ELLIOT ANDERSON


Elliot Anderson is an artist working with interactive technologies, curator, educator and software engineer. He has been involved professionally in the field of computer technology since the early 1980's. Working as an engineer he developed interactive computer graphics for flight simulation, medical technology, cartography and industrial use. As an undergraduate he studied computer engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. He received a Bachelors of Arts in Art in the Conceptual Design program and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on technology art practice and 20th century continental philosophy from San Francisco State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and directs the Electronic Media program at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Anderson has organized numerous events and exhibitions focusing on technology and its application and effect on the arts. He curated and produced exhibitions of electronic media at the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and a special exhibit of interactive art at the 1993 Seybold Conference. As the technology arts editor for the magazine OnLine Design, Anderson wrote about technology arts in the Bay Area and throughout the United States. In 1993 Anderson produced and organized a conference on electronic media art entitled Art in the Age of Electronic Media at the San Francisco Art Institute. He has lec-tured and been a visiting artist in institutions including UC Davis, the San Francisco Arts Institute and the California Institute for the Arts. Anderson has partici-pated as a speaker numerous conferences such as SIGRAPH, The Society for Photographic Educators and The Culture of Interactivity.

Anderson's work incorporates a wide range of media including video, sound, interaction with the computer, installation and computer generated text and image. The focus of his art making is an examination of human and biological systems as means to create an ongoing negotiation and interaction with the computer and its software. He is currently developing a project entitled Networked Nomadic Artforms for which he received funding from the University of California’s Inter-Campus Arts grant. The project uses artificial life algorithms and the Internet to create artworks that evolve through interaction on the Internet. Anderson created interactive sets for an opera by composer Daniel Rothman that premiered in Graz Austria in 1996 and was preformed at the LA County Museum of Art in April 1998. He developed in collaboration with the artist Jim Campbell the first computer based interactive public art installation owned by the City of San Francisco for the San Francisco State University MUNI station. His work is exhibited locally, in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

EDUCATION 
1995 MA in Creative Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Inter-Arts Center Concentration in technology art and 20th century continental philosophy,
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA  
1993 Bachelor of Arts in Art, Cum Laude, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA   
1986 Bachelor of Science program in Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

WORKS FOR STAGE 
2005 
Rituel III, Los Angeles Times Korean Music Series, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Sets for dance and new music performance computer controlled interactive video projection in collaboration with composer Hi Kyung Kim, Associate Professor of Music, UCSC and dancer Ae Ju Lee, Korean National Treasure for Buddhist Dance and Professor of Dance, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. 
Rituel III, San Francisco Arts International Festival, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Sets for dance and new music performance computer controlled interactive video projection in collaboration with composer Hi Kyung Kim, Associate Professor of Music, UCSC and dancer Ae Ju Lee, Korean National Treasure for Buddhist Dance and Professor of Dance, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. 
Rituel III, Pacific Rim Music Festival, Santa Cruz, CA
Sets for dance and new music performance computer controlled interactive video projection in collaboration with composer Hi Kyung Kim, Associate Professor of Music, UCSC and dancer Ae Ju Lee, Korean National Treasure for Buddhist Dance and Professor of Dance, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2004 
Rituel III, Symposium of the International Musicological Society, Korean Music Today, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
Computer controlled interactive video sets for performance. In collaboration with Korean Dancer/Percussionist Ae Ju Lee, composer Hi Kyung Kim and Western and Korean Ensemble
Rituel III, Intercultural Creativity in 2004: Asian-American-Australian Sound-Dance and Multimedia Connections. University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Computer controlled interactive video sets for performance. In collaboration with Korean Dancer/Percussionist Ae Ju Lee, composer Hi Kyung Kim and Western and Korean Ensemble
2003 
Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman, computer controlled video sets for play directed by Alma Martinez at Mainstage Theater UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
2002 
Sets for Opera, C?©zanne‚Äôs Doubt, composer, Daniel Rothman, computer controlled interactive video projections at Princeton University Museum of Art, Princeton, NJ
1998 
Sets for Opera, Cezanne's Doubt, LA. Composer, Daniel Rothman, computer controlled interactive video projections at County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sets for Opera, Cezanne's Doubt. Composer, Daniel Rothman, computer controlled interactive video projections at Scottish Rites Hall, Oakland, CA
1996 
Sets for Opera, Cezanne's Doubt. Composer, Daniel Rothman, computer controlled interactive video projections. Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Sets for Opera, Cezanne's Doubt. Composer, Daniel Rothman, computer controlled interactive video projections. Stierischer Herbst 96, Graz, Austria
1995 
Sets for Opera, Cezanne's Doubt. Composer, Daniel Rothman, computer controlled interactive video projections. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2007 
Average Landscapes, M.H. de Young Museum of Art, San Franicisco, CA
2006 
Natural History, Gallery 16, San Franicisco, CA
2004 
Cams, Gallery 16, San Franicisco, CA
2000 
Electronic Erotic, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Digital Matter, Digital Memory, Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
1996 
Pharmakon, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007
 
