Seaweed Making, Photo by Maria Foladori Weiss
Seaweed Making, Photo by Maria Foladori Weiss

Glenn Weiss is the Public Art Manager for the City of Boynton Beach, Florida and a conceptual artist. As an artist, Weiss responds to particular place with interjections designed to critique standard human observations and habits regarding that place. Photographically, he records multiple occurrences of the same process acting in the same place at the same time. Much of his work engages horizontal land surfaces.  As  a public art manager or consultant, Weiss spent 35 years assisting counties, cities, museums and community organizations improving their civic spaces with public art. He has managed public art programs in Seattle, South Florida and NYC’s Times Square and has written several public art master plans.  As a writer, he blogged the “AestheticGrounds” column for He has taught architecture and urban planning at Florida Atlantic University and University of Washington.  Click Here to CV.

Master of Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY 1986
BA, Fine Arts, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 1979

Recent Exhibitions and Projects

“Black Hammock’s Marsh” Conceptual Ideas, MOSH Mini Maker’s Fair, Jacksonville, FL, 2019
“Wedding Shoes”, Installation for Atlantic Dunes Park, Delray Beach, FL 2016
“Lounge”, Installation for Palm Beach International Airport, Rubberized Asphalt Filler on Sears Curtain, 120”x72”, 2015
Rising Waters Confab series, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL 2015
· Digging for Water, Cubic meter hole dug to find the watertable
· Rising Waters Jungle Seeds, international distribution of seeds harvested at estate.
· Last Stand, Planting mangroves 150 feet inland for future water’s edge
Dark Serra Series, Large black painting in asphalt sealer on roads and parking lots, Houston, TX 2012
· Black Annulus, 50 foot diameter, Recognized in the 2013 Year in Review of the Public Art Network of Americans for the Arts
· Deep Cross, 30 ft x 30 ft
· Black Reflection, 10 ft x 40 ft
· Twice Removed Boteh, 15 ft x 30 ft
Photographic Series, recording multiple occurrences of the same process at the same place within 30 minutes, 2012-Present
For example: Bridge drains, oily parking spaces, repaired steps, crab digs, ant sand annulus, fence shadows, beach seaweed, rock moss,

Public Art and Architecture Writer AestheticGrounds, Blogger on public art 2006-08, 2012-2014
Arcade Magazine Architecture critic 1995-99, Guest editor, 1999
Seattle Magazine Architecture critic 1998-99
Reflex Magazine Art critic 1988-90
Other: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly and Progressive Architecture


Public Art Manager, City of Boynton Beach, Florida 2021-Present
Director, Art in Public Places, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Florida 2019-2021
Artist, Lifetime
Public Art and Planning Consultant, Delray Beach, Florida 2012-2015
Public Art Program Manager, Times Square Alliance, NYC 2008-11
Senior Planner for Public Art and Urban Planning, City of Coral Springs, Florida 2005-08
Public Art and Planning Consultant, Delray Beach, Florida 2001-05
Visiting Asst. Professor, Schools of Architecture & Planning, FAU, Florida 2004-05
Public Art and Design Program Manager, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale 2000-01
Community Liaison/Public Art Coordinator, Washington State Convention Center Expansion, Seattle 1998-2000
Marketing Director, ARC Architects, Seattle 1996-98
Marketing Coordinator, Heery International, NW Region, Seattle 1994-96
Public Art Program Manager, King County, Seattle 1990-93
Architecture Curator, PS1 Museum, Queens, NYC 1986-90
Executive Director, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle 1986-88
Co-Executive Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC 1984-86
Project Architect, Alfred Wen and Kim Wang Associates, NYC 1984-85
Junior Designer, HLW Architects, NYC 1979-80

Selected Awards & Distinctions

Rising Waters Confab, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL 2015 and 2016
Recognition, 2013 Year in Review, Public Art Network, for Weiss artwork “Dark Serra”
Public Art Think Tank, Scottsdale Public Art Program, AZ, 2011
Award for Excellence, Employee Empowerment Category, City of Coral Springs, 2007
Muse Award Nominee, Visual Arts, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 2007
1st Prize, Magazine Editorials, Society of Professional Journalists, NW USA, 2000
Recognition for Civic Contribution, Motion of King County Council, Seattle, 1998
Progressive Architecture, Young Architects Issue, 1990
New York Architectural League, Young Architects Winner, 1989
National Endowment for the Arts, On-Site Evaluator, 1986-88

Selected Presentations

Economic Value of Public Art, Sculpture Sarasota, 2014
Urbanism Now, Speaker for Arts, Humanity & the City, University of Washington, WA, 2011
Public Art and Public Space, Panelist, Artspace of College Art Assoc. Conference, 2011
Symposium on Public Space, Cooper Union School of Art, Panelist, 2010
Bat Yam Urban Landscape Biennale, Competition Judge and Lecturer, Bat Yam, Israel, 2010
Cary Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Judge and Lecturer, Cary, NC, 2010
Public Art Symposium: Public Art 360, Key Note Speaker, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008
State of Virginia Arts Conference, Lecture on Public Art, Richmond, VA, 2008
Sub-Tropical Design Conference, Lecture on New Urbanism, Brisbane, Australia, 2006
American for the Arts Public Art Conference, Lecture on Cultural Loop, Washington, DC, 2004
Florida Redevelopment Assoc. Conference, Lecture on Delray and the Arts, 2004
Florida Association of Public Art Administrators, Panelist, Delray Beach, FL 2004
City of Coral Springs Visioning Conference, Speaker, Coral Springs, FL 2004
Arts and Redevelopment Conference, Speaker, University of Florida, 2003
American Planning Association, Annul Florida Conference, Speaker, Palm Beach, 2003

Click Here for  CV


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