Hap Tivey

Hap Tivey is an American installation artist based in New York. He was a key member of the first generation of artists in America in the 60s and 70s whose work contributed to the coining of the term ‘installation art’, having lived as a Zen monk in Japan for a number of years that gave additional foundation to his experimentation with light as a form approaching ideas of emptiness. Hap Tivey began creating light installations and sculptures during the late sixties in Los Angeles. For more than thirty years, Tivey’s...

Light shreds – 2000 car paintings

Tivey’s work has a significant exhibition history in the USA and abroad, including representation in such public collections as Museum of Modern Art and Solomon. R. Guggenheim, New York, USA.