Designer . Cliff Garten Studio
Cliff Garten is an internationally recognized sculptor based in Venice, California. His multidisciplinary studio specializes in sculptural works that explore the interplay of light, urban space, architecture landscape, and infrastructure. His pieces are sought after and celebrated for the way they define interaction and movement by creating energy between things, inspire interest in public activity, and reframe a sense of place within public and private realms.
Garten 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. Garten has served as a visiting critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, UCLA School of Architecture, Otis College of Art and Design, and SCI-Arc. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Garten works and lives in Venice, California.