"ARTSY" features LAPSE the augmented reality, mobile app by Ivan Toth Depeña in an article titled "An Artist's Augmented Reality App Reveals Virtual Art across Miami, and Incites Imagination" by Demie Kim.

"...unlike Pokemon Go, where users of the app tend to remain glued to their screens, for his app, Depeña urges participants to 'push outside' of themselves; to use this technology to discover the 'nooks and crannies of the built environment.'..."


"National Public Radio (NPR - WLRN)" features 'Lapse' by Ivan Toth Depeña in a radio interview tour and online article titled "An Artist's Augmented Reality App Reveals Virtual Art across Miami, and Incites Imagination" by Wilson Sayre.

"...The idea, though, is that the search takes you to a place you wouldn't otherwise go. You are rewarded with an amazing view or a nice walk. But Depeña takes it to another level making those prizes these incredible virtual experiences..."


Ivan Toth Depeña is featured in "Bright 2: Architectural Illumination and Light Installations" published by Frame Publishers

Bright 2 is a vibrant selection of architectural illumination and light installation projects that are setting trends in the creative use of light from all over the world.


"FRAME Magazine" features the public art installation completed by Ivan Toth Depeña in an article titled "Whimsical Forest Sprouts in Denver" by Lauren Grieco.

"With some help from the sun, the immediate surroundings are transformed into an experiential kaleidoscope."


The Creators Project has published an online article about the public art installation in Denver, CO entitled "18 'Tree-Like' Colored Glass Sculptures Form Colorado's Newest Light Installation" by Emerson Rosenthal.

"Color Field is an experiment in applied color theory that has us aching for some time away in the great outdoors."


Miami Knight Arts Challenge Winner!

Ivan Toth Depeña has been awarded the Knight Challenge grant to realize a city wide augmented reality, public art installation.

With additional support by Miami-Dade Art in Public places, Depeña will develop a series of public art installations that use geography and augmented reality to create contemplative viewer experiences. The multidisciplinary projects, taking place at several locations throughout Miami-Dade County, will blur the boundaries between the physical and virtual world...


"Architectural Record" magazine publishes the public art installation "Reflect" in an article entitled "The Art of Lighting"by Linda C. Lentz.

"A triumph of means, Depeña's clever scheme fuses with the architecture of the space, giving static elements performative qualities."


Internet Week 2012 has invited Ivan Toth Depeña to speak on a panel about artists and their relationship to the internet. Panelist include Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art, Susi Kenna and Sarah Small. Moderated by CJ Follini. Please see the following links for more information on the panel.

Partial Client List

Arnell Group (Reebok and ConEdison)
Betts & Sholl
Cushman and Wakefield
Ingalls and Associates
Knight Foundation Latin Trade Magazine
Locust Projects
Miami Art Museum
Midtown 24
Museum of Contemporary Art
New World Symphony
NY SportsMed
NY Physical Therapy
Orthology/United Healthcare Raymond Jungles Landscape Design
Redstar Entertainment
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
Rene Gonzalez Architect
Sagamore Hotel
Savino and Miller Design Studio
Spotify Shin Wellness
500 Collins Avenue


Graphic Design
Art Direction
Creative Services
Motion Graphics
Web Design
Interactive Installation
Interface Design
Mobile Web
Architectural/Interior Design



Airboat is the multidisciplinary design studio founded by artist Ivan Toth Depeña. and Teela Depeña. It's establishment stemmed from a desire to to expand outside the realm of Ivan's art studio practice and bridge the divide between the fields of art, design and technology. With an ever evolving definition of art, we share a strong philosophical desire to create something that is not solely art or design, but a series of integral moments in this process of transformation.

Airboat has over 18 years of experience in the fields of art and design. We maintain a small, diverse and mobile unit of individuals poised to handle projects of varying scale, assembling unique project teams based on the needs of the design problem to be solved. Participation on any given project ranges from designers, architects, programmers, engineers and craftsmen to painters, photographers, sculptors and illustrators. We pursue an all encompassing approach to a wide variety of art and design problems ranging from graphic and architectural design to installations.

In addition, to the wide range of creative projects the studio develops, we are able to fill the need of a complete creative services department for our clients. We can develop, design and implement anything your company may need to promote itself in this ever sophisticated brand-conscious corporate landscape.

Our process is iterative and our approach, scientific. The studio enjoys exploring various solutions to one problem, therefore avoiding the entrapment of a particular style whenever possible. We strive to work with like-minded clients to achieve innovative and genre busting solutions. We invent things. We prototype things. We build things. We make things happen.

Please reach out to us for more information.



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