ABOUT THE ARTISTS IN THE

RAVE WEBMUSEUM OF CYBERART

Permanent Collection


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Rave Webmuseum's Archival Documentation

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1 Pygoya -Still Life, inducted 1997

Founding artist of The Rave Webmuseum of Cyberart; defined criteria for "Cyberart" as found at Webmuseum Cybercolony. The Pygoya Webmuseum of Cyberart of this Web site (www.lastplace.com) documents his work in digital fine art since 1985. Prior to that time the artist worked in painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, mixed media assemblages and art installations. In 1980 Pygoya received the Ph.D. degree in Art Psychology. Long ago before that, from 1963 to 1968 (during the same heyday of The Beatles), he was a performer as part of a popular Honolulu rock band.

2 Ute Kersting - Imagery, inducted 1997

I started as an artist working in oil, water color, mixed water color media, charcoal, pencil and guoache. "I picked up the digital computer art and really enjoy the work too." Mood, impulse, energy and theme direct the beginning of each art piece. With evolving forms, shapes and chosen color scheme my painting or images take on a life of their own. Thereafter the viewer later becomes a co-creator. My objective is to provide ever deeper meaning for the participant. Layer by layer and application over application is the procedure of my work.

Born in Germany, I had my basic training at the Academy of Art in Hamburg, later studying in Canada and the USA. I attended the Intensive Seminars and also workshops with well-known instructors. After developing my own style, I still am never satisfied and always strive to grow and explore.

Private and commercial collectors have purchased my paintings and images, locally and internationally. In juried shows I have received numerous awards.

My Web site will show samples of my newest work in painting as well as in computer art.

3 Benjamin Britton - Lascaux, inducted 1997

Originally working in the field of literature, Benjamin Britton moved into video and computers in the early 80's, creating videotapes and installations, videodiscs, and now is working with interactive digital media as an artform. His principle interests center on the relationship of individuals to their society and on the issue of interactive composition. Britton is presently an Assistant Professor of Electronic Art in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati, and is engaged in creative research with virtual reality, the Internet, and optical media.

4 Michael Curtis- Baloo's Twin Plateaus, inducted 1997

As a student, musician and football player at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, Michael still enjoys dabbling in Bryce when he find the inspiration.

5 Sinclair- Next Tech, inducted 1997

New York City multimedia artist and Cyberatist

6 Roz Dimon - Washington Pig, inducted 1997

This incredibly famous NYC artist spins ongoing tale of art and life ranging from the bathtubs of Soho to the corporate towers of Wall Street. Along the way, she invites you to explore her creative spoofs on American commericialism like "Coke Depression" and Dr. Scholl's, "Not Just a Foot Powder". Cnet.com's ezine, Zeppo, feature art article, "The Digital Paintbrush", starts off with an interview with the artist.

Roz Dimon has been intensely involved in new media for over 12 years, both in the fine art scene as well as the high-end corporate arena of New York's Silicon Alley. Her roots are in traditional fine art and she continues to work with traditional art tools, alongside her digital tools. Her recent "ad" series run the gamut from 'mixed media on paper' to 'digital shockwave commercials' like "Dr. Scholl's, Not Just A Foot Powder". She curated the much acclaimed new media show, "code"at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Soho in 1995 which was covered by all 3 major television networks and broke all attendance for a Soho Gallery. "code" incorporated sponsorship of Microsoft, SoftImage, Silicon Graphics and Apple, an unusual marriage for a digital art opening. Her artwork is exhibited worldwide and she has many loyal private collectors, who have followed her career from oil painting to new media interactive works on CD-ROM. Several Fortune 500 corporations own her work including eight digital pieces in the corporate collection of AT&T.

Curator's sidenote
: I met Roz when we bumped into each other as winners at the 1986 Bronx Museum national juried computer art show. Our works had an affinity in that we both had works accepted using the little Amiga 1000. Most of the other works were products of larger institutional computer systems. I was invited later to her Brooklyn art studio loft party. Here I was, a green horn Hawaiian, at my first Big Apple-New York-artist's-studio party. By the time I left plastered, I had bought some originals, had my portrait commissioned on the computer (as the Statue of Liberty) and lost my wife going down the elevator. To this day I remain in awe at the energy and talent Roz contributes to our beloved digital medium. -Pygoya

7 Glenn Southern - Evolute or Leave, inducted 1997

I have always been an illustrator in some way. I found my feet with an Amiga 1200 with Deluxe Paint II. I work Freelance in the UK taking any type of work offered from Web Pages to Portraits. I have long periods away from my machines (an Amiga 500, Amiga 1200, a 486 laptop and my
Pentium) when I turn to Poetry or pencil but I always end up scanning or OCR`ing my work back in anyway. I adore Photoshop and swear by Kai Power tools. The talented artist resides in the United Kingdom.

8 Debbi Germann -Dance, inducted 1997

Debbi Germann, digital artist originally from Irish, Texas. Moved to Washington state in 1993 and have been inspired by color and rainbows ever since. She was a professional ceramic artist for several years and then decided to "clean up the mess" and move to the computer as her "canvas". The artist plans to expand her career into freelance art and illustration.

9 Dorothy Simpson Krause-Against the Wall, inducted 1998

Since 1993 the work of Dorothy Krause has been featured in eleven
solo or two person shows including Digital Arts, Frankfurt, Germany;
The Williams Gallery, Princeton, NJ; Gallery 911, Indianapolis, IN;
Wellesley College, Boston, MA; The Center for Creative Imaging,
Camden, ME; IRIS Graphics, Inc., Bedford, MA; The New England
School of Photography, Boston; The University of Massachusetts,
Lowell; Salem State College, Salem, MA; The University of Southern
Maine, Portland; and Digital Equipment Corporation, Marlboro, MA.

