paul Winter, Jessye Norman, Odetta)

Jonathan Borofsky, (selected projects 1983-1992)
body of work generating museum quality conceptual art with robotic/fx technologies
Flying 5 - 6’ x 6’ radio controlled flying sculpture, mylar, wood, stainless steel, Ballerina Clown – 15’ animatronic robotic sculpture
Fish With Ruby Eye - 45’ x 35’ x 8’, 2 ton suspended and motorized fiber opticsMolecule Man – 35’ suspended, pneumatic, computer and cable driven marionette
Installations: Gran Palais, Paris; Shiga & Tokyo Museums, Japan; Whitney Museum NYC; Corcoran Museum, Wash D.C.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MOCA, L.A.; Phila. Museum