Stephen Pevnick

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  • ISEA1997

    Fountain inventor Stephen Pevnick was born in St. Louis in 1944. He is currently an Associate Professor of art at the University of Wisconsin/ Milwaukee. He taught sculpture at the University of South Florida in Tampa until 1978 when he came to the University of Wisconsin to teach Design. He received a Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America in 1983 for the design of the programmable free falling water droplet fountain called the Rainfall Project. He received two Project Fellowships from the Design Arts Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. His largest research grant was for $122,000 from the Kohler Company for the development of the Linear Rainfall Project fountains. Nineteen recent shows for his fountains have been: installations at the Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Olympics 1996; General Motors Cadillac New Car reveal sales meeting 1996; ITB Show Berlin 1996:World Travel Market, London 1995; National Association of Home Builders Shows in Houston, Las Vegas; Atlanta 1989 to 1996; installations at the National Kitchen and Bath Shows in New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago 1989 to 1996; the Illinois State fair in 1991 for IBM; Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University in Ohio; and an installation at the International Art Exposition at Navy Pier in Chicago in 1988.

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