Aaron Koblin is an artist and designer specializing in data and digital technologies. Aaron's work uses real-world and community generated data to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and the systems they create. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His projects have been shown at international festivals including TED, Ars Elec- tronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF, and the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Adrian "Zone3" Sosebee was born in Atlanta GA and has been a multimedia visual artist since the late nineties. He started as a professional photographer in 1996 and has exhibits in Atlanta and Buenos Aires. A graduate of NYU Tisch Film School, he has worked on hundreds of hip hop videos in Atlanta. The Freak Beat was founded in 2009 as a mode of expression both for the graphic arts & video. With over 5000 blog posts The Freak Beat has a rabid cult like following throughout the world.
Amit Greenberg was born and raised in Haifa, Israel, and began pursuing art in 2010 when he enrolled in California College of the Arts. Soon after enrolling, Amit found his piece “Cocoon Tree 1″ — a moss covered branch spelling out the sentiment “I wantto grow to be a tree” — featured alongside the likes of Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Ed Ruscha in a Sotheby’s Haiti benefit.
Annika Connor is a Swedish-American artist who currently lives and works in Manhattan. She is a Contemporary Romantic painter whose works depict a fascination with beauty and decadence and a corresponding longing for romance and pleasure. In 2002, Connor received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting and philosophy.
Antonio Ferrera is a New York City based artist. Ferrera has worked primarily as a documentary filmmaker, and in 2008 he won a Peabody Award for his film “The Gates” about the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude's monumental installation in New York’s Central Park. His films have been featured in museums around the country, including the National Gallery and LACMA .
Fathom Information Design is a Boston-based design consultancy that helps clients understand and express complex data through information graphics, interactive tools, and software for installations, the web, and mobile devices. With a close knit team of designers and developers, Fathom distills large datasets into clear and nuanced stories. In 2013, Fathom won a Global Editors Network Data Journal ism Award and was a finalist in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards.
Camille Seaman was born in 1969 to a Native American (Shinnecock tribe) father and African American mother. She graduated in 1992 from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied photography with Jan Groover and has since taken master workshops with Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, and Paul Fusco.
Christo Javacheff, b. 1935, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Jeanne-Claude de Guillebon, b. 1935, Casablanca, Morocco; d. 2009, New York
Claudia Hart has been active as an artist, curator and critic since 1988. She creates virtual representations that take the form of 3d imagery integrated into photography, animated loops, and multi-channel animation installations.
Colleen Flanigan works at the intersection of art, science, technology, and the environment. She is the first visual artist to be certified by the Global Coral Reef Alliance in Biorock® mineral accretion, a method for coral reef restoration that shares many metallurgical, electrical and chemical principles with her early jewelry and sculpture, which encompassed electroforming, casting, welding, surface patinas, and mixed media fabrication.
Dan Asher has had solo shows at Tomio Koyama, Tokyo; Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Aurel Scheibler, Cologne; Factual Nonsense, London; White Columns, New York, among others.
Daniel Shiffman works as an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Since 1980, David Clarkson has exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the18th Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil; S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto; the Drawing Center, and MoMA P.S.1, New York; and the Compton Verney Museum, England. Over the past two years, he exhibited his artwork in Dusseldorf, Madrid, Toronto and New York. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Parachute, Bomb, and the New York Times; and featured in various art catalogs and books, such as Volcano (2012), Abstract Painting in Canada (2007) and Post-Hypnotic (1999).
David Dupuis lives and works in New York City. In 1982 he received BA's in art and theatre from the University of Washington, Seattle. He studied at Washington Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
David Kagan is a multimedia performance artist who uses pop cultural formats to explore issues of identity and iconography. He is the recipient of a 2011 Art Matters grant funding a collaborative musical project in Ghana. Kagan received his MFA from the Hunter College Department of Art and holds a BFA in film production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In graduate school, he participated in invitational workshops with Shirin Neshat and Paul Pfeiffer, and was awarded the Graf Travel Grant to develop his thesis in Los Angeles.
Dawn Frasch was born in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA from Tyler school of Art in 2000. She moved to California and taught art and animation at Park Day School. She had shows at many local galleries such as, Lobot and 111Minna. She moved to New York to get her MFA at Hunter College. She recently had her first solo show at Haas and Fischer gallery in Zurich and was in a 3 person show at Galleri Brandstrup in Oslo.
Diane Blell lives and works in New York City and Bridgehampton, NY.
Image: Dianne Blell, Surrealism and The Blues, film still
Elizabeth Lennard currently lives and works in Paris. She was born in New York City.
Firelei Báez makes large scale, intricate works on paper that are intrinsically indebted to a rigorous studio practice. Through a convergence of interest in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity and women's work; her art explores the humor and fantasy involved in self-making within diasporic societies, which have an ability to live with cultural ambiguities and use them to build psychological and even metaphysical defenses against cultural invasions.