During the same time her work has been in more than 30 group shows
including The Computer in the Studio at the DeCordova Museum in
Lincoln, MA and the Boston Computer Museum; Digital Dialects at the
Creiger-Dane Gallery in Boston; the Digital Salon at the School of Visual
Arts in New York; Digital Watermedia at the Sandy Carson Gallery in
Denver; Elastic Visions at the Pennsylvania State University; the 7th
National Computer Art Invitational (Touring); Digital Masters at the
Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco; Pixel Pushers
Exhibition of Digital Art in Vancouver; SIGGRAPH 94 in Orlando; and
Fractal Design¹s Art Expo 94 and 95.

Current and upcoming publications showing her work include The
Painter WOW! Book; Painting With Computers; The Ultimate Guide to
Painter; Photoshop f/x; Computer Graphics 2: The Best of Computer
Art and Design; Fractal Design Painter 4; Inside Fractal Design Painter
4; Verbum¹s Desktop Color Book;Great Photoshop Techniques; Kai¹s
Power Tools: An Illustrated Guide; and MacWorld, Publish, Photo
District News, HOW, On-Line Design, Digital Imaging, DIGI,
Creativity, IdN, MacArt and Design and Step by Step magazines. She is
the featured artist in the December 1995 issue of IdN International
designer¹s Network, the January 1995 issue of IEEE Computer Graphics
and Application and the February/ March 1996 issue of Computer
Artist.

Dorothy Krause is a Professor of Computer Graphics at the
Massachusetts College of Art, Corporate Curator for IRIS Graphics,
Inc. and a member of Unique Editions a collaboration of tradigital
artists.


10 Roman Versotko, Pathway Series,1988, inducted 1998

ROMAN VEROSTKO has pioneered the world's first software driven paint brush and
identified the biological analogues to autonomous form generating procedures (Utrecht,
1988). Recipient of the Golden Plotter First Prize (1994, Gladbeck, Germany) and an Ars
Electronica honorable mention (1993) his work has been exhibited in major art and
technology exhibitions on five continents including Genetic Art - Artificial Life (Linz '93).
An MCAD Professor Emeritus (1994), past Board Member of the Inter-Society for
Electronic Art and Program Director for the 4th International Symposium on Electronic Art,
Roman has published articles and lectured internationally on the subject of "Art and
Algorithm". Recent work includes a binary version of a Universal Turing Machine illuminated
with algorithmically generated designs.

Awards / Appointments

Golden Plotter Award, the classic pen plotter
machined in brass..

1994 Golden Plotter Award, First Prize, Gladbeck, Germany
1993 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention
1993 Director, Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art
1968- Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Professor Emeritus, 1995
1985 Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, China , Visiting Professor
1970 Bush Leadership Fellow, Visiting Scholar, CAVS at MIT

Computer Art Exhibitions


On-Goings: Fine Arts Gallery, SIGGRAPH 97, Los Angeles
The New York Digital Salon, 1996, 1995, 1993.
Creativity & Cognition, LUTCHI, Loughborough, UK, , 1996.
ARTEC '95, Nagoya, Japan (May-June 1995).
International Symposium Electronic Art, Helsinki '94, Minneapolis '93, Sydney '92.
Computerkunst '94, Stadtische Galerie, Gladbeck, Germany.
Genetische Kunst - Kunstliches Leben, Linz, Austria, 1993.
Seoul International Computer Art Festival, Seoul, Korea, 1992.
SIGGRAPH Art Shows: '95; '92; '90; Computer Museum, Boston, '90; Europe Tours,
'91-92; '95.
Imagina: Images Beyond Imagination, , Monte Carlo, 1992, 1993.
Dada/Data: Developing Media Since 1970, Maryland Art Place & UMBC, Baltimore,
1991.
Interface: Art & Computer, Park Avenue Atrium, N.Y., 1991.
El Art / Exhibition of Electronic Art, Retretti Art Center, Finland, 1991.
4th National Computer Art Invitational, Eastern Washington University, Traveling
1991-92.
The Technological Imagination: Machines in the Garden of Art, Mpls, 1989.
Pathways: 25 Years from Brush to Plotter, Solo, Honeywell Corp Gallery,
Mpls, 1989.
CRASH, Computer Assisted Hardcopy, Wright Museum, 1988.

Related Publications

"Epigenetic Painting: Software as Genotype" , Leonardo 23:1 (1990), Presented at ISEA 88
(Utrecht).
"Notes on Epigenetic Art...", Genetic Art - Artificial Life, Ed K.Gerbel & P.Weibel,
Vienna, 1993.
Algorithms & the Artist, panel position, ISEA 94, Helsinki.
"Notes on algorithm and art", Computer Graphics Proceedings, SIGGRAPH 95.
Smith, Gregg, Roman Verostko, PIXEL, Le magazine des nouvelles images, No. 29,
Paris 1996. p 32ff.

11 Cecil Herring, Death, Birth, Life, 1997, inducted 1998


"I love everything about space whether it's on canvas, on a computer or in space flight, manned
and unmanned." Cecil Herring says."My entire art career is based on my love of space. And now, I
am thrilled spacescapes.com is my domain name on the World Wide Web! This white on white
background is my first pvc and steel sculpture!"

Growing up in Miami with parents who looked through a telescope at Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus
and the Moon, and reading about fictional life on Mars, Cecil cultivated this love by working in
space age materials, using computer technology, creating her own space environments and painting
while she worked as a photographer/writer covering the Apollo program at Cape Kennedy.

