SCULPTURE and PHOTOGRAPHY - Phoenix, AZ
SCULPTURE and DESIGN - Kevin S. Berry

Resume

Born
1961 Kansas City, Missouri

Education
1987 M.F.A Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. Sculpture
1983 B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO. Sculpture

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Commissions

2008-2009
City of Tempe, Tempe Canal Project. Currently under fabrication. Entryway monuments and artist designed benches for a multi use canal site in Tempe, AZ. City of Phoenix, South Mountain Ponderosa Stables Project. Artist designed entryway gate, public amenities and landscaping.

2003-2007
Light Rail Transit Center Artworks for the City of Phoenix. Station artworks located at 24th St and Washington and 24th St. And Jefferson Streets. Phoenix, AZ

2005
Wavelength Transit Shelters, City of Scottsdale, AZ

2004-2008
Flamingo Wash Trail Project. Las Vegas, NV. In Progress. Lieberman Residence Gate and Entryway Columns. Paradise Valley, AZ

2002
Scottsdale Healthcare Greenbaum Specialty Hospital Artwork.Scottsdale, AZ Bus Shelter and custom cast concrete pavers.

2000-2001
Sky Harbor Airport Bus Shelter Project. City of Phoenix, AZ.

2000
Sky Harbor Airport Bus Shelters. Phoenix Arts Commission. Phoenix, AZ

1997-2000
Fifth Street Pedestrian Enhancement Project Design Team Member. Tempe, AZ

1998-1999
Goldwater Blvd. Sound Barrier Wall Project - "Tributary Wall" . Design Team, Design Artist. City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale, AZ
Tovrea Castle Renovation Project Design Team Member. City of Phoenix. Phoenix, AZ

1997
Palm Columns. Town Center Medical Plaza. Scottsdale, AZ

1996
Desert Bloom PIN Building. Phoenix, AZ Staring into the Sun. Chandler Public Library. Chandler, AZ Thunderhead . Three - Five Systems Headquarters. Tempe, AZ

1995
Ringer Sports Authority Plaza. Tempe, AZ
Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet Project. Sound Barrier Wall, Treeguards, Treegrates and Bus Shelters. Scottsdale, AZ
Goldwater Boulevard East Couplet Project . Hummingbird Sanctuary Park and stamped and colored concrete walkways. Scottsdale, AZ

1994
Mesquite Wash. Chandler - Gilbert Community College. Chandler, AZ 1993 Rock Table. Mike Lacy residence. Paradise Valley, AZ

1992
Burning Bush. Stephane Janssen residence. Carefree, AZ Sacrament Mesa Community College. Mesa, AZ

1991
Sunnyslope Transit Center Project. Phoenix Arts Commission. Sunnyslope, AZ
Dunlap Avenue Streetscape Project. Phoenix Arts Commission. Sunnyslope, AZ
Embrace Sky Harbor International Airport Phoenix Arts Commission. Phoenix, AZ
Untitled Wall Sculpture Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Scottsdale, AZ

1990
Rock Table Nexxus Corporation. Phoenix, AZ


Streetscape Projects

Flamingo Arroyo Trail Project - 2004
- ongoing Las Vegas, Nevada. Design Team Artist in collaboration with Buster Simpson, Barbara Grygutis and J.W. Zunino Landscape architects. This project involves the design of artwork integrated into various public amenities along a 12 mile trail adjacent to the Flamingo Arroyo. The project was commissioned through the Clark County Public Works Dept.

Tempe Canal Multi Use Path Project - 2003-2008
Design Team Artist in collaboration with e-Group landscape architects. This project involves the design of artwork integrated into public ammenities and signage along a 1 mile long canal bank pathway, located between University Dr. And Price Rd. in Tempe, AZ. The Artist was hired by the City of Tempe as a design consultant.

Fifth Street Pedestrian Improvements and Traffic Calming Project - 1996-2001
Design Team Artist in collaboration with A. Dye Design Landscape Architects. This project involved designing art elements to be integrated into intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks and light pole banners that work to develop a strong sense of neighborhood identity. The Riverside/Sunset community project is located at Fifth Street in Tempe, AZ and runs from Priest Drive to Farmer Avenue. The Artist was hired by the City of Tempe as a design consultant.

Tributary Wall - 1999
1200'1.x 10'h. Concrete and glass block, river rock, corten steel. Design Team Artist in collaboration with Design Workshop Inc., Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet, Scottsdale, AZ. This buffer wall project is of a site specific nature and is conceptually inspired by the wall's close proximity to the canal. Seven steel fish of various sizes ranging from 18' to 9' long are anchored to the wave like wall. Natural sunlight filters through the glass block and perforated scale pattern highlighting each fish as the sun sets.

