Shawn Brixey

Shawn Brixey (b. 1961) is the Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Chair for the Arts, and is Co-Founder and the former Director of the University of Washington’s research center and Ph.D. program in Digital Arts and Experimental Media. Previously, he was founder of the Digital Media Program at the University of California Berkeley, and Director of their Center for Digital Art and New Media Research. A graduate of MIT’s, CAVS/Media Lab, Brixey has exhibited art and technology works internationally, including Documenta, the Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Karlsruhe, The Cranbrook Art Museum, The MIT Museum, The Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati, The Chicago Art Institute, The 1998 Winter Olympics, The first American Design and Architecture Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, AME at Arizona State University, The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, and the Berkeley Art Museum. He has received all levels of major grants and awards, to support his research including: Apple Computer, AVID Incorporated, The Boxlight Corporation, The Intel Corporation, Silicon Graphics, Newport/Klinger Research Corporation, IBM GmbH, The National Institute of Health, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Leica and Hughes Aircraft. In 2003 he was honored with a prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for New Media, past fellows include Bill Viola and Gary Hill. In 2006 Brixey was inducted as a lifetime fellow of the World Technology Network. He lectures widely in the U.S and Europe on new and emerging media art forms. Critical writing and reviews of his work have been featured in diverse sources, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Cincinnati Inquirer, The Stranger, The Guardian, Wired Magazine, Surface Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Art News, WolkenKratzer Magazine (Germany), Smithsonian World Television, and KQED/MSNBC Radio. Significant review of his work is included in Thames and Hudson’s 1992 book release, Art of the Electronic Age, Leonardo/The Journal of Art, Science and Technology 2001, Information Arts, The Intersection of Art, Science and Technology by Dr. Stephen Wilson, 2002 from MIT Press, and the major new hardcover book, “From Technological to Virtual Art”, by renowned historian Frank Popper, MIT Press, 2007.

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