Born in Lincoln in 1929, Cedric Hartman is an American artist and inventor. He is known for making thoughtful, idiosyncratic work in the architectural realm - and an ever evolving array of furniture, lighting and hardware. Hartman's 15-person organization uses the highest quality materials to produce small editions of work for a world clientele of architects, curators, and interior designers. "These are objects of unapologetic luxury. Like couture, they are extravagant in conception and painstaking in execution," notes architect Charles Gifford. "His architecture, furniture, and in particular, his lighting fixtures are characterized by purity, heft, and authenticity."
Hartman's work is in the Museum of Modern Art and many private collections. Now 85 years old, he still works at his Omaha studio workshop every day. This exhibition at KANEKO will be the first time Hartman has curated a public exhibition of his work.