The Elmendorf/Geurts public art studio is well versed in taking public art projects from concept to completion. With a combined experience of over 20 years in public art, the studio leadership has developed a team that is highly skilled and integrated, flexible and specialized. By keeping all of the processes in-house, E/G is able to pre-empt engineering issues as well as find efficiencies in fabrication and installation. With ~30 completed projects, the E/G team has worked as part of design teams on projects with budgets up to $30 million and side-by-side with established artists such as Larry Kirkland, Haddad|Drugan, Patrick Marold, Michael Clapper and Donald Lipski.

Ryan Elmendorf and Nick Geurts (E/G) are an artist/engineer team working in Denver, Colorado. The team consists of two creative people, both are engineers and are dedicated to creating multi-media art that is durable and easily maintained even in harsh environments. With over 20 years of experience, the team emphasizes collaboration and works with organizations commissioning public art, design teams and the local community to create artwork that inspires and endures. Their designs often have robust embedded electronic light and sound systems to engage the public in site-responsive and site-specific art. Play, nature, geometry and life are themes often seen in the designs of the E/G team, which are radically inclusive to all audiences.

Ryan Elmendorf

Elmendorf is an expert in electronics, programming, mechanical engineering and metalworking. He has used these skills and artistic vision to successfully implement complex designs in a multitude of interactive public art installations.  He has conceived elegant electromechanical solutions to make public art concepts a reality and has collaborated with renowned Denver artist Clark Richert on several projects, most notably the Ultimate Painting.

Nick Geurts

As a practicing structural engineer in Denver, CO for over 15 years, Nick Geurts has always been infatuated with the use of structural materials to unite form and function.  In 2014 he received an honorarium art grant from Burning Man Arts to build a 20ft tall stainless steel interactive musical tree, which was then donated to a local Denver foster care facility.  This opportunity was the catalyst of his love for creating large-scale interactive public art with the goal of sharing a sense of child-like wonder with the community. Geurts’ extensive experience with metalworking combined with his knowledge as a structural engineer enable his whimsical designs and result in safe, durable and elegant large-scale interactive public art.

Nathan Koral

Nathan Koral joined the Elmendorf/Geurts team in 2015 as a specialist in electrical engineering and quickly became an integral part of the team as a precision machinist and welder. With degrees in Physics and Math from CU Boulder, and over 5 years experience as a commercial electrician, Nathan uses his real-world experience to help bring the artistic vision of Elmendorf/Geurts and their clients into reality.

Evan Beloni

Holding a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Virginia Tech ’08), Evan Beloni draws upon his experience in Aerospace, machine design, machining & metal fabrication and electronics to create unique art, both as a hobby and professionally. After years of engineering for industry with art on the side, Evan has been part of the Elmendorf/Geurts engineering and fabrication teams since 2017. He is a self-proclaimed engineer/artist/innovator making a variety of metal art for over a decade.

Cassie Maylee

A fabricator with a passion for museum-quality metal finishing, Cassie is passionate about the details. A boom-lift operator with a background in constructing mud (cob) houses, Cassie is a truly multi-faceted member of the E/G studio beginning in 2018. She is credited with being a master list maker and momentum-keeper, and uses her background in massage therapy to keep the body mechanics of everyone in top form.

Keeley Floyd

A natural project manager, Keeley began at E/G in 2018. Managerial experience as a veterinarian tech combined with her background in emergency response informs her leadership style. Keeley manages project timelines and budgets, contributes to fabrication and finishing tasks and is passionate about guiding the team to success. Her experience as a baker lends to her love of precision and chemistry which she applies to many aspects of E/G projects. She also supplies the shop with baked goods regularly.

Scott Wilson

A musician with a background in mountain safety response and wild fire fighting, Scott started with E/G in 2019 as a metal finisher. He has quickly become an integral team member with an ever-growing skill set. A self-proclaimed Tetris master, Scott is quick to turn chaos into manageable order and is passionate about precision and accuracy. As a musician, Scott is known to plumb the shop with tunes that keep momentum going.