Biography

Born May 6, 1943, Los Angeles, California
Graduated Pasadena High School, 1961
BA Psychology, Pomona College, 1965
Art Graduate Studies, University of California, Irvine, 1965-1966
MA Art, Claremont Graduate School, 1973

Awards in Art

National Endowments for the Arts, 1968
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974
National Endowments for the Arts, Matching Grant, 1975
Arizona Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts Fellowship, 1980
Lumen Award, New York Section Illuminating Engineering Society with the International Association of Lighting Designers, 1981
Katherine T. and John D. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 1984
“Bessie” Award, New York, for Best Collaboration with a Dance Company, 1985
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France, 1991
Freidrich Prize, Frankfurt, Germany, 1992
Distinguished Achievement Award, National Council of Art Administrators, 1994
Skowhegan Award for Sculpture, 1994
Governor’s Arts Award, Artist of the Year, Arizona, 1997
Wolf Foundation, Wolf Prize, Israel, 1998
Scottsdale Cultural Arts Council, Artist of the Year, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2000
Fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Science, 2004
Flying Elephants Foundation Fellowship, 2006
National Arts Club Medal of Honor for Art, 2006
Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Letters, 2006
Certificate of Recognition, City of Los Angeles, California, 2006
Marsh Award for Public Sculpture, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, London, England, 2007
Award of Excellence in Public Art from the City of Claremont, CA for the Pomona Skyspace, 2008
National Academy of Arts and Letters, 2011
Belgium Academy of Arts and Letters, 2011
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2011
Smithsonian Archives of American Art, 2013
Pratt Legends, 2013
National Medal of Arts, 2013
Icon in the Arts Award, Artist Award, Bruce Museum, 2014
American Academy in Rome, 2015
Pomona College Blaisdell Distinguished Alumni Award, 2015
Honorary Doctorate, Pratt, 2015
LACMA Film + Art Gala Honoree, 2015

Awards in Architecture

Grand Medailles d’Argent, Fondation Academie d’Architecture, Paris, France, 2000
Jefferson Medal in Architecture, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2002
Citation from The American Institute of Architects, Seattle, 2003
Le Medallion de la Ville de Paris, France, Art and Architecture, 2003
Sustainable Building Award, Coconino County, Arizona, 2004
Honor Award for Design, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC, 2008
Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, England, 2009
Velux Award from E.T.H., Zurich, Switzerland for the Skyspace, “Piz Uter,” in Zous, Switzerland, 2010