Born and raised on Miami Beach, Lloyd Goradesky is an internationally recognized artist and photographer known for his iconic Gator In The Bay art installation, bringing attention and awareness to the Florida Everglades.
“Goradesky’s work is compared to Christo & Jean-Claude. Using the Power of Art to bring awareness to our natural surroundings, Goradesky’s art extends from multi-media design to complex material creations.” -Discovery Channel
In addition to his highly acclaimed photography work, Goradesky is famous for his Public Art project in 2012-2013 “Gator in the Bay,” a 33,000-pound alligator the size of a football field that floats. The head is a 3-story steel sculpture built on a self-propelled barge using recycled junkyard materials. The upper jaw attached to the boom of a crane, opens and closes. The body is made of 104 individual boards (called Floating Art Tiles) displaying 3,000 photographs of the Everglades (captured by the artist).
The head/upper jaw was featured during Art Basel Miami-2012; entire piece was featured in Art Basel Miami-2013. Received widespread, international print and broadcast media coverage, including: ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, CNN, Fox News, Yahoo News, Discovery Channel, Huffington Post, The Examiner, Sun Sentinel, Miami New Times and Miami Herald. Project Manager and Artist, Goradesky worked with federal, environmental and local city officials including Homeland Security, Marine Control, U.S. Coast Guard and NASA for approval. Budget $1,000,000. Private funding for this public art project.
Goradesky is extremely active within the local South Florida community and sits on numerous boards for non-profits and environmental organizations. Art Board Affiliations include:
Life is Art Board 2017-2018
Weiner Museum of Decorative Arts, Voluntary Adviser & Instructor, 2018
Artists in Residence in Everglades Board 2016-2017
Education for Tomorrow Advisory 2016-2017
WiseTribe Elder 2016-2017
Love The Everglades Movement Board 2012-2017
Miccosukee Advisory Board 2011-2014
The artist and photographer hosts workshops at various museums and galleries throughout South Florida, such as his recent photography workshop at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) in Hollywood, Florida on April 27, 2018 during Museum Week with upcoming sessions TBD.
The renowned public artist and photographer is known for his cutting-edge projects and site-specific installations throughout South Florida. For inquiries on how to commission a piece or start a project, private or group photography lessons, wedding or event packages, contact Goradesky at (305)915-2691, or email Lloyd@Lloydsite.com more information visit http://innovativepublicartgroup.com/lloyd-goradesky/ or http://www.lloydsite.com