Guenther Riess, Austrian/American (1945 - 2015)
Born 1945 Wels, Austria. Immigrated to U.S. 1956
Guenther studied art and received a scholarship to the Chouinard Art Institute, in Los Angeles, CA where he pursued a lifelong career in the arts. His three-dimensional constructions are held in corporate collections around the world, including Tropical Music, IBM, ITT, GE, MCI, HBO, Volvo and Peavey Electronics.
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ.
Christopher Hill Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Uptown Gallery, NYC
Judith N. Wolov Art & Access. Inc. Boston, MA.
Preston Burke Gallery, Ltd. Detroit, MI.
Jonathan Pool & Richard Wills Gallery, London, England
Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Hamrell Galleries, Los Angeles, Ca.
Abreau Gallery, NYC
LARGE WORKS, COMMISSIONS & PROJECTS: (partial list)
Oscar Mederos - Tropical Music - Cuba Commission - 2 pc. 3’ x 2’ & 3’ x 5’
Tropical Music - 3’ x 4’ - 25th Anniversary gift to Peavey Electronics
Six foot pieces for Oscar Mederos - Tropical Music
Best of Show - Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL 40” x 60” work - Gene Gomgerg, Coconut Grove, FL.
3’ x 8’ diptych - Peavey Electronics Corp., Meridian, MS.
1st Prize - Coconut Grove Art Festival (Ivan Karp, O.K. Harris Gallery - Juror)
3’ x 7’ work for lobby - US Surgical Corp., Headquarters, Norwalk, CT.
Window display - Tiffany & Co., Copley Place, Boston, MA.
7’ Lobby work - Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Gallery Row - 6 works, Washington, D.C.
Metro Center, Stamford, CT., 1 year project of progress with fine art works for
Warwick Malkin Property, Architects: Skidmore, Owens & Merrill SMS - works
Covers: Mortgage Bankers Association Magazine, Washington, D.C.
Detroit Bar Association Magazine
3’ x 4’ work, 9 drawings - GE World Headquarters Fairfield, CT.
3D Monument in black marble - F. D. Rich Co., Stamford Art Assoc.
18’ Lobby Construction - High Ridge Park Bldg. 4 Stamford, CT.
30’ X 30’ Outdoor Mural - Stamford, CT.
Oscar Mederos - Tropical Music
Charles Gibson (ABC’s “Good Morning America”)
The Late Congressman Stewart B. McKinney - CT.
Congressman Glenn Anderson - CA.
The Late Ed Bradley of (“60 Minutes”)
GE World Headquarters - Fairfield, CT.
IBM - White Plains, NY.
ITT - Stamford, CT.
Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant - Miami Beach, FL.
The late Malcolm Forbes - NYC.
MCI - Ryebrook, NY.
Jay Sandrich - Director of the (“Cosby Show”)
Senator Howard Mezenbaum - OH
HBO - NYC
Volvo - North American Division
Peavey Electronics Corp. - Meridian, MS.
Charles Cawley - CEO MBNA World Bank
Primarily self-taught Scholarship Chuinards Art Institute, L.A., CA. 1964-65
Died January 4, 2015