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Barbara Grygutis has been commissioned to create over 75 works of large-scale public art in locations across the United States and beyond. In October 2016 a book dedicated to Grygutis’ work was published by Oro Editions, available internationally. Awards and accolades she has received include the National Endowment for the Arts’ Individual Artist’s Fellowship and an Individual Project Design; and Second Place in the International Quadrennial Competition in Faenza, Italy. Most recently, her Imaginary Garden promenade in Cary, North Carolina’s Walnut Street Park received national awards from Hardscape North America and Brick Industry Association’s Brick in Architecture competition. In addition to her permanent public art installations, Grygutis’ work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC; The Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York; The Bronx Museum in New York City; and The Parker Collection for the Vice-President’s House and the White House, both in Washington, D.C.



  • FREQUENCIES, Palo Alto, California. Sculpture with lighting for 1050 Page Mill. 2017.
  • CUPERTINO PARKING GARAGE, Main Street, Cupertino, California. Sculptural panels for parking garage. 2016




  • ECCENTRICITY, Spring Hill Rd. METRO Station, Fairfax County, Virginia. Plaza and sculpture, Washington Metro Area Transportation Authority, Washington-Dulles Rail line. 2016.
  • LEON CREEK CROSSING, San Antonio, Texas. Seven sculptural units with lighting on Hausman Road Bridge over Leon Creek. 2016.


  • SONORAN PASSAGE, Kino Parkway 22nd St. Interchange Bridge, Tucson, AZ. Sculptural treatment of bridge (railing, lighting, piers)
  • KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL, Kansas City, MO. Sculptural memorial with lighting.


  • SOUTH PARK BRIDGE, Seattle, WA. Sculptural railing and gateway monuments for the new bridge.


  • DAWN'S SILVER LINING, Salina, KS. Gateway median sculptural composition with designed lighting.
  • GARDEN UNDER THE BRIDGE, St Louis, MS. Scott Avenue Plaza Metro Station with sculptural environment and designed lighting.


  • SEAGRASS, Long Beach, California. Ocean Boulevard median sculptures with integrated lighting.
  • THE GREEN WALL, Palm Beach County Assembly Plaza, West Palm Beach, FL. Sculptural environment, Landscape.
  • KUBAN PARK, Phoenix, AZ. Artist designed park with amenities.


  • DROP, Antioch, California. Prewett Family Park entry sculpture with integrated lighting.
  • BRONX RIVER VIEW, New York City, New York. MTA sculptural installation with integrated seating and screen grating units.
  • FLAMINGO ARROYO, Las Vegas, Nevada. Eleven mile trail with rest areas (artist design team project with Buster Simpson and Kevin Berry).
  • SIGNS & SYMBOLS, Bremerton, Washington. Artist-designed glass block and aluminum gateway for Olympic College’s Humanities Building.


  • WAVE, West Palm Beach, Florida. Integrated, illuminated sculptural installation at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
  • SILVER LINING, El Paso, Texas. Integrated sculptural environment located at El Paso Civic Center.
  • DESERT PASSAGE, CANOPY DREAMS, Gilbert, Arizona. Elevated sculptural pedestrian bridge at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
  • IMAGINARY GARDEN, Cary, North Carolina. 1.2 mile brick promenade for Walnut Street Park.


  • THE COLOR OF SNOW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Integrated works of art at the Northwest Crowfoot Light Rail Transit Station: Transit Station façade and two freeway pedestrian bridge railings. 2008.
  • PI PLAZA, Danbury, Connecticut. Gateway sculpture illuminated blue at night at Henry Abbott Regional Vocational Technical High School. 2007
  • WINDSWEPT, Bellevue, Washington.  Kinetic light sculpture with integrated seating at the Central Light Rail Transit Center.  2006
  • LUMINARIAS: THE SEASONS, Greeley, Colorado. Architectural art glass entry sculpture located in Twin Rivers Community Park. 2006.
  • LUMINARIAS: CENTRAL, Phoenix, Arizona. Central Avenue sculptural installation series. 2006.
  • UNIVERSAL SIGNS, Lubbock, Texas. Sculptural environments for Texas Tech University Stadium and residence halls. 2006.
  • LIFELINES, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sculptural environment with seating and lighting for SEPTA at Suburban Center Courtyard. 2006.
  • LIFELINES, San Jose, California. Integrated plaza with seating for Hayes Mansion Conference Center. 2006.


  • ROOKIE CARD, Jacksonville, Florida. Lighted aluminum gateway to ballpark with granite seating units. 2005.
  • JOURNEY'S Washington, DC.  Sculptural environment at New York Avenue Metro Station, WMATA. 2004.
  • ILLUMINATED PAGE Santa Clara, California. Sculptural gateway at the Santa Clara Central Library. 2004.
  • STANDING LEAVES, FALLING LIGHT, Seattle, Washington. Series of lighted sculptures at the Overlake Transit Center.  2002.
  • COMMON GROUND, Denver, Colorado. Sculptural environment for Commons Park in downtown Denver. 2002
  • RIVER RUN, Athens, Ohio. Sciatto River Footbridge sculptural passageway at Ohio University. 2002.
  • CAMELBACK BRIDGE, Phoenix, Arizona. Railing sculptural treatment for vehicular and pedestrian bridge over Interstate I-17. 2000.


  • OCEAN MOTION, San Diego, California. Fencing and design collaboration with Estrada Land Planning for Robb Field. 1999.
  • RAILGATE, Hamilton, New Jersey. Gateway sculpture (with lighting) to the New Jersey Transit Transportation Center. 1999.
  • LINKAGE, Mesa, Arizona.  Integrated sculptural environment and paving at Mesa Community College Technology Center.  1999.
  • FRONT ROW CENTER, Tucson, Arizona. Integrated sculpture environment at the College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona. 1999.
  • NEVER DOES NATURE SAY ONE THING AND WISDOM ANOTHER, Toledo, Ohio. Sculptural environment at West Toledo Branch Library. 1997.
  • TOOLS FOR LIFE, Tucson, Arizona. Ceremonial plaza at the Police & Fire Training Facility. 1997.
  • COLLEGE ROAD DRIVE, San Diego, California. Road Improvement Project, Collaborative design project with Nasland Engineering and Estrada Land Planning.  1996.
  • TRIBUTE, Chicago, Illinois. Sculptural bench for Martin Luther King Drive. 1996.
  • FOUR ROOMS ON SIRINGO, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Permanent installation. 1996.
  • PORTAL, Los Indios, Texas. Tile sculptural installation (a General Services Administration project) at the Free Trade Bridge, Los Indios Border Station. 1995.
  • GARDEN OF CONSTANTS, Columbus, Ohio. culpture garden for College of Engineering, Ohio State University. 1994.
  • EARTH AND WATER, Kent, Washington. Tile sculptural installations for West Fenwick Park and East Hill Park. 1993.
  • AMERICAN LOVESEAT, Miami, Florida. Temporary installation at Kenneth Myer Park. 1993.
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL, Columbia, Missouri. Memorial amphitheater (collaborative with Dr. Linda Bolton). 1993.
  • REAL TOOLS, St. Paul, Minnesota. Gateway for St. Paul Technical College. 1992.
  • CRUISING SAN MATEO (I, II, and III), Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three mini-parks for a street widening project. 1992.
  • SANTA CRUZ RIVER ART PARK, Tucson, Arizona. Sculptural installation and collaborative master plan with naturalist Peter Warshall (sponsored by the Downtown Development Corporation). 1990.
  • ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTRAL PLAZA DESIGN, Phoenix, Arizona. Collaborative ceremonial plaza project with DMJM Architects. 1990.
  • TEMPLE, Tempe, Arizona. Sculptural pieces and landscaping in Scudder Park. 1988.
  • FUGUE, Greeley, Colorado. Permanent interior sculptural installation in Kepner Hall, University of Northern Colorado. 1987.
  • CANYON WALLS, Mesa, Arizona. Special purchase wall relief at Mesa Fine Arts Complex. 1987.
  • ALENE DUNLOP SMITH GARDEN, Tucson, Arizona. Urban mini-park in the El Presidio National Register Historic District. 1985.



  • Tucson, Arizona.  22ND Street from Tucson Blvd. to Kino Blvd., Public art master plan.  2010
  • Clark County, Nevada.  Flamingo Arroyo Public Art Master Plan, Collaborative with Buster Simpson, Kevin Berry. 2004.
  • Austin, Texas.  Second Street Renovation, Public art master plan collaborative with Copley Wolfe Landscape Design. 2006.
  • Seattle, Washington.  Atlantic Base Public Art Master Plan. 2003.
  • San Diego, California.  Robb Field Master Plan, Artist Consultant to Estrada Land Planning. 1999.
  • San Diego, California. College Grove Drive, Consultant to Nasland Engineering and Estrada Land Planning. 1998.
  • Avondale, Arizona.  Arts Master Plan; Estrella Mountain Community College, Artist Consultant and Core Planning Team Member in collaboration with DMJM SLS Architects, Planners & Engineers. 1990.
  • Tucson, Arizona.  Art in Public Places Master Plan for Downtown Tucson.  1984.



  • MASterWorks Honorable Mention, “Bronx River View, “MTA, New York City, NY.  New York Municipal Art Society 2010.
  • The National Brick Industry’s “Best in Class:  Paving in Landscaping 2010,” for Imaginary Garden in Cary, North Carolina. 2010.
  • Hardscape North America , “Excellence in Clay Brick in the 10,000-50,000 sq. ft. category” for Imaginary Garden in Cary, North Carolina. 2010.
  • Westword (New Times Inc.) “Best New Public Art” in Denver, Colorado for Common Ground.  2002.
  • City of San Diego, California.  “Orchid Award” design collaboration with Estrada Land Planning for Robb Field.  2000.
  • Tucson Community Foundation of Southern Arizona “The Arizona Artist Award”. 1998.
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts; “Individual Artist Fellowship”.  1997
  • The Albuquerque Conservations Association “Award of Merit; Contributing to the Urban Quality of Albuquerque” for Cruising San Mateo. 1991.
  • 2nd International Quadrennial Competition:  “Ceramics in the Urban Setting,” Second Prize in Faenza, Italy. 1988.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Individual Project Design Arts Award. 1988
  • Tucson Pima Arts Coalition Project Grant for Alene Dunlop Smith Garden in Tucson, Arizona. 1984.
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts Project Grant for Alene Dunlop Smith Garden in Tucson, Arizona. 1984.
  • IBM Project Grant for Alene Dunlop Smith Garden in Tucson, Arizona. 1983.
  • National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. 1975.



  • “National Sculpture Invitational,” Radford University, Radford, Virginia.  1996-1997.
  • “International ’94,” Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York.  1994-1996.
  • “Domesticate” Temporary site installation for the Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993.
  • “Alabama Biennial,” University of Alabama National Site Sculpture Invitational, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  1993.
  • “Architectural Clay,” the Foundation for Architecture and The Clay Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1993.
  • “Ceramics in the Urban Setting,” the 2nd International Quadrennial Competition (Group), Faenza, Italy. 1988.
  • “Public Places,” Scottsdale Center for the Arts (Individual), Scottsdale, Arizona. 1988.
  • “Women Artists, Clay, Fiber, Metal,” The Bronx Museum (Group), New York, New York. 1978.
  • “Landscapes, New Views,” Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (Group), Ithaca, New York. 1978.
  • “The Parker Collection for the Vice-President’s House,” The Vice-President’s House, Washington, D.C. 1978.
  • “American Crafts at the White House” (Group).
    • Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York. 1977.
    • Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. 1977.
    • Museum of Folk Art and Crafts, Los Angeles, California. 1977.
    • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. 1977.
    • John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 1977.