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Public Artists--Designers
Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design is comprised of public artists and designers BJ Krivanek and Joel Breaux. Their backgrounds as artists, designers and educators---grounded by work experience in a large architecture office---forms the basis for their unique capability---the vision to create and implement comprehensive, multifaceted public art programs in the urban environment. Their recent public art projects---funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Phoenix Office of Arts+Culture, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and various foundations---create communication infrastructures, to provide a public voice for urban communities.

Public Art Commissions/ Constructions/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux
2020----Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum/ Springfield, IL---Inscribed Structure--Illinois Capital Development Board
2020----Downtown Festival Block/ Boise, ID---Integrated Streetscape Elements---Dept of Arts & History/ Boise
2020----Army & Navy Parks/ Memphis, TN---Integrated Art-System---UrbanArt Commission (funding deferred until 2020)
2020----Police Station/ Boynton Beach, FL---Experiential Plaza---Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program
2019----Lincoln's Challenge Academy/ Rantoul, IL---Columnar Structure---Illinois Capital Development Board
2019----Municipal Courts Building/ Oklahoma City, OK---Activated Plaza---Oklahoma City Office of Arts & Culture
2018----ISU Federal Hall/ Terre Haute, IN---Inscribed, Integrated Structure---Indiana State University Foundation
2017----Ward 39/ Chicago---Inscribed CTA Bus Shelters---Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
2017----Syracuse Connective Corridor/ Syracuse, NY---Streetscape---Syracuse Public Art Commission (Funding Suspended)
2016----Lech Walesa Hall/ Northeastern Illinois University/ Chicago---Activated Entryway---NEIU

2015----Roosevelt Rd Streetscape/ Chicago---Integrated Streetscape Elements---Chicago Department of Transportation
2015----Sherman Plaza/ Evanston, IL---12-storey Activated Elevator+Lobby---City of Evanston, IL

2013----Research & Academic Center/ U of Florida/ Lake Nona---Integrated Sculpture---Art in State Buildings
2011----Starin Residence Hall/ University of Wisconsin/ Whitewater---Inscribed Façade---Wisconsin Arts Board
2009----CTA Brown Line/ Chicago Station---Responsive Structures---CTA/ Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
2007----Playa Vista Fire Station 67/ LA---Inscribed+Reflective Structure---Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
2006----South Side/ Chicago---Inscribed Abandoned Building---Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
2005----Brach’s Candy Factory/ West Side/ Chicago---Inscribed Exterior Site---Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
2004----Lattie F Coor Hall/ ASU/ Tempe---Inscribed Façade+Structure---Arizona State University/ Public Art Program
2003----LAX/ Los Angeles---9/11 Memorial---Los Angeles World Airports; Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
2003----Ocotillo Library/ Phoenix---Interactive Inscription System---Phoenix Office of Arts+Culture
2002----911 Communication Center/ Los Angeles---Interactive Plaza---Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
2002----Palms-Rancho Park Library/ West LA---Metaphoric Space---Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
2002----Chicago Avenue Streetscape---Adapted Street Signs---Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
2001----Pioneer Square/ Seattle---Public Art Plan---Seattle Office of Arts+Culture; 4Culture/ Seattle
1999----CSU Administration Building/ Long Beach---Inscribed Plaza---State of California
1996----Chinatown Service Center/ Los Angeles---Inscribed Entrance---Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
1996----Belmont High School/ Los Angeles---Metaphoric Structures---Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
1996----California Tower/ Riverside---Suspended Structure---Riverside Arts Foundation
1995----Union Rescue Mission/ LA---Digital/ Inscribed Structures---NEA; Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles
1993----Children of the Night/ LA---Metaphoric Structures---Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles

Public Art Commissions/ Activations-Performances/ BJ Krivanek
2008---Chicago Cultural Center--Experiential Spaces--Site Unseen/ Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
2006---Truman College/ Uptown--Activated Parking Lot+CTA Structure--Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
2005---Perino’s Restaurant/ LA--Site-Specific Performance--with Collage Dance Theatre/ Los Angeles
2002---Wilson-Sinclair Meatpacking/ Cedar Rapids, IA--Site-Specific Performance--NEA; Iowa Arts Council
2001---Eden Roc Hotel/ Miami--Site-Specific Performance--with Collage Dance Theatre/ Los Angeles
2000---Subway Terminal Building/ LA--Site-Specific Performance--with Collage Dance Theatre/ Los Angeles
1998---California Plaza/ MoCA--Site-Specific Performance--with Collage Dance Theatre/ Los Angeles
1998---Chicago Avenue Streetscape--Building Façade Activation--Cultural Affairs Department/ Chicago
1997---Lincoln Heights Jail/ LA--Site-Specific Performance--with Collage Dance Theatre/ Los Angeles
1995---Los Angeles River--Site-Specific Performance--with Collage Dance Theatre/ Los Angeles

Design+Fabrication/ Selected/ Joel Breaux
In-progress----Jamspace/ Lafayette, LA---Environments/ Architecture---Client: Mitchell Andrews
2018----Embracing Estuary/ Baton Rouge, LA---Installation---Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Baton Rouge
2013----Berard Drive Residence/ Loreauville, LA---Environments/ Architecture---BRO Design In-house Project
2009----The School at Stonewood/ Opelousas, LA---Environments/Architecture---Client: Jim Phillips, Christy Leichty
2005----Gibson Office/ Los Angeles, CA---Architectural Elements---Client: Shane Gibson
2003----Spatz Films/ Los Angeles, CA---Architectural Elements---Client: Joel Marsden
2003----BRO Shelving Display Systems---Furniture---BRO Design In-house Project
2002----Furniture/ Santa Monica, CA---Desk and Table---Client: Catherine Snygg
2001----Gibson+Chadney Residence/ Los Angeles, CA---Architectural Elements---Clients: Gibson+ Chadney
2000----Exhibition Installation---Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Triennial---Client: The Smithsonian Inst.
1998----Jones Residence/Los Angeles, CA---Environments/Architecture---Client: Lillian Jones
1998----Hawker Pacific Areospace/ El Segundo, CA---Environmental Graphics---Client: Ampersand/ Glendale, CA
1997----BJ Krivanek Art+Design / Chicago, IL---Architectural Elements+Furniture---Client: BJ Krivanek Art+Design
1996----Sephardic Heritage Discovery Cart---Skirball Cultural Center/ LA, CA---Client: Skirball Cultural Center

Art+Architecture+Design Exhibitions/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux
2018----Art Expo/Chicago---Faculty Projects---Sullivan Gallery/ School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2011-2012----Write Now---Artists & Letterforms---Chicago Cultural Center
2009----Thirty and Beyond/ Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition/ College of Design---Iowa State University, Ames
2000----National Design Triennial/ Design Culture Now---Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum/ New York, NY

Art+Design Awards/ Selected/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux
2005, 2003, 1997, 1996----Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)---Honor Award
2005, 1999, 1996----Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)---Merit Award
2000----National Endowment for the Arts---Federal Design Achievement Award
1999, 1993----The American Center for Design/Chicago---The 100 Show Award
1999----American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA)/ New York---Award
1996----The Art Directors Club of New York---Gold Medal
1995----ID Annual Design Review 1995---Design Distinction Award
1991----ID Annual Design Review 1991/ New York---Best of Category/ Environments
1991----The Art Directors Club of Los Angeles---Gold Award---Design

Public Art Rosters/ Approved Artist/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux
2011-2022----Oregon Arts Commission/ Oregon Public Art Roster
2018-2021----Washington State Arts Commission/ Public Artist Roster
2012-2021----Public Art San Antonio Capital Projects/ Artist Roster
2017-2020----Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/Prequalified Public Artist List
2017-2020----Seattle Office of Arts & Culture/ Public Artist Roster
2015-2020----Florida Keys Council of the Arts/ Monroe County Art in Public Places Eligible Artist Registry
2019-2020----Arts Foundation for Tucson & Southern Arizona/ Public Art Roster
2018-2020----Arts Council of Fort Worth/ National Established Public Artist Pre-Qualified List
2018-2019----Arts & Science Council/ Cross-Charlotte Trail Prequalified Artist Pool
2012-2019----Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs/ Public Art Registry
2016-2018----City of Palo Alto Public Art Program/ Prequalified Artist List
2015-2018----San Francisco Arts Commission/ Pre-qualified Artist Pool

2014-2017----Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority/ Pre-qualified Artist Pool
2014-2017----Iowa Art in State Buildings Program/ Pre-qualified Artist Roster