Fred Fleisher was born in Pennsylvania and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. After an enlistment in the army, he earned a BFA and BS from Penn State and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY. Currently his work is represented by Rockelmann &, Berlin, Germany and Stuart & Co., Chicago, IL. His work has also been included in a number of group exhibits and he has worked with a number of curators, both nationally and internationally. He is also an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at SUNY, College at Old Westbury.
Gerd Stern is a poet and multimedia artist with experience in both film and video. He has published several books of poetry including “First Poems and Others” 1952, “Afterimage” 1965, a serigraphed selection with drawings by David Weinrib “Conch Tales” in 1984, and a chap book “Fragmeants” in 2002. His oral history was published by the University of California (ROHO) Berkeley in 2002 and is available on line and in hard cover..
Gwenn Thomas is an artist who lives and works in New York. Her work examines how photography shapes our contemporary perception of painting. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art and is represented by Art Projects International and Rose Burlingham Gallery in NY; Exile Gallery, Berlin and Galerie Hafemann, Weisbaden, Germany.
Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 - 3 November 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.
James A. Tunick, received his B.A. from Yale University and Master’s from NYU Tisch ITP. Both institutions have partnered with IMC Lab on digital art exhibitions. In addition to his work on The IMC Lab, Tunick was invited by Hunter College president, Jenifer Raab, to serve on the advisory board for the Interactive Media Arts master’s program. He also gives an annual lecture on digital art at SVA and he served on the advisory board for the virtual reality cinema, Jump into the Light.
Parallel Cityscapes (PC)
Multimedia installation by James A. Tunick & Jānis Garančs
JEAN-MARC GAUTHIER, Associate Arts Professor, Chair at Tisch Asia School of the Arts,
Animation and Digital Arts Program, NY
Josef Albers; March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century.
Judith Hudson has excelled in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, video art, books, and jewelry. Her work, endowed with a deep sense of humor, grows increasingly popular on the commercial market. Hudson has said of her own work: "I wanted a sort of access into the unconscious. I'm interested in the physical and metaphysical—macrocosms and microcosms."
Karolina Sobecka works with animation, design, interactivity, computer games and other media and formats. Her work often engages public space and explores the way we interact with the world we create. Karolina received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Calarts in Experimental Animation/Integrated Media. She has also studied and taught in the University of Washington's Digital Arts and Experimental Media PhD program.
With a background in science, Katia Santibañez often looks to nature for inspiration, recently even using a microscope to examine nature's most basic elements. As an artist, Katia Santibañez believes in experimenting, exploring and using as many tools as possible in her work. She turned to the camera to explore new subjects that couldn't be fully expressed through painting or drawing. The camera allows her to capture specific moments in time and to expand her work in new directions, such as video that incorporates voice and music.
Lana Z Porter is a New York based designer, writer, and researcher who completed her Master’s in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in 2014. Previously, she studied cultural anthropology at University of Pennsylvania, where she focused on the social and spatial implications of digital technology, and has worked for clients such as Conservation International and NASA to help translate scientific data into accessible stories for web. Her current work blends anthropology, science, and technology to explore themes of memory, imagination, and social change.
Liza Béar is a New York-based writer, filmmaker and photographer. Most recently, her short films have been shown in "Big As Life", The Museum of Modern Art; Torpedo/Kunsthalle, Oslo; "Argument of the Eye", Union Docs, Brooklyn; "Subliminal Projects", Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles; Macka Art Gallery, Istanbul; and "Subconscious Society", ICA, London. Her film The Sheepdog and the Mayor was shown in Ingrid Dinter's "Bohemian Nights 1" and Barricade in "Bohemian Nights 2 & 3 ".
Lori Merhige was born in 1975 in New Jersey; she currently lives and works in Beacon, NY. She received her BFA degree in Illustration from NYC's School of Visual Arts in 1999 and went on to a brief career in commercial art. In 2001 she took over the ownership of her family business in lace and textile manufacturing. She studied sculpture and metal foundry at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and began to integrate the materials and byproducts of the embroidery industry into her work.
Luigi Colarullo is a multimedia artist, photographer, and music producer who recently moved to the United States from Italy. He has worked as a supervisor and composer for dozens of television shows, films, and stage productions for media corporations including BMG, Ariola, Sony Mediaset, and Rai. Colarullo lives and works in East Hampton, New York and Milan, Italy. Colarullo’s work in photography consists of fluid and dreamy images that are reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism and his ethereal musical world.
Marguerite Van Cook came to New York a punk with band The Innocents, after a tour with The Clash. She stayed, opened a gallery, Ground Zero and together with her partner James Romberger curated numerous events and shows. Her own work as an artist and film maker have placed her in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum and the Schwartz Art Collection at Harvard. Her other credits include poet, recently winning the Van Renssaeler Poetry Prize from Columbia University and writer, critic, comic book artist, actress and performance artist.
Maria Michails is a Canadian new media artist who works across sculpture, digital media, engineering and the sciences, creating human-powered installations that invite participation and inquiry into industrial and ecological processes.
