Michael Demers
Since 2009
Works in Simsbury, Connecticut United States of America

PORTFOLIO (7)
BIO
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...
Discussions (3) Opportunities (7) Events (1) Jobs (0)
OPPORTUNITY

maps-dna-and-spam


Deadline:
Wed Dec 31, 2014 23:59

maps-dna-and-spam, a home for wayward new media, is looking for new occupants.

All work must be in html format. If you are interested in having your web-based project shown, send an email to mail (at) michaeldemers (dot) com

Work will be shown for a limited duration so check back often to see who is living there now.


OPPORTUNITY

Mixed Media: A Juried Exhibition Open to Works of Diverse Media


Deadline:
Mon Jul 28, 2014 17:00

Location:
Enfield, Connecticut
United States of America

“Mixed Media” is a juried exhibition highlighting the diverse materials used in the creation of contemporary art works. Playing with the idea of fragmentation, this show aims to make apparent the importance of the medium in visual communication. The exhibition will take place in the Corridor Gallery of Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT.

Eligibility
Open to all artists. All submitted work must be considered “mixed media,” incorporating at least three different materials in the production of the work. Accepted work must be ready to hang.

Important Dates
Entry deadline: Monday, July 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Friday, August 1, 2014
Work delivered/shipped to ACC by: Friday, August 29, 2014
Exhibition opens: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Exhibition closes: Friday, September 12, 2014
Artwork picked-up/shipped back: Monday, September 15, 2014

Restrictions
Works must incorporate at least three different types of media.
Accepted work must be ready to hang.

How to Apply
To enter, email up to five images with dimensions and media to mdemers@asnuntuck.edu. Images should be in JPEG format, no larger than 3MP each. Files should be named:
firstname_lastname_worktitle.jpg (e.g., michael_demers_untitled1.jpg)
Please do not include additional information, such as bios, resumes, etc. in your email. If selected, delivery instructions will be sent via email.

Delivery/Liability/Insurance
The artist is responsible for having all accepted work delivered to the school campus, as well as return delivery back to the artist. All postage/delivery fees for the return of work must be provided by the artist. Insurance during delivery to and from campus must be provided by the artist. Asnuntuck Community College assumes no responsibility for work damaged during transit, nor for the duration of the exhibition.

Questions?
Contact Michael Demers, Assistant Professor of Fine and Digital Art
at 860-253-3075 or mdemers@asnuntuck.edu



OPPORTUNITY

PaperTrail: A Juried Exhibition Open to Works on Paper


Deadline:
Fri Oct 25, 2013 23:59

Location:
Enfield, Connecticut
United States of America

PaperTrail is a juried exhibition highlighting the use of paper as a substrate for recording the marks of humankind. The exhibition will take place in the Auditorium Hall of Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT.

Eligibility
Open to all artists. All submitted work must be completed on paper. Acrylic, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, digital imagery, etc. are all permissible as long as the work is flat and the substrate is paper.

Important Dates
Entry deadline: Friday, October 25, 2013
Notification of acceptance: Friday, November 1, 2013
Work delivered/shipped to ACC by: Friday, November 15, 2013
Exhibition opens: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Exhibition closes: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Artwork picked-up/shipped back: Monday, January 6, 2014

Restrictions
Works may not exceed 60” in height or width. Framed work will not be accepted. All work must be flat and on paper.

How to Apply
To enter, email up to five images with dimensions and media to mdemers@asnuntuck.edu. Images should be in JPEG format, no larger than 3MP each. Files should be named:
firstname_lastname_worktitle.jpg (e.g., michael_demers_untitled1.jpg) Please do not include additional information, such as bios, resumes, etc. in your email. If selected, delivery
instructions will be sent via email.

Delivery/Liability/Insurance
The artist is responsible for having all accepted work delivered to the school campus, as well as return delivery back to the artist. All postage/delivery fees for the return of work must be provided by the artist. Insurance during delivery to and from campus must be provided by the artist. Asnuntuck Community College assumes no responsibility for work damaged during transit, nor for the duration of the exhibition.

Questions?
Contact Michael Demers, Assistant Professor of Fine and Digital Art at 860-253-3075 or mdemers@asnuntuck.edu


OPPORTUNITY

The (Unofficial) Google New Media Art Grant


Deadline:
Sat Dec 31, 2011 08:30

The (Unofficial) Google New Media Art Grant

Part New Media Artwork, Part New Media Art Funding Source

As a way for the new media arts community to fund itself, and using Google AdSense to generate ads based upon the terms grants, new media and art, revenue created by ad click-throughs will be collected into grants of $1000 and used to fund web-based new media art projects. Grant application details will be available as soon as the first $1000 has been collected.
Ad page impressions as of July 31, 2011: 33,127
Ad clicks as of July 31, 2011: 310
Funds raised as of July 31, 2011: $308.96
Grant 1 Juror: Constant Dullaart (new media artist)

Grant 2 Juror: Michael Mandiberg (interdisciplinary artist, designer and scholar)

Grant 3 Juror: xtine burrough (media artist, educator and author)