News


November 2017 - New Work

Back in June our team installed this 28' suspended sculpture for a private residence in Beverly Hills, CA.  The home was recently completed and we returned to photograph the piece.

"Passage" is a fabricated bronze sculpture that seems to float weightlessly up through a stairwell and into a 2 story atrium.  Michael worked with the architect of the home, Leonardo Umansky of Arxis Design Studio, to integrate the sculpture into the stunning architecture of the space.  The result is a piece inspired by its setting, engaging in a dialogue with the space and activating each level of the atrium with a sense of dynamic motion.


September 2017 - First of 2 Public Sculptures Installed!

Our team recently traveled to Wylie, TX to install "Entwine", the first of 2 public sculptures to inhabit the walking trails at the city's municipal complex.  Surrounding landscaping and lighting is currently in progress, but here's a sneak peak of the piece installed.  "Prairie Crossing", the second sculpture, is scheduled for install in early 2018.


October 2016 - New Public Projects Awarded!

On August 25th, the Public Art Committee for the City of Wylie, Texas selected Michael’s proposal from among 4 finalists for the commission of two monumental scale public artworks to be installed along the walking trails at the city’s municipal complex.  We’re excited to announce that on October 11th the City Council unanimously approved the projects to be commissioned and installed in summer of 2017!

Exploring the parallel between Wylie's cultural identity and its native Texas Blackland Prairie ecoregion, Michael’s designs aim to enhance the experience citizens and visitors have at the municipal complex and trails by illustrating how elegantly the deep roots of people and place can take the lead in defining change and growth into the future. 

Standing over 30’ tall, the stainless steel and bronze forms of "Entwine" seem to dance like prairie grasses in the wind.  With dramatic uplighting and an integrated glow at the focal point of the sculpture, Entwine will be experienced as a dramatic beacon for drivers and pedestrians approaching the municipal center.

"Prairie Crossing" consists of a 50’ long undulating seating bench that gives way to a web of grasslike arches.  Evoking the beautiful chaos of prairie grasses, the web gives a visitor the feeling of being “in” the prairie that has defined this region.  In the daytime the arches provide shade for rest or conversation while creating intricate shadow designs on the ground below.  At night, in-ground up-lights inside and outside of the seating wall light up the structure for a dramatic effect from the street or for those approaching on the trail for an evening walk.


April 2016 - Veil Waterwall Installed

Our team recently installed a 16' x 10' waterwall of glass and bronze on a property in Healdsburg, CA.  The piece serves as a screen and delineation point between the entrance parking area and a private courtyard.

The 17 bronze columns are bridged by 6 floating glass panels.  Both sides of all surfaces come to life with thin sheets of cascading water.  Check out the video below to see it in action!


February 2016 - Tendrils Installed!

Recently our team traveled to Maryland to install Tendrils in a residence overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Over the course of 3 days, the 5 stainless steel forms were carefully hung from the ceiling within the 3 story spiraling atrium.  The result is a 15' tall, floating piece inspired by and interacting with the dynamic architecture of the space.  


September 2015 - New Work Installed!

In a process beginning late last year, Lerner Enterprises commissioned Michael Szabo Studio to design & fabricate two large interior pieces. Our team worked simultaneously on Equipoise, a 15' sculpture (left), and Incambium, a water sculpture of the same scale (right). Last month, we trekked eastward and installed both pieces in Tysons, VA (just 13 miles from downtown Washington, DC). More photos to come!


June 2015 - Celebrate Confluence!

 

We invite you to celebrate the completion of Confluence on the evening of Tuesday July 14th. Please join us and the Palo Alto Public Art Program from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Caltrain Station Plaza in Palo Alto, CA.  There will be a small dedication ceremony, light refreshments, and live music from John Henry's Farm.  We hope to see you there!


April 2015 - Confluence Installed!

 

The 14' public water sculpture was recently installed at the California Avenue Caltrain Station in Palo Alto.  Topping off a streetscape improvement project 4 years in the making, Confluence welcomes residents, shoppers, commuters and visitors to the new California Avenue.  A dedication ceremony is planned for mid-summer.  More details to come!

 


The Making of Interplace

We've recently been recording the fabrication process of our larger projects with a time lapse camera.  This film captures the creation of Interplace from start to finish.  The 30' sculpture was installed in Jessup, MD in 2012.  Thanks to Daniel Schwartzbaum of Blacktree Films for video production.


Exhibitions & Events


 

Art Palm Beach   January 17th - 21st, 2018   West Palm Beach, FL   Palm Beach County Convention Center

ArtPalmBeach is  South Florida’s  longest running mid-winter fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern masterworks of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The internationally renowned premiere contemporary art fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be celebrating its 21st edition. For more information about the show or to get free passes, Contact the Studio.

 

 

Art Boca Raton   March 14th - 18th, 2018  Boca Raton, FL   Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

Art Boca Raton is a contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach. International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary, and emerging art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

 

American Craft Council Show San Francisco   August 3rd - 5th, 2018   San Francisco, CA   Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Festival Pavilion

Michael has had a relationship with the American Craft Council since early in his career.  Join us for his only Bay Area exhibition of 2018 for a chance to see new works and edition pieces and to catch up with the artist.

 

 

SOFA Chicago 2018   November 1st - 4th, 2018   Chicago, IL   Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design.