The Transbay Joint Powers Authority engaged the San Francisco Arts Commission to manage and oversee the planning and development of a public art program for the new Transbay Transit Center. This is an exciting opportunity for public artwork to be commissioned in conjunction with the design and construction of the new Transit Center.
Phase I of the Transbay Arts Master Plan will encompass the large scale artworks and the integrated designs developed through artist participation in the design process. The second stage of the Arts Master Plan will focus on smaller-scale works that respond to the defined characteristics of a particular location, such as pedestrian entrances, passenger lounges, waiting lobbies and bus platforms.
Transbay Center Artist Bios
James Carpenter is a New York-based artist who has taught at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is well-known for creating works that use natural and artificial light to transform …See Artwork and Read More
Julie Chang is a San Francisco-based artist who coincidentally lives within blocks of the new Transbay Transit Center. Using a visual vocabulary that includes European wallpaper patterns, Chinese textiles and contemporary graphic design, she creates laser-cut acrylic chandeliers, graphic two-dimensional works, and painted floor murals.See Artwork and Read More
Tim Hawkinson was born and raised in San Francisco and San Mateo County. Mr. Hawkinson is well-known for creating complex sculptural systems that are often mechanized. Characterized by wit, humor and a passion for invention, his artworks reflect his endless curiosity in his own body, music, spirituality, and the passage …See Artwork and Read More
Ned Kahn lived in San Francisco for over 20 years, many of which were spent designing educational exhibits at the Exploratorium. Mr. Kahn’s work is a seamless synthesis of nature, art and technology. He investigates the essence of and the interactions between natural, human, and artificial systems.See Artwork and Read More