Notable Projects, Achievements &
Organized and curated “Artifacts & Ideas for a Nature Inspired Architecture” at The Chicago Mosaic School Gallery, with guest, California artist, James Hubbell and seven other artists. Commission for the chapel of Via Christi Health, Wichita, KS.
“Archetype & Invention”, first ever, major gallery exhibition of works including stained glass, mosaics, metals and assorted architectural vignettes; at CMS Gallery; venue shared by John Hatlestad, Illinois sculptor and furniture artist. Wrote “A Renaissance of Ornament in Architecture”, published by Friends of Kebyar in the Art and Architecture issue. This essay was reprinted by Glass Art, Sept/Oct, 2009.
Stained glass windows, University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work, Denver, CO. Chapel entry, St. Joseph Home, Chicago, IL.
Collage tile & mosaic floors and stained glass (seven multi-unit buildings), Renaissance Realty & Construction Co., Evanston, IL.
Five entries, doors and sidelights, Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel, Our Lady of Victory Convent, Lemont, IL. Ornamental stained glass, Main entry, Huron Public Library, Huron, OH.
Compiled a digital catalog of over two thousand images of art by Edgar Miller with architect, P.K. VanderBeke with a grant from the Graham Foundation; currently housed in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ten windows and chapel entry, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Marian Village Retirement Community , Homer Glen, IL. Wall of Glass, Reception desk, Woodfin Suites, Emeryville, CA.
Arc Doors, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Temple, Evanston, IL.
Lighted glass wall, Reception area, TCF Tower, Minneapolis, MN.
Stained glass entry , Clearing Branch, Chicago Public Library , Chicago, IL.
Clerestory panels, Dining facility, American Family Insurance Company, Madison, WI. Lighted glass panel, Health Science Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX.
Glass panels for interior environment, American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.
Stained glass entry , Children’s reading room, Logan Square Branch, Chicago Public Library , Chicago, IL.
Four commemorative transom windows for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, IL.
Clerestory panels, corporate boardroom, Wesley-Jessen Corporation, Chicago, IL. Tree of Life, Autonomous hanging panel, Hackley Public Library, Muskegon, MI.
Work & friendship with celebrated, Chicago artist, Edgar Miller (1899-1993). Fabrication of at least 26 Miller stained glass projects. Research and photography of hundreds of Edgar Miller artworks. Essays published in 1987, 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Opened Larry Zgoda Studio. Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in film making 1976
Minor in stained glass (independent study).
Works published in the following books.
BUILT FOR LEARNING, A Unified Architectural Vision for the University of Denver, 2008.
THE ARTFUL HOME, Toni Sikes, 2007. House Beautiful’s
GLASS HOUSE, C. J. Petersen, 2006.
OBJECT LESSONS, Original Art From Guild Artists, 2001.
MADE IN ILLINOIS, an Artisan Gallery , 2001.
BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Original Art From the Artists of GUILD.com, 2000.
THE ART OF STAINED GLASS, Designs From 21 Top Glass Artists, Chris Petersen, 1998.
CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS FOR THE HOME, Bill Krause, 1990.