Douglas Lochner

A professional artist, visionary, and conceptual engineer who since 2007 has focused exclusively on creating site specific art, Lochner works in a wide variety of mediums, including glass, metal, stone, wood, software, and electronics, with a passion for kinetic and interactive works.

Lochner is accomplished at working with all levels of stakeholders, with a proven track record of successful projects, delivered on time and on budget.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS:

“Reflections of Ojai”
A collective work of 10 patinaed brass canvases
AMLAP Business Park, Ojai, CA – 2007

“Iron Archway I & II”
Two hand forged iron archways & shadow sculptures
Cañada Redevelopment Project, Ojai, CA – 2008

“Get it in gear!”
Three fabricated steel gear functional bike rack sculpture
City of Ventura, Ventura, CA – 2010

“Them bones”
Stainless steel “fish” functional bike rack sculpture
City of Ventura, Ventura, CA – 2010

“Synergy”
Textured cast glass monolith
Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA – 2011

“Let’s swim!”
Stainless steel backlit wall relief sculpture
Cuyama Aquatic Center, New Cuyama, CA – 2012

“Wings of honor”
Freestanding glass World War II Veterans’ tribute sculpture
Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara, CA – in progress

“Fun for All”
Place-making installation of four sculptures (giant Lizard, Ladybug, Archway and Art-wall)
Libbey Park Playground, Ojai, CA – 2016

 JURIED EXHIBITS:

“History Happens”
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA – 2008
“Isis” steel, copper & bronze sculpture

“Art from the Ashes”
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, Santa Barbara, CA (two works) – 2009
“A new dawn”, stabilized charcoal monoliths on distressed steel bases
“Something else”, stabilized charcoal on cast glass base

“Inspire”
Art from the Ashes Gallery, Glendale, CA (four works) – 2010
“Rebirth”, stabilized charcoal, forged glass & metal sculpture
“Primal Memories”, bronze & copper patina on steel wall sculpture
“Lost”, blown glass platter
“Ashes to ashes”, blown glass vessel

“American Glass Works”
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA – 1/19/2012 – 4/1/2012
Five works including cast, kiln-formed and forged glass & metal sculptures

“Reflection Thirty Years”
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA – 4/13/2013 – 6/9/2013
“gravity 1.0” kiln formed and blown glass wall relief sculpture

“Homage and Continuum”
Beatrice Wood Center For The Arts, Ojai, CA – 9/7/2013 – 10/13/2013
“trinity”, kiln formed glass and forged steel

“Mentors”
Ojai City Hall, Ojai, CA, 11/18/2013 – 01/18/2014
“red trinity” and “azurite”, kiln formed glass and forged steel

“Rejuvenation”
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA, 4/19/2014 – 6/15/2014
“stream”, human aware interactive kinetic sculpture

“Condition Report”
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA, 4/18/2015 – 7/5/2015
“red trinity”, cast glass and forged steel

“Angles”
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA, 4/16/2016 – 6/19/2016
“#3”, acrylic paint on cast glass panel

 EXTENSIVE PERSONAL EXPERIMENTATION:

  • Forging, blacksmithing, fabricating and welding of metals
  • Manipulation of glass (forging, blowing, kiln-forming, casting, cold-working)
  • Fine woodworking, furniture, wood carving
  • Archival patinas and finishes
  • Art from recycled objects and materials (metal, glass, wood & stone)
  • Electro-mechanical systems, robotics, kinetic sculpture
  • Interactive software, intelligent systems, human-machine interfaces and interaction
  • Advanced energy technologies, co-generation, day-lighting, ultra-efficient thermal systems

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • ABANA – Artist Blacksmith Association of North America
  • GAS – Glass Art Society (glassart.org)
  • OSA – Ojai Studio Artist (ojaistudioartists.org)

 BACKGROUND:

Douglas Lochner is one of those rare individuals that possess both technical wizardry and artistic zeal. For over a quarter century he provided innovative solutions to a broad range of complex problems for some of the world’s most respected organizations including Apple Computer, Hilton Resorts, Kraft Foods, UCLA and NASA. Lochner has a unique grasp and keen insight. He is well known as an accomplished visionary in his fields which include intelligent systems and advanced energy technologies.

Since 2007, after twenty-five years of running two successful companies (Flexible Logic® and Flexible Energy®), Lochner is focused exclusively on creating fine art with an emphasis on site specific public art.
Lochner works in a variety of materials and disciplines including glass, metal, stone, ceramics and wood. Respectful of our environment, Lochner utilizes recycled materials and environmentally responsible production methods whenever possible. An example of this passion can be seen in his artistic lighting fixtures and sculptures produced from discarded hot water heaters and his ultra–efficient “intelligent” process kilns, forges and glass furnaces.