• WALTER GORDINIER   American Artist
  • 3608 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
  • Portland Oregon 97202
  • BIRTHPLACE:
  • 1950, El Paso, Texas
  • Artist Studio Circa: 1974
  • EDUCATION: Pacific University
  • Forest Grove, Oregon Fine arts Honors
  • Graduate, BA 1973

PROFESSIONAL

2017-2013

Developed / Invented laminated structurally dynamic art glass. Walter Introduced the concept and processes for stacking and laminating art glass panels, to yield a structurally dynamic glass object, impervious to weather conditions. This innovation also allows for very thick, very large glass panels to be installed outside. Effectively bullet proof.

2017 -1994

Collaborating with: Architects, interior designers, engineers, Landscape Architects, Project Stakeholders, committees, community leaders, and fabricating – Installation specialists

2017 -1983

Interpreting architectural plans and contributing detailed artist renderings, committee presentations, engineered drawings for project documents

2016-1983

Clientele; Collectors, Corporations, Healthcare, Liturgical, Public Art, Universities

2017 -1983

Sculptural Land Art Events -Healing Gardens / Urban Plaza Design

2017- 1996

Landmark site- specific sculpture

2017- 1996

Functional Architectural Glass

2017- 1996

Architectural Glass

2017- 1996

Cast-Glass sculptural Glass

2016-1983

Diversity of materials; Glass, Granite, Stone, Metals, Water, Wood, Light, Landscape

2017 -1982

Aerial Sculptures: [ 2-12 stories in height ] Conceiving, Fabricating, Installing modern suspended works of art for institutions and corporations through out the United States

2017 -1982

Artist built interior solutions that shape and define personal space and surrounds.

2017

Materials; Cast-Glass, Granite, Stone, Laminated Structurally Dynamic Glass, Metals, Water, Wood, Light, Color, Landscape.

2012

Walter introduced a diversity of new materials for building his concepts (see above)

1994

AIA: Art +Architecture: At the AIA offices a temporary installation of aerial sculptures. Meant to demonstrate the dynamic results achieved through collaborative dialogue between Artist, Client, Architect and Community

1993

AIA, ASID, IBD citation award for outstanding collaborative design and using conventional materials to yield highly innovative design with exceptional detailing

1992

I.E.S. Lighting Fundamentals, lecture series with Mark Ramsby [ the artists view of light ]

1989-1982

A collaborative partnership; our goal to conceive, define, fabricate, and install a new breed of modern atrium aerial sculpture. Personally researched and developed a new and higher standard for suspension cabling, mechanical brackets, construction processes and attachment hardware

2017-1975

Landscape Design; concept development, fabrication, installation for hardscape design features, plant selection and soft schematic layout

COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

2017-2020
Logan Residence ; 8 glass sites equaling 50 individual works; Berkeley, California
2017-2019
Napa California outdoor sculpture exhibit, Napa California.
2017
10 branch; private residence; in progress, Hawaii
2017
10 Branch; world headquarters; in progress; Lake Oswego, Oregon
2016
Private Collect; 5 castings; Adell Residence; U.S. Virgin Inlands
2016-2013
Artist Design Urban Plaza; 2 acres; Library Archives Museum, [ S.L.A.M.] Juneau, Alaska
2016
Artist Designed Landscape; planting schematic, S.L.A.M. Juneau, Alaska
2016-2013
Exterior Sculptural Land Art Event; 12 sculptures, Library Archives Museum,[ S.L.A.M. ] Juneau, Alaska
2016-2013
Interior Cast Glass Sculptural Event; 28 sculptures, Library Archives Museum, [S.L.A.M.]Juneau, Alaska
2015
Private Collect; Art Glass, 3 castings, Los Angeles, California
2015-2014
Exterior Sculptures:3 stone and glass, Miners Corner, Bothell, Washington
2014
Private Collect: 2 sculptures, aluminum and glass, Bend Oregon
2014
Private Collect; Art Glass;10 castings, Florence, Oregon
2014
Private Collect; Art Glass, 2 castings, Portland Oregon
2014
Mack Energy Corporation; (11) Art Glass/ Sculptures, Artesia, New Mexico
2012
Jerusalem project; (54) Monolithic Glass castings for Dale Chilhuly
2012
Private Collect; Functional Art Glass, Hawaii
2012
Private Collect; 5 projects, Functional Art Glass, Gig Harbor, Washington
2012
Private Collect; 3 projects, Functional Art Glass, Oregon
2011
Nishimura Limited, Glass Sculpture, Japan
2011
The landing: monolithic block granite, monolithic slab/block cast glass
2011
Private Collect: Glass Sculpture Installation; Portland, Oregon
2011
Uroboros Glass, World Headquarters; Glass painting installation Portland, Oregon
2011
Shift / response; monolithic block granite, monolithic slab/block cast glass
2011
Baylor Cancer center: Healing Garden, 4 projects: The Garden design, Entry cast glass Disc, limestone amphitheater, cast glass/granite water falls; Dallas, Texas
2011
Baylor cancer center; 4 projects, The Chapel Design, The cast glass cross, The Landry cast glass wall and the cast glass Way Finding Bars; Dallas, Texas
2011
Icon Architecture: Corporate / private Glass installations, Portland, Oregon
2011
Private Collect; Glass Towers, Dallas, Texas
2010
Private Collect; Intersecting light walls with colored glass lenses. Portland, Oregon
2010
Private Collect, Fused Glass Wall, Chicago
2010
Children’s hospital; Healing garden 1.5 acres Dallas, Texas
2010
Children’s Medical Center Garden: Exterior glass screen: 8 panels
2009
Private Collect: Cast Glass Floor, Great Falls, Montana
2009
Private Collect: Art Glass Light Tower, New York
2009
Private Collect; cast glass bridge; dining table, Washington
2008
Children’s Hospital: 2 PROJECTS: 2: five story Atrium Aerial Sculptures: 2:Art Glass Divides, Dallas, Texas
2008
Seven Tree Lodge,: 3 PROJECTS: Cast Glass Bridges, Ceiling, Rolling Divide, Washington, State
2008
Gamma Knife Center, Providence Hospital; 2 projects: 5 Cast Glass Paintings; 3 interfaith cast glass prayer alcove, Portland ,Oregon
2007
The Ranch at Cordillera; cast bridge and table; Vail Colorado
2007
Baylor Hospital: An iconic landmark exterior sculpture, Dallas, Texas
2007
Private Collect: 2 projects: 5 Cast Glass Reeds: 2 Built in Vertical wall paintings, Dallas, Texas
2007
View Point Software: 5 cast glass Projects Light Towers, Art Glass Counters, Conference Tables, Cast Glass Floor Inlays, Cast Glass Executive desks, Portland, Oregon
2006
Rogue valley medical center, sculptural land event, Healing Garden Medford, Oregon
2006
Rogue valley medical center: an expansive 2 story glass sculptural/architectural wall divide, Medford, Oregon
2006
Rogue valley medical center: 2 cast glass vertical sculptures, abstract figurative, south lobby Medford, Oregon
2006
Private Collect: 3 story cast glass stair case, Hawaii
2005-2003
Street of Dreams; 6 projects: cast glass floor, ceiling, counters, Portland, Oregon
2005
Pacific University: Cast Glass Wall; Special divide, Forest Grove Oregon
2003
Private Collect; Dr. Oliver residence; Boulder, Colorado
2002
Private collect: Bill Bain Residence [ N.B.B.J.] Seattle, Washington
2002
Gene Juarez Salon; Monolithic cast glass sinuating wall, Seattle Washington
2002
Paul Allen World Headquarters: 4 projects: Floating Glass Ceiling, floating glass wall, Glass light bars, Cast glass elevator interior walls, Seattle, Washington
2000
Hoyt Street Plaza: Two cast Glass Wall divides, Portland, Oregon
2000
Downers Grove library, 3 projects: 1,three story atrium sculpture, 1: 2 story aerial sculpture, 1: dichroic glass wall light sculpture, Chicago, Ill.
1999
Private collect; Dr. Oliver residence; Sebastopol, California
1999
Youngstown state university: 2: four story aerial sculptures, Ohio
1998
The national high magnetic field laboratory; 2 projects: 2: three story atrium sculptures, 1 stand-alone conical sculpture, Tallahassee, Florida
1996
The Minnesota state high security hospital; 3: two story aerial sculptures, Minnesota
1992
PCC Community Collage; Two story aerial sculpture, Portland, Oregon
1991
Blanchard Educational Services Center; Two story aerial sculpture, Portland, Oregon

LECTURES & EXHIBITS

2017

Napa Art Walk, Napa, California.

2016

Pacific Northwest College of Art Historical Collections. Portland, Oregon

2015

SGAA glass conference; Expanding Horizons: moving beyond borders/parting with tradition; built projects; a visual body of evidence regarding modern cast glass for Art / Architecture. Portland Oregon

2014

EXHIBIT: Silence Gleaming; A temporary installation, glass surrounds / private spaces, Uroboros Glass, Portland, Oregon

2011

Master Builders Association: CPTC Interior Design Events, mixing art/architecture, U.S Metals Tacoma, Washington

2011

EXHIBIT: Outstanding materials / design, yielding built objects for interior features. U.S. Metals, Tacoma, Washington

2011

World News.com: Exhibit-Picture Perfect-Exquisite Glass

2010

EXHIBIT: Glass Tech International, Düsseldorf, Germany

2010

International Confab of Art Glass and Practicing Artists, Germany

2009

Audio/Visual Lecture Series for Artists & Educators, in Japan: Tokyo, Saitama, Nagoya, Osaka, Sasayama

2008

International Panelist: GAS; 38th Annual Glass Conference, Portland, Oregon

2007

International Panelist: BECON Big Ideas: Functional Architectural Glass; Portland Oregon

2007

EXHIBIT: Bulls eye Glass Gallery, Functional Art Glass; Portland, Oregon

2006

EXHIBIT: The British Society of Master Glass Painters, Great Britain

2006

EXHIBIT: AIA: Architectural Glass, Mercer University Atlanta, Georgia

2005

EXHIBIT: AIA; Architectural Glass, Cameron Wilson, Architects, Charleston, SC— AIA