Her one-woman sculpture show at Center Gallery in New York City was called Spacescapes©.
This 30­piece exhibit also appeared at Stetson University, at the Air Force Space Museum, at
Melbourne's Art Encounter and North Miami Gallery as well as being featured on TV Channel 7
ABC, New York and in many news articles.

Cecil still calls her collective works Spacescapes©. Now, she paints large paintings, using
custom­mixed acrylics on plexiglass surfaces and backing the paint with heavy Arches watercolor
paper she applies in a special process, creating laminations that trap the colors in a permanent and
brilliant way. In some cases, hand­cut stencils are used for additional control of the images. She uses
watercolors as a traveling medium in Greece, California and North Carolina and to paint her orchid
collection.

Using the digital fine art medium with a Power Mac to generate art works, Cecil can composite and
create new images, outputting to large­scale limited­edition prints. Slides of her Spacescapes©,
bronzes, steels, wearable art, watercolors, oils and photographs are scanned onto CD Roms for
these new works. Cecil's studios have truly multi and mixed media capabilities.

Her works have been shown in museums and galleries including Orlando Museum, Rollins College,
Maitland Art Center, Brevard Community College, Seminole Community College and in New York
City, San Francisco, Miami, and other Florida cities. She has had 22 one­woman shows. Her works
are in hundreds of private collections and in public collections at the University of Florida Medical
School Library, Titusville City Hall, in the collection of Former First Lady Betty Ford at the Gerald
R.Ford Museum, Cocoa Beach High School and at St. Charles Cathedral in Orlando.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts­The Humanities degree in sculpture, painting, creative writing, music
and theater from University of Central Florida. She also studied at Nove College of Law, Nova
University, University of Florida, University of Tennesee's Arrowmont School of Crafts, and
McFatter Technical School. She was a sculpture Fellow at Atlantic Center of the Arts.

Cecil served as advisor and adjunct professor for the creation of the new Digital Art Institute at
Stetson University and taught the first classes, 1996­97.

Recently, Cecil's painting "Cassini Tracking Saturn I" was invited to be included in NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratories at Cal Tech. in Pasadena, CA. and her digital work, "Ezekiel's Vision" was
included in Astonaut Story Musgrave's Space Presentation at Disney Institute.

 

12 Robert Downing, Frisbee, inducted 1998

BIODATA Copyright © Robert
Downing, 1997

SUMMARY: My work has been included in 77 exhibitions in 7
countries and I have completed 16 commissions in 3 countries. I
have also taught various aspects of the fine arts in 8 colleges and
universities in 4 countries, as well as serving as an art consultant to
IBM, Texaco and the Hong Kong Productivity Council. At last
count, 192 examples of my work reside in 32 public collections in 5
countries.

1979 Elected Member Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
1971 Elected Member Ontario Society of Artists
1968 Elected Member Sculpture Society of Canada
1967 Founding Member Canadian Artists Representatives

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Dec. 5 - Jan. 10 1997

THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Breathing The Songs Of Birds: 108 Computer Graphics

Nov. 19 - Jan. 12 1992

ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Curatorial Laboratory Project #8: DOCUmeditations,
The Robert Downing Archive

Nov. 15 - Feb. 15 1985

A ROOM IN THE ARTIST'S HOME, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Closet Art, A Priceless Installation Piece: DOCUmeditation Works

1981

COLLEGE PARK, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Light Crystals: The Fibonacci Series of Sculptures

1978

LIBRARY & CULTURAL RESOURCES CENTER,
City of Huntington Beach, Ca., USA
The Nothing Equation: One Geometrically Interconnected Sculpture
in 8 Parts

1973

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Portions of The Cube Series: Sculptures & Reliefs

1972

ROBERT McLAUGHLIN GALLERY, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Portions of The Cube Series: Traveled To -

RODMAN HALL, St. Catharines, Ontario
PUBLIC LIBRARY & ART MUSEUM, London,
Ontario
ROTHMANS ART GALLERY, Stratford, Ontario
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, Guelph, Ontario
CENTENNIAL GALLERY & LIBRARY, Oakville,
Ontario

1971

GALLERY HOUSE SOL, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Cosmokit & Early stages of The I'Ching Series

1970

YORK UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Portions of The Cube Series: Sculptures, Reliefs & Drawings

1969

WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, London, England
Portions of The Cube Series: Sculptures, Reliefs & Drawings

1968

GALERIE AGNES LEFORT, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Exploding Cube Group of Sculptures

DUNKELMAN GALLERY, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Beginnings of The Cube Serie


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1988

SINGAPORE SCIENCE CENTER, Republic of Singapore

1986

NATIONAL GALLERY OF BOTSWANA, Gaborone, Botswana

1981

KOFFLER CENTER, Toronto, Canada,
Sculpture Society of Canada Exhibit

1979

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE, Los Angeles, Ca., USA

DAVID MIRVISH GALLERY, Toronto, Canada,
York University Fine Arts on Markham Exhibit

1978

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, Washington, DC., USA,
Sculpture Today/Canada

SCULPTURE SOCIETY OF CANADA, Touring Europe & USA

POLLOCK GALLERY, Toronto, Canada,
10th International Sculpture Conference

1977

LONNY GANS GALLERY, Los Angeles, Ca., USA

HARBOURFRONT ART GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

1976

BRAITHWAITE ART GALLERY, Cedar City, Utah, USA,
Sculpture Competition

LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, Long Beach, Ca., USA,
CSULB Faculty Show

1974

PETER WHYTE GALLERY, Banff, Alberta, Canada

1973

CENTENNIAL GALLERY & LIBRARY, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

