The Bestor Landscape Studio was established in 2015 to enable a multidisciplinary exploration of form through design, art, and urbanism. Led by Michelle Frier, who has fifteen years of experience working at the intersection of landscape and urban design, projects range from large-scale urban and master planning endeavors to residential gardens. Michelle creates spaces that integrate culture, place-making, and the surrounding environment. She has a passion for public art and high design and is currently designing landscape plans for a new winery and event center in Napa, a public plaza and beer garden in North Hollywood, and an innovative hotel complex in Palm Springs.
Michelle Frier, Landscape Studio I Bestor Architecture
Michelle leads the Landscape Studio at Bestor Architecture and previously worked at MLA. She has proposed a project titled Radical Resilience which revisits private landscapes from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood. For the LUSH exhibition she hopes to reimagine those gardens, primarily designed for purposes of Celebration, Cultivation and Connection, as installations indicative of how these same functions can be achieved with greater sensitivity to current lifestyles and environmental concerns.
Aaron Farley, Visual Artist
Aaron Farley is a photographer and visual artist who has been living and working in Los Angeles since 2000. He has participated in multiple solo exhibitions and installations, his most recent show was entitled YIELD, located in the Now Space gallery in El Sereno, CA. He was also a partner and curator of THIS Los Angeles gallery in Highland Park, Los Angeles from 2009-2013 and this year released his first monograph “Chromatic Reflection” through Atelier Editions.
Randy Randall, Composer
Randy is a Grammy-nominated Sub Pop recording artist and multi-instrumentalist in the two- person experimental punk group No Age. In addition to sharing the stage with acts such as Foo Fighters, Pixies, Sonic Youth and Pavement, Randall has collaborated with renowned art luminaries and institutions including MOCA, MOMA, ICA in London, Rodarte, Doug Aitken, Hedi Slimane and more.