Harlan Emil Gruber
Harlan Emil Gruber (b.1959), inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller and Paolo Soleri, received a degree in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design in 1985, after studying physics at Emory University and electrical engineering at Georgia Tech and University of Miami. He worked for the design firm SITE Projects of New York before launching his independent career in 1987. He merges interests in art, design, and science into his diverse career which includes art furniture, sound sculpture, large-scale interactive installations and ultimately future habitations. His work has been exhibited in a variety of settings, from galleries in New York City and New Mexico to Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, as well as many other transformational festivals around the world. He is now focusing on his lifelong interest of conceiving future environments to assist in the transformation and healing of the Earth.