2003

Masters of fine art glass; The kiln glass ceiling with bulls eye glass Port Oregon

1999

Lead Lecturer for the presidents focusing series” linking art theory, practice, collaborative dialogues ; Pacific University; Forest Grove, Oregon

1996

EXHIBIT: Glass Tech International Exhibition, Düsseldorf, Germany

1994

EXHIBIT: AIA: Art/Architecture: An exhibit of aerial sculpture installations: demonstrating the successful collaborative efforts between artist, client, architect, engineers and communities , Portland, Oregon

1984 to 1973

Exhibited ceramic sculpture with galleries and museums throughout the United States: Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, Taft Art Museum, Ohio, Portland Art Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, Library, Archives Museum, Alaska

PUBLICATIONS

2017

Best Art Glass Installation Prize for 2017; from Warm Glass Magazine; United Kingdom ; PIVOT PLAZA; state library, archives, museum ; Juneau, Alaska

2017

Uroboros Glass; celebrates Walter Gordinier, an American glass wonder; , PIVOT PLAZA, (SLAM) ; state library, archives, museum; Juneau, Alaska

2016

Project Slam; A hard bound book that visually illustrates the highly successful collaboration between artist, architect, and project design team.

Walters projects outside were; the Plaza Design, The Landscape Design, The Exterior Sculptures, Inside; The Story Bars, The Glacial Pond [disc], The Glass Towers

2016

Glass Art Magazine; Profiles. Charting a deeper collaborative dialogue between Artist, Architect, Client.

2016-2015

Innovate Building Solutions; myth busting glass floors, stairs and bridges

2015

Google+; Featured Artist visual Profile ; 25 page review

2015

World News.com; Business Journals; 015, 08, 05 ; Architectural Cast Glass

2015

Inside The Kashevaroff Archive Museum; Glacial Pond; Juneau Alaska

2015

Stained Glass of America; Part with traditions; Modern Cast Glass for Art and Architecture ; a conversation with S.G.A.A.

2015

Modern Cast Glass; The work of Walter Gordinier, hard bound second edition

2015

AI The Art Institutes; Art/Architectural Glass, International

2015

WorldNews.com: study reveals glass's extraordinary properties, Kyoto University

2015

Christies International Real Estate; modern art/architecture at the sea, Oregon Coast

2014

Sothebys; The Ranch at Cordillera; featured architectural and functional art glass

2014

Walter Gordinier;Cast Glass; first edition, showcasing paintings, architectural, functional and sculptural glass installations

2014

The Biggest Glass Artists; Internet Publications.

2014

The Art of Displaying Art

2014

Cityzen; Urban Life Style, 13 incredible stair designs

2014

Featured on Houzz ; home design internet world wide

2014

Featured on Behance ; Home design ,internet world wide

2014

World News ; Artist for Library/ Archives/Museum project [ SLAM ] Juneau, Alaska

2013

State of Alaska Department of Education ; Interior and Exterior glass Sculptures ; Urban Plaza

2013

Strathmore Who's Who; American Glass/Sculpture

2012

8 Cast Glass Videos stream Globally ; Internet, Utube,TV, Numerous .com sites

2012

Works of Art / The Art of Placement, Interior Design

2011

NBC + CBS universal [video] The Art of A Healing Garden, Dallas, Texas

2011

Modern Homes Portland; Architectural Art : Cast Glass

2011

Featured American artist--glass websites, corporate websites, and You-Tube

2010

Designer Magazine--Architectural Glass

2010

Crafting Glass--Fine Art Castings

2010-2007

The Source Book for Architectural and Interior Art

2009

Crafting Glass: Incredible Architectural Glass

2009

Panache—“Perspectives on Design, Pacific Northwest”

2009

Trends Home Architecture • Vol. 25, No. 1

2006

Architectural Review-"Glass Cube"

2006

Western Interiors & Design--"Portland Composition"

2006

Trends-Home & Living

2006

HGTV--Master Glass Artist Series

2005

The Art and Craft of Fine of Home Building

2005

Architectural Record-"Castle Rock Homes"

2004

Luxury Home Magazine-"Artist and Architect"

2004

Cover photo, Le Courrier du Bois (Belgium)

2004

Cover photo, Design • Build Magazine

2004

Oregon Home, "Architectural Glass - Who's Hot"

2003

Custom Builder; Serene Sanctuary; Port ludlow Washington

2003

Creative Home Design, "Puget Sound Harbor Inspires Architect and Artist"

2003

Glass Craftsman, Glass Innovator, Casting a New Role for Glass”

2001

High Beam Research; The High Magnetic Field Laboratory

2001

History of the Arts, "Art in Unfamiliar Places" Florida Department of State, Cultural Affairs

2000

Interior Design, "100 Design Giants"

1999

HGTV "Modern Masters"

1998

Cover photo, Illumination, PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc.

1996

Cover photo, The Guild, "Architectural Arts and Sculpture"