CURRICULUM VITAE and ARTIST STATEMENT
Present work : Zoom Hallucinations
These works of Digital Art were created in zoom .
The intent was to take a new communication technology, not designed as an art medium, but forced on us by global catastrophe, and cajole it somehow into making an artful statement about the human condition.
In the years between 2005 and 2018, I lived a somewhat contemplative although not reclusive life. I left electronic media and sought to combine my buddhist studies with my earlier training in Chinese brush painting with Shiou-Jang Hsieh and Tseng ta-yu. It may seem a radical transition from the electronic media to pastels on paper, but the underlying aesthetic current through all these permutations has been gestural movement and poetic literary allusion.
I combined my enjoyment of the imagery of Zen Koans, not to mention their poetry and psychological import, with the color, textures, tonality and gestural possibilities of pastels on paper. Some of these ”Koans” are in fact passages from Sting and Gary Snyder that I considered akin to contemporary Koans. I’m hoping that this pairing of the ancient with the contemporary will lend a sense of continuity and transition to life through Art.
I used images of the Raven and Osprey as a metaphor for disquieting thoughts of mortality, a theme often found in Zen. I like Ravens especially because they are not pretty birds, they are obtrusive, disruptive, disturbing birds, meant to be listened to.
ZEN KOANS, PASTELS ON PAPER, at Devi Jacobs’ Out Back, Temple of Venus
Ashland, Oregon and Berkeley, Ca, 2015 to present.
And at Sage Community Gallery, Sheridan, WY.
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA INSTALATIONS
SOUND, VIDEO, AND cOMPUTER GRAPHICS
HOPEANDFEAROMETER, a commissioned video/computer work for Burning Man Festival, collaboration with Mark McGothigan, 2006
WHAT DO YOU DESIRE? a commissioned installation for Burning Man Festival , a Collaboration with Mark McGothigan and Milton Fabert, 2004
VITAL JOURNEY/VIRTUAL HEART: a walk-in interactive multimedia installation for Exploration Place, a children’s science museum in Kansas, which takes children on a virtual journey through the human circulatory system, lungs and brain. Visitors complete the oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange using life-size video capture and interactive game technology. In collaboration with Gyroscope, Inc., and Vivid Group opened in April, 2000.
private_loves/public_opera: A walk-in video “garden” with website which allows you to add your own love story:
San Francisco Art Institute, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA Dec.- Jan. 1996-1997.
Que Viva Tu Recuerdo: Altars and Offerings for the Day of the Dead
An altar/ installation dedicated to the memory of Remedios Varo.
Oakland Museum, CA, Oct. -Nov 1995
a collaboration with Lucia Grossburger Morales
VOICE GARDEN: LABYRINTH OF LOVE, LABYRINTH OF DESIRE
an interactive multimedia CD-ROM
INTERACTIVE COMPUTER/VIDEO INSTALATIONS:
Come, Human, spin in my Web! – A ride thru an A.I.’s persona
An A.I. sends an invitation out to Humans to visit the “web”. If they take up the invite, they adventure into either the “Cerebral Cathedral” or the ” Feral Forest”. Eventually they arrive at one of four possible endings having altered their own “data structure” or the environment
Temple of the Goddesses – A virtual sacred space.
As the visitor moves thru the shrine complex they are engaged in various episodes (depending on the visitor’s response) by goddesses Venus, Nemesis, the Psychedelic Cyber Pagan, etc. There are four possible endings with numerous episodes along the way.
The Phosphorescent Samurai and the Geisha Snail – A surrealistic fable
Two inter-species mutants start on their ‘hero’s journey’ and, depending on choices made by the viewer along the way, are transformed accordingly. There is a final revelation unique to each of the eight possible endings.
