Sound is full of difficult questions and slippery answers. I attack these questions in a circuitous and sometimes contrary approach that calls to mind one of my early influences, the author and provocateur Alfred Jarry and his creation of Pataphysics, or “the science of imaginary solutions.” Like Jarry, my results might at first seem ridiculous: flasks appear to bubble and pop on their own, pseudo-scientific experiments torque plaster with heat and cold, and glass percussion instruments shaped by patterns of human DNA are smashed to bits. This exploratory process, while fanciful, always aims to present an altered relationship between sound and its source.
Solo and Two person Exhibitions
2018 TEST BED no. 2, a Modern ABATON. A collaboration with Pillow Culture. Sheila Johnson Design Center. Aronson Gallery, The New School University. New York, NY.
2017 Frozen Words Hot Air, Urban Glass. Brooklyn, NY
2016 Gene Splicing, 9E2, A Festival of Art, Science, and Technology. Seattle, WA.
2016 The Tactile Transducers , GlazenHuis Museum. Lommel, Belgium
2015 Siren Earthquake Radio (with Craig Dongoski). The Ionion Center for Arts and Culture. Kefalonia, Greece
2014 Surface (with Joshua Marks) – Sweet Lorraine Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
2011 Facetime #2 (with Gabriela Vainsencher) Parker’s Box. Brooklyn, NY
2009 Robo-Improvisation Arena (with Käthe Wenzel). Alma on Dobbin. Brooklyn, NY.
2007 Urban Trailhead (with James Rouvelle) La Superette Viewmaster Festival. New York, NY
2018 The Idiosyncratic Pencil. Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
2018 LIGO – The Art of Science. Collaboration with Scientist John Burns. Littlefield Gallery, Brookyn, NY.
2018 Pushing Buttons, Urban Glass. Brooklyn, NY
2017 Oceans Imaginaries (with Emma Critchley). RMIT Gallery. Melbourne Australia
2016 Liminal Sounds, The Intermediary Issue. Earlid, (with Caroline Bouissou)
2016 Whereabouts, GlazenHuis Museum. Lommel, Belgium (Curated by Hyperopia, catalogue)
2016 Threaded Archetypes, NARS – Brooklyn, NY.
2015 Subtle Interchange, NARS – New York Art Residency and Studios Exhibition.
2015 Menu for Mars, The Boiler. Brooklyn, NY
2014 60X60 – Wave Farm Mix, Vox Novus, Online Project
2014 Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut. (catalogue)
2014 Homecoming, Fluxfactory. Long Island City, NY.
2014 Earlids, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. New York, NY.
2014 Intangible, Lesley Heller Workspace. New York, NY.
2014 Site and Sound, Joyce Goldstein Gallery. Chatham New York.
2013 The 5th Annual Artist Book Exhibition, King Saint Stephen Museum. Székesfehérvár Hungary. (catalogue)
2013 Masterpieces of Everyday New York, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, New York, NY.
2011 Sequence of Waves, Saint Cecelia Convent. Brooklyn, NY.
2011 Special Choice Book Arts Part 1 & 2, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. Brooklyn,NY
2011 The Self Destructing Art Show, Fluxfactory. Long Island City, NY.
2011 Media MIXED X4. The BQEar, The Art Lot, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Ten Years Hunting [The Trophy Room], Parkers Box. Brooklyn, NY
2011 Works on Paper, Big&Small/Casual. Long Island City, NY
2011 House Broken, Flux Factory. Long Island City, NY
2009 Your Documents Please, Project included in a touring exhibition. Mexico, Japan, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia
2008 NYNYNY (so nice we named it thrice!), Fluxfactory. Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
2008 Everything Must Go! Flux Factory. Long Island City, NY
2007 Trailhead, Free103.9 Wave Farm. Acra, NY
2007 Bartok’s Bugs, 2B Gallery. Budapest, Hungary
2006 Sculptors. 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2006 4th International Artists’ Book Exhibition, King Saint Stephen Museum,
Székesfehérvár Hungary (catalogue)
2006 Papírvarázs Fesztivál, 2B Gallery. Budapest, Hungary
2006 Makeover, Tastes Like Chicken Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2006 Fluxbox, Flux Factory. Long Island City, NY
2005 The Blur of the Otherworldly, an Exhibition of Technology and the Paranormal, The Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD (catalogue)
2005 The Green Ray, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn NY
2005 Waldsee 1944, The Hebrew Union Museum, New York, NY.
2004 Congreso Internacional Cultura Digital Y Ciudanía, Universidad Autonoma. Madrid, Spain
2004 Simultaneous Translation V1, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain
2002 Second Sight – Hunter College Alumni Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2001 Colaboratory, Gale Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001 Sound and Complexity, Plan B Evolving Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Subject to Sound, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Back East, The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA.
