Education:

MFA Mills College, Oakland, California
BA Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma

 

Selected Commissions & Public Art:

2010 Downtown University Health System, Robert B. Green Building, San Antonio, TX, finalist for exterior building design enhancement.

2009 Morningstar Boardwalk, Salado Creek linear park, city of San Antonio Parks and Recreation department, CFZ Group Architects

2008 “Bernard’s Bench”, Southwest School of Art and Craft, memorial bench for Bernard Lifshutz,a force for the arts in San Antonio, placed on the Riverwalk at the Southwest School,

2005 - 2007 McAllister Park, Turkey Roost Pavilion, city of San Antonio public enhancement project, mosaic entrance, border and benches of new pavilion, CFZ Group Landscape architects

2006 Great Northwest Library, city of San Antonio public enhancement project, mosaic floor path for new children’s wing, collaboration with Gould Evans Architects

2004 Mockert Street, city of San Antonio public enhancement project, small neighborhood park created as part of a public works project in collaboration with Rialto Studio Landscape architects

2002 Springdale Park, AIPP project, Austin Texas, design and treatment of mosaic surface of columns for a new park pavilion

2001 - 2002 Hotel Valencia courtyard fountain, Houston St., San Antonio, Texas, in collaboration with Rialto Studio, Inc., Landscape Architects: design of fountain water feature and surfaces

2000 - 2005 “Rosa Parks Journal”, public enhancement project, San Antonio design series of 10 sites along E. Houston St. (also known as Rosa Parks’ Way)

2001 - 2002 “Hope Springs”, Houston Street Court Fountain, San Antonio, Texas, in collaboration with Rialto Studio, Inc., Landscape Architects, design of fountain sculpture and surface treatment of fountain

2000 - 2002 Palmer Events Center, AIPP project, Austin, Texas, design and installation of mosaic stone “ponds” inset into 3 lobby floors, completed winter 2002

2000 - 2003 Fulton Street Enhancement Project, San Antonio, Texas, design of shape and surface treatment for retaining wall and mural for railroad underpass

1997 Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, mosaic paving project
Alamo Children’s Advocacy Center, San Antonio, design of entrance sidewalk with mosaic insets in concrete tile and stone

1996 Stagecoach Park, Dublin, California, public art commission, mosaic benches and mural
Unit II Residence Hall, U.C. Berkeley, California, custom mosaics benches and tables for four residence halls

1995 2100 Channing, graduate residence hall courtyard project for U.C.Berkeley in downtown Berkeley, California, mosaic feature strip in second story courtyard
Unit II Dining Hall, U.C. Berkeley, mosaic relief designs in dining hall food service areas

1994 “The Confessional”, Bank of America, San Francisco, California, mosaic bench for rooftop terrace
Golden Bear Cafe, U. C. Berkeley student union cafe, mosaic wall mural

1993 Unit I Dining Hall, U.C. Berkeley, mosaic relief designs in four food service lines of dining hall, U. C. Berkeley campus

 

Publications - Magazines & Periodicals:

Voices of Art, 2004, volume 2, “Bit by Bit, the mosaic art of Twyla Arthur” by Paula Stone

San Francisco Examiner, “Habitat” section, September 20, 1995

Brava Casa, March, 1995, pages 228 - 233 (project: Baker/Whitcombe residence)

Il Bagno, April, 1995 (project: Baker/Whitcombe residence)

Sunset Magazine, “Ancient Technique Revisited”, August, 1994, page 95 (project: Baker/Whitcombe residence)

Sunset Magazine, “Relics From the Ruins”, September, 1994, page 73 (project: Katsoff/Yonkowsky residence)

Image Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, “Singular Spaces”, May 16, 1993 (project: Baker/Whitcombe residence)

 

Publications - Books:

Mosaic Art & Style, edited by JoAnn Loctov, Rockport publishers, 2005

Mosaic Sourcebook, JoAnn Loctov and Doreen Mastendrea, Rockport Publishers, 2004

The Art of Mosaic Design: A Collection of Contemporary Artists. JoAnn Loctov and Leslie P. Clagett, Rockport Publishers. Inc., 1998

Making Mosaics. Leslie Dierks, Sterling Publishing Company, 1997

Inside Architecture: Interiors by Architects. Susan Zevon, photographed by Judith Watts, Rockport Publishers, Inc., 1997

Hyperwest: American Residential Architecture on the Edge. Alan Hess. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1996

West Coast Wave: New California Houses. Dirk Sutro. New York: Van Nostrand Teinhold, 1994