Under the Wing – Artist Mentorship Program
January 26, 2021
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Artists Selected for New Terminal 1

Artists Selected for New Terminal 1


You may have heard that SAN is embarking on its largest capital project to date: The New T1. This project envisions the replacement of Terminal 1 with a more modern facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience for everyone. It also offers exciting opportunities for arts integration throughout the new facility, as outlined in the 2019 Airport Arts Master Plan.
 
We’re thrilled to announce the six artists commissioned to create integrated, site-specific public art for The New T1.

Gateway Public Artwork – Walter Hood 
Oakland -based artist Walter  Hood  has  developed  a  practice  that  emerges  from  an interest in everyday patterns and practices that play out in the public realm and a deep understanding of sculptural forms. Hood will be creating a work that welcomes travelers to the Airport campus, helping to define the customer experience for vehicular traffic approaching SAN. 
 
Vertical Ticketing Public Artwork – Nova Jiang
Los Angeles-based artist Nova Jiang has developed a diverse body of work that engages the viewer in playful, participatory experiences, and which gives careful consideration to the historical, emotional,  and  functional  aspects  of  a  site.  Jiang will create a suspended artwork that takes advantage of San Diego’s unique light and activates the ticketing hall with color and movement. 
 
Outdoor Plaza Public Artwork – Matthew Mazzotta
New York-based artist Matthew Mazzotta has cultivated a practice committed to integrating new opportunities for discovery and social engagement into the built environment. His project will create inviting outdoor plazas on the Terminal curbside that support a range of traveler activities from offering a quiet and shaded place to rest while waiting for a ride or arriving passenger, or hosting outdoor performances. 
 
Recomposure Area – Amy Ellingson
Amy Ellingson is a Santa Fe-based artist whose large-scale, immersive, formally abstract works evoke computer and genetic codes and are rooted in the history of abstraction. Ellingson will reimagine the recomposure area, or space just past the TSA security checkpoint. The resulting artwork will support passengers in this transitional moment by offering a calming site and experience that helps them to easily reorganize and reorient themselves to the Terminal.
 
Food Hall Interactive Public Artwork – Erwin Redl
New York City and Bowling Green, Ohio-based artist Erwin Redl has a technology driven art practice with a strong consideration of ecological concerns and an interest in placemaking and memory. His project will feature engaging, participatory artwork within the concession cores of Terminal 1 that appeals to all ages and works collaboratively with the integrated performing arts stages in the Terminal.
 
Family Play Area Artwork – Donald Lipski
Artist Donald Lipski does not rely on a static set of materials or approaches, but rather, treats every situation as a blank slate and strives to create works that are dynamic, thoughtful and engaging. Lipski’s project will result in an imaginative environment for families with children of all ages to engage and play within the Terminal.