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Barbara Grygutis

PO Box 3028
Tucson, AZ 85702-3028, U.S.A.
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Phone: (520) 882-5572     Fax: (520) 206-0692

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Barbara Grygutis has been commissioned to create over 75 large-scale works of public art throughout North America and is recognized internationally for her sculptural environments.  Her completed projects include sculptural environments integrated into urban and natural landscapes, iconic freestanding works, sculpture gardens, public plazas, gateways and signature markers, memorials, monuments, and works of art designed to enhance pedestrian and urban mass transportation systems.


•    CODAWorx Awards, Public Spaces Winner, "Dawn's Silver Lining", 9th St Median, Salina, KS. 2014.
•    MASterWorks Honorable Mention, “Bronx River View", MTA, New York City, NY.  New York Municipal Art Society 2010.
•    Best in Class Paving in Landscaping, “Imaginary Garden,” Walnut St. Park, Cary NC, National Brick Industry 2010.
•    Award of Merit for “Crosscut Canal,” Tempe Beautification Award, Tempe, Arizona, 2003
•    Best New Public Art Award  for “Common Ground” in Denver, Colorado, by Westword, Apr 04, 2002, New Times.
•    Orchid Award 2000; Planning and Urban Design; San Diego Architectural Foundation, with Estrada Land Planning for Robb Field Skateboard Park.
•    Excellence in Art in Private Development, at Tosco Corporation, Tempe Beautification Awards, Tempe, AZ, 1999.
•    Arizona Artist Award, ($25,000.) Tucson Community Foundation, Tucson, AZ, 1998
•    Albuquerque Conservations Association Award of Merit for Contributing to Urban Quality of Albuquerque, 1991.
•    Ceramics in the Urban Setting, Second International Quadrennial Competition, Faenza, Italy, Second Prize, 1988.
•    National Endowment for the Arts; Individual Project Design Arts Award, 1988.


•    WMATA, Tysons West Metro Rail Station, Fairfax County, VA. Washington-Dulles Line sculpture & plaza. Completion 2015.
•    FIREFIGHTER’S MEMORIAL, Kansas City, KS. Sculpture with lighting. Completion in 2015.
•    KINO PARKWAY INTERCHANGE BRIDGE, Tucson, AZ.  Sculptural treatment. 2015.
•    SOUTH PARK BRIDGE, Sculptural railing and entry monuments, Seattle, WA. 2014.
•    ECHO, East Lansing, MI. Sculpture for Michigan State University, Brody Amphitheater. 2012.
•    DAWN’S SILVER LINING, Salina, KS. Gateway sculptural composition with designed lighting. 2012.
•    GARDEN UNDER THE BRIDGE, St. Louis, MS. Scott Avenue Plaza Metro Station. 2012.
•    THE GREEN WALL, West Palm Beach, FL. Sculptural environment, Landscape. Palm Beach County Assembly Plaza. 2011.
•    KUBAN PARK, Phoenix, AZ. Artist designed park with amenities. 2011.
•    SEAGRASS, Long Beach, CA. Ocean Boulevard Median Sculptures with integrated lighting.  2011.
•    DROP Long Beach, CA. Entry Sculpture with integrated lighting for the Prewett Family Park, Antioch, CA.  2010.
•    BRONX RIVER VIEW, New York City, NY. MTA, Whitlock Station.  Integrated sculptural seating.  2010.
•    FLAMINGO ARROYO TRAIL, Las Vegas, NV. 11 mile trail with rest areas. Design Team Buster Simpson, Kevin Berry.  2010.   
•    SILVER LINING, El Paso, TX. Sculptural environment for elevated promenade, El Paso Civic Center.  2010. 
•    SIGNS & SYMBOLS, SYMBOLS & SIGNS, Bremerton, WA. Sculptural gateway, Humanities Plaza, Olympic College.  2009.
•    DESERT PASSAGE, CANOPY DREAMS, Gilbert, AZ. Sculptural pedestrian bridge.  Chandler Gilbert Community College.  2009.
•    IMAGINARY GARDEN, Cary, NC. 1.2 mile Promenade for Walnut Street Park, Cary, North Carolina.  2009.
•    WAVE, West Palm Beach, FL. Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL.  2009.
•    THE COLOR OF SNOW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Northwest Light Rail Transit Station and Bridge Railings.  2008.
•    LIFELINES, Philadelphia, PA. Sculptural environment for SEPTA. 2006.
•    ROOKIE CARD, Jacksonville, FL. Gateway sculpture to Jacksonville Ballpark with integrated lighting. 2005.
•    BIRD’S EYE VIEW, San Jose, CA. Environmentally integrated plaza for Hayes Mansion Conference Center. 2006.  
•    JOURNEYS, Washington, DC. Sculptural environment, WMATA New York Avenue Metro Station. 2004.
•    THE ILLUMINATED PAGE, Santa Clara, California. Sculptural gateway at the Santa Clara Central Library. 2004.
•    STANDING LEAVES, FALLING LIGHT, Seattle, Washington. Series of lighted sculptures at the Overlake Transit Center.  2002.


•    Public Art Master Plan for the 22nd St. Corridor Road Widening Project, Tucson AZ   2008 - 2012
•    “Second Street District Streetscape Improvement Project,” Austin TX.  2004-2005. Design Team Member/Art Consultant to Copley Wolff Design Group, Boston, MA.
•    “Flamingo Arroyo Public Art Master Plan,” for Clark County, NV.  2004.  Collaborative project, Buster Simpson, Kevin Berry.
•    “Atlantic Base Public Art Master Plan,” Seattle, WA.  2003. 
•    “Robb Field Master Plan,” San Diego, Ca.   1999.  Artist Consultant to Estrada Land Planning.


•    "National Sculpture Invitational," Radford University, Radford, Virginia.  1996-1997.
•    "International '94," Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York.  1994-1996.
•    "Domesticate” Temporary site installation for the Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993.
•    "Alabama Biennial," University of Alabama National Site Sculpture Invitational, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  1993.
•    "Architectural Clay," the Foundation for Architecture and The Clay Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1993.
•    “Ceramics in the Urban Setting,” the 2nd International Quadrennial Competition (Group), Faenza, Italy. 1988.
•    "Public Places," Scottsdale Center for the Arts (Individual), Scottsdale, Arizona. 1988.
•    "Women Artists, Clay, Fiber, Metal," The Bronx Museum (Group), New York, New York. 1978.
•    "Landscapes, New Views," Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (Group), Ithaca, New York. 1978.
•    "The Parker Collection for the Vice-President's House," The Vice-President's House, Washington, D.C. 1978.
•    "American Crafts at the White House," Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute (Group), Washington, D.C. 1977.
•    Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York. 1977
•    Museum of Folk Art and Crafts, Los Angeles, California. 1977
•    Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. 1977