“I was not interested in creating a a direct simulation rather an interpretive or expressive programmatic image.”
Video Sculpture Solo Exhibition
The Art Center in Corvallis Oregon
December 3, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Artist's Talk December 10 from 12 - 1 pm
The show runs from November 24, 2015 to January 9, 2016.
Joan Truckenbrod Algorithmic Drawings, Textiles and Tapestries(1975)
Joan Truckenbrod is a pioneering digital media artist with works
internationally represented in museum collections, exhibitions and
publications. Truckenbrod is Professor Emeritus in the department of Art
and Technology Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
where she was on the faculty for twenty five years.
Beginning in 1975 she created line drawing by developing computer
programs in FORTRAN programming language incorporating mathematical
formulas from Physics that described natural phenomena such as wind
patterns, and light patterns created by undulating reflective surfaces.
She introduced color by translating black and white drawings into
transparent color xerox prints, overlaid to create multiple color drawings.
Using the Apple IIe computer and a 3M Color-in-Color copier she created
fiber textiles using heat transfer color prints hand-ironed onto fabric
in 1978 and 1979. The earliest of these textiles “Electronic Patchwork”
is in the collection of the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern
University. Her work progressed onto Textronix and Silicon Graphics
computers, using 3M’s Scan-a-Mural plotters to create large seven foot
by eleven foot canvas digital tapestries. She also created large color
photographic transparencies as digital tapestries.
Envisioning the computer as a multidimensional studio, she created one
of the first courses in the computer graphics field she called Creative
Computer Imaging, combining elements of visual imaging and sound with
motion that resulted in Prentice Hall's 1988 publication, CREATIVE
Truckenbrod was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, Scandinavian-American
Foundation Grant, Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant and a
Fellowship at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. TELOS
published a book about her textile artworks in the Portfolio Series
titled JOAN TRUCKENBROD.
Her current work includes the exploration of environmental issues with
fiber arts and video sculpture installations. This work is presented
along with installations that inspire her work, in a book by Truckenbrod
titled THE PARADOXICAL OBJECT: VIDEO FILM SCULPTURE, published by Black
Dog Publishers in London in 2013.
Truckenbrod has a solo exhibition of her Video Sculpture coming to The Art Center in Corvallis Oregon. The opening of this exhibition is December 3, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm,
with an Artist's Talk December 10 from 12 - 1 pm. The show runs from November 24, 2015 through January 9, 2016.