How to Achieve the Best Public Art

Working to create the best public art possible
Yours truly (center) with architects Mitch Hirsch (L) and César Pelli (R) of Pelli Clarke Pelli, deep in a public art planning process.

Shortly after finishing my last post about the differences between gallery work and public art, I stumbled upon this scathing critique of the state of contemporary public art, with a particular focus on work created through “1% for Art” programs across the United States. Read More

Gallery Work versus Public Art

Glass Installation by Paul Housbergy for Michigan State University (Gallery Work versus Public Art)
A public art installation I created for Michigan State University, 2016 (Photo: Derrick Turner)

Lately I’ve been thinking about the many complexities of public art; how the creation of public art differs from private studio practice; and how many people don’t realize there’s any distinction between gallery work versus public art. Isn’t art just art, whether it’s exhibited in a gallery or the lobby of City Hall? Read More

CODAawards Voting Through June 30

Liturgical Glass Art, Temple Adath Israel, by Paul Housberg - in the running for the 4th Annual CODAawards
Please vote for my Temple Adath Israel installation for the 4th Annual CODAawards! (photo: Tom Crane)

It’s that time of year! The 4th Annual CODAawards will celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space – and once again, I’m honored to have a project in the “Top 100,” which means it’s eligible for one of two People’s Choice Awards, among other honors. Read More

New Public Art Glass Installation at Michigan State University

Public art glass installation by Paul Housberg at Michigan State University
Public art glass installation for MSU’s Bio Engineering Facility, 2016

I’m pleased to share a new public art glass installation that I created for Michigan State University’s remarkable new Bio Engineering Facility. Read More

More DNA Inspired Art: Geraldine Ondrizek’s Chromosome Painting

DNA inspired art by Geraldine Ondrizek
Chromosome Painting by Geraldine Ondrizek, 2012 (Image via Reed)


So speaking a little while ago of DNA inspired art, I recently learned about Geraldline Ondrizek’s Chromosome Painting and couldn’t resist sharing. Read More