CITY HALL SCULPTURE SHOW, Toronto, Canada

LILLIAN MORRISON GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

ESTEE GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

BURNABY ART GALLERY, Burnaby, BC, Canada,
Mystic Circle Exhibit, Traveling Canada

1972

WINNIPEG ART GALLERY, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
Rental Library

ONTARIO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, Toronto, Canada,
100 Years Exhibit

DAYSPRING FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, Toronto, Canada

MARLBOROUGH-GODARD GALLERY, Toronto & Montreal,
Canada

1971

ROBERTS GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN, London, England
Eight Individuals Exhibit, Traveling Great Britain

MIDDELHEIM PARK, Antwerp, Belgium,
11th Biennial of Middelheim

CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Toronto, Canada,
New Media Exhibit

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
Jewelry Show

HAWTHORNE SCHOOL ART AUCTION, Toronto, Canada

GALERIE GODARD LEFORT, Montreal, Canada

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
Recent Vanguard Exhibit

ROBERSON CENTER FOR ART & SCIENCES, Binghamton, NY,
USA

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
Signs & Symbols Exhibit, Traveling Ontario

1970

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
3-D Into The '70s Exhibit

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
Sensory Perceptions Exhibit, Traveling Ontario

1969

ROBERTS GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

RICHARD DeMARCO GALLERY, Edinburgh, Scotland,
Two Person Show With Jack Wise

1968

ROTHMANS ART GALLERY, Stratford, Ontario, Canada,
Sculpture '68 Exhibit

WELLS GALLERY, Ottawa, Canada

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Montreal, Canada,
Survey '68 Exhibit

HUDSON GALLERY, Detroit, Michigan, USA

GLENHYRST GALLERY, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
Artist's '68 Exhibit

PENELL GALLERY, Toronto, Canada,
Two Person Show With Sally Downing

CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Toronto, Canada,
Artist's Choice Exhibit

BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Brooklyn, NY, USA,
E.A.T. Competition

1967

NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, Canada
Sculpture '67 Exhibit at Nathan Philips Square, Toronto

THREE SCHOOLS ART AUCTION, Toronto, Canada

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, Canada,
Plastics Exhibit

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, London, Ontario, Canada

EXPO '67, Montreal, Canada,
Habitat Display

ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Toronto, Canada
Ontario Centennial Art Exhibit, Traveling Ontario & Quebec

ERINDALE COLLEGE, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

1964

JOHN PACE GALLERY, Laguna Beach, Ca., USA

WOODEN HORSE GALLERY, Laguna Beach, Ca., USA

1962

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Sculpture Symposium

1961

WESTDALE GALLERY, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

POLLOCK GALLERY, Toronto, Canada

1960

ROBERT ULMAN STUDIOS, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

1956

MILITARY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, Ottawa, Canada
Royal Canadian Navy Salon of Photography (Awarded Honorable
Mention)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barbara Caruso, Work Seen Artists Forum, Spring 1992

Jennifer Fisher, Art Gallery of Hamilton Catalogue, 1992

Julian Rowan, College Park Exhibition Pamphlet, February 1981

Robert Gretton, Canadian Architect, July 1978

Kay Kritzwiser, The Globe And Mail, April 1971

Dr. Theodore Heinrich, Arts Canada, November 1970

Michael Greenwood, York University Catalogue, November 1970

William Townsend, Canadian Art Today, Published 1970

Edward Lucie-Smith & Patricia White, Art In Britain 1969-70,

Dennis Young, Whitechapel Art Gallery Catalogue, July 1969

Paul Overy, Financial Times, July 1969

Bryan Robertson, Studio International, July 1969

Anita Aarons, Allied Arts Catalogue of Canada, October 1968

Alan Walker, Time Magazine, (Can. Ed.), February 1968

Dorothy Cameron, National Gallery of Canada Sculpture '67 Catlg.

Note: Copies of every article written about the artist and his work are housed at
The Art Gallery of Hamilton with the Robert Downing Archive.

 

13 Bryan Smith , Whalesine, inducted 1998

Was born a long, long time ago...

...in a far off galaxy...called Ventura, California....a sleepy
little coastal town somewhere
between Carpenteria and LA... ...until I heard of METACREATIONS
being located in
Carpenteria, the only thing I knew about Carpenteria was that there
was a beach there where
people went to get eaten by sharks...uh, anyway...basically grew up
as a typical California
wild-child...moved to Sacra-tomato during my teens... ...sometime
along my life's journey I
finally laid my wild-child self aside became something 'they' call
an adult, and for the past six
years have been living and working in Saudi Arabia.... ...huh?
...yea, well how I got from where I
was to here is another story for another bio...

...was always an 'artsy-fartsy' kinda dude...loved to do pencil, pen
and ink sketches, could pick
up musical instruments and play them by ear...took lots of Art
classes all thru school...always
seemed to have problems with following all the 'art rules'...for
color, composition, etc... ...had a
hard time getting started...would see others dutifully following
the 'rules', turning out nice
stuff...then, I would try (following the 'rules'„nothing...would
start over and over and over...still
nothing...I would get disappointed, uninspired...right up until the
project was due... ...then, in a
fit of fury, I would start and finish„usually in a single day
whatever it was I was working on, a clay
piece, a batik, a watercolor„whatever„didn't matter...and began to
notice that these pieces while
being somewhat 'abstract' in nature were better than what either
others were turning out over
long periods of time or what I could do consciously over a
long period...

...Finally I realized this was my 'style' and began to apply this
technique to most of my art
work...with success... ...but like many 'artist wanna-bees' I also
wanna be eatin', and have a roof
over my head...so I repressed my artist inclinations and went to
work... ...still, and from time to
time they would bubble up and I would apply my 'technique' to
various projects (artistic and
otherwise) around me in my life...I essentially incorporated and/or
applied the creative part of my
persona into other areas of my life...

