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2014
  1. November 2014 / Press / Los Angeles Times

  2. LA Times article Koreatown artwork
  3. L.A. Opens Its Heart of Compassion featured in LA Times article on Koreatown Aesthetic

  4. The layering of cultural identities and historical structures in Los Angeles' Koreatown point to the aesthetic of the future L.A. Cliff Garten's new piece Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion is an example of this layering of cultures, histories, traditional imagery and contemporary materials.

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  1. May 19 2014 / Video / GSA (General Services Administration)

  2. GSA - A Year in Review 2014

  3. The latest installment of GSA's "A Year in Review" video, produced by the Design Excellence program, highlights each of GSA's 11 regions and the award winning work being built around the country. Project Ribbons is featured at 14:14.

  4. YouTube | Project

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  1. May 2014 / Event / Los Angeles County Arts Commission

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

  4. 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.

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April 2014 / Press / CODAWorx
Baldwin Hills Gateway/Cliff Garten Studio

Bridges of CODAworx County

  1. The CODAWorx Friday Roundup features some of the most beautiful bridges, pathways, and overpasses.

April 2014 / Press / Landscape Architects Network
Receptor/Cliff Garten Studio

Receptor by Cliff Garten Studio

  1. Modern cities are in grave need of great public spaces – plazas and squares, meeting places for communities, green areas inspiring people to spending time outdoors. The trick is to make the area interesting while keeping it human friendly and practical.

March 2014 / Press / Public Works
Baldwin Hills Gateway/Cliff Garten Studio

Work Zone: Project of the Month

  1. Partnering to Bridge the Art
    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.

February 2014 / Press / Design Bureau
Bullet and Suspect/Cliff Garten Studio

Sculpture Spotlight: The Art of Crime

  1. What might a crime scene investigation look like as a work of art? Aptly titled Bullet and Suspect, the dynamic works - designed by Cliff Garten of the eponymous studio based in Venice, California - take inspiration from the pairing of evidence to uncolved crimes.

2013
Dec 18 2013 / Press / Arch Daily
Ribbons/Cliff Garten Studio

Ribbons/Cliff Garten Studio

  1. Ribbons is featured in the "selected works" section of Arch Daily

Dec 18 2013 / Press / Contemporist
Ribbons/Cliff Garten Studio

Ribbons by Cliff Garten Studio

  1. Ribbons is featured in the Contemporist on Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Nov 22 2013 / Press / KCET Los Angeles

  2. Tapping the Third Realm
  3. Tapping the Third Realm: Artists Exploring Spiritual Dimensions

  4. 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."

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Nov 07 2013 / Press / San Francisco Examiner
Ribbons

Renovation complete at 50 United Nations Plaza

  1. 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.

  1. Nov 1 2013 / Press / Westside People Magazine

  2. Tapping into the Third Realm
  3. Cliff Garten: Recreating public space

  4. The sculptor artist emerges from his Venice compound to share what makes him tick.

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Oct 30 2013 / Press / Government Engineering
A Bridge as Sculpture

A Bridge as Sculpture

  1. Los Angeles-based sculptor Cliff Garten unveiled a major sculptureal bridge design in October 2012 as part of the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area (KHSRA) Bridge Enhancement Project.

Oct 29 2013 / Press / Archpaper Blog
Tapping into the Third Realm

Cliff Garten Inserts Sculptural "Ribbons" Into San Francisco's 50 UN Plaza

  1. Vacated for renovations during the Great Recession, the Depression-era 50 United Nations Plaza has reopened as a historic piece to The City’s burgeoning mid-Market Street corridor.

Sept 22 2013 / Event / Otis College of Art and Design
Tapping into the Third Realm

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.

  1. Tapping the Third Realm: An exhibition spanning two galleries and college campuses exploring the spiritual, metaphysical and alchemical in contemporary art.

  2. The opening reception will be 3-5pm on Sept 22, 2013 and will be on display through Dec 8, 2013 at the Ben Maltz Gallery.

Aug 21 2013 / Event / ULI Los Angeles
Press

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

Our panel includes a developer and Economic Development Official with deep experience in marrying art with the built environment; a celebrated curator of art for multiple public and private entities including LA World Airport, UCLA and Cedars Sinai; and an artist who often uses landscape as his canvas and integrates sculpture with public infrastructure.

May 11 2013 / Press / Sculpture Magazine
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Public Sculpture in an Age of Diminishing Resources: A conversation with Cliff Garten

To enter Cliff Gartens 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. Being and Home is the first figurative work that Garten has completed in 15 years of public art. The title identifies a quest to manifest a philosophy of sculpture in an age of diminishing resources.

  1. Feb 27 2013 / Press / CityLab

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  3. 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 while you're still alive: One of the two pieces, "Suspect," done by California-based artist Cliff Garten...