Tovrea Castle Renovation Project - 1998-present
Design Team Artist in collaboration with E-Group Landscape Architects. As a member of the design team, the Artist was responsible for creating drawings and maquettes to be included as a part of a Conceptual Master Plan for the renovation of Tovrea Castle and the surrounding cactus gardens. The Artist created designs for entryway features, kiosks, pavilions and an interpretive theme wall and trail system. The project was funded through the City of Phoenix.

Bus Shelter - 1995
Approx. 9'h.x 15'1.x 8'w. Steel, rebar, cast bronze, river rock, copper. Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet, Scottsdale, AZ. Two bus shelters were designed, fabricated and installed by the artist, both located on Goldwater Blvd., one at Indian School Rd., and the other just south of Camelback Rd. The structures received both the Orchid Award, and the Valley Forward Association Award of Merit for Environmental Excellence.

Sound Barrier Wall, Treeguard and Treegrate - 1995
The wall is approx. 400'long x 10'high. Block wall, river rock, corten steel. Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet, Scottsdale, AZ. The project received the Valley Forward Association Award of Merit for Environmental Excellence.

Hummingbird Sanctuary Park - 1995
Approx. 150'1.x 30'w. Concrete, steel, rebar, river rock, trumpet vines. Civic Center Boulevard, East Couplet, City of Scottsdale, AZ. Five Trumpet Vine Column sculptures are placed within the plaza area. Trumpet vines attached to each column attract hummingbirds to the site. The park plaza was designed as a shady respite for residents of the adjacent neighborhood and nursing home and as a place to enjoy nature and bird watching. The project received the Valley Forward Association Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence.

Dunlap Avenue Streetscape Project - 1990
Dunlap Ave. from Central Ave. to 7th St. Phoenix, AZ. City of Phoenix, Phoenix Arts Commission. The Artist created a series of cast and sculpted bronze elements imbedded in the sidewalks on each side of Dunlap Avenue. The work promotes a strong sense of place and historical identity. The imagery relates directly to the local history and present activity of the neighborhood. In addition, the work unifies a large section of a major street in the Sunnyslope community.

Fifth Street Pedestrian Improvements and Traffic Calming Project - 1996-2000
This is an ongoing project to begin construction within the next year. Fifth Street from Priest Drive to Farmer Avenue. The Artist was hired by the City of Tempe as a design consultant and member of the design team. The Artist has designed art elements to be integrated into intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, treegrates, and light pole banners that convey a strong sense of neighborhood identity.


Design Team Projects

Tributary Wall - 1999
1200'1.x 10'h. Concrete and glass block, river rock, corten steel. Design Team Artist in collaboration with Design Workshop Inc., Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet, Scottsdale, AZ. This buffer wall project is of a site specific nature and is conceptually inspired by the wall's close proximity to the canal. Seven steel fish of various sizes ranging from 18' to 9' long are anchored to the wave like wall. Natural sunlight filters through the glass block and perforated scale pattern highlighting each fish as the sun sets.

Tovrea Castle Renovation Project - 1998-present
Design Team Artist in collaboration with E-Group Landscape Architecture. As a member of the design team, the Artist was responsible for creating drawings and maquettes to be included as a part of a Conceptual Master Plan for the renovation of Tovrea Castle and the surrounding cactus gardens. The Artist created designs for entryway features, kiosks, pavilions and an interpretive theme wall and trail system.

Fifth Street Pedestrian Improvements and Traffic Calming Project - 1996-present
Design Team Artist in an ongoing project to begin construction within the next year. Fifth Street from Priest Drive to Farmer Avenue. The Artist was hired by the City of Tempe as a design consultant and member of the design team. The Artist has designed art elements to be integrated into intersections, crosswalks, sidewalks, treegrates, and light pole banners that convey a strong sense of neighborhood identity.

Bus Shelter - 1995
Approx. 9'h.x 15'1.x 8'w. Steel, rebar, cast bronze, river rock, copper. Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet, Scottsdale, AZ. Two bus shelters were designed, fabricated and installed by the artist, both located on Goldwater Blvd., one at Indian School Rd., and the other just south of Camelback Rd. The structures received both the Orchid Award, and the Valley Forward Association Award of Merit for Environmental Excellence.

Sound Barrier Wall, Treeguard and Treegrate - 1995
Design Team Artist in collaboration with E- Group Landscape architecture. The wall is approx. 400'long x 10'high. Block wall, river rock, corten steel. Goldwater Boulevard West Couplet, Scottsdale, AZ. The project received the Valley Forward Association Award of Merit for Environmental Excellence.

