Artist Tom Ruzika’s lighting installations have been commissioned by regional and international theatre, dance, and opera companies as well as Broadway productions, theme parks, hotels, restaurants, and casinos. He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award in Lighting from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and the Distinguished Alumni Award at Cal Poly Pomona. Ruzika was the recipient of the Lighting Dimensions Designer of the Year Award in 2000. Currently, the artist is working on Spring Sculpture, a 20-meter high sculpture constructed of aluminum that was created by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The sculpture is situated at the beginning of the Chonggyecheon stream in Seoul, Korea. The artist received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Ruzika lives and works in Irvine, California.