Computer Art alumni Adrian Rivera is completing a residency as part of the Ayatana Artistic Research Program. The residency, Biophilia, is focused on the education and enrichment of artists through exposure and interaction with specialists working in biology. During the residency, the artists met with various scientists working in many different fields such as insect acoustics, biohacking, botany, mycology, and ornithology. The resident artists of the Biophilia Residency will take part in a group exhibtion in Ottawa, Ontario later in 2015/2016.
Rivera’s work (seen below) is derived from a source object or concept, the structures grow and deform in response to it’s surroundings. As new structures are formed pre-existing ones may shift and bend in the wake of new matter. As aspects of the natural world are imitated, the organisms have the ability to take forms not seen before by removing control and allowing living matter to grow onto the structures created.
Link to the Ayatana Artistic Research Program
Link to Adrian Rivera’s Portfolio Site
Link to Computer Art Program at Northern Michigan University
Light Grey Iceland Residency 2015
In the summer of 2015, Steven Hughes (Assistant Professor of Illustration) will join a team of illustrators, painters, and concept artists from different areas of the United States, Canada, and Austria during Light Grey Art Labs Iceland Residency Program.
We will be traveling through Southern Iceland to visit some of the most secluded, wild, and sublime locations in the world. Our day excursions will include visits to some of the creaking glacial feet, boiling mud pots, hidden waterfalls, haunted hillsides, sleeping volcanos, basalt caves, and more. Equipped with our sketchbooks, cameras, and hiking gear, we set out on an adventure of a lifetime to explore, document, collaboratewe hope to create an atmosphere of learning, open exchange, and dialogue. – Lindsay Nohl, Light Grey Art Lab Founder/Creative Director
Light Grey Art Labs Iceland Residency Program: