Writer Gerald Hannon once compared a trek through urban Toronto to being “a tourist in the brain of Bruce Mau.”
Roots, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Indigo and Harbourfront – along with Swatch, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Sony Music – are all on Mr. Mau’s client list. He has gained international recognition for innovative and challenging design since he founded his eponymous studio in 1985.
Since then, he has developed long-term creative partnerships with the Getty Research Institute, Zone Books, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Netherlands Architecture Institute.
Mr. Mau designed and conceived the award-winning and critically acclaimed book S,M,L,XL with architect Rem Koolhas, named by TIME as one of the best designed of 1996. He has collaborated with André Lepecki on a video installation for the Vienna Festival 2000.
Mr. Mau has been an artist in residence at the California Institute of the Arts and a visiting scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He serves on the International Advisory Committee of the Wexner Centre and the board of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto and is presently the design director of Zone Books.
Mr. Mau has received numerous accolades for his work, including the prestigious Chrysler Award for Design Innovation in 1998.