Erik Qvale provides public art consulting and design advisory services to government agencies, arts organizations, private developers, and community groups in the fields of cultural planning, civic art, percent for art programming, and urban design. The work involves collaborations with a diverse network of artists, fabricators, contractors, and arts organizations.
Since 2001, Erik Qvale has administered percent for art requirements for public art programs such as the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Public Works Improvement Project and Arts Development Fee Program, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro Art Program, and the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency Cultural Arts Program. Previously Mr. Qvale worked in museums and galleries in Los Angeles and New York. He has a degree in Art History from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Masters of Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California. In addition to serving eight years as a board member for J.U.i.C.E., Justice Through Uniting in Creative Energy, he served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation of Art Resources, an organization dedicated to facilitating the production and presentation of work by Los Angeles based artists who challenge and expand the boundaries of established notions of art and art making.