...was always interested in computers...took many classes on the
subject, but up until a few
years ago, was not convinced the machines available to the general
public were 'powerful'
enough to handle the type and kind of graphics I might be
interested in doing... ...then when
processor speeds shot up...I jumped in...and after a substantial
investment in hardware and
software„Photoshop, Painter, KPT Power Tools, Ray Dream and other
programs...started
in...hoping to emulate the art which I had become accustomed
to seeing ...

...didn't know what I was really going to do with all these cool
tools...just knew I'd think of
something...grin...

...I discovered this 'something' one day when I loaded up the
tutorial sailboat.jpg from the
Painter (3.1 then) program... ...and after trying a few exercises
with the cool painting tools,
decided to check out what these things called filters could
do...hmmm, I thought...wonder what
this KPT Filter called Vortex Tiling is... ...click...WOW! ...and at
that moment I knew what that
'something' was...and never looked back...

...my art is a direct result of
'play'...experimentation...exploration...wonder...curiosity and
compulsion... ...where most perceive their computer as a tool to
complete a task...and walk
away from the computer when the task is completed to go elsewhere
to 'play' after 'work'...I
come to my computer to 'play'„and create.

Despite the apparent abstract nature of my work and my 'playful'
approach...my work has
become quite serious and my approach more purposeful... ...but it
was not me who discovered
this...it was the response to my work by others which led me to
understand and appreciate
what it was that I was really doing....

At first, I didn't think much of many of the images I created. I was
simply enjoying the power of
being able to produce beautiful colors, textures, and shapes. And,
found that when I showed
them to people, that their ranged from 'oh-ah' to 'oh my god
that's gross!'.
...curious...interesting...even intriguing to note that one person
could look at the same image
and see something 'beautiful' and another something 'ugly'...one
'good'...the other 'evil'...and on
and one...everyone saw something different...a different image,
landscape, figure... ...how was
that? ...I knew I was creating a 'single image'...how was it that so
many different people saw so
many different 'things'?

...then one day, the light went on...

...perceptions...and the assignement of meanings to those
perceptions...interpretation...what I
was 'seeing' and hearing from these people were NOT comments about
MY art work...but a
revelation of THEIR inner system of beliefs, perceptions,
assignment of meanings to those
perceptions, and interpretation of what they considered (or
chose) as 'reality'...

...my art work was acting as a kind of perceptual
catalyst...

So, sometime last year I decided it was time to take my work to the
Internet„to learn and see
what 'it' had to say...about itself?

...built a site...a gallery...and hung my images up for people to
come on by, take a look...and
discover something....about themselves? ...some enjoy the
experience...some don't... ...figured
on that... ...the site seems to be doing well... ...we'll see
where my art takes me...

...where does it take you?

 

14 Birgitta Jonsdottir, Faces Within, inducted 1998



Birgitta Jonsdottir is a MultiArtist that has been ever so
active in the Icelandic and international cultural craters
for the last 16 years.

Organizer, singer, poet, writer, artist, web artist, digital
artist, songwriter, fool, gaiaist, the grand chameleon, but
most importantly a lover of life. As strange as it might
seem while our world is in such a turmoil.

So she/me believes all answers might be within, this
show is about the within, within all of us.

full bio can be found at http://this.is/birgitta/resume.html

the Resume of a MultiArtist and a
WebCreator

Literature in traditional media:

Poetry published in various collection books of Icelandic
poetry
national and international magazines, tv, radio,
newspapers.
Youngest poet to be featured in poem collection for the
educational system.
Debut was the poem book "Frostdinglar" published by
Iceland biggest publishing house 1989.
Took part in making Iceland first roleplay game.
Short stories published in various magazines.
7 " record Craters. The poem Chameleon with music by
Reptilicus 1996



Painting in traditional media:

Copenhagen , Denmark 1989
Oslo, Norway 1989
Lund, Sweden 1989
Aalborg, Denmark 1990
Reykjavik, Iceland 1990
Reykjavik, Iceland 1995

Collective shows:
Thorlakshofn, Iceland 1991
NJ, USA 1992
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland 1995
Reykjavik, Iceland 1996
Reykjavik, Iceland 1997

 

15 Daisuke Matunobu, S-314 of Prismatic Ovals Series, 1996; inducted 1998


Kokura Station, Japan, 1993


The artist next to his work at Prismatic Ovals exhibition in Japan, 1996

Daisuke Matunobu uses computer graphics as a design tool, then renders the final imagery as
large acrylic on canvases.
Popular contemporary artist in Japan.

PROFILE

1957 Born in Fukuoka,Japan

1980 Graduated from Kyushu Sangyou University art
major art department

1988 Began the Stained Glass

1989 PAINTERS'CLUB Art School establishment

1990 Kitakyushu Renaissance Telephonecard contest
most excellent prize

1991 Exhibition in a Nisinihon art display winning a prize

1992 Shigeru Aoki large prize display winning a prize

Sumix with a private exhibition

Saibu with a private exhibition

1993 ART BOX large prize display winning a prize
LOUIS art gallery with a private exhibition

1994 The Choice large prize display winning a prize

1996 Gallery 130 with a private exhibition Participated in
Yahata Art Project

1997 Contemporary Art Exhibition of Beppu excellent
prize


16 Nam June Paik, Fuku Luck; inducted 1998 (Fuku Luck is an original video art installation in an exhibition in Japan)


From the roots to his adventures on the ElectronicSuper Highway

1932 Born in Seoul, Korea, as fifth child of a textile

maker. Studied art and music history at University of

Tokyo with thesis on Arnold Schönberg. Moved

to Germany



1956-58 Continued studies of music history at Univer-

sity of Munich. Studied composition at Conservatory of

Music in Freiburg, Germany.