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2012
  1. Oct 25 2012 / Press / Westword

  2. Bullet and Suspect
  3. Denver Police Crime Laboratory offers engaging new art

  4. 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 while you're still alive: One of the two pieces, "Suspect," done by California-based artist Cliff Garten...

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Oct 22 2012 / Conference / AIA|LA

Cliff Garten presents 2012 AIA|LA Design Awards

Oct 17 2012 / Lecture / Denver Art Museum

Cliff Garten and Denver Crime Lab Director, Gregg Laberge, discuss Garten's Bullet and Suspect sculptures

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.

Oct 17 2012 / Lecture / ULI Conference

Cliff Garten to Speak at ULI Confrence in Denver

Cliff Garten will be speaking at the ULI Conference in Denver on the Public Art at the New Denver Crime Lab. Scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 9:15am to 10:00am at the Colorado Convention Center.

Oct 14 2012 / Lecture / Rail-Volution

Cliff Garten to Speak at Rail~Volution conference

Oct 4 6 2012 / Lecture / ISC Conference

Discovering the Sculptors' Social Responsibility to Society

Aug 7 2012 / Press / The Architect's Newspaper

Cliff Garten: Civic artist bridges architecture, landscape architecture, and urban infrastructure

May 31 2012 / Press
Bullet and Suspect

Cliff Garten to unveil Bullet and Suspect for the New Denver Crime Lab

May 19 2012 / Press / Salt Lake City Tribune

Cliff Garten unveils NeuroStar and Featured in the Salt Lake City Tribune

Feb 2 2012 / Press / Wall Street Journal

Where Art and Architecture Collide


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  • Apr 14 2012 / Lecture

    Cliff Garten Lectures at Association for Women in Architecture

    2011
    Dec 15 2011 / Event

    Cliff Garten to Lecture on 'Civic Material' at SCI-Arc

    Dec 15 2011 / Press

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

    Dec 2 2011 / Press

    More Press for Cliff Garten's 'Tower II' in Dallas Cityplace Development

    Oct 26-28 2011 / Exhibition / ULI

    Cliff Garten Works on View at ULI Urban Land Expo

    1. Oct 25 2011 / Debut

    2. Debut about Mesquite Columns project
    3. City of Mesquite Unveils Cliff Garten's 'Mesquite Columns' at City Hall Dedication

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

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    Oct 17 2011 / Press / Finance & Commerce

    Consultants brainstorm on bringing customers back to Central Corridor

    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 while you're still alive: One of the two pieces, "Suspect," done by California-based artist Cliff Garten...

    Oct 17 2011 / Press / Finance & Commerce

    Public Art Planning Team Led by Cliff Garten Takes Bicyclists on a Tour of Central Corridor Neighborhoods

    Sep 22 2011 / Press

    Cliff Garten Selected to Create Artwork for Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

    1. Sep 22 2011 / Press / The Independent

    2. The Independent about Schooling Project
    3. 'Schooling' Praised by South County Independent


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    1. Aug 22 2011 / Press / The Architect's Newspaper

    2. The Architect's Newspaper about Sea Song Project
    3. Santa Monica Parking Structures in Architect's Newspaper


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    Aug 17 2011 /Press / CA-Modern Magazine

    Cliff Garten's 'Sea Spires' in CA-Modern Magazine

    Jun 29 2011 / Press / ULI

    Designers versus Architects

    Cliff Garten in Urban Land Magazine

    Jun 6 2011 / Press / Form Magazine

    Cliff Garten in Form Magazine

    Apr 11 2011 / Lecture
    Design Bureau

    Cliff Garten Speaks on FORM Panel on Infrastructure

    Apr 1 2011 / Annoucenment
    Design Bureau

    CGS Wins Clearwater Downtown Boat Slips & Promenade

    Mar 24 2011 / Announcement
    Design Bureau

    Cliff Garten to Speak on FORM Panel on Infrastructure

    Mar 1 2011 / Press / Design Bureau
    Design Bureau

    Cliff Garten featured in Design Bureau

    Cliff Garten is featured in the March/April issue of Chicago design magazine Design Bureau. Read the article "Luminescent Design"

    2010
    1. Nov 22 2010 / Press / LA County Arts Commission

    2. Project: Elevations
    3. Cliff Garten Selected to Design Artwork for Health Center

    4. International celebrated sculptor Cliff Garten was commissioned by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Civic Art Program to create an artwork for the new Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Center for Public Health in Willowbrook, CA.

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    1. Oct 21 2010 / Press / Apparel News

    2. YMI Chandeliers
    3. Cliff Garten's Chandeliers unveiled at YMI ribbon cutting

    4. Juniors apparel maker YMI Jeanswear debuted its new $18 million, 108,000-square-foot facility, which will house its 75,000-square- foot distribution center, showroom, design room and corporate headquarters.
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