About the Artist, Michael Stutz
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Michael Stutz has been living and working in Fallbrook since 2004. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1986 and has been a practicing artist ever since. While developing his reputation as a significant artist in the field of public art, Stutz supported himself by making floats for New Orleans’ Mardi Gras parades (1993-96) and by designing and building photographic props for magazine ads while living in San Francisco (1987-98).
Since 1998, Stutz has kept very busy creating an impressive number of public art projects in California and across the country. A selection of his public art projects include:
- W Hotel, San Francisco, CA, 2000
- PGE Ball Park, Portland, OR, 2001
- Grace Street Police Headquarters, Richmond, VA, 2005
- Iowa State Worker’s Monument, Des Moines, IA, 2008
- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2009
- Fallbrook Library, Fallbrook, CA, 2011
- Westin Hotel, Horton Plaza, San Diego, 2012
Being more and more in demand for public art projects, Stutz also continues to create artwork for gallery settings, and has had his work displayed in solo or group shows at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL; San Jose Museum of Art; Parisi Gallery in Del Mar; and Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, CA.
“Portrait Heads” at the City of Carlsbad Safety Training Center is the first permanent public art piece by Michael Stutz to be located in North County.
To see other examples of Michael Stutz’s public art work, visit his website at www.stutzart.com.