Hummingbird Sanctuary Park - 1995
Approx. 150'1.x 30'w. Design Team Artist in collaboration with C.F. Shuler Landscape Architecture. and Greiner Engineering. Concrete, steel, rebar, river rock, trumpet vines. Civic Center Boulevard, East Couplet, City of Scottsdale, AZ. Five Trumpet Vine Column sculptures are placed within the plaza area. Trumpet vines attached to each column attract hummingbirds to the site. The park plaza was designed as a shady respite for residents of the adjacent neighborhood and nursing home and as a place to enjoy nature and bird watching. The project received the Valley Forward Association Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence.


Selected Exhibitions and Installations

2002
Kevin Berry - Geozona Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1999
Formerly Known as Something Else. Group Show. Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1996
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition Group Show. Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1993
Kevin Berry: New Work Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1991
Pedestal 1 Scottsdale Center For the Arts. Scottsdale, AZ
Kevin Berry: New Work Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1990
Group Show Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1989
Kevin Berry: New Work Lisa Sette Galley. Scottsdale, AZ
Art of Furniture III Construct Gallery. Phoenix, AZ
Sculpture Under the Willows Sedona, AZ
Group Show Lisa Sette Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ

1988
Two Person Show Prescott Fine Arts Center. Prescott, AZ

1987
Hydrology. Temporary Sculpture Installation Tempe Fine Arts Center. Tempe, AZ
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: Sculpture and Drawings on Steel Featuring "Hydrology", an outdoor sculpture installation. Harry Wood Art Gallery and Art Department Courtyard. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ

1986
Sculpture Today: 26 Artists-76 Works Yuma Fine Arts Center. Yuma, AZ All Arizona Sculpture Symposium 830 Gallery. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ Hoof, Paw, Fin and Claw Mesa Museum for Youth. Mesa, AZ

1985
Neon Jungle Sakowitz Department Store. Scottsdale, AZ
Time Capsule Invitational Tempe Fine Arts Center. Tempe, AZ
The Home Show Harry Wood Art Gallery. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ
3-D Now Harry Wood Art Gallery. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ
Garbage Fish: An outdoor Sculpture Installation Ash Avenue Territorial Bridge. Tempe, AZ
Power Play: An outdoor Sculpture Installation Mitchell School Experimental Station. Tempe, AZ

1984
When the River Runs Dry: An outdoor Sculpture Installation Salt River bed. Tempe, AZ

1983
Homage to Aerolus: An outdoor Sculpture Installation Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO

1982
Balance in Black: An outdoor Sculpture Installation Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO


Awards

1999 - Orchid Award
Central Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for Tributary Wall. Scottsdale, AZ Valley Forward Association Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence. for Tributary Wall. In conjunction with the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale, AZ

1995 - Artist of the Year
Scottsdale Center for the Arts Chairman's Arts Awards Scottsdale, AZ
Environmental Excellence Award of Merit - Goldwater Blvd. West Couplet Art for Bus Shelters, Treeguards, Treegrates and Sound Barrier Wall Valley Forward Association 15th Annual Awards Scottsdale, AZ


Recent Bibliography

1999
"Sound Wall a 'point of pride' for Neighborhood" . Kullman, Joe. The Tribune. March 30, 1999. p.A3 Scottsdale, AZ. "Arizona Art Must Sill Grow" Nilsen, Richard. The Arizona Republic. February 21, 1999. . pp. E1,E8.

1998
"The Art of the Matter: Beauty of Public Pieces is in the Eye of the Beholder" Grady, Michael. The Scottsdale Tribune. June 23, 1998. pp. D1-2. "Sculptor Leaves Signature through Valley Artworks". Grady, Michael.
The Scottsdale Tribune. June 23, 1998. pp. D1-2.

1997
"By the People, for the People: Public artworks program aims to enhance sense of Community" Cobb, Gia. The Arizona Republic. September 14, 1997. pp.G1-G2.

1996
"A Place in the Sun, Phoenix Artist's Sculpture to be part of New Library". Boos, Robert. Tribune Newspapers. March 28, 1996.

1995
"Bus Shelter With Style". Garcia, James. The Phoenix Gazette. September 8, 1995, p.1. "Boulevard's Bus Shelters to get Artistic Touch". Anderson, Dan.. The Scottsdale Daily Progress. September 4, 1995, p.1.

"Unused Land Proves to be 'For the Birds'". Mull, Angela. The Phoenix Business Journal. September 1, 1995.

"For the Birds" Leccese, Michael. Landscape Architecture Magazine.

 

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