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Joyce Cutler-Shaw

San Diego, CA , U.S.A.
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Her numerous public works include three permanent library installations, commissioned by the City of San Diego Library Department and the Commission for Arts and Culture, as design team artist with Wheeler, Wimer Blackman & Associates, Architects (1998-2002), for the Mission Valley Branch Library in San Diego.  Her eight- column Sycamore Leaf Canopy, received a San Diego American Institute of Architects Design Award and the project was featured in the 2002 Art In America Annual, Public Sculpture page. An additional project is Lightline, one of two permanent artworks commissioned by the City of San Jose, CA, for a modern addition to the original East Carnegie Library. Of her public commissions the most recent is Orbital Loops at 5500 Overland Avenue, commissioned by the County of San Diego as part of its new complex of buildings in Kearny Mesa. The idea for Orbital Loops was generated from her interest in the visual traces of the orbits of the spacecraft, Cassini, which used the gravity of Titan, one of Saturn’s 53 named moons, to propel itself into Titan’s orbit to trace the paths of planet’s rings and moons. It is a drawing in space that Orbital Loops depicts. 

Cutler-Shaw’s works are represented in museum and library special collections including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The 42nd Street Library, the Albertina Museum in Austria, The Tylers Museum in the Netherlands, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Wellcome Institute in London, and in California, at the Getty Museum Library, The University of California San Diego and the Athenaeum Music and Art Library in La Jolla.