1999 Wrestling with Mary Shelly, Blohard Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1998 CAMBIO, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Curated by Kenny Schachter
1998 Hey You Never Know, 534 Laguardia Place, NYC, Curated by Kenny Schachter
1997 The Inside Out Art Fair, 32 Mercer St. NYC, Curated by Kenny Schachter
1996 The Experimenters, Lombard Fried Gallery, NYC, Curated by Kenny Schachter
1996 Taking Stock, 25 Broad st. NYC, Curated by Kenny Schachter
1996 SoHo Annual – 420 w. Broadway, NYC (Juried by Michael Brenson, Susan Hort & Robert Storr)
1996 Incarcerated with Genet & Artaud, The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA),London.
2017 The Internal Machine, The New York Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. (catalog with essays by Seph Rodney and Shannon Mattern)
2014 Earlids, The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. New York, NY.
Performances and Workshops
2017 Frozen Words Hot Air – Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Sound and the Mind (with Alex Joseph) – The New School, New York City
2013 Megapolis Festival, The Way Things Travel – Workshop and performance with Aaron Moore and festival participants, The New School, New York, NY
2011 Atlanta Spaces, Space is the Place (workshop and performance with Craig Dongoski and students). Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA
2010 Postcards from the Gowanus, Sterling Basement performance (with John Hudak, Aaron Moore and Dave Ruder). Cabinet Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2008 Songs of the Gowanus, Sterling Basement performance (with John Hudak, Matthew Rohrer, and Shawn Onsgard) Issue Project Room, New York, NY
2007 Turbulence.org, The Simultaneous Translator, Performance & Launch of online performance environment
2006 Simultaneous Translation, nomusic.org Festival X
2005 nomusic.org Royal battle, Online Project
2001 Negative Space, Consolidated Works. Seattle, WA
Artist Lectures, Conferences and Panels
2018 Artbooks@PS1 and the Center for Book Arts
Panelist in – The Children’s Books and Influence of Bruno Munari Queens, NY
2017 ARTSEED. The Marble House Project, Dorset, VT.
2017, 2016 – Artist Talk in Zach Poff’s course Sound Art. Cooper Union. New York, NY
2017 Glass Art Society (GAS) – Panelist: “Performance Anxiety” Norfolk, VA
2015 Lecture/Presentation, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2018-2019 Artist Outpost Resources – Studio residency to support the project Frozen Words.
2018 Ligo Project (with scientist John Burns) – New York, NY
2017 Marble House Project – Dorset, VT
2017 Tacoma Museum of Glass – Tacoma, WA
2016 Glazen Huis – Lommel, Belgium
2015 NARS – New York Artist Residency and Studio Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Triangle Workshop – Salem, NY
2015 The Ionion Center for Arts and Culture – Kefalonia, Greece
2015 Pilchuck Glass School – Stanwood, WA
2009 Free103.9 – Wavefarm Residency – Acra, NY
2007 Experimental Television Center – Owego, NY
2018 SAPPI Ideas that Matter – $40,722 awarded to Sound the Mound (co-founded with Andrew Shea)
2018 Team Mentoring Grant. The New School University (With Julie Napolin, Edward Keller, Shannon Mattern)
To support the Sound@ research group
2018 Parsons School based Funds
2017 Parsons School based Funds. In support of the project Sound the Mound with Andrew Shea.
2016 9e2 Project Funding grant. For the project Gene Splicing.
