Leo Villareal
By Sara Hart, JoAnne Northrup

This volume accompanied the first museum survey of Villareal's hypnotic and exhilarating light sculptures at the San Jose Museum of Art.

New York's Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts and Design
By Sandra Bloodworth, William Ayres
Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900
By Kerry Brougher, Jeremy Strick, Ari Wiseman, Judith Zilczer
By Nicholas R. Bell


Springer, Kate, Painting with light on London’s River Thames, CNN, December 19, 2016

Beckenstein, Joyce, When Artists Choose Artists, The Brooklyn Rail, Dec. 6TH, 2016

Shea, Christopher, British-American Team Is Chosen to Light Up London’s Bridges, New York Times, DEC. 8, 2016 

Sherwin, Adam, River of light to span London’s bridges after US artist wins Sadiq Khan design competition, iNews, Wednesday December 7th 2016

Winner chosen of competition to light up River Thames bridges, BBC London, Dec. 7, 2016

Harris, Gareth, Team led by US artist Leo Villareal wins design competition to light up London’s Thames, The Art Newspaper, Dec. 8th, 2016

ArtForum, Leo Villareal-Led Design Team Wins Competition to Light Up London’s Bridges, Dec. 8, 2016

Brown, Mark, New York artist gets green light to illuminate London's bridges, The Guardian, Dec. 7, 2016 

Menking, William, Team led by New York-based artist Leo Villareal wins competition to illuminate London’s bridges, The Architects Newspaper, Dec. 7, 201

Edwin Heathcote, US artist Leo Villareal wins contest to illuminate London’s bridges, Financial Times, Dec. 7, 201

Ballroom Marfa Heads North With Its New York Gala, VOGUE, November, 15, 2016

Sulcas, Roslyn, London Bridges Are Lighting Up, New York Times, November, 11, 2016

Granburry, Michael, See the massive LED sculpture that will light up the Dallas Cowboys' new headquarters, Dallas Morning News, August 2, 2016

Kaufman, Jason Edward, "Guiding Light," Luxury Magazine, Summer 2016

 Kushins, Jordan, 15 minutes with... Leo Villareal, California Home Design, Summer 2016

Rubin, Josh, "Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up San Francisco's Bay Bridge Permanently: A long-term return of the beloved outdoor installation," January, 2016

Dowd, Katie, "Bay Lights Are Back! Watch the Artist Reprogram the Lights this Week," SF Gate, January 18, 2016

Studeman, Kristin Tice, "The Art Hotel Opens in Denver," W Magazine, June 22, 2015

Boyum, Sarah, "Bright Lights," 5280 Denver's Magazine, May 7, 2015

Huson, Michael, "CBEC Building Officially Opens with Ceremony," The Lantern, April 13, 2015

McKinney, "Impossible Light: How San Francisco's Bay Bridge Became Illuminated," Forbes, March 25th, 2015

Egelko, Bob, "Bay Bridge Light Show Will Go On," San Francisco Chronicle, March 2013

Editors, "Leo Villareal's Cosmic Egg with LEDs by Audi Joins the Hunt," Widewalls, December 16, 2014

Daly-Peoples, John, "Auckland Art Gallery's New Exhibition Sheds Light on Art," The National Business Review, November 15th, 2014

Berkelhammer, Melissa, "Leo Villareal Unveils Latest Buckyball Exhibit at Sandra Gering on The Upper East Side," Avenue Magazine, November 5, 2014

Small, Rachel, "Smaller, But Still Bigger than a Molecule: Leo Villareal Reveals New Buckyball Works," New York Observer, November 4, 2014

Rubin, Josh, "Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up San Francisco's Bay Bridge Permanently: A long-term return of the beloved outdoor installation," Cool Hunting, May 10, 2014

Castro, Jan Garden, "Programming the Sublime: A Conversation with Leo Villareal," Sculpture Magazine, November 2013

Sharpe, Katherine, "Everything Will Be Illuminated: Artist to cover Bay Bridge in programmable LEDs," Wired, May 2013

Tucker, Jill, "LED Display Puts Bay Bridge in New Light," San Francisco Gate, March 2013

"Leo Villareal: World's Largest Light Sculpture," ARTSELECTRONIC, February 2013

Lewis, Mary Tompkins, "A Glittering, Living Canvas", The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2013

Wollan, Malia, "Long-Overshadowed Bay Bridge Will Go From Drab Gray to Glowing", New York Times, March 4, 2013

Jordan, Andy, "Lights, Action Come to the Bay Bridge", The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2013

Fisher, Adam, "Bright Idea", New York Times, T Magazine, November 29, 2012

Art In America "Leo Villareal Lights Up Underground" October 2012

Washington City Paper "Leo Villareal, the Peal Painter of Light" June 2012

South Magazine "Featured Artist" February - March 2012

Terdiman, Daniel, "When LEDs and math equal high art", CNET News, September 22, 2010

Baker, Kenneth,  "San Jose museum sheds light on Leo Villareal", San Francisco Chronicle, September 17, 2010

Villareal, Leo, "The Essence of Light: Thirteen Years of Exploration", The Huffington Post, September 16, 2010

McKeough, Tim, "On the Bright Side", Surface Magazine, June 2010

Sheets, Hilarie M., "Points of Light", Artnews, June 2009

Camhi, Leslie, "Light Fantastic", Vogue, March 2009

Wennerstrom, Nord,  "Leo Villareal, Conner Contemporary Art", ArtForum, February, 2007

Scott, Andrea, "Art in Review", New York Times, March 23, 2007

Green, Tyler, "Acquisitions: Albright-Knox Art Gallery", ArtsJournal.com, March 6, 2006 

Gurewitsch, Matthew, "Artists With an Eye for Music", Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2005 

Kimmelman, Michael, "What music might look like as modern art",  New York Times, July 6, 2005 

Berwick, Carley, "Dada Digital," NYU Alumni Magazine, Spring 2005 

Nuncio, Gabriel, "Anos Luz" Spot Magazine, #24, 2005 

Lingus, Sarah, "Electric Light Orchestra", Surface Magazine, #50 

Globerman, Sari, "Symphonic Movement", ARTnews, November 2004 

Jenkins, Mark, "Conceptualists, Putting it on the Line", The Washington Post Weekend, June 2, 2004 

Hummer, Tracey, "Leo Villareal at Sandra Gering Gallery", Art in America, June 2004 

Berwick, Carley, "Leo Villareal at Sandra Gering Gallery", ARTnews, June 2004 

Hillner, Jennifer "Color Coding", Wired, June 2004 

Hart, Sara "Lighting Profile: Leo Villareal", Architectural Record, May 2004 

Zacks, Stephen "Lite Show", Metropolis, May 2004 

Gavlak, Sarah, "Leo Villareal", artUS, April-May 2004 

Edelson, Sharon, "Light Fantastic", WWD, March 17, 2004 

Gupta, Anjali, "San Antonio, Texas," Art Papers, November/December 2003 

Bahamon, Alejandro, ed. "Chill Out: Architecture and Interiors", Loft Publications, September 2003 

Tanguy, Sarah, "Leo Villareal at Conner Contemporary Art", Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2003 

Dawson, Jessica, "Leo Villareal at Conner Contemporary Art," tema celeste, March-April 2003 

O'Sullivan, Michael, "Villareal's Trippy Light Fantastic," The Washington Post, December 6, 2002 

Dawson, Jessica, "At Conner, Shining Examples," The Washington Post, November 28, 2002 

Dixon, Glenn, "The Light That Will Cease To Fail, Washington CityPaper, Nov. 28-Dec. 5, 2002 

Hamilton, Michael, "Immersed in Light," cultureflux.com, November 2002. 

Valdez, Sarah, "Leo Villareal at Sandra Gering Gallery," Time Out New York, March 20, 2002 

Davis, Christine, "Interactive Contemporary Art," Palm Beach Daily News, July 25-27, 2002 

Fierst, Max, "The Agony of Communication," exhibition essay, I Just Can't Pretend, Derek Eller Gallery, June 2002. 

Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide: Leo Villareal," The New York Times, March 8, 2002 

Lozano, Luis-Martin, Arte Contemporanio Internacional, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico DF, 2001 (catalog) 

Dannat, Adrian, "Synthesiser's synthetic synthesis," Artist's Interview with Leo Villareal, The Art Newspaper, July-August 2001 

Griffin, Tim, "Synth," Time Out New York, Issue 302, July 5-12, 2001 

Pollack, Barbara, "Ambient Art", Art In America, November 2001 

Smith, Roberta, "Massless Medium, Explorations in Sensory Immersion," The New York Times, Friday, July 20, 2001 

Pratt, Kevin, "Massless Medium, Explorations in Sensory Immersion," Time Out New York, Issue 303, July 12-19, 2001 

Johnson, Ken, "Collector's Choice, Exit Art," The New York Times, Friday December 15, 2000 

"Collector's Choice, Exit Art," The New Yorker, December 11, 2000 

Shelburne, Philip, "Rooms For Listening," Frieze, January-February, 2001 

Baker, Kenneth, "Stop, Look and Listen, Rooms For Listening," San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 2000 

Berk, Amy, "Rooms For Listening at CCAC," Artweek, November 2000 

Breslin, Ramsay Bell, "Rooms For Listening," East Bay Press, October 13, 2000 

Helfand, Glen, "Sonic Boom, 2000 Is The Year Of Sound Art," SF Gate, October 13, 2000 

Pandicio, Richard, "Ones To Watch," Interview, November 1999