1958 Worked in electronic-music studio of the WDR

Broadcasting Corporation in Cologne. Met John Cage.



1959-62 Piano pieces performed at his own concerts,

with Mary Bauermeister and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and

at Fluxus concerts.



1963 Participated in "Fluxus - International Festival

of the Latest Music" in Wiesbaden; first exhibion inclu-

ding video: "Exposition of Music/Electronic Television",

Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal.



1963-64 Travelled to Japan and studied the latest deve-

lopments in video technology. Met electronics engineer

Shuya Abe. Built first 'Robot' with Abe. Moved to New

York. Worked with Charlotte Moorman, cellist and

main interpreter of his pieces. Designed various video

objects for Moorman.



1965 First solo exhibition "Electronic Art" at the Bo-

nino Gallery in New York. Fernando Bonino becomes the

first gallery owner to exhibit Paik every three years.

Paik bought first portable video recorder.



1966-69 First multi-monitor projects. Worked with mag-

netically altered broadcast TV. Arrested with Charlotte

Moorman for public indecency at opening of 'Opera Sex-

tronique.' Worked at studios of WGBH-TV, Boston.



1969-70 With Abe, developed video synthesizer



1979 Began teaching at National Art Academy in

Düsseldorf.



1982 Retrospective with videotapes, video sculptures,

installations and performances at Whitney Museum of

American Art in New York.



1984 "Good Morning Mr. Orwell" transmitted from the

Centre Pompidou in Paris and from a WNET-TV studio

in New York.



1987 Inducted into Berlin Academy of Fine Arts.



1988 Builds media tower "The More the Better" with 1003

TV sets at Seoul Olympic Games.



1990 "Video Arbor", an outdoor sculpture, is unveiled

in Philadelphia.



1991-92 Double exhibition "Video Time - Video Space" at

Kunsthalle in Basel and Kunsthaus in Zürich, subse-

quently shown in Düsseldorf and Vienna.



1993-95 Solo and group exhibitions, among others: at the

Media Arts Festival, Deichtorhallen-Museum in Hamburg.

"Artist as Nomad" at the Biennale in Venice in the Ger-

man pavilion which wins the first prize. "The Electronic

Superhighway: Nam June Paik in the Nineties" is shown

in several cities throughout the USA, currently

(through May 5) at the San Jose Museum of Art, the

capital of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay area.



Nam June Paik has received numerous grants and awards. He

works in New York and also teaches at the National Art

Academy in Düsseldorf. He lives in New York and Bad

Kreuznac
h.

17 Marcel Achard, Epiphany, inducted 1998

 

18 Song ki Sung (GEKO),Mechanism, inducted 1998

 


Song Ki Sung

Born 22th September at
Seoul, KOREA (1969)
Graduated from Ajou
University. Majored in
Physics (1994)


Exhibition

1991
KBS Computer Video
Festival (Animation)

1992
Korea Computer
Graphics Exhibition
Korea CAD/CAM &
Graphics Exhibition

1993
1st CAD & C.G
Exhibition
3rd 'ColorLand' Group
C.G Exhibition
Korea Computer
Graphics Exhibition
11th NewArt Great
Exhibition
Korean Artist's
Invitation of
Uzbekistan

1994
2nd CAD & C.G
Exhibition
1st 'GODOT' C.G Art
Exhibition
Korea Computer
Graphics Exhibition
12th NewArt Great
Exhibition

1995
3rd CAD & C.G
Exhibition
2nd 'GODOT' C.G Art
Exhibition
Korea Computer
Graphics Exhibition

1996
96 'ColorLand' Group
C.G Exhibition


Awards

1992
Special Prize at 92'
Korea C.G Great
Exhibition
Gold Prize at 'Mycom'
C.G Contest

1993
Prize at 11th NewArt
Exhibition

1994
Special Prize at 12th
NewArt Exhibition

1995
Silver Prize at 95'
Korea C.G Great
Exhibition
Grand Prix in FineArt
part at 95' Autodesk
Image & Animation
Contest


Present

Computer Generated Visual
Artist in 'CHUNG Computer
Graphics'
Webmaster in 'CHUNG C.G'
A member of 'GODOT' ( C.G
Artist Group )
A member of 'ColorLand' (
Computer Graphics SIG )
A member of 'KICOG'
A member of Korea NewArt
Association
The author of '3D Studio
Technical Artworks Book'


Contact

Address (Business) : 5F
KYE-RYONG BLDG ,582-10
,Sin-Sa dong, Kang-Nam ku,
Seoul, KOREA (Postal code :
135 - 120)
Telephone (Business) : 02
-3444 - 8522~4
Fax (Business) : 02 - 3444 -
8525
E-Mail Address :
geko@chungcg.com
Address (Home) : 23/1, 254-9,
Sooyu - 2 Dong Kang-Buk
gu, Seoul, KOREA (Postal
code : 142-072)
Telephone (Home) : 02-999 -
5371

 

19 Jeff Alu & Sonserae Leese, Mahahony Hall, inducted 1998

Jeff Alu:

AnimAlu Productions- 3-D animations, renderings

Jeffrey Thomas Alu
633 San Leon
Irvine, CA 92606
Home: (714) 261-1179
animalu@deltanet.com
http://www.animalu.com/

CAREER OBJECTIVE: EMPLOYMENT AS A COMPUTER ANIMATION SPECIALIST
USING 3-D STUDIO MAX AND PLUGINS.

