George Trakas

George Trakas (born 1944 in Quebec, lives and works in New York) is an artist who describes himself as an environmental sculptor.
He was awarded a grant from the American Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2017, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982 and was named Doctor of Humane Letters by Emory University in 2010. Trakas was a professor of Sculpture at Yale University for thirteen years. He participated in Documenta 6 and 8 in Kassel (1977 and 1987) and in the 39th Venice Biennale in 1980.
Among his most notable emblematic, perennial works are, in the United States, Newtown Creek Nature Walk and Newtown Creek Water Treatment Plant in Brooklyn, New York; Beacon Point, Dia Beacon; Berth Haven, Seattle, Washington; Source Route, Atlanta, Georgia; Rock River Union, ArtPark, Lewiston, New York; Rhodes' Bridge, Katonah, New York; Isle of View, Amherst, Massachusetts. In Europe, Reconnections, Bellmulet, Ireland; Self Passage, Louisiana Museum, Denmark; Sentiero dell'amore, Collezione Gori, Italy; Le Pont de l'Épée, centre d'art Le Creux de l'Enfer, Thiers, and Le Quai des Trois-Dents, regional park of Pilat, with art3/Valence, France.
George Trakas - Du sec à l\'eau - Étude pour Lamelouze
French edition
Captures - Monographs & artist's books
Study book made by artist George Trakas in response to a commission issued by inhabitants of the Lamelouze commune in the southern French region of Gard, north of Alès (as part of the “New Patrons” program, initiated and supported by the Fondation de France).

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