Wiseman Studio is a collaboration between brothers David and Ari Wiseman. David, acclaimed designer and artist, and Ari, former Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, have founded a new studio devoted to the creation and presentation of David’s work, collaborative projects with galleries, museums and fellow artists, and programs that cultivate dialogue around design and nature.
David Wiseman (b. 1981) is one of the leading American designers of his generation. His work draws upon the history of decorative arts and contemporary design to create unique sculptural objects and environmental installations. David derives inspiration from nature—a blossoming tree branch, a succulent flower, a seedpod, a perching owl—which he uses to create site-specific installations, lighting, furniture, and sculpture.
The studio’s new home will soon be established in a 30,000 square foot multi-building former factory complex in Los Angeles’s burgeoning Frogtown district, along the Los Angeles River. Currently under construction, the new studio will provide an ideal location for David and his outstanding team, allowing his work to be created on-site from inception to completion, as well as offering a space for collectors to visit the studio and participate in the process that is unique to each of David’s commissioned works. The complex will host exhibitions of his finished sculpture and allow access to his process of making, including bronze casting and porcelain fabrication. A series of gardens featuring flora and fauna that serve as the inspiration for much of David’s work will be woven throughout the site. Planning and design for the site is being led by Ted Trussell Porter of Ted Porter Architects, New York, and will be completed in fall 2018.
Wiseman has created site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, and private collections. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), his work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, RISD Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass.
Many images by Joe Kramm and Sherry Griffin, - Courtesy of R & Company, Mark Hanauer, Ansen Seale, and Brian Forrest.