CAPABILITIES:

* Production of high quality video graphics and
animation sequences.
* Experienced in music composition and audio
processing.
* In-depth knowledge of 3-D Studio Max, and
many of the IPAS and plugins involved, including
Character Studio.
* Knowledge of many other related graphics packages
such as Vistapro, Fractal Painter, Photoshop.
* Able to work independantly or in a group setting.
* Able to work quickly and efficiently.

EXPERIENCE:

* Production of 3D animations for the SIM Spaceprobe,
part of JPL's Origins Program
* Creation of real-time 3D Environments and characters
for "Pretzel Pete" by Stealth Productions.
* Creation of 3D Environments for "Zork Grand
Inquisitor" by Activision.
* Creation of 3D Animations for major CD-ROM presentation
at Epoch Internet.
* Creation of 3D Envrionments and animations for
"Casper - the Interactive Adventure" by Morning Star
Multimedia.
* 15 second animation sequence for Brett Leonard
movie, "Virtuosity", released in August of 1995.
* 2 1/2 minutes of animation for JPL video, "Origins."
* Lead 3D artist/animator for the "Herbie Hancock
History of Jazz" CD ROM produced by the Graphix
Zone.
* 3D modeler for "Virtual Simpsons" CD ROM
* Creation of Real time 3D Environment of a velodrome for
cyclist training for UltraCoach.
* Animator for a stereo-3D presentation for Philips
produced by Pyros Pictures.
* Two and 1/2 minutes of animation for JPL video
"Mars Global Surveyor".
* 3D modeler/lead animator for "Nixon", a CD ROM
produced by the Graphix Zone based on the movie
by Oliver Stone.
* RG/A Interactive, 3-D modeler for the Citygolf
project, an interactive golf game.
* Contracted by Graphix Zone, Inc., 3-D animations
and stills for "Highway 61", a Bob Dylan
interactive CD ROM.
* Still images for Universal City Walk's large
Astrovision screen Television Production.
* Title sequence for Dick Clark's "American
Bandstand Bar and Grill".
* 20 Sec Animation sequence of a comet evolving
into an asteroid for JPL's "Martian Mysteries" Video.
* 4 animation sequences totaling 2 1/2 minutes for
Jet Propulsion Lab's Pluto Fast Flyby Video.
* Titles for "Food and Fitness", a nationally
broadcast cable television show.
* L2/Paramount World Wide Web artwork for
* movie "Virtuosity" released in August of 1995.

WORK HISTORY:

04/93 - Present Contractor with "ANIMALU PRODUCTIONS" Orange, CA
as Computer Animator / Audio Specialist

02/91 - 04/93 JET PROPULSION LAB Pasadena, CA
Research Assistant, Planetary Sciences Division.

EDUCATION:

1989 - 1992 BACHELOR OF MUSIC, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY, Music Composition
1984 - 1986 EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Music Composition/Piano

Sonserae Leese

I am a Digital Media Artist who specializes in 3d virtual environments
(virtual reality), interface designs, interactive CD-ROMS, photo realistic
texture mapping, digital matte painting, interactive corporate presentations,
website graphics, teaching Photoshop/Multimedia courses at Pepperdine
University

I recently joined the Mickey Mouse Club by joining the team at Walt Disney
Studios in the Feature Animation Division as the texture map painter for the
movie "Atlantis"

20 Earl Hinrichs - master fractal fine arts digital artist, silk worms, inducted 1998
Boise, Idaho,USA

My art is purely digital. It is created with computer programs that
I write.

The images I create are not based on reality. They do not model
a physical reality, nor are they abstractions or impressions of
something physical.

My programs are mathematical in nature. The mathematics of
chaos play an important role in the generation of these images.
However, the mathematics is merely a tool to generate the art.
These images do not depict a mathematical concept. I use
mathematics to create and manipulate the shapes and colors.
I create and discard many images, tuning the results until I
arrive at something that resonates with my emotional state.
Hopefully the viewer experiences similar emotions.

 

21 Jarek Starenda - The Gallery on i/us; digital artist who exhibited in Cyberists Hall of Pygoya Webmusem of Cyberart in 1998; JSTAR GRAPHICS- Illustration & Design; Chicago, Illinois, USA


Ever since I can remember I wanted to create some kind of visual
art. In my early years I had tried to draw and paint but without any
success or satisfaction. My mind was full of ideas but my hands
couldn't transfer them in to the paper. Then I started to experiment
with photography. This was closer to my way of expressing myself.
I could play with lights and shadows, change them to make few
versions of the same structure and finally choose that "perfect" one.
About four years ago I purchased my first computer. Loaded with
early version of Adobe Photoshop I started to discover new
creative ways of image conception and manipulation. Digital art
gives me unique chance to explore endless possibilities of the
human mind armed with the machine. Wide array of computer
software allows to experiment in many exciting ways and complete
freedom of expression. A lot of my inspiration comes from
surrealism and abstract art but most of my images are created
intuitionally. I just let my imagination take over...

 

22 John Rixon - great digital artist and retired college art teacher in England; exhibited at Cyberists Hall of Pygoya Webmueum of Cyberart in 1998

My real name is John Rixon, I live and work in Ipswich, UK. I have been exhibiting
my work on "Art on the Net" since June this year. I only started digital painting in
October of last year, although it seems a lot longer sometimes! I am married to
Sarah and have two children, Phoebe (10) and Clare (8).

Until June this year, I had been a lecturer at the University College Suffolk for 20
years, teaching Art and Design. I am now a full time artist and house husband.

