Ivan Toth Depeña (Studio)

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Charlotte Observer features the 277 Pedestrian Bridge Design
‘A visual landmark’: Work begins on Rail Trail Bridge

by Alison Kuznitz  

Profile of Ivan Toth Depeña in The Charlotte Observer
To expand on his studio work, this artist picked up spray paint and stepped outside

by Vanessa Infanzon 

"Surface" Awarded 2018 "Year in Review" Award from Public Art Network and Americans for the Arts
National Recognition to the Best in Public Art Projects Annually

by Americans for the Arts 

“The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.”

Wallpaper features 'Lift'
Miami Art Week 2017: in pictures

Inspired by the architecture, the history, and the engineering of the Miami River Armory’s lamela ceiling, artist Ivan Toth Depeña has responded with a light-based art installation. After extensive computer modelling of the space and creating parametric ‘line art’ algorithms, Depeña used the results as a launching point for intuitively ‘drawing’ in three-dimensional space with light.

Cuban Art News features Ivan Toth Depeña
First-generation US natives reflect ties to the island - 2017

Depeña has made his mark with public art projects that use the surrounding environment as a design element…

Charlotte Observer features 'Surface'
New CATS park and ride in Cornelius reflects Lake Norman colors - 2017

by Joe Marusak 

“This is the coolest park and ride in all of CATS,” Mayor Chuck Travis said at a grand opening ceremony on Friday.

'Arc' selected as CODAWorx Top 100 of 2017
Public Spaces Award Winner



TL Magazine features 'Lapse'
Ivan Toth Depeña Presents Lapse in Miami - 2016

by Ray Hu 

“You’ll never look at Miami the same way…”

Artsy features 'Lapse'
An Artist’s Augmented Reality App Reveals Virtual Art across Miami, and Incites Imagination - 2016

by Demie Kim 

“One of the hidden gems to be uncovered in Lapse’s scavenger hunt is “The Visions,” a collection of virtual murals…”

Prosthetic Knowledge features 'Lapse'
Art project from Ivan Toth Depeña is a tour of Augmented Reality art around Miami - 2016

“Through groundbreaking augmented reality (AR) technology, Lapse responds to triggers and activates virtual and auditory experiences with a mobile device’s camera lens and sound output.”

The Creators Project publishes 'Lapse'
Experience Miami Through an Augmented Reality App Experience - 2016

by Monica Uszerowicz 

“The result is a soundscape that feels as if it’s growing organically, like the movement of pixelated murals on the phone screen, rendering the commute a psychedelic, meditative experience.”

WLRN-National Public Radio features 'Lapse'
Psychedelic Scavenger Hunt: Using Virtual Reality To Create Invisible Public Art - 2016

by Wilson Sayre 

“The idea, though, is that the search takes you to a place you wouldn’t otherwise go. You are rewarded with an amazing view or a nice walk. But Depeña takes it to another level making those prizes these incredible virtual experiences.”

The Miami Herald publishes 'Lapse'
Lapse’ app offers augmented view of Miami art - 2016

by Shannon Kaestle 

“Imagine that hypothetical event when artificial intelligence becomes self-aware and self- improving. South Florida-born artist Ivan Toth Depeña has seemingly pondered that moment and woven its narrative into his latest project,. one that fuses art and science, reality and virtual reality.”

Miami New Times publishes 'Lapse'
New Lapse Miami App Allows You to See Art Through Augmented Reality - 2016

by Natalie Alatriste 

“It’s a futuristic approach that dissolves the boundaries of physical reality and an alternative, virtual world. I want people to both revere and reflect on our increasingly technologically entwined lives.”

Knight Foundation features 'Lapse'
Ivan Toth Depeña’s mind-bending augmented reality art - 2016

“Unlike so much art that is based in contemporary technology, there are no hard, cold edges here–it’s aesthetically beautiful.”

