U. S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and Arts Oral History Project

August 2008–August 2010

In August 2008, with the support of the U. S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and Arts Programs, the Archives of American Art began a focused oral history initiative to interview twenty artists who have produced major works of art for the Art in Architecture Program of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). GSA collaborated on the selection of interviewees, made the initial contacts, and provided the necessary funds for the duplication, transcribing, editing, cataloging, and digital preservation of the interviews.

The Archives produced twenty new oral history interviews. While these interviews are broadly autobiographical, each one includes a discussion of works of art created by the artist for the Fine Arts or Art in Architecture Program.

Interviews

Dennis Adams (b. 1948)
Conceptual artist, New York, NY
Interview with Dennis Adams conducted by Avis Berman, April 24, May 8 and 15, 2009

Alice Aycock (b. 1946)
Sculptor, New York, NY
Interview with Alice Aycock conducted by Avis Berman, February 2 and 11, March 11 and 25, 2009

Jackie Ferrara (b. 1929)
Sculptor, New York, NY
Interview with Jackie Ferrara conducted by Avis Berman, January 16 and 23, February 13, 2009

Richard Haas (b. 1936)
Muralist, New York, NY
Interview with Richard Haas conducted by Avis Berman, January 13 and March 16, 2009

Douglas Hollis (b. 1948) 
Sculptor, New York, NY
Interview with Douglas Hollis conducted by Mija Riedel, May 20, 22, and 24, 2010

Valerie Jaudon (b. 1945)
Painter, New York, NY
Interview with Valerie Jaudon conducted by Avis Berman, October 8, December 15 and 22, 2010

Raymond Kaskey (b. 1943)
Sculptor, Washington, DC
Interview with Raymond Kaskey conducted by Avis Berman, June 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2009

Mikyoung Kim (b. 1967)
Landscape architect, Boston, MA
Interview with Mikyoung Kim conducted by Avis Berman, October 14 and 15, 2009

Larry Kirkland (b. 1950)
Sculptor, Washington, DC
Interview with Larry Kirkland conducted by Avis Berman, August 26 and 27, 2009

Hung Liu (b. 1948)
Painter, Oakland, CA
Interview with Hung Liu conducted by Joann Moser, April 25, 26, and 29, 2010

Winifred Lutz (b. 1942)
Sculptor, Huntington Valley, PA
Interview with Winifred Lutz conducted by Avis Berman, January 30 and February 3, 2010

Allan McCollum (b. 1944)
Paitner, New York, NY
Interview with Allan McCollum conducted by Avis Berman, February 23 and 25, April 7 and 9, 2010

Alan Michelson (b. 1953)
Artist, New York, NY
Interview with Alan Michelson conducted by Avis Berman, August 5, 12, and 14, 2009

Anna Valentina Murch (b. 1948)
Installation artist, sculptor, professor, San Francisco, CA
Interview with Anna Valentina Murch conducted by Mija Riedel, May 21 and 22, 2010

Tom Otterness (b. 1952)
Sculptor, New York, NY
Interview with Tom Otterness conducted by Avis Berman, April 10 and 23, and May 13, 2009

Beverly Pepper (b. 1922)
Sculptor, New York, NY
Interview with Beverly Pepper conducted by Judith Olch Richards, July 1 and 2, 2009

Jim Sanborn (b. 1945)
Sculptor, Washington, DC
Interview with Jim Sanborn conducted by Avis Berman, July 14 and 16, 2009

Keith Sonnier (b. 1941)
Performance, video and light artist, New York, NY
Interview with Keith Sonnier conducted by Avis Berman, September 22 and October 20, 2009

Athena Tacha (b. 1936)
Artist, Washington, DC
Interview with Athena Tacha conducted by Avis Berman, December 4, 5 and 6, 2009

Xiaoze Xie (b. 1966)
Painter, professor, Palo Alto, CA
Interview with Xiaoze Xie conducted by Mija Riedel, May 10 and 11, 2010