Born in Athens, Greece, Paul Tzanetopoulos was encouraged by his family from a young age to pursue his interest in architecture and the arts. The artist’s public art works are often conceptually driven interactive inter-media pieces. In addition to Los Angeles’ Fashion District Markers, Tzanetopoulos’ noted commissions include a sidewalk design for 7500 Melrose Avenue Retail Center, Los Angeles; Hands-On, Los Angeles; and Lightscapes, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas. Paul Tzanetopoulos graduated with a BA, Honors, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and with a MFA, Honors, from the University of California, Irvine. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.