Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center, Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Los Angeles, CA; Design
“William Leavitt & Paul Tzanetopoulos” - Ear Meal Webcast, Los Angeles, CA; Sound Concert
“Back Room” - Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Early Work
“UNIVERSE CITY” - Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, January 29, 2011
“Early Work 1972 - 1982” - Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, California, February 6 - March 6, 2010
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“TOOLS” - Art Center Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California, October 9 - January 20, 2010
4TH OF JULY “One Week Only” - Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, California, July 7 - 11
Different Strokes, Mary Bethune Park, Los Angeles, CA; Tile Mural
PAUL TZANETOPOULOS: eco”logic” - Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, California, July 7 - August 3 View online catalogue
“Analoglive!” - REDCAT Theatre, Disney Hall, Collaborative Electronic Music Concert and Video Installation, Los Angeles, CA; Video Installation
“Looking At Public Art” - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Ontario International Airport, Ontario, CA; The Process of Two Public Art Projects
LAX Gateway Pylon Project, Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles, CA; Kinetic Lighting Installation (LED technology upgrade)
Burbank Village Walk, Bridge Installation, Burbank, CA
“Which Green is Our Bush?” - Los Angeles Rectangle Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; Solo Installation
“Sense Absence” - Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany; Collaborative Sound and Light Installation with Daniel Rothman
“Color Complex” - The UnMuseum, Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH; Solo Interactive Light Installation
West Hollywood Gateway Project, West Hollywood, CA; Exterior Video Installation
9/11 Memorial: Red, White and Blue, LAX Gateway Pylon Project, Los Angeles World Airports (Pro Bono)
“Color Complex” - The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Solo Interactive Lighting Installation
“Big Plastic” - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Installation
LAX Gateway Pylon Project, Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles, CA; Kinetic Lighting Installation
“L.A. Art in the Early 90s ReCharge, The Gift of Eileen & Peter Norton” - Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Exterior Sculptures, 1611 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Tile Murals, Ross/Snyder Recreation Center, Los Angeles, CA
“Southern California Car Culture” - Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA; Recent works
Sculpture - City of Burbank Regional Intermodal Transportation Center
Tile Murals, U. S. Department of State Consular Office Building, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fashion District Markers, Grant, CRA/LA Downtown Cultural Trust Fund: Los Angeles, CA
Integrated architectural site art, Sun Valley Metrolink Station, Sun Valley, CA; Design
"Lightscapes" - Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV; Multi-media Installation
"renovations" - at the Brewery project, Los Angeles, CA; Installation
"angel'sgate8/16/98/dusk" - Angel's Gate Gallery, San Pedro, CA; Sound concert
Hands On, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Exterior Wall Sculpture, Watts, CA
Sidewalk Design, 7500 Melrose Avenue Retail Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sea Wall and Comfort Station - City of Manhattan Beach Pier Improvement Projects
Wall art installations 1. Wall Installations 2, Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling Mural, Long Beach Community Hospital Medical Center - Cancer Center Facility, Long Beach, CA
Pep Boys, Public Art Permanent Installation, Culver City, CA
Multi-Level Floor Mural, City of West Hollywood, Public Art Permanent Installation, West Hollywood, CA
Permanent Outdoor Installation, Snyder Commercial and Alpha Beta/Ralphs, West Hollywood, CA
Permanent Installation (Wall Work), Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., for New Facility; Northridge, CA
“Photo Arts Annual 1995” - Curated by Noriko Gamblin, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
"Information Superhighway; General Electric Random Die #4" - Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Wall Installations, City of Montebello City Hall/Police Headquarters, Montebello, CA
"The Green Show", "Chip & Dip Cycle: Summer" - Curator Wendy Adest, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA
"Difficult Conceptualists, M*Y*T*H Series" - Los Angeles, CA; Organizer/Artist
Screen Actors Guild, One (1) Kinetic Video Wall Installation (Lobby, Permanent); One (1) Permanent Wall Installation, 7th Floor, Museum Square, Los Angeles, CA
Breezy and Delightful, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission ART Program, MetroRail Blue Line Station - First Street at Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA; Kinetic Installation
Temporary Inter-Media Public Art Installation on Multiple-Acre Lot, City of La Quinta, La Quinta Arts Foundation
"Los Angeles: Not Painting?" - Curator Randy Sommer, Art Gallery at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX; "Meet Mr. Lincoln - A" and "Anderson Bit #3"
"Fourth Newport Biennial" - Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
"Stitch to Pixel to Paint" - Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Solo Exhibition of Recent Work
"How Long Can a Good Thing Last" - Curator Eve Rappoport, Community Focus Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Recent Work
"The Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California" - Curator Mike McGee, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; "Royal Skene"
“The Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California” - Curator Mike McGee, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA; "Royal Skene"
“Los Angeles: Not Painting?” - Curator Randy Sommer, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; "Meet Mr. Lincoln - A" and "Anderson Bit #3"
"Recent Paintings" - Hosted by The Gallery; La Quinta Arts Foundation; La Quinta, CA
The Fabric of Our Community is Closer Than Its Seams - ArtBulletin. Patrick Media Group, Inc. and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); Billboard - Public Art, Several Locations in the City of Los Angeles, CA
"Abstraction for the Information Age" - The Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA; Recent Work
"Gathering/Four Prophets" - Site Gallery, Roosevelt Building, Los Angeles, CA; Collaborative Installation With John O'Brien
"OTB -- Out of the Blue" - 924 East 2nd Street #111, Los Angeles, CA; Group Installations; "Whether"
"Bright" - Susan Landau Space, Santa Monica, CA; "More Bran"
Recent Work, Solo Exhibition; Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"From Studio to Station: Public Art on the Metro Blue Line" - FHP Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA; Model and Recent Work
"Breaking Barriers" - Group Show; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; "Right/Left"
"Drawings" - Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; "Sketzo"
"On Site at the Gate" - Juror, Thomas Solomon; Angels Gate Gallery, San Pedro, CA; "Fashion Nation Series"
"1%" - Parker/Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Site-specific installation, “You Are Here”
"Highs and Lows of Humor in Contemporary Art" - Bess Cutler Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; "Dance Series"
"Group Show" - The Gate Gallery, San Pedro, CA; Plaid Series, "Fabrication #1"
"Four Artists" - Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Plaid Series, Recent paintings
"The Store Show" - Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Target Series, "You Are Here"
"Five Days" - Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed Media "Stills on My Mind"
"a page / initial conditions - Two Installations" - Barnsdall Jr. Arts Gallery (new installation gallery), Los Angeles, CA; "a page" and "initial conditions"
"The New Fabricants" - Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Plaid Series, "Anderson"
"China: June 4, 1989..." - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA; Sketzo Series, Photostat "China!?" and "Well?" (1982)
Performance Night, The Pink House, Audio Performance
"a page" - Solo Exhibition; Nevada Arts Council Last Showing, SUMA Corporation, Installation "a page"
"Best of 12 1971-1983" - UNLV Department of Art, Las Vegas, NV, one of four drawings, B & W video and lithograph with pre-recorded soundtrack "Four Profits #2"
"Pick Your Part" - Tokyo Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 3/4" color video, short subject
"Studio Show" - Los Angeles, CA Photographs and projections "Dream Casting"
"Public Sound Work" - Downtown Los Angeles, CA; Soundtrack with mobile van "The Bees"
"Sound Show" - New York Sound Station, New York City, Soundtrack incorporating live echo "Posture/Position"
"L.A. Electronic Music Composer Program" - KPFK Los Angeles Radio, Los Angeles, CA; "A Collection of Sounds"
"Time Four" - Tokyo Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 3/4" color video, short subject
"Electronic Music Composition" - KMET Radio Los Angeles, CA; "Low Cost"
“Dirty Red and Harry” (Plight of Homeless) - The Bird Show. LACE, Los Angeles, CA; an installation, 8mm and 35mm projection piece with soundtrack
"The Last Show" - Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA an installation and in-the-wall projection; cartoon satire on politics/policies "Grin and Bear It - Ronald Reagan"
"Dirty Red and Harry" (Preview) - Public Mall Installation, Nevada Arts Council, Las Vegas, NV
"Miss Q" - Athens Film Festival, Athens, Ohio, 3/4" video tape
"LAICA Show" - The Whitney in Los Angeles Curated by Barbara Haskell, an installation "Request For Change" (mental health)
"Out There:" - New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, Color photo sequence "Origins"
"Ellipse" - Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; an installation, plastic and mirror Mylar elliptical chamber
"Group Show" - NEXUS/FAR, Los Angeles, CA; an installation, loop recorder, "Look This Way and Turn"
"Fifteen Artists" - LAICA Los Angeles, CA; 3/4" video comedy "Polygraph '77, an Interview"
"Earth Shakes" - Public Work Santa Ana Civic Center Santa Ana, CA; Environmental projections
"Paths #1 thru #12" - Public Work L. A. Billboards, Los Angeles, CA; Environmental projections
"Postage Reality" - Public Work. Las Vegas/Los Angeles, Postage stamp forgery
"Basic Video Tricks - Scarf Wall” - UCI TV Broadcast UCI TV Station, Irvine, CA 1/2" B&W
"An Artist's Life - A Wide Load" - UCI Gallery, Irvine, CA; Projection installation
"Ellipse I" - UCI TV Broadcast UCI TV Station, Irvine, CA 3/4" color video
"Ellipse II" - UCI Collaborative Show. UCI Gallery Irvine, CA; Installation, aviary finches and photos
"See You Upside Down" - Chicago Film Festival Chicago, IL, 16mm Film
"As A Direction" - Irvine, CA; an installation
"Recent Videos" - Long Beach Museum Video Center Long Beach, CA; 1/2" B & W video "Fun to be Lite" and "Basic Video Tricks - On/Off and Walk Through Magnification"
"Desert Experience" - Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; a group show: John McCracken, Tom Holder, Joseph Bishop, Paul Tzanetopoulos; Installation dissolve sequence, "Tower Specials-Phase Three"
University of California, Irvine
MFA With Honors, Fine Art
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
BFA With Honors / Outstanding Fine Arts Graduate
Certificate of Commendation, Artist, Pylon Light Installation, 10th Anniversary of LAX Gateway Enhancement Project, City of Los Angeles
Paul Waterbury Award of Excellence, LAX Gateway Enhancement, International Illumination Design Awards
Program of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.
Lumen West Award of Merit, LAX Gateway Enhancement, Los Angeles Section, Illuminating Engineering Society
Art Here and Now Award, Los Angeles County Museum of Art - 20th Century Art Permanent Collection, Anderson Building, Los Angeles, CA; Plaid Series, "Anderson" (Tartan)
PANELS AND LECTURES
Panelist, Dwell On Design, Los Angeles Convention Center, June 2013
Lecture on Public Art: LAX and West Hollywood Installations, Otis College of Art and Design, April 2013
Panelist, City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Dept. Pre-Qualified Artist List, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, May 2012
Athens Metaxourgeio Events and Promotions: “Meta-Action Interview With Paul Tzanetopoulos,” July 2011
Guest Speaker, SNAPSHOP!, The Lucie Foundation, April 2011
Public Art PechaKucha for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Culver City, CA, September 2009
Featured Guest, Molly Barnes’ Art News Radio Program, KCSN 88.5 FM, August 13, 2007
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Guest Speaker, Public Art Program, 2004
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Public Art Lecture, 2003
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Panelist: Dept. of Recreation & Parks Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, 2000
Charrette Panelist, Public Corporation for the Arts: St. Mary Medical Center Project, Long Beach, CA, 1999
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Juror: Wilshire Banner Competition, 1998
California State University at Pomona, Pomona, CA; "Digital Art and Photoshop Cinema," 1997
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, "Project X - Low Cost Housing Building Materials" Architecture and Urban Design Consultant, 1997
Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Artist Talk," 1996
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, "Public Artist Talk," 1996
Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA, "Artist Talk,"1996
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Jurist: Los Feliz Library Competition, 1994
Los Angeles Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA, "Artists’ Talk,' 1993
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA, "Artist’s Introduction to Work," 1993
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, Artists Panel "Los Angeles: Not Paintings?," 1993
Site Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "Art and American Society -- An Artist’s Role," 1993
Los Angeles Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA, "Abstraction For the Information Age," 1992
Lecture: "Video as an Art Medium": Mount St. Mary’s, Bel Aire, CA; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA; Saddleback College, Saddleback, CA
CATALOGUES & PUBLICATIONS
Westridge Centennial Art Exhibition, Catelogue, 2014
EARLY WORK 1972 - 1982, Jancar Gallery, eCatalogue, 2010
TOOLS, Art Center, Catalogue October, 2009
PAUL TZANETOPOULOS eco”logic,” Jancar Gallery, eCatalogue, 2007
LOS ANGELES architecture & design ‘and: guide’, teNeues Book Division, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2004
Southern California Car Culture, Irvine, CA, December, 1999
Open House, Art Center, Pasadena, CA, October, 1996
Investigations, Barnsdall Municipal Art Center, May, 1996
Documenta, Huntington Beach Art Center, January, 1996
Fourth Newport Biennial Southern California 1993, Newport Harbor Art Museum, October, 1993
Los Angeles: Not paintings?, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, April 1993
The Store Show, Richard/Bennett Gallery, 1991
The New Fabricants, Richard Green Gallery, 1990
Southern California Video Resources Directory, 1979
Polygraph, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA), 1978
Polygraph, University of California, Irvine, 1977
Ellipse, University of California, Irvine Collaborative Show, 1976
As a Direction, University of California, Irvine, CA, 1976
Long Beach Video Anthology, Long Beach Museum Video Center, 1975
Paul Tzanetopoulos is a conceptually-based artist who uses many media. His large-scale interactive works utilize light, digital media, video, electronic and sound components. Tzanetopoulos was the first artist in Los Angeles to present a video installation projection and computer-run-intermedia work (Ruth Schaffner Gallery, 1974). His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection of 20th Century Art and the Permanent Collection of the United States Consulate General. Tzanetopoulos received an MFA With Honors in Fine Art from the University of California, Irvine, and his BFA With Honors (Outstanding Fine Arts Graduate) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tzanetopoulos also works in the realm of public art and has completed more than 30 public art commissions since 1992.
