Based in Philadelphia, the collaborative artwork of Kate Kaman & Joel Erland encompasses large-scale environmental works. Working alongside engineers and architects, they have created architecturally oriented artworks for civic and corporate clients such as universities, municipalities, and transportation hubs from Los Angeles to New York. They use a variety of colorful materials including copper, colored stainless steel and bronze.
Kaman, born in Cleveland, OH, studied painting and sculpture in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Erland, born in Portugal, studied design at Point Loma, San Diego, CA, and fine arts in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The partners have been working together since 2005.
Outside of their permanent site specific atrium sculpture for public spaces, the pair has also exhibited their mid-scale interactive sculpture at museums and galleries nationally and internationally.