 

23 Denise Ruzich - New York digital artist with inspirational abstractions; solo exhibition in Spotlight Gallery, May 1-July 31, 1998

Denise Ruzich has a multi-faceted background in art and computers, including graduate studies and extensive work experience in both fields. With the recent advancements in computer graphics technology, the artist can now fully meld her diverse skills in creating new and exciting imagery in fine art and for commercial applications.

The artist works in a variety of mediums, using both digital and traditional techniques. For computer generated imagery, the artist currently uses a PowerMac 9500 with the latest versions of Photoshop, Painter, Bryce, Ray Dream, and a variety of other specialized 2D & 3D graphic applications. For traditionally created imagery, the artist uses acrylics, inks, watercolors, charcoal, and others in both traditional painting and drawing techniques as well as airbrush. The artist has done metalsmithing and woodworking for 3 dimensional works of jewelry and sculpture. And she has an extensive background in color photography and printing, both in traditional printmaking and the commercial printing industry.

While the artist continues to do some graphic design for web and print publishing, the primary focus of Vision Quest Studio is the creation of exciting new art, fully utilizing the artist's diverse skills, for both fine art and commercial applications. For her clientele, the artist offers her work in a variety of formats, including digital pre-press files, limited edition fine prints and original paintings.

 

24 LadyHawk/Elizabeth Konogeris, Silver Lifeline, inducted 1998

Digital art provides Konogeris  the opportunity to become an artist at this stage of her life. Without paint and brush the artist amazingly creates an incredible relevation of her mind, at once a mirror of her difficult yet  experienced journey of life and at the same time affirmation of the well-being of the human spirit on the Web.  Stricken with a chronic illness, LadyHawk continues with courageous effort and preservering conviction  to do her share in assisting digital visual expression gain its rightful place among the other high arts.  She is truly a pioneer in contributing to the development of  the first generation of 'cyberart' for the Internet world community at the turn of the century and millenium.

Digital art opened doors for me that had been closed with traditional
art mediums. The digital art allows one to fulfill all conceptual
ideas with a click of the button. The depth at which digital art
takes one opens up new worlds to all who use the number of programs
available to all artists today. Digital art speaks for itself, the
ideas of the artist leaping from cyberspace to the viewer. Creating
worlds for each viewer, like snowflakes, no two are alike. Digital art
will take its place in the traditional art world. This is the goal
I work with each day, to create that place for all who, like myself,
can see into the cyberdomain of digital art.
- LadyHawk, 1998

 

 

25 Koja Tatic, Solitude, inducted 1998

 

I believe that my pictures speak more about me than the next few lines, but if somebody is interested in facts about me - here they are:

I was born in 1962. With my family - Vanja and Peter (age five), I live in Jagodina, Yugoslavia, where I practise my trade - architecture. I returned to the art of painting after 11 years, thanks to a new art tool - the computer. A long time ago I exhibited mostly black and white photos (five individual and around 150 joint exhibitions...) Using many technique, I always paint the same idea, the same world, different from our own; silent, distant and lonely... The world that seems to wait for somebody; that somebody may be you, who knows? If you sense the atmosphere of going away that only lacks the gentle whistle of the wind, and if you get the urge to see some other paintings from that world, my hard work will not have been in wain. And all the sleepless nights spent in front of the computer screen will have made sense. Which, I admit is a bit elusive and hidden...

Sometimes I make images of "Audio city"... Greatest art is music, not visual art...

Thank you for visiting my cities, and be sure that every feed back information means a great deal to every artist...

 

 

26  Bernhard Keller, Transformation, inducted 1999

Information-

http://www.lastplace.com/EXHIBITS/CyberistHall/BKeller/aboutartist.htm


Lighthomeof Cologne Germany

http://www.ndh.net/home/keller/

Artist contact-  b.keller@ndh.net

 

27 Linda Martin, Reborn (Cyber-)Artist, inducted 1999

-poet, writer,  lifetime rocker, disco dancer making the meditative dance transition into digital arts (lifelong artist);
wrote online story book for children of Bombay, India to give them sense of life in Australia; Web publishing company

28 Manfred Mohr, P-411/E, involvement with alogrithms and math as elements for artistic expression since the 1960s; inducted 2000

29 Frank Gillette, HCE 11, New York City (101 Wooster st NYC 100012) digital artist, fine art print editions available; inducted 2000

30 Boris Woronzow - Venezuelan video, digital, multi-media artist, originally from Germany of Russian parents; email-artbw@cantv.net; Self-Portrait, inducted 2000

31 Larry Lovett, Mokuleia Glow, inducted 2000, lst computer artist of Hawaii; brought in a Lumena software/XT IBM customized system from California for about $30,000 in 1984; introduced computer graphics to Pygoya who then became the lst digital artist to exhibit in Honolulu.

32 Robert J. Downing, Redemption, inducted 2000; sculptor, digital and mixed media renown Canadian artist.

33 Clifford Singer, Half Sphere in Shadow, inducted 2000; mathematics expert and digital artist in New York.

34 Pygoya, Cyberspace in October, inducted 2000; cyberartist that established Lastplace.com

35 John C. Macpherson, A Fractal For Vincent, inducted 2000; former aerospace engineer who went back to school for a Masters degree in art; multi-media experience includes glass blowing prior to full time digital fractal art.

36 Ansgard Thomson, Millennium Babies, inducted 2000; pioneer Canadian digital artist

37 Grace Hopkins-Lisle, Silver Corner, inducted 2000; artist focused on architecture, photography and digital collaging

38 Elenyte Paulauskas-Poelker, Wrap It, inducted 2000; originally from New York City, now lives in Colorado; also does traditional art media, animation and poetry

 


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