Curated by Janet Levy
Ed Fella worked as a commercial artist in Detroit from 1957 to 1987, and is currently teaching graphic design at CalArts. Fella is recognized for his eccentric letter-forms and compositions, which came into being in the 1980s and subsequently influenced the course of expressive typography in the ensuing decades. He has devoted his time to teaching and creating his own unique self-published work which has appeared in many design publications and anthologies. His work is in the National Design Museum and MOMA in New York. In 1997, he received the Chrysler Award and in 1999, an Honorary Doctorate from CCS in Detroit. A book of his photographs and lettering, Letters on America, was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2000. He was a finalist for the National Design Award in 2001, and in 2007, Fella was awarded the AIGA Medal. Ed Fella received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his MFA from the Center for Creative Studies.
Artwork Selected by the Curator
Janet Levy is a curator and director of See Line Gallery. See Line Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space founded April 2006 by Janet Levy in Santa Monica. In 2009, See Line Gallery relocated to the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. With a focus on an exceptional curatorial program, See Line Gallery is dedicated to showing the works of talented contemporary artists with an emphasis on sculpture, collage, mixed media, and installations.