Brian Knep

Member Since October 13, 2003


Brian Knep is an artist creating works that explore physical and spiritual relationships. He combines art, architecture and science to create pieces that react to visitors' behaviors and try to encourage interaction among people, even strangers.

Brian has shown internationally, including at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, the Insa Art Center in Seoul, Korea, the Lowry Centre in Manchester, England, and the Haus der Musik in Vienna, Austria. He often collaborates with leading-edge technology organizations, including Mitsubishi Electric Research and the MIT Media Lab to design and create interactive experiences, and he helped found Nearlife, a design firm focused on museum exhibits. He previously developed effects and production software for feature films such as Jurassic Park, and was awarded two Academy Awards in science and technology for his work at Industrial Light & Magic.

Brian helped organize the Collision Collective, an art/technology group based in Cambridge, MA, and co-curated several of their exhibitions. He has published in computer-graphics and human-interaction journals, and has spoken at both SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI. Brian graduated with honors from Brown University, where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees.