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!
April 2015 - Confluence Installed!
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
Celebrating its 20th year in 2017, Art Palm Beach is dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design.
Michael has been exhibiting his work with the American Craft Council for 7 years. The shows are a great chance to see new works and edition pieces and have a chance to catch up with the artist.