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Andy Cao

Cao, Andy

Andy Cao (pronounced "Gow") is a Vietnamese-born artist and landscape designer. After his family immigrated to the United States in 1975, Cao studied architecture at the University of Houston and Landscape Architecture at the California Polytechnic University. He also received the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 2002, and a Loeb Fellowship in 2011 from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2006, Cao collaborated with a friend, French artist Xavier Perrot, to open the Cao | Perrot Studio, which operates out of offices in Los Angeles and Paris. Cao and Perrot share a common vision of blending art and landscape, often using utilitarian materials like chicken wire alongside mother of pearl and Swarovski crystal. More information is available on their website.

The Arbor Terrace at Dumbarton Oaks hosted "Cloud Terrace," a wire and crystal sculpture by Cao | Perrot, from April 2012 to October 2013.


Deydier, Catharine. "Cao et Perrot, designers de jardins." Propriétés de France. September-October, 2008.

Hurley, Amanda Kolson. "Material Guys: Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot." Architect: the Magazine of the American Institute of Architects. August 15, 2013.

Veidenheimber, Ian. "Emerging Voices: Cao | Perrot Studio." The Architectural League, NY. October, 2013.