fuse/ fureru (FUSE), Gallery AUBE, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
fuse/ fureru (FUSE), Tokyo Zokei University Gallery and Museum, Tokyo, Japan
fuse/ fureru (FUSE), Sesnon Gallery, University of California Santa Cruz, CA
2003 
Faculty Exhibition, Sesnon Gallery, University of California
Santa Cruz, CA
2002 
Urban Myths, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Fascination, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
High Tech/Low Tech, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2001 
LifeLike, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Humans Discontinued, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Neuro-Notations, The Physics Room, Christ Church, New Zealand
Faculty Exhibition, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2000 
Neuro-Notations, Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Neuro-Notations, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
1998 
Performative Acts, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
On the Outside, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Art + Tech in the Bay Area, Duke University Museum of Art Durham, NC
1997 
Gallery 16 Artists, San Francisco, CA
Inter:penetration, Northern Illinois University Gallery Chicago, IL
1996 
Techne, Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 
International Society of Electronic Artists, Annual Exhibition
Montreal , Quebec Canada
Cyberstroika, Southern Exposure Gallery with Frameline San Francisco, CA
1994 
6 x 9, Self Portraits, Victoria Room in conjunction with Zyzzyva, San Francisco, CA
Inter.active, Works/San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA
Techne, Re/Solution Gallery, LA Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
1993 
Drawing First, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Issues of Choice, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
Identity, Suicide Pledge, Tempe, AZ
Explorations in Text and Image, SF Camera Works, San Francisco, CA

PUBLIC ART
1997
 
San Francisco State University Muni Station, San Francisco, CA

CURATORIAL
2005
 
Boudoir Videos, curator of video program at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 
Drive By Shooting, curator of video program, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2001 
Humans Discontinued, co-curator of video program with Kota Ezawa, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
1996 
Techne Group Exhibition, curator, technology art exhibition at Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 
SFMoMa, Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA), juror for First Annual Electronic Arts Award and exhibition, San Francisco, CA
1994 
Techne, curator, technology art exhibition at Re/Solution Gallery, LA Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
1993 
A New Sensation, curator for exhibition of interactive art at 1993 Seybold Conference, San Francisco, CA

PUBLIC LECTURES 
2002 
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Artist lecture on interactive computer video opera, "Cezanne‚Äôs Doubt". 
2001 
9/11-N2N Networks to Nanosystems; Art, Science and Technology in Times of Crisis Panel member, “Emergent Systems,” Santa Cruz, CA
9/11-N2N Networks to Nanosystems; Art, Science and Technology in Times of Crisis Panel member, “Metaphoric Mappings,” Santa Cruz, CA
New Langton Arts, Panel member, artists panel for exhibition LifeLike, San Francisco, CA
University of Florida, visiting artist and lecturer, Gainesville, FL
University of California, Panel discussion with artist who use technology in their artmaking practice, Santa Cruz, CA
2000 
Sesnon Gallery, artist gallery lecture, "Electronic Erotic" solo exhibition at University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Digital Matter, Digital Memory, Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, artist lecture, Saskatoon, Canada
University of California, Conversation with Sara Roberts on algorithmic art making and computability of art, Santa Cruz, CA
1999 
Scripps College, Visiting artist seminar for faculty, Claremont, CA
1998 
Visual Arts Foundation, "The Culture of Interactivity", International Conference on Interactive Computer Technologies; Moderator/Speaker, New York City, NY
1997 
San Francisco Art Institute, visiting artist lecture on algorithmic art making, San Francisco, CA
1996 
University of California at Davis, panel on Electronic Art, Davis, CA
1995 
California Institute of the Arts, visiting Artist Lecture, Valencia, CA
Society for Photographic Educators, Western Regional Conference, Techne panel on interactive art, Valencia, CA
San Francisco State University, lecture on the history of technology art in the twentieth Century, San Francisco, CA
1994 
Why Interact at All?, Panel Discussion on Interactive Art at Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
Where's the Art, Interactive Art as Cognitive Sculpture, lecture on Interactive Art at Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
1993
The New Generation, Panel discussing new generation of artist run organizations at Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Art in the Age of Electronic Media, producer for series of three panels on art and technology at San Franicisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA