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Laurie Lundquist is an environmental artist with deep interests in both the natural and engineered systems at work in the urban landscape. The desire to strengthen a “connection to place” drives her work on many levels. Lundquist draws on land use history, cultural artifacts, geography, ecology and a sculptural sensibility to arrive at concepts that will resonate with a given site. Laurie collaborates effectively with the public, stakeholders and design professionals to create site-specific works for public places.

Education:
MFA, Sculpture, Arizona State University, 1990
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1985
BFA, Sculpture Maine College of Art (formerly Portland School of Art), 1984
Nursery Mgmt (Landscaping) Certificate, Pennsylvania State University, 1975

Selected Exhibitions:
CODAawards: transportation; Galveston Road Flight Bridge, Chandler AZ 2016
Canalscape; ASU Art Museum, Sustainability Show 2009
Wishing Well for Thirsty People, Tempe Public Library in collaboration with daughter Katie.funds collected distributed as drinking water to homeless. 2007
Cultural Landscapes, Center for the future, Slavonice, Czech Republic, 2006
Flood, Ice House Alternative Art, Phoenix, Arizona: March 2005
Ecovention, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2002
Sites Around the City, Algae Garden, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona 2000
Oil & Water, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona 1999
Humanchine, Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California 1998
Surface Tension, Joseph Gross Gallery, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 1997
Lagoon Research Project, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA 1993-997
Reuse Refuse, Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1994
Artland, Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona, 1994
Alternativas, X'TeReSa, Mexico City, 1994
RE: recycled materials, Step Gallery, Tempe, Arizona, 1994
The Nature of the Machine, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1993  

Public Lectures
“Personal view of Public Art” Cultural Landscapes Symposium, Center for the Future, Slavonice, Czech Republic, October 2006
“Bridging the Mainstream”, Keynote for Alumni weekend, Maine College of Art; Portland, Maine October 8, 2005
“Creativity in Transportation Design”, North Carolina transportation Symposium Hendersonville, North Carolina January, 2005
“Reconnecting a City to its Source, Public Art successes on the Phoenix Canals”. Americans for the Arts; Public Art Network Pre-conference: Washington DC July 16, 2004
“Giving Voice to the Environment ”Talking Out Loud Lecture Series, Telluride, Colorado June, 2004
“Expanding a Regional View” in conjunction with the annual Four Corners Juried Exhibit, Durango Art Center, Durango, Colorado January 20

 
“Connection to place is a powerful elemental relationship that influences our way of being in the world. As an artist I aspire to design landscapes, built forms or circumstances that will deepen our understanding of and affinity with a given place. Site responsive work can provide portals that invite contemplation and connection to the places we inhabit. It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to work in the public realm; all of these projects are the result of collaboration with a broad range of professionals and the public".

“Connection to place is a powerful elemental relationship that influences our way of being in the world. As an artist I aspire to design landscapes, built forms or circumstances that will deepen our understanding of and affinity with a given place. Site responsive work can provide portals that invite contemplation and connection to the places we inhabit. It is very rewarding to have the opportunity to work in the public realm; all of these projects are the result of collaboration with a broad range of professionals and the public".

Willco Art and Design

Tempe, Arizona
602.818.3708
laurie@laurielundquist.com

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Awards: 
CODA|Worx year end awards Transportation 2016
National Steel Bridge Alliance: Prize Bridge Award, Town Lake 2012
Valley Forward Crescordia Award, Western canal, Tempe AZ 2011
Governor’s Pride in Arizona Award, FlyOver Bridge across US 60 at Country Club Way, Tempe Arizona 2004
Valley Forward Design Excellence Award, Marina Water Muse, 2004
Americans for the Arts, Public Arts Network, Year in review, 2004
Papago Salado Design Competition, NEA competition, 2003 Phoenix, Arizona, 
City of Tempe Beautification Award, Papago Arroyo, Phase II 2001     
City of Tempe Beautification Award, Papago Arroyo, 1999     
Valley Forward Design Excellence Award, Mt. Pass Ped. Bridge, 1998  
Valley Forward Design Excellence Award, Rio Salado Bike path, 1997