Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman is an artist who defies categorization. She creates

Recipient of the Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship, the Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship, a Fulbright Lectureship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named an Architectural Digest Innovator for "changing the very essence of urban spaces." Her TED talk "Taking Imagination Seriously" has been translated into 34 languages with more than one million views. She recently received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Visual Arts, honoring “the greatest innovators in America today.”

Recent prominent works include: “1.8 Renwick” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery; “Impatient Optimist,” a new ionic piece for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle giving visual form to their mission; and “Water Sky Garden,” a commission for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Janet Echelman is an artist who defies categorization. She creates

Recipient of the Harvard GSD Loeb Fellowship, the Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship, a Fulbright Lectureship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named an Architectural Digest Innovator for "changing the very essence of urban spaces." Her TED talk "Taking Imagination Seriously" has been translated into 34 languages with more than one million views. She recently received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Visual Arts, honoring “the greatest innovators in America today.”

Recent prominent works include: “1.8 Renwick” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery; “Impatient Optimist,” a new ionic piece for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle giving visual form to their mission; and “Water Sky Garden,” a commission for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.