2013-2017----City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department/ Pre-qualified Artist Roster
2012-2015----Washington State Arts Commission/ Public Artist Roster
2007-2012----Cultural Arts Council/ City of Evanston, Illinois 
2007-2012----City of San Jose/ Multiple Projects/ Approved Artist 
2002-2012----Arts-in-Transit/ Cross County Metro Link/ St. Louis, MO
2007----Public Art Program/ City of Calgary/ Alberta, Canada/ Approved Artist 

2001-2007----Atlanta Airport Art Program/ Bureau of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program 
2001-2007----4Culture/ King County Public Art/ Seattle 
1998-2007----Metro Arts/ Metropolitan Transit Authority/ MTA/ Los Angeles 
1998-2007----The Community Redevelopment Agency/ CRA/ Los Angeles 
Public Art Shortlists/ Selected/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux
2019----Finalist---Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department South and Independence Divisions---Arts & Science Council
2019----Finalist---Louisiana Tech University Enterprise Campus---Louisiana Office of Cultural Development
2019----Semifinalist---Kent State University Design Innovation Hub---Ohio Arts Council
2019----Finalist---NEXUS Engineering/ University of Florida/ Gainesville---Florida Art in State Buildings
2018----Semifinalist---Transportation Center at Olive-Harvey College---Illinois Capital Development Board
2018----Shortlist---End of Massive Resistance Commemoration---Norfolk Public Art Commission
2016----Shortlist---Arsht Center Donor Recognition Feature---Miami-Dade County Art in Public Place
2016----Finalist---Maryland Purple Line Art-in-Transit
2016----Finalist---East 16th Rapid Transit Station---Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
2015----Finalist---Cleveland Kennel---City of Cleveland Public Art Program
2015----Finalist---City Gateway Signs---Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
2015----Semifinalist---Greenville Spartanburg International Airport
2015----Shortlist---Exelon/ Constellation Baltimore Headquarters
2014----Finalist---RTD East Rail Line Corridorwide Enhancements---The Regional Transportation District/ Denver
2014----Semifinalist---Freedom: A Shared Dream---Farhang Foundation/ Los Angeles
2014----Finalist---Arts & Humanities Building/ California State University/ Chico---CSU Public Art Fund
2014----Semifinalist---NoMa Underpass---NoMa Parks Foundation/ Washington, DC
2014----Finalist---ECE Building/ U of I/ Champaign---Illinois Capital Development Board
2013----Semifinalist---Merritt School/ 6th District Police Station/ Washington, DC
2013----Semifinalist---Boston Center for the Arts/ BCA Plaza
2013----Finalist---CTRB Build
ing/ U of Florida/ Gainesville---Florida Art in State Buildings
2012----Finalist---San Diego County Regional Airport Terminal 1
2012----Finalist---University of Florida/ Weimer Hall---Florida Art in State Buildings
2012----Finalist---12th District Police Station/ Chicago---Chicago Office of Tourism+Culture
2010----Shortlist---Wishard Health Services/ Indianapolis
2010----Finalist---Midwest Police Station/ Houston---Houston Arts Alliance
2010----Finalist---Central Platte Campus/ Denver Municipal Animal Shelter---Denver Office of Arts & Culture
2010----Finalist---New Academic Building/ University of Wisconsin/ Oshkosh---Wisconsin Arts Board
2008----Finalist---Biomedical Sciences Building/ University of Florida/ Gainesville---Florida Art in State Buildings
2007----Finalist---Center for Tech & Learning/ Colorado School of Mines/ Golden
2005----Finalist---McCormick Freedom Museum---McCormick Museum Foundation/ Chicago
2005----Finalist---Reser Stadium---Oregon State University Public Art Program
2002----Finalist---Soldier Field Memorial/ Chicago---Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program
1999----Finalist---Nature Interpretation Center---Seattle Arts Commission
1999----Finalist---Hollywood Freeway---Metropolitan Transit Authority/ Los Angeles
1998----Finalist---Downtown District---The City of Santa Monica
1994----Semifinalist---Jackie Robinson Memorial---Pasadena Arts Division
1992----Finalist---Public Library---Public Works Improvement Arts Program/ Los Angeles

Publications/ Selected/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux
Art in Chicago Neighborhoods: Year of  Public Art Catalog, (Chicago: The City of Chicago, 2018).
Elevated: Art & Architecture of the Chicago Transit Authority, (Chicago: Chicago Transit Authority, 2018). 
CODAmagazine: Art With a Message, Shelter Here (online: July 2018). 
CODAmagazine: The Written Word IV, Search & Effect (online: August 2017).
CODAmagazine: The Written Word III, Places+Traces (online: August 2016).
CODAmagazine: Transformative Walls, Social Studies (online: June 2015.
Lettering Large, Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic (New York: Monacelli Press, 2013).
500x Art in Public, (Berlin/ Stuttgart/ Zurich: Verlagshaus Braun, 2011).
Proximity, Dialogic Maps: Diagramming Social Dynamics and Pitching Public Art in Chicago (May/June 2008).

1000x Landscape Architecture, (Berlin/ Stuttgart/ Zurich: Verlagshaus Braun, 2008). 
SEGD Design, Libraries for a New Century, Number 07 (Washington, DC 2005).
Los Angeles: Architecture & Design, LA Police Department: The Vortex Plaza (Düsseldorf: teNeues, 2004)
SEGD Design, Power of One, Number 05 (Washington, DC 2004). 
SEGD Design, Community Outreach: Family Voices/ Austin, Number 02 (Washington, DC, 2004).
Chicago Tribune, In Austin, Signs of Life, WomanNews (08-21-02).
Reinventing the Wheel, (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002).
The Chicago Reader, Art People: Making the Unseen Unavoidable (08-02-02). 
The 100 Show—The Twenty-first Annual of the American Center for Design (Chicago, 2001).
Design Culture Now, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, (New York, 2000).
Graphic Design USA: 20, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, (New York, 2000).
The 100 Show—The Nineteenth Annual of the American Center for Design (Chicago, 1999).
Graphis, Krivanek’s Monuments to the Massess, 310 (Zurich, 1997).

Graphis Design Annual 1997 (Zurich, 1997).
The Art Director's Club Annual 1996 (New York). 
I D Annual Design Review 1995 (New York) July/ August 1995.
Graphis Design Annual 1995 (Zurich, 1995). 
Macintosh Handbook for Designers: Art, (Tokyo: Graphic-sha Publishing Co, 1994).
Print Casebooks 10—Environmental Graphics (New York, 1994).
99 x 3D—Designing Three Dimensional Graphics (New York, 1994). 
International Typographic Design (Bethesda, Maryland, 1993).
The 100 Show—The Fifteenth Annual of the American Center for Design (Chicago, 1993).
Sign Communications 2 (Tokyo, 1993).
Communication Arts Design Annual 1992 (Palo Alto), November/ December 1992.
Non-Traditional Design (New York, 1993).
Graphics in the Third Dimension (Tokyo, 1993).
Communication Arts magazine (Palo Alto), January/ February 1992.
The Wall Street Journal (New York), May 15, 1991. 
ID Annual Design Review 1991 (New York), July/ August 1991.
Identity magazine (Cincinnati), Fall 1991.
Graphis Design Annual 1990 (Zurich, 1990).
Print Casebook 7: Covers/ Posters (New York, 1987).
ID (International Design) magazine (New York), September/ October 1985.
Arts + Architecture magazine (Los Angeles), May 1985.
Graphis magazine (Zurich), March/ April 1985.
Photographis 1985 (Zurich).
The Art Directors Club Annual 1984 (New York).
Communication Arts Photography Annual 1984 (Palo Alto).
Idea magazine (Tokyo), September 1984, July 1983.
Archives/ Selected/ BJ Krivanek+Joel Breaux|
2013-2015----Public Art Archive---WESTAF
--Multiple Public Art Projects---Descriptions/ Photographs/ Credits

2010----Chicago Design Archive---Society for Typographic Arts (STA)
--Reflections>Expressions/ CTA Station/ Chicago---Description/ Photographs/ Credits---2009
2005----Chicago Design Archive---Society for Typographic Arts (STA)
--Wall of Fame/ Los Angeles---Description/ Photographs/ Credits---1991 
--Voice of the Homeless/ Los Angeles---Description/ Photographs/ Credits---1995
--Scripture Wall/ Saddleback Valley---Description/ Photographs/ Credits---1995
--Sense of Government/ Riverside, CA---Description/ Photographs/ Credits---1995
--Strands of History/ CSU/ Long Beach---Description/ Photographs/ Credits---1999 
2004----Americans for the Arts Public Art Network---2004 Year in Review
--Social Studies/ ASU/ Tempe---Description/ Photographs/ Credits
--In the Eye of the Storm/ Los Angeles---Description/ Photographs/ Credits
Academic Positions/ BJ Krivanek
1995-2020----The School of the Art Institute of Chicago---Professor of Visual Communication 
1989-1994----Otis College of Art & Design/ Los Angeles---Adjunct Faculty 
1993-1994----Loyola Marymount University/ Los Angeles---Visiting Lecturer 
1992-1994----Santa Monica College/ Santa Monica, CA---Professor
1986-1989----UCLA/ Extension Arts Program/ Los Angeles, CA---Adjunct Faculty
1984-1986----California Institute of the Arts/ Valencia---Faculty/ Visiting Artist 
Academic Positions/ Joel Breaux
2012-2020----University of Louisiana at Lafayette---Visiting Designer
2005-2012----University of Louisiana at Lafayette---Adjunct Professor of Architecture
2011----Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia---Guest Lecturer
1998----The School of the Art Institute of Chicago---Visual Communication Department/ MFA Program
Professional Experience/ BJ Krivanek
1996-2020----Community Architexts/ Chicago---Artistic Director 
1983-2020----Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design, LLC/ Chicago+Lafayette---Principal 
1981-1983----Gruen Associates/ Los Angeles, CA---Graphic Designer 
1980-1981----Laurence Deutsch Design/ Hollywood, CA---Freelance Designer 
Professional Experience/ Joel Breaux 
1992-2020----Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design, LLC/ Los Angeles/ Chicago/ Lafayette---Principal
1995-2020----BRO Design---Loreauville, LA---Principal                     
1999-2020----Kaminski Kaneko Design/ Hollywood, CA---Designer/ Consultant
2006-2020----Architectural Design and Sign/ West Covina, CA---Designer/ Consultant
Education/ BJ Krivanek
1980----University of Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign, IL---Master of Fine Arts/ Art+Design 
1975----Iowa State University/ Ames, IA---Bachelor of Arts/ Applied Art
Education/ Joel Breaux
1991----University of Louisiana, LA---Bachelor of Architecture
Public Appearances/ Selected/ BJ Krivanek
2013----Visiting Artist/ Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)/ School of City Design/ Beijing
2013----Visiting Artist/ China Academy of Art (CAA)/ Hangzhou
2013----Visiting Artist/ Academy of Fine Arts Tsinghua University/ Beijing
2013----Visiting Artist/ Metropolitan State University/ Denver
2012----Visiting Artist/ School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Boston/ Text+Image Arts Program
2009----Visiting Designer/ Rhode Island School of Design
2005----Visiting Designer/ The University of Houston
2005----Lecturer/ Kent State University/ Chicago
2004----Conference Speaker/ SEGD National Design Conference/ Philadelphia
2002----Visiting Artist/ The Cedar Rapids Art Museum
2000----Visiting Scholar/ The Kansas City Art Institute
1999----Conference Speaker/ California College of Arts and Crafts/ Oakland
1998----Symposium Speaker/ The Maryland Institute College of Art/ Baltimore
1997----Conference Speaker/ The American Institute of Graphic Arts National Design Conference/ New Orleans
1996----Conference Speaker/ SEGD National Design Conference/ Boston
1992----Conference Speaker/ SEGD National Design Conference/ New York
1992----Visiting Lecturer/ Art Center College of Design/ Pasadena
1992----Symposium Speaker and Co-Director/ Otis College of Art & Design/ Los Angeles
Public Art+Design Grants/ Individual/ BJ Krivanek
2005, 2000----Illinois Arts Council---Visual Arts Fellowship 
1997-1999----NAP/ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Chicago---Individual Artist Grants 
1993-1995----Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles---Individual Artist Grant 
1992----National Endowment for the Arts/ Design Arts---Individual Project Grant
1991----Cultural Affairs Department/ Los Angeles---Individual Artist Grant 
1991----Graham Foundation for the Arts/ Chicago---Fellowship 
Public Art Grants/ Organization/ BJ Krivanek
2002-2010----Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/ CityArts Program---Operations Grant 
2005----Richard H. Driehaus Foundation/ Chicago---Project Grant 
2000-2002, 2004-2007----Illinois Arts Council---Operations Grant
1998, 2002----Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation/ Chicago---Project Grant 
2000-2001----National Endowment for the Arts/ Design Arts---Project Grant
1998-2000----Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs/ CityArts Program---Operations Grant 
1998----Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant/ Chicago---Project Grant
1997-1999----CAAP/ Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs---Development Grant

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