A Q&A with the Visual Artist (!) Behind the Symphony's Next KnightSounds Concert
Depeña divulges the “why” behind the project

by Andy Smith 

“I really want a direct visual connection to the music. The goal is to fuse the two dynamically and match the feel of each piece. I’ve always wanted to work with music. Music inspires everything I do. “

KRQE Evening News ABQ features 'Inside/Out'
Interactive Lights to Shine Bright - 2015

Interview by Cole Miller KRQE 

Ivan Toth Depeña featured in 'Bright 2' by Frame Publishers
Bright 2: Architectural Lighting and Art - 2015

Bright 2 is a vibrant selection of architectural illumination and light installation projects that are setting trends in the creative use of light from all over the world.

Domus Magazine publishes 'Color Field'
Color Field is the title of Ivan Toth Depeña’s new public art installation for West Rail Line’s Federal Center Station in Lakewood, Colorado- 2014

Made of steel, laminated and tempered colored glass and concrete that will be back lit by LEDs at night, each of Color Fields 18 “tree-like” structures was created using software that generates form algorithmically. For Depeña, this process insured that each sculpture and glass lens is unique…

Interior Design Magazine features 'Color Field'
Next Stop, Creativity: Ivan Toth Depeña Transforms a Railway Station - 2014

by Annie Block 

“There’s an architectural sensibility to Ivan Toth Depeña’s art.”

Architectural Record publishes 'Reflect'
Motions Captured - 2014

by Linda C. Lentz 

“Art imitates life in surprising ways. For Miami residents hurrying through the lobby of the city’s 1985 Stephen P. Clark Government Center lobby, Reflect, a permanent, interactive installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña, does it by capturing their movements in real time, and transforming them into dynamic video paintings that illuminate the building’s columns with vivid moving pixels…”

Design Life Network publishes 'Inside/Out'
Mood Lighting - 2015

“Can a building feel and express?  The North Carolina and Florida-based multi-media artist Ivan Toth Depeña believes it can…”

Designboom publishes 'Reflect'
Ivan Toth Depena: Reflection Installation at Miami Government Center - 2011

by Jenny Filippetti 

Visitor movement creates a abstracted flow of colour and light in ‘reflection’, an interactive light installation…

Frame Magazine publishes "Color Field"
Whimsical Forest Sprouts in Denver - 2014

With some help from the sun, the immediate surroundings are transformed into an experiential kaleidoscope…

Architizer Awards
Architecture and Light - 2014

“Reflect” awarded a special mention in the Architizer Awards

Creators Project publishes 'Color Field'
18 "Tree-Like" Colored Glass Sculptures Form Colorado's Newest Light Installation - 2014

By Emerson Rosenthal 

One Colorado train station has been treated to an entire spectrum of refracted light with a new permanent public art installation that uses colored glass, the sun’s rays, and LEDs at night to bathe the local landscape in constantly evolving colors.

13 Month Affiliate Artist in Residence
McColl Center for Arts + Innovation - 2014

““I want the sculpture to change constantly and to have a direct relationship with the landscape and the solar system”

Artnet features 'Color Field'
Kaleidoscopic Public Art Transforms Colorado Train Station - 2014

“A permanent public art installation in Lakewood, Colorado, transforms a local train station into a place of striking beauty with ever-shifting beams of colored light.”

Ivan Depena participates as panel member at Internet Week
Art at Internet Week

“…interesting discussion between arts professionals who are definitely participating in and influencing how art and the internet will continue to be intertwined.”

Departures features 'Color Field'
Outdoor Public Art to See Now - Art Guide - 2014

“The resulting array of colorful shadows, which change as the sun moves through the sky and cover every surface in sight, is meant to be kaleidoscopic…”

Happenings features Ivan Depena
The Heart of Charlotte Arts

“The idea dictates the medium…”

Arte Al Dia publishes 'Reflect'
Ivan Toth Depeña Designs “Reflect”, A Permanent Public Art Installation in Miami

“The project will engage the building’s visitors and reference the idea of community through several means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.”

Americans for the Arts Discusses Public Art as an Investment
Taking the Art World Approach: Evaluating Public Art as an Investment - 2012

by Brandi Reddick 

“It’s also important to take risks with public art, discover that “next big artist” and support the careers of local, emerging visual artists.”