Michael Demers is a new media artist and educator. His work "incorporates culture and cultural identity in a synthesis of critical investigation and his own adolescent preoccupation with toys and other weird ephemera." He has taught college-level digital art and new media courses since 2007.
He has exhibited internationally, most recently at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery (Boston, MA), the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), and Arteria “Internet Livre” (São Paulo, Brazil). He is a member of the White Columns Artist Registry (New York), the Rhizome Curated ArtBase (New Museum, New York), and is a core commentator for TINT Arts Lab (London, UK). He is a contributing author for Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (Routledge Press) and Foundations of Digital Art and Design (Pearson/New Riders), and is a curator on maps-dna-and-spam.
Michael Demers received his BFA from Florida Atlantic University, his MFA from Ohio University, and a Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Diplom from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany.
"I am interested in how the things we do, the ways in which we occupy our time, affects our place in the world and the ways in which we move through time and space. It is the ephemera that I find fascinating — the toys and stories, collections, habits, hopes and beliefs, and the vestiges of those experiences that linger in the ether, that define us both personally and culturally…"