Stephan von Huene | Biography
The complete work of Stephan von Huene: kinetic and sound sculptures, sculptures, assemblages, drawings
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Biography

1932

born on September 15 in Los Angeles as a son of German immigrants

1952 – 53

studies fine arts at the University of California, Los Angeles

1955 – 59

studies painting, drawing, and design at the Chouinard Art Institute (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

1963 – 65

studies art and art history at the University of California, Los Angeles (Master of Arts)

1963 – 66

sculptures made of wood, leather, and other materials; teaches drawing at the Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena

1964 – 70

first sound sculptures, experiments with the acoustic qualities of musical instruments, mechanical pianos and organs; teaches at Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles

1966 – 67

teaches at California State University, Los Angeles

1967

begins working with organ-pipes and optoelectronic programs

1971

teaches at California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles

1972 – 74

Vice-dean of California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles

Stephan von Huene ca. 1973
Stephan von Huene ca. 1973

photo: Hans Haacke

1974

guest lecturer at the Nova Scotia School of Contemporary Arts, Nova Scotia; National Endowment Grant for the development and work on sound sculptures

1975

works on Drum I, together with James Tenney, a work commissioned by Frank Oppenheimer at the Exploratorium, Museum of Science and Art, San Francisco

1975 – 76

Acting Dean at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles; thereafter head of the sculpture department for five years

1976 – 77

DAAD artist in residence, Berlin

1976 – 80

experiments with the specific qualities of the sound of an object in relation to size and pitch; further development of electronic programming; study of systems theory and communication theory

1979

Guest Professor at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin; marriage with Petra Kipphoff

1980

moves studio to Hamburg; Guest Professor at the Fachhochschule für Kunst and Design, Hannover

Stephan von Huene 1982
Stephan von Huene 1982

photo: Klaus Kallabis

1983 – 85

Professor at the International Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg

1985

Rohrspiel (Hörspiel), Production Studio for Acoustic Art WDR, Redaktion Klaus Schöning

1986

guest lecturer at Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Hamburg

1987

Extended Schwitters (radio play), Production Studio for Acoustic Art WDR, editor Klaus Schöning

1988

Professor at the Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg

1989

Extended Schwitters – a Transplantation (radio play), Production Studio for Acoustic Art WDR, editor Klaus Schöning

Petra and Stephan von Huene 1983
Petra and Stephan von Huene 1983

photo: Erika Schmied

1991

Scholar at the Getty Center of the Arts and the Humanities, Santa Monica

1992

Media Art Prize of the ZKM, Karlsruhe and Siemens Cultural Program, Munich

1992 – 97

Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe

1997

Guest of Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades

1999

Guest lecturer at Historisches Institut of the Universität Basel

2000

dies on September 5 in Hamburg

Stephan von Huene 1995
Stephan von Huene 1995

unknown photographer