2015 New School Research Grant. In support of Siren Earthquake radio.
2014 Parsons School based Funds. In support of preliminary research for Sound Matter and Siren Earthquake radio.
2013 Parsons School based Funds. In support of Paralektronoia – Felix Kubin
2012 Innovations in Education Awards. in support of Sound@Newschool Research Group
2010 Nominated for the World Technology Award
2010 Research Scholarship & Creative Practice Fund. Parsons
2006 Parsons the New School for Design. Project Funding
2006 American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. Travel Grant
2006 Turbulence.org. New American Radio Grant.
2004 Experimental Television Center. Finishing Funds Award
1999 Experimental Television Center. Finishing Funds Award
1997 Experimental Television Center. Finishing Funds Award
1996 Hunter College. William Graf Travel Grant.
2018 Megan N. Liberty, “The Book as Technology” The Los Angeles Review of Books, January 18 2018
2017 Tom McGlynn, “The Internal Machine” The Brooklyn Rail, December 13th, 2017
2017 Benjamin Sutton, “Freezing and Smashing Trump’s Words in a Glassblowing Studio” Hyperallergic, September 5, 2017
2016 Emily Binetti, “Percussion Professor finds Harmony in Science Art Festival” Sam Houston State University Blog, December 19, 2016
2016 Bruce Clayton Tom, “Inside Art and Tech Festival 9e2” CityArts Online, November 4, 2016
2015 Michael Hernandez “Crossover” Glass Art News. By Michael Hernandez. Fall 2015. pp 16-17
2014 Martha Schwendener, “Creative Deconstruction of Books. Odd Volumes: Book Art From the Allan Chasanoff Collection, in New Haven” The New York Times, December 6, 2014
2011 Cecil Moss, Rhizome Journal Sequence of Waves . February, 2011
2011 Rebecca Smeyne, “Live: The Sequence Of Waves Exhibit Crams A Former Convent With 60 Artists, Including Chris Weingarten In Duet With Justin Bieber” Village Voice Blog January 2011
2006 Chloe Hawkins, “Fluxbox” Sculpture Magazine, December, 2006 74-75
2006 Bethany Riker, “Exploding the Miniature” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2006
2006 Nancy Princenthal “Willing Spirits: Art of the Paranormal” Art in America, February 2006
2005 Jessica Dawson “Go Ahead Look Behind the Curtain: ‘Otherworldy’ Wizardry Conjures up Spirit” The Washington Post, November 5, 2005
2002 Holland Cotter, “Art in Review; ‘Second Sight’” The New York Times, March 22, 2002
2006 Kerrie Mitchell “A muse devoted to six feet under” The New York Times City Section, January 29, 2006
Exhibition Catalogues, Books and Journals
2017 The Internal Machine, New York Center for Book Arts. Exhibition Catalogue
2017 Ocean Imaginaries, RMIT Gallery. Exhibition Catalogue.
2014 “Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection” Exhibition Catalogue.
2012 Matt Bua and Maximillian Goldfarb “Architectural inventions – Visionary Drawing Building” Laurence King Publishing, 2012
2011 “Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves”, Galen Joseph-Hunter, Penny Duff, Maria Papadomanolaki. PAJ Publications. 2011
2006 “Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, And the Paranormal” Alice Durant and Jane D. Marsching. Exhibition Catalogue Center for Art and Visual Culture, UMBC Center. Exhibition Catalog. 2006
2005 “Breaking Out: The Trip Back” Helen Thorington. Contemporary Music Review, December 2005, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 445 – 458.
2002 “Second Sight: Selections of Recent Work by Alumni from the Second Decade of the MFA Program at Hunter College” Exhibition catalog.
Radio and Podcasts and TV
BRIC TV, Interview for the exhibition Pushing Buttons at UrbanGlass. February 7, 2018
John Lane, Standing in the Stream, Podcast interview. September 28, 2015
Cosmos 96.5 FM. Kefalonia Greece. Radio Interview. August 8, 2015
Galaxy 90.8 FM. Kefalonia Greece. Radio Interview. August 6,, 2015
1996 MFA Hunter College, New York, NY
1992 BA English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2006–Present Full-time Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2002–2006 Part-time Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2011-Present Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Education, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2011-Present Parsons Curriculum Committee, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2013–2016 Director of Parsons First Year, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY
2012-2015 Parsons Implementation Working Group, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2008 – 2010 School of Design Strategies Leadership Committee
2008–2010 Director of Parsons Foundation Program, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY