Gordon Huether Studio & Gallery 
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GORDON HUETHER was born in Rochester, NY in 1959, to German immigrant parents. Having dual citizenship in Germany and the U.S., Huether has spent much time traveling between both places. Huether learned art composition and appreciation at an early age from his father. In the course of his initial artistic explorations Huether resolved to create a lasting impact on the world around him through the creation of large-scale works of art. An early step towards this goal occurred in 1987 when Huether founded his studio in Napa, California with a mission to create site-specific art installations. In 1989 Huether was awarded his first public art commission for the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute. Given the chance to collaborate with a building design and construction team to realize a projected vision proved a significant step for Huether. His careful consideration of the artwork or installation in context to the space and its users has led to many major public art awards around the globe. During his frequent visits to Germany in the early 1990s, Huether’s aesthetic vision took an important turn owing to the influence of Professor Johannes Schreiter. While the medium of glass had initially inspired Huether’s material impulses, Schreiter’s work inspired him to unlock and express vital ideas and humanistic passion in his own work. Huether began to concentrate on the intellectual and emotional message one can deliver through an artistic creation. His work became about communicating a story, not just creating objects of beauty. For more than 25 years, Napa artist Gordon Huether has been creating large-scale, site-specific art installations integrated into architecture and landscape for both public and private clients throughout the world. Huether’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries across the country and he has received more than 60 public art commissions and more than 150 private commissions. Projects have included art installations for private corporations, airports, transportation centers, parking garages, hotels, universities, hospitals, recreation centers, civic buildings, libraries, and museums. While his core skills are in glass design, Huether also has extensive experience in working with many other media including steel and salvaged materials. Huether also creates fine art pieces that give him the opportunity for exploration, self-discovery and the telling of stories through a multitude of materials.

 

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