Rodrigo De Toledo (email@example.com) is an artist, designer and professor. Rodrigo, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1966. His artwork received awards and grants, and was published and exhibited in Europe, South America, North America and Australia. The nature of his art projects include digital imaging, new media art, animation, sound, and painting. Initially trained as a musician and fine artist. He started his painting education in 1981, followed by the degrees: Computer Science Associate (1987), Bachelor in Industrial Design/Graphic Design (1992), and Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology (School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 1995). In 1987, he opened a computer animation and graphic design studio (AnimaGraph). In 1995 Rodrigo joined NASA’s Educational Multimedia Research & Development Group as an Art Director, where he developed space science pieces. In 2002, after working as an Interactive Design consultant in San Francisco for three years, he joined Northern Arizona University as a Professor of Visual Communication. As a designer, he worked with clients from diverse industries in Brazil and in the U.S., creating pieces for several media, such as TV commercials, printed publications, web sites and CD-ROMs.
Education: BFA in Industrial Design / Graphic Design, Faculdade Da Cidade; MFA, Art and Technology, School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
One-Person Exhibitions: Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro; IBM Gallery, Curitiba/Brasil.
New Media Exhibitions and Screenings include: ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Canal +/France; Fotoptica Festival, Nacional VR Show, GNT TV, Educativa TV, Riocine Festival, Centro Cultural Itaú, (Brazil); MacWorld, Macromedia Showcase, Version>04 Festival, Annon Salon, Northern Arizona University, (US); Mensen and Plottoden/Holland, SCAN+/Australia, WRO/Poland, [R][R][F] 2004/Germany, Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti/Romania, Basics Festival Salzburg/Austria, Electronic Art Meeting Pescara/Italy, International Festival of New Film and New Media/Croatia.
Clients include: NASA, CalFed Bank, NEC, iPlanet, Barclays Bank, Netscape/SUN/AOL, MTV, Palm, Polygram Records, Winebid.com, Brazilian Nacional Bank, SmithKlein, Brazilian Federal Government, Rio de Janeiro City Government, Som Livre Records, Mesbla Department Stores, Citron Haligman Bedecarré, Centro Cultural Candido Mendes.
Publications / Interviews include: Leonardo, How Magazine, O Globo, Jornal Do Brasil, Folha de São Paulo.
Awards and Honors include: Northern Arizona University Intramural Grant, Forbes Best of the Web; Space Views Award; NASA Contractor Council Excellence Award; NASA Space Act Award; Coca-Cola Grant; Chamber of Commerce France-Brazil Grant; RioCine Film Festival award.
Collections: Daniel Langlois Archive; Centro Cultural Itaú; Private Collections.