Project Statement: Mobilis
At age 21, while still an undergraduate at Yale University, Maya Lin shot to fame when she won the design competition (supported by NEA funding) for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. A native of Athens, Ohio, Lin went on to earn her master's degree in architecture from Yale in 1986, and has received numerous prizes, awards, and honorary doctorates, including the National Medal of Arts in 2009. Throughout her career, she has moved fluidly between the realms of art, architecture, and memorials, maintaining a steady focus on the landscape and environment.
Melissa Kretschmer was born in 1962, Santa Monica, California. She lives and works in New York.
Image: Melissa Kretschmer, Spiral Gritty, Film Still
Miro Kirov is a Bulgarian-born artist, living and working in New York. He has graduated from The Academy of FIne Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria and from The Tisch School of Arts, New York University, New York. His works vary from digital art - 3d animation, video, installations to conventional art like sculpture, painting and collage. He has shown his work internationally and has collaborated with different artists, developers, and corporations in New York.
Mitchell Joachim, PhD, Assoc. AIA, [jo-ak-um], Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor of Practice at NYU. Formerly, he was an architect at the offices of Frank Gehry and I.M. Pei. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and fellowships with TED, Moshe Safdie, and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The Smart List” and selected by Rolling Stone for “The 100 People Who Are Changing America”.
Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores/ performances. Her main method of data translation is that of basket weaving, which functions as a simple, tactile grid through which to interpret data into 3D space. Central to this work is her desire to explore the role visual and musical aesthetics play in the translation and understanding of complex scientific systems, such as weather.
Richard Prince (born 1949) is an American painter and photographer. In the mid-1970s, Prince made drawings and painterly collages that he has since disowned. He began copying other photographers' work in 1977. His image, Untitled (Cowboy), a rephotographing of a photograph by Sam Abell and appropriated from a cigarette advertisement, was the first rephotograph to be sold for more than $1 million at auction at Christie's New York in 2005. He is regarded as "one of the most revered artists of his generation" according to the New York Times.
Rudie Berkhout was among the very few artists in the world who chose light as the principal medium for their work. Combining his passion for technology with his drive to explore his own aesthetic frontiers, Rudie found his ideal métier in the arcane disciplines of holography and came to be known as one of it's foremost practitioners. His work received abundant recognition by those who were also open to a new vision for a new century. Mastering the limited technology available to him in the pre-digital world in which he lived and worked, he was clearly a man ahead of his time.
Saya Woolfalk received a B.A. from Brown University in 2001, participated in The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004, and received an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004. She later participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2006. She has held residencies at The Studio Museum in Harlem and Harvestworks, and was a recipient of a Fullbright Fellowship in 2005, as well as a NYFA Fellowship in 2007.
Scott Draves is a pioneering software artist best known for creating the Electric Sheep, a collective intelligence consisting of 450,000 computers and people that uses mathematics and genetic algorithms to create an infinite abstract animation.
Sharon Madanes is an artist who lives and works in New York. After graduating from Yale in 2008, she spent a year painting in Tel Aviv on a fellowship. She currently works as an artist assistant and as the Executive Director of Artists for Public Service Announcements.
SOL'SAX was born in 1969 at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn NY. He received a BFA with honors from The Cooper Union and a MFA with honors from Yale School of Art, he also studied abroad in Berlin the year the Berlin wall fell. Since 1990 SOL’SAX has produced objects, images and performances that fuse African-American cultural heritages like Hip Hop, House, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Blues and spirituals with traditional African religions like Yoruba, Congo, Mende, Akan and Fon. Over the last twenty years SOL’SAX has received some notable honors in sculpture.
Taro Suzuki is a fine artist who has worked in multiple media. His light installations in the 70’s and 80s gained him worldwide attention. He has since worked in sculpture and painting, and in 2005 revisited the subject of light in photos and video. He is currently painting and photographing in New York City.
Image: Taro Suzuki, OPUS VI, Film Still
Ursula Endlicher's work resides at the intersection of Internet art, performance, and multi-media installation. Since the mid 1990ies her practice has been bridging the gap between the World Wide Web and physical reality. She translates the structural compo- nents of networks––be they human-made or naturally occurring––into choreographies for performances, installations and objects.
Having worked in the creative industry as a professional digital illustrator for over twenty years, the progression to Visual Arts was a natural one. Vince Fraser’s work has continued to evolve and he sees himself as a New Breed of Artist in the Digital Age, combining a variety of skills including Film and Motion. With a keen eye for detail he is always experimenting in a playful way whilst pushing the boundaries from a visual aspect. Bridging the gap between Fantasy and Reality, Vince’s mission is to inspire, educate and empower positive images of the African diaspora.
Yeji Jun was born in South Korea. The artist currently lives and works in New York City. Yeji Jun received her BFA from Kyonggi University in South Korea in 2005, and in 2010 she received her MFA from Hunter College in New York. In 2010, the artist won First Prize in the Viridian Artist International Juried Exhibition, juried by Elisabeth Sussman, curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Jun's work is represented by Agora Gallery in New York, and she has exhibited her work internationally.