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					Wopo Holup                                               Contact: wopoholup@gmail.com 212-625-9890


Active collaborations with architects, engineers, government agencies, and inspired communities have
made it possible for me to complete more than two-dozen public art projects around the country. These
include projects for Philadelphia’s Zoo, Historic Battery Park in Manhattan (my home base) and Tampa
International Airport. Articles about the work have appeared in Sculpture, Landscape Architecture and
The New York Times.

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CommIssIons In Process
Concord River Greenway, Lowell MA, A Joint initiative of Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust with
       National Park Service, NEA and New England Foundation for the Arts (ACL).
       Two-mile corridor along Concord River (Completion 2011)

MTA Arts for Transit New York City, Renovation Dyckman St. Station Lobby (Completion 2012)
      Mosaic wall with phases of the moon in relief ceramic 25’ x 6’

C o m m I s s I o n s C o m p l e t e d (A partial list)
Tampa International Airport, “Constellations”, 2008, Commissioned by Hillsborough County Aviation
         Authority, Shuttle Lobby, Carved Limestone Mural with Terrazzo Floor
Kansas City Police Academy Campus, “The River”, 2007, Commissioned by Kansas City % for Art,
         Shoal Creek Police Academy and Station, interior and exterior sculpture w/ elements incorporated
         in landscaping design.
City of Los Angeles, “At the Ready”, 2007, Fire Station #87, Entry Lobby, Cast aluminum relief
         sculpture.
Denver Rapid Transit (RTD), “Orchard Road Orchard”, 2006, Commissioned by State of
         Colorado DOT, Station platform, stamped concrete and cast stainless fence post caps.
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, “Common Ground”, 2005, Commissioned by New York State, DOT
        Two 16’ x 150’ carved granite retraining walls
Lehman College Communications Station Walkway and Plaza, “Intersections”, 2003
        Commissioned by Dormitory Authority, State of New York
        Bronze freestanding sculpture, bronze inserts/sandblasting in bluestone
Battery Park Seawall Fence, "River that Flows Two Ways", 2000
         Commissioned by Conservancy for Historic Battery Park, NYC
         37 double-sided cast iron relief panels in 1500 feet of seawall railing
University of Connecticut, Health Center Academic Research Building, 2000
        Commissioned by State of Connecticut
        Wall relief at Main Entrance, Sculpture at Academic Entrance
Philadelphia Zoo, "New Growth Forest", 1999
        Commissioned by City of Philadelphia,
        Bronze inserts at entrance to the Primate Reserve
Liberty State Park Station Project, "Round Things", 1999
        Commissioned by Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System, NJ
        Bronze pieces embedded in sidewalk leading to Liberty Science Center
Union Station, Dallas, “New Pegasus”, 1998, Commissioned by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
        Aluminum relief sculpture on three stairwell parapets at Union Station
University of Florida, Veterinary Medicine Building, Gainesville, “Hercules”, 1998
        Commissioned by Florida Department of State, Art in State Buildings Program
        Lobby relief mural, Cast concrete, ceramic tile and copper
University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, “Hygeia’s Stream”, 1997
        Commissioned by North Carolina Arts Council, Dept. of Cultural Resources
        Cast bronze elements in Pedestrian Plaza
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, “Journey Line”, 1995
      Commissioned by NEW MEXICO ARTS, Department of Cultural Affairs
      Lobby relief sculpture, Teachers' Education Center

GRANTS
        1984 CAPS Fellow, New York State Council on the Arts
        1981 NEA Artist in Residence (Dreamed Dwelling Project)
        1981 New York State Council on the Arts, Artist in Residence

EducatIon
        MFA, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1971
        BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1965

E X H I B I T I O N S (A partial list)
2008 The Concord River Drawing, Boot Mill Museum, NPS, Lowell, MA
2008 Locate/Navigate, Urban Culture Project, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO
2006 Wopo Holup, The Grass Family, SSU, Charles Schulz Gallery, Rohnert, Park, CA
2005 City Art, Curator Marvin Heiferman, Center for Architecture, NY
2005 Creative Transportation Traveling Exhibit, The Center for Creativity
                        and Design, University of North Carolina
2003, Going Public: Center for Architecture, AIA New York Chapter, N. Y., NY
2003 Bronx Public Art: The Spotlight Series, Lehman Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
2003 Williams Visual Arts Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1999 Where New York Began: Envisioning the Battery, The Arsenal Gallery, NYC
1998 About Time, Hastings-on-Hudson Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1993 Contemporary Public Art in the Bronx, Lehman College Art Gallery. Bronx, NY
1992 Fools for Art, Artists' Space, NYC
1991 Choices, AIR, NYC
1990 Benefit for Sculpture Center, Sculpture Center, NYC

R e v I e w s /A r t I c l e s
Emilie Noelle Provost, “Concord River Greenway”, Merrimack Valley Magazine, July/Aug, 2010, p. 41-43
Michael Lafleur, “A Riverside vision comes into focus”, The Sun, Lowell, MA, Nov. 18, 2007, p.9
Mary Voelz Chandler, “Traveling Show”, Rocky Mountain News, Nov. 25, 2006, p. ID
City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program, Essay Eleanor Heatney Merrell, 2005
Adam Piore, “Beneath Brooklyn-Queens Expressway . . .” The NY Sun, Jan. 10, 2005, p. 1
Bill Egbert, "Lehman College walks with words", Daily News, October 20, 2003, p. 3
Marie Villani,"Campus walks at Lehman become exercise in history", The Riverdale Press, p. A3
Carol Strickland, "Team Works", The Christian Science Monitor, January 17, 2003, p.16
Morgan, Anne Barclay, "Wopo Holup: Cycles of Nature", Sculpture, March 2001, p. 8 - 9
Speckhardt, Lisa, "Forest Impressions", Landscape Architecture, February 2001, p. 20
Kelly, Tina, Vistas of Past at Manhattan's Tip, The New York Times, June 5, 2000, Metro Sect. p.Bl
Weir, Richard, "Wall Sculpture Celebrates Diversity and Rewards Patience", The New York Times, Feb.6, 2000, p.10,
         The City Section.
Alan Krawitz, "Wopo Holup: The Public's Artist", Queens Chronicle, Dec. 30, 1999, p. 23.
"Think Pieces," Carolina Alumni Review, Jan/Feb 1998, p.40-45
"It's Heads Up, Commuters: Art is Going Underground", New York Newsday, July 26, l994, B 11
"Wopo's World", New York Magazine, August 6, l990, p. 16
"Transit Agency Creates Art Havens in Subways", The New York Times, Nov. 6, 1989, p.B3
Dixon, Jenny, "Public Domain", American Craft, June, 1988, p. 64
Schwartz, Helen, "Artwork for the Visually Impaired", New Brunswick Home News,April 7, 1988, pD9
Ferraro, Paul, "Area Sculptor Does Mural for Visually impaired", The Forest City News, Aug 18, 1988
Good, Philip, "A Sculpture is Created with the blind in Mind:, The New York Times,
         October 23, 1988, Sec. 12, P. 8
Haggerty, Jim, :Belated Remembrance:, The Scranton Times, October 29, 1986, p. 25
O'Brian, Linda, "The Attributes of a Vision:, NY Native, Dec. 15, 1986
Appearances, No. 13, Fall/Winter 1987-87, p. 55, 56 and back cover
Wilson, Judy, "Interiors", Village Voice, June 17, 1981, p. 75
Davis, Lorraine, "On the Street of Dreams", Vogue, Oct. 1981, p. 75
Frank, Peter, "To Be Young, Gifted & Ava-Garde", Village Voice, July 31, 1978, p.62

				
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