November 2014

TKOart Recognized as One of OC Register’s “Hot 25”

TKOart and its co-founders, Troy Thompsen and Heather Katz, have been named to the Orange County Register’s coveted Hottest 25 list for 2014. Published in the November issue of the newspaper’s companion magazine, OC Metro, the TKO feature is part of a celebration, not only of this year’s winners, but also of the 25th anniversary of the list itself.

Culling through hundreds of contenders, a team of OC Register editors and writers narrowed their selection to 25 standouts, who, through innovation, altruism, passion, and sheer talent, are doing Orange County proud. Honorees range from an actress to an astronaut, from educators to entrepreneurs. Read about TKOart and the rest of Orange County’s finest at

Since its inception in 2005, TKOart, along with its creative off-shoot, TKOfx, has installed more than 100,000 works of art in hotels, high-end residences and corporate headquarters around the world. The firm has been recognized for its custom-designed, larger-than-life, three-dimensional sculptures, and for its multifaceted approach to bringing works from recognized and emerging artists to public and private spaces.

Heather and Troy’s love of art goes hand in hand with their entertaining, joyful interactions with artists, designers, and clients. Says Troy: “We have all of you to thank for helping TKO to become what it is today. It’s been an amazing 2014, and we look forward to a “sky’s the limit” 2015.”