2DO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEO Y ARTES ELECTRONICAS, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1996
INTEGRATED HEMISPERES: Woman/Art /Technology, Blasthaus, San Francisco, CA, May – June 1996
BURNING MAN FESTIVAL, South of Market Arts Center, San Francisco, Aug. 1995, 1996, 1998
INTERACTIVE COMMUNITIES, SIGGRAPH 95 Conference , Los Angeles, 1995
JUPITER AND THE COMETS, a program/event produced by the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics, UC Berkeley, 1994
THE UBIQUITOUS ART ZONE, the ACM’s Multimedia ’94 Conference, San Francisco, Ca, USA, Oct. 1994
PLEASE TOUCH ! , VIDEO SCULPTURE, Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Jan, 1994
THE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE, INTERACT ’93, conference of ACM’s SIG Computer Human Interface and INTERACT ( European ), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1993
LIFE ON A SLICE, tour of German University Art galleries, Feb.-May, 1992
SIGGRAPH ART SHOW ’92, Chicago, July, 1992
IMAGES DU FUTUR ’92, LA CITE DES ARTS ET NOUVELLES TECHNOLOGIES DU MONTREAL, Canada
TOMMOROW’S REALITIES: HYPERMEDIA, SIGGRAPH, Las Vegas, 1991
INTERACTIVE ART, Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics, NASA, U.C. Berkeley
AMERICAN LIGHT ART, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan, 1989-90
NEO-NEON, One Market Plaza, Art Programs Inc., San Francisco, 1987
EXPANDED VISION: NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN ART, Jack Gallery, New York City, 1985
Interviews, Articles, & Books:
Art & Technology at the Mining Co. web site, featured artist in Mindscapes on 11/06/97
LEONARDO, (the cover of) Journal of the International Society for Arts Sciences and Technology, MIT Press, Vol. 29 #1, 1996
Microsoft’s magazine, feature: Art on the Internet: Rare Birds in Cyberspace, by Dominic Gates, Feb. 26,1997
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF ELECTRONIC ARTS ’96, CD ROM produced & distributed by MultiArtDisc, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1996
ARTWEEK, article on art & technology by Barbara Fisher, Jan., 1996
SIGGRAPH ’95 MULTIMEDIA CD-ROM, a publication of the ACM ‘s SIGGRAPH, 1995
COMPUTERS & GRAPHICS , Pergamom Press , and the IEEE’sCOMPUTER GRAPHICS ,Special supplement joint issue edited by Carl Machover, “Aesthetic Considerations Unique to Interactive Multimedia” , May,1995
NEW SCIENTIST, “Netropolis”, “An Elephant Dancing” by Claire Neesham, April,1994
ARTISTS DATABASE CD-ROM , Project Intercommunication Center, Tokyo, 1993,1994,
ART IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE, by Frank Popper, pub. by Harry N. Abrams,1992, Paris, France
LEONARDO, Journal of the International Society for Arts Sciences and Technology, San Francisco, CA, Jan, 1994
TECH-NATION, interview by Dr. Moira Gunn , National Public Radio, Aug, 1993
GD3D, GRAPHIC DESIGN IN THE THIRD DIMENSION, Ken & Leigh Cato, published by Graphic Sha, Tokyo, 1992
VERBUM, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER AESTHETICS, San Diego, CA, Dec. 1991
LET THERE BE NEON !, Vol. II, by Rudi Stern, NY,NY, 1991
CONTEMPORARY NEON, by Rudi Stern, NY, NY, 1992
NEW YORK TIMES, Business Section 3, The New Hollywood, Sept. 1991
COMPUTER GRAPHICS, Magazine of the I.E.E.E., Art in Virtual Reality, May, 1992
CYBER ARTS, published by Harper- Freeman, ed. by Linda Jacobson,
Offices & Awards:
President of Ylem/ Artists Using Science and Technology, PO box 749, Orinda, CA, 94563, 1985-1999, An artist’s grass roots organization with a newsletter, forums, a yearly artists directory, and ongoing program of art shows.
Advisory Board Chair, International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, San Francisco, CA, 1989-2000
MicroTimes Magazine on it’s “MicroTimes 100”, their list of 100 people who’ve had a significant influence on the computer industry Dec., 1995
designer / co-founder / director (until 1999) of Ylem’s Art on the Edge, the first art gallery on the world wide web
External Advisory Panel member to Xerox PARC Artist-in Residence Program, 1993
Honorary Distinction in Interactive Art, PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria, 1992
BA at Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles, CA, 1968
MA at San Francisco State, thesis Project in Museum Studies/ Art Education under Ted Cohen Oakland Museum Exhibits Designer:
Organizing a Flat Glass Collection for the Oakland Museum’s Permanent Collection