created by John Cleater at Kohler Co. as a JMKAC Arts/Industry resident 2007.
Courtesy: John Cleater.
is a founding member of The Builders Association and has created designs for many of their cross-media productions. His architectural work is wide ranging, and includes work as a project architect with Asymptote
for clients including the New York Stock Exchange, Documenta XI, BMW Headquarters, The Guggenheim Virtual Museum, and Carlos Meile. While at the Columbia University School of Architecture, where he gained his Master's degree, he oversaw, with Hani Rashid, the creation of three large-scale interactive installations in the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2000. His recent work includes Emergency Exit
at Artist Space in New York, as part of the critically acclaimed exhibition Digital Mapping in Architecture
. He has also worked on projects for Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Vito Acconci, I.M. Pei, and others. Cleater redesigned Brooklyn College Gymnasium for the Brooklyn College Community Partnership program by creating large cut-outs shaped from popular logos as well as designed a mobile stage/ seating. In 2007, he held a John Michael Kohler Arts Center residency at the Kohler Foundry where he created large Architectural Appendages
out of enameled iron and chrome plated brass that will be incorporated into an unfolding, self-sustainable mobile container for multiple uses. Currently Cleater is involved on the advisory commitee at the OMI International Arts Center's newest project, Architecture OMI: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Architecture.
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