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Contact info:  lawrence@lawrenceargent.com

 

EDUCATION

1979 - 1983
B. A. (Sculpture) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

1984 - 1986
M.F.A. Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

PUBLIC ART AND COMMISSION WORK

2014                
“Pieces Together” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital Expansion and Renovation. Willowbrook, Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles, CA (Completion March, 2014)

2014                
“Bunny Foo Foo".  Private Commission. Hall Winery Vineyards, St. Helena, California (Completion March 15, 2014)

2014         
“I Am Here”. Public Art project for International Financial Square, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. (Completion January 14, 2014)

2014                
“Far Away”. Public Artwork for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. “Quantum of the Seas” : maiden voyage November 5, 2014 London – New York (Completion August, 2014)

2013                
“Flowing Kiss”, North Bank Park, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH (Completion August 25, 2013)

2013                
Selected Artist to design integration of signature artwork and plaza design for Trinity Place, Downtown San Francisco, CA. Trinity Developments, San Francisco, CA  (Completion May 17, 2016)

2012                
“Reflections”. Shelby Park, City of Nashville, Nashville TN  (Completion September 12, 2012)

2012                
“Your Move” Public Art Project and Plaza Design at the University of Houston, Houston, TX (Completion 2012)

2011                
“Leap” Public Art at the New Terminal B at Sacramento Airport, Sacramento, CA (Completion September, 2011)

2010                
“Light Tree” and “Droplet” and Plaza conceptual landscape design for plaza. Plaza Entrance and Design for Solaris Project, Vail, CO (Completion September, 2010)

2010                
"..are you listening?”, Ice Sculpture collaboration with Scott Rella, January 15, 2010, Town of Vail, Vail, CO

2009                
"Conduit", Ice Sculpture collaboration with Scott Rella, January 16, 2009, Town of Vail, Vail, CO

2008                
"Verdant Meadow", Ice Sculpture collaboration with Scott Rella, January 12, 2008, Town of Vail, Vail, CO

2007                
“Ghost Trolley” Public Art Work in Old Town Aurora, City of Aurora, CO  (Completion June, 2007)

2007               
Selected Artist for Holocaust Memorial. The University of Denver, Denver, CO (Project cancelled)

2006                
“Confluence” Oak St. Plaza , Old Town, Fort Collins, City of Fort Collins, CO (Completion August 18, 2006) 

2006                
Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO. Artist selected for Plaza Entrance Public Art Commission (Project cancelled)

2005                
“I See What You Mean” City of Denver Convention Center Public Art Project, Denver, CO  (Completion June, 2005)

2003                
“Virere”,Gateway Monumentation Project. City of Englewood,  CO (Completion May, 2003)

2000                
"Pillow Talk". DURA/ Post Properties  20th and Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO

1999                
"Whispers" Interactive Outdoor Sculpture Installation. University of Denver. CO

1991               
Private Commission, Santa Barbara. CA

1979               
Design Commission; West Gate Bridge Authority and Amalgamated Metal Workers Union, Melbourne, Australia 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1999
"Lawrence Argent", William Havu Gallery, Denver. CO

1998
"Waiting", A Video projection installation, Mariani Gallery. The University of Northern Colorado. Greely. CO

1996
"Lawrence Argent, Paintings & New Work." Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1995
"Lawrence Argent, ...of silent touching", Installation and New Work at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (Catalog)

"Lawrence Argent", Mary Mackey Gallery. Denver. CO

1994
"Lawrence Argent, Connections " University of Denver Art Gallery, University of Denver, CO

"Lawrence Argent, Recent Work". Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1992/93
"Lawrence Argent", Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991
"Making Thoughts", Lawrence Argent, Frances Puccinelli Gallery, Carpinteria, CA

1989
"Lawrence Argent, Recent Works", Allan Hancock Community College, Santa Maria, CA

1989
"Catch Me If You Can", A Mechanical Device. Installation at the College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

1988
Installation "Ein Licht", School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

RECENT SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014               
“Rock Stars” opened in Pietrasanta July 5 this past summer and traveled to Fortezza di Garfagnana (Aug 2-Aug 30th)  and then to Florence at the National Archeological Museum in Florence Sept. 7 - Oct 8, 2014

2013               
“Wenshi China Contemporary International Stone Sculpture Guest Invitational. November 10, 2013 – March 21 2014. Chong Wu, Fujian Province, China  (Catalog)

2013               
“Beyond Blue”. Celebratiing 25years of Public Art in Denver.McNichols Civic Center Building Denver, CO 

2013               
“Digital Stone Project Exhibition”. 6 July – 30 July 2013, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana (Lu),Grafagnana, Italy

2012                
“Do you see what I see?” – La Napoule Foundation. The Freight Building, Denver, CO
September 14 – October 14, 2012

2012                
“Sculptural Dimensions” – Republic Plaza, Denver. CO June 12 – August 28, 2012

2012 
"Faculty Triennial" – Vicki Myhren Gallery, University of Denver. January 19 – March11, 2012

2010
"In Public" - Designing Art for the Sacramento International Airport. March 4 – May16, 2010
The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA

2009
"DenMi" . Group exhibit at Miami Basel Art Fair, December 2 – 6, Miami Beach. Miami, FL

2009
"Fast Forward 2009", Selections from the Berkus Family Collection. Feb 2 – June 19, 2009, Canning Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2008/09
"e - form", Beijing Today Museum, Beijing, October 4- October 28, 2008, Duolon Museum of Art, Shanghai, November 4 –November 28, 2008 and in Chongqing at Jinse Gallery, December 2008 - January 2009

2007
"National Sculpture Invitational", Sept. 1-Dec. 30, 2007 City of Chandler, AZ

2007
"Happy Birthday", June 30 – September 1, 2007, MKG127 Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007
"Looking Up", May 23 – July 21, 2007 Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2006
"Sculpture in Clay" October 6, 2006 – March 30, 2007, The Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood,CO

2006
"Extended Remix" September 15, 2006 – January 7, 2007, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO 

2006
"Decades of Influence" Colorado 1986 -2006, June 16-August 27, 2006 Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

2005
"Three Dimensions"" William Havu Gallery, Denver. CO (January)

2005
"Partners – couples making art" , Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

2004
"Lawrence Argent, Randy Brown – Photographs" William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

2004
"In House", Faculty Exhibit, Vicki Myren gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO

2002
North American Sculpture Exhibition 2002, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO (Catalog)

2001
"Argent, Kriegsman, Joffe." William Havu Gallery, Denver. CO

2000
"Colorado Biennial", The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Denver, CO (Catalog)
The West: New Ways / Old Visions. Center for the Visual Arts, The Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO
Faculty Show. School of Art and Art History Gallery, University of Denver. Denver, CO (Catalog)

1999
21st Annual. Salina Art Center, Salina. KS
"Chairs, Chairs, Chairs" . Center for the Visual Arts, The Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO
Colorado Council on the Arts Artist fellowship Exhibition.
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO
  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
  • Cortez Center for the Arts, Cortez, CO

1998
"CHAIR - 2", Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 

1997
The Sixth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Invitational, University of Hawaii Art Gallery,
Honolulu, HI (Catalog)

1996
"Casts of Character: The Factory and Beyond". John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI
"Let The Games Begin". Riverside Art Museum. Riverside, CA
"Insight on Sight: Five Installations. " Voyage" , Installation. The Arvada Center for the Arts. Arvada, CO

1996
"Colorado, Wyoming Biennial". One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO

1994
The Fifth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Invitational, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI (Catalog)
26th Biennial Exhibition, Works on or of Paper, University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1994
"National Showcase Exhibition" The Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1992
"Contemporary Uses of Wax and Encaustic", Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

2015                
The 5th "Liu Kaiqu Award"  International Sculpture Exhibition, in Wuhu, Anhui, China. (organized by the China Sculpture Institute and the Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China. The exhibition opens November 18, 2015.

2013                
Denver Art Museum DAM Key Award. The DAM Key is given to a community member and an artist that have made a significant contribution to contemporary art affecting Colorado. October 8, 2013.

2013          
American Federation for The Arts, Public Art Network Award, for “Reflection”, Nashville, TN

2012                
American Federation for The Arts, Public Art Network Award, for “Leap” Sacramento, CA

2009                
American Federation for The Arts, Public Art Network Award, for “Virere”, Vail, CO

2009 
Dean's Research Fund, Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Fund, University of Denver, Denver, CO

2008
Rosenberry Fund, University of Denver, Denver, CO

2007
Creative Arts Materials Fund. The University of Denver, Denver, CO

2006
Creative Arts Materials Fund. The University of Denver, Denver, CO

2005
Creative Arts Materials Fund. The University of Denver, Denver, CO
Rosenberry Fund, University of Denver, Denver, CO

2004
Creative Arts Materials Fund. The University of Denver, Denver, CO
Faculty Research Fund. The University of Denver, Denver, CO

2002
The Distinguished Scholar Award, The University of Denver, Denver, CO

2002
North American Sculpture Exhibition, Best of Show Award. Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

2000
Faculty Research Grant, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1999
Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Colorado Council on the Arts

Rosenberry Fund, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1997
Faculty Research Grant, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1996
New Forms Project Grant, Regional Initiative, Helena Presents New Forms: co administered by Helena Presents and the Colorado Dance Festival with Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts'Presenting and Commissioning Program, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

1995
Faculty Research Grant, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1994
John Michael Kohler Foundation, Arts/ Industry Residency.

1993
Faculty Research Grant, University of Denver. Denver, CO

1990
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

1986
The Amalie Rothschild Rinehart School of Sculpture Award.

1986
Core Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1984
Sculptors Association of Victoria; Australia. The Andor Mezzaros First Prize.

RESIDENCIES

1994
Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Arts / Industry Program (August - Oct. 1994)

1986,1987
Artist in Residence, Glassell School of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Houston, Houston, TX

1986
Artist in Residence, Georgia Fine Arts Academy, Calhoun, GA

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2017
Professor Emeritus, University of Denver, Denver, CO

2006 - 2016 
Professor, Head of Sculpture, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1997 - 2006
Associate Professor, Head of Sculpture, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1993 - 97
Assistant Professor, Head of Sculpture, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver, Denver, CO

1993
Associate Faculty, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

1988 - 91
Visiting Lecturer. (Sculpture) Art Studio Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

1986, 1987
Instructor at the Glassell School of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Houston. TX

PUBLIC LECTURES, VISITING ARTIST AND PANEL

2013    
Panelist at Symposium for “Wenshi China Contemporary International Stone Sculpture Guest Invitational. November 10, 2013 Chong Wu, Fujian Province, China                  

2012
Keynote Speaker, Colorado Art Education Association, Breckinridge, CO October 25, 2012 

2012                
WorkShop Presenter, Leadership and the Arts International Leadership Association, Denver, CO October 24, 2012

2011
Public Architecture: The Art Inside. Panel discussion at the Tattered Cover Book store Denver, Colorado. May 18, 2011

2011
Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, 6th Annual Create Denver Expo May 14, 2011, Panel participant – Public Art

2010
University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, Visiting Artist, April 21 – 23, 2010

2010
Monash University, Melbourne Australia Visiting Artist – Lecture March 30, 2010

2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chonquing, China December 7, 2009

2009
Curator for State of Wyoming Artist Fellowships Exhibit. Opening Talk at the State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming. November 5, 2009 Wrote Essay for Catalog.

2009
Invited Visiting Artist Lecture at Latrobe University , Bendigo Campus. Victoria, Australia, June 1, 2009

2009
Invited Speaker at the "Public Art and Community Conference", University of Wyoming, April 2 -4, 2009 "… Who owns the work, and who protects the intellectual property rights. The trials and tribulations of an artist dealing with Copyright in the Public Art realm "

2009
Juror for State of Wyoming Artist Fellowships, April 2009

2009
Vail Symposium, "Art in the Public Realm, A Dialogue of Process, Innovation and Collaboration with Lawrence Argent". Jan 14, 2009

2009
Public Art Administrators Gathering, Colorado Council on the Arts. Invited Speaker. Copyright issues. Jan 30,

2008
Opening Plenary Speaker ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society of North America, May 3, 2008 Denver, CO

2008
Juror for State of Wyoming Artist Fellowships, April 2008

2007
Visiting Artist Lecture – Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado, November 6, 2007

2007
"Untitled" Lecture Series - Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado June 29, 2007

2007
Lecture presentation, City of Coral Springs, June 12, 2007, Coral Springs, FL

2007
"Crossing Borders" - A collaboration of means utilizing 3D technology. February 23, 2007 Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO

2006
Invited Guest Speaker – Sculpture Symposium. Monash University Art and Design, Melbourne, Australia 30 September 2006. "Crossing Borders' - A collaboration of means utilizing 3D technology.

2006
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2005
Visiting Artist, Lecture. Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
Speaker for Vail Valley Symposium and Art in Public Places, Vail, CO

2005
Lecture for the Friends of Painting and Sculpture, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

2005
Denver Press Club, Public presentation, Denver, CO

2004
Keynote Speaker for Art Libraries Society of North America, Mountain West Chapter 2004 Annual Conference

2002
The Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (October)

2000
National Endowment for the Arts. Invited Creativity and Organizational Panelist for Visual Arts Grants

1999
Illinois Arts Council, Juror for selecting Artist Fellowships

1998
University of Colorado, Graduate School of Architecture. Denver, CO

1997
Highlands University, New Mexico

1996
Alliance for Contemporary Art, Salon Series, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

1995
Metro State College, Denver, CO

1994
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

1994
University of Denver, Denver, CO

1993 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Denver, Denver, CO

1992
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

1992
Denison University ,Granville, OH

1991
Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1990
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne , Australia

1990
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1989
University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA