- Lawrence Argent
- Artwork Type
- Media & Support
- 18 ft.x 7 ft.x 20 ft.* (5.5 x 2.1 x 6.1 m)
- Health Services
Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus
1670-1680 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA
About the Artist
Born in England, raised in Australia, currently lives in Denver, Colorado
EDUCATION: B. A. (Sculpture) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; M.F.A. Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
He was a professor of art and the head of sculpture at the University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History. In 2002 he was awarded the University’s Distinguished Scholar Award. Argent has been an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Glassell School of Art, Fine Arts Museum of Houston, and the Georgia Fine Arts Academy. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship.
Argent is known for his multi-media sculptures and indoor and outdoor installations. His work blurs the distinction between high art and low art. His non-hierarchical strategy pulls from representation, conceptualism, humor and a jolt of mischief, all designed to make people examine their surroundings, their intentions and their lives. His explorations of form and concept relate to place, culture, and the innate sense of human curiosity. He gained visbility and notority for some of his large scale Public Art projects around the globe. He was an artist that utilizes assorted mediums and venues to engage the viewer in questioning the assumed. Somewhat providing a vehicle by which stimulus opens a plethora of response that defies a name.
Argent died on October 4, 2017.