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I am an artist and educator who has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. In 2001 I graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and I was a studio assistant to the artist Sol LeWitt from 1996-2005. Since 2001 I have taught a variety of studio art courses and Art History lectures at institutions such as Brown University and RISD, as well as a number of other Universities and Community Colleges. Currently I teach foundations and illustration courses at Parson's the New School for Design in NYC.
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Art Manifesto for the 21st Century


the feel of the texture is, is a romantic notion of the past" I take issue with this statement. We may "romanticize" it, but the fact is texture etc, (any sign of real physicality) is something that is innately human, and I believe will never really go away. The arguments about storage etc are valid enough, but I think rather than placing painting (or other methods of non, computer based art) in opposition to it, it might be best to find the qualities of digital work that satisfy other human needs and tendencies. There is no reason why both can't exist together and maintain an equal stance. One does not replace the other, except for those instances that have been fabricated in order to maintain a hierarchy, which is purely an art-market reality, or a commercial art reality. In both of these worlds a value has been put in place to satisfy the needs and wallets of those who run its course... but the truth is there is room for everything.

The notion of the monitor or screen could be a plus. I do find that it is redundant to print a work out (other than say a 3d printer, which needs to be enacted). The life of the digital work seems to belong on the screen and imposing it upon the paper/canvas is an attempt to make it something it is not.

At least that's how I feel now. Keep it up.