One of his best-known public art commissions is his award-winning Kinetic Light Installation (untitled) created for the LAX Gateway Pylon Project, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Los Angeles, which was inaugurated in August, 2000. The LAX Gateway project includes a complex of 26 giant, translucent glass pylons in which Tzanetopoulos created a large-scale, monolithic, kinetic light sculpture incorporating synchronized color arrays, movement and patterns, utilizing digital controls. The Kinetic Light Installation was created with the capacity for video projections to be incorporated into its programming. Tzanetopoulos’ LAX design references his geo-social large-scale environmental lighting and earthworks installations from the 1970s. Tzanetopoulos' kinetic light sculpture was awarded the International Illumination Design Award of Excellence - The Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting Design - by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the Award of Merit, Lumen West Awards. During 2006, Tzanetopoulos worked with the LAWA team to install LED technology during a major refurbishment of the pylons. On the tenth anniversary of the pylon project, the City of Los Angeles bestowed upon him a Certificate of Commendation for his contributions as artist to the iconic sculpture.
Tzanetopoulos’ recent exhibitions include ELEMENTAL - Seeing the Light (2015) at the Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, Westridge Centennial Art Exhibition (2014) curated by Jay Belloli, the solo retrospective “Early Work 1972 - 1982” at the Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles (2010); a video installation for an electronic sound concert Analoglive! at REDCAT Theatre, Disney Hall (2007); PAUL TZANETOPOULOS / eco”logic”, a solo exhibition at the Jancar Gallery (2007); a solo multimedia installation at The Los Angeles Rectangle Gallery (West Hollywood, California, 2004); and, with Daniel Rothman, a collaborative sound and light work at the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen Gallery in Bremen, Germany (2004-05). Also, Tzanetopoulos was commissioned to produce a General Electric-sponsored installation at the new Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio (2003).
In the public art arena, Tzanetopoulos just completed a sculpture and installation for the city of Pasadena, California. Other recently completed commissions include two works for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission -- a design for an inner city hospital (2012) and a tile mural for Mary Bethune Park, Different Strokes, (2009). Other numerous public art projects include an architectural frit on two sides of a pedestrian bridge for a mixed-use development in the City of Burbank, California, All Walks Run Together (2005); e/motion 3, (2004), a video projection installation triptych composed of six live camera feeds, projected on a translucent building facade, for the City of West Hollywood, California; Breezy and Delightful, (1993), a kinetic, counter-rotating disk installation for a MetroRail station commissioned by LA Metro for the Blue Line; Notice Blue and Green, (1998), two porcelain murals commissioned for the new U.S. Consular Office Building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, by ArtSource Inc., for the U.S. Department of State; and two projects commissioned by the City of Manhattan Beach, Cultural Wave, (1997), a large-scale, 600-lineal-foot bas-relief tile mural covering a coastal concrete Sea Wall, and Permanent Wave, (1997), a porcelain mural.
Born in Athens, Greece, Tzanetopoulos has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the last 30 years, during which time he has exhibited extensively. In 1991, his painting Anderson was added to the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His installation Request for Change was included in The Whitney in Los Angeles exhibition, curated by Barbara Haskell in 1981. Reviewing Tzanetopoulos' solo show, a five-year survey, Stitch to Pixel to Paint at the Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (1993), in the Los Angeles Times, Susan Kandel wrote, "For Paul Tzanetopoulos, plaid is seasonless - a perfect metaphor for information and the relentless procession of minutiae that characterizes the information society." From 1981 to 1987 Tzanetopoulos was a member of the Board of Directors and the Board of Advisors for the influential FAR (Foundation for Art Resources) in Los Angeles, which serves as a significant source of alternative forums for innovative art.
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of 9/11, he donated his talents to complete another commission for Los Angeles World Airports, creating 9/11: Red, White and Blue, (2002), a temporary red, white and blue installation for the pylons, which was shown 9/11/02 and again for the five-year anniversary of 9/11 in 2006, and on subsequent anniversaries.
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