About Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and, receiving a BFA from the latter in 1976. Koons is widely known for his iconic sculptures Rabbit and Balloon Dog as well as the monumental floral sculpture Puppy (1992), shown at Rockefeller Center and permanently installed at the Guggenheim Bilbao.
Awards and honors include the Governor’s Distinguished Arts Award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Art; Officier de la Legion d’Honneur; and the State Department’s Medal of the Arts for outstanding commitment to the Art in Embassies Program and international cultural exchange.
In 2017, Koons was made the first Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and an Honorary Member of University of Oxford's Edgar Wind Society for Outstanding Contribution for Visual Culture.