Patrick Millard
Since 2006
Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America

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BIO
Patrick Millard is an artist, curator and educator from the small western Michigan town of Lamont and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work in photography, new media, and sound has resulted in a diversified portfolio that addresses ideas about media, digital culture, technology and the interactions that human beings have with today's social environment.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and continues to gain recognition. Recent exhibitions include Homo Virtualis [Porto Santo Biennial] in Porto Santo, Portugal; Tek'tanik at Art Guild New Jersey and Gallery Affero in Newark, New Jersey; Digital Landscapes at the TMG Gallery in Guarda, Portugal; Digital Fringe at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in Melbourne, Australia; Fauna Show at The Workshop Gallery in Bialystok, Poland; NanoArt21, Passion for Knowledge in San Sebastian, Spain; Origins at the Fox Art Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Snap To Grid at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles, California; The Human Canvas at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado; Virtual Worlds at the UAVM; Virtual Humanities at the Icone Gallery in Coimbra, Portugal; SMart Festival at Open Concepts Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI; and Retro Futurism at SpaceCamp Gallery in Indianapolis, IN.

In 2008, Patrick began to show his work inside the virtual simulation world Second Life; exhibitions that advance beyond two-dimension work and expand his ideas of simulation, virtual reality, and the synthetic future where the physical object gives way to its virtual counterpart and its presence is valued entirely for its idea rather than its place in space.

This transition toward a more prominent virtual presence as an artist eventually led to the inevitable. In 2009, shortly after becoming a regular exhibitor in the virtual environment, Patrick embarked upon his first photographic series that used the environment and society of Second Life as its subject matter and conceptual theme. Virtual Lens is an artistic and anthropological investigation into the life of the avatar, landscape of the sim environment, and experience of the virtual world. Patrick continues to photograph and exhibit his portfolios as well as spend time with fellow avatars in Second Life.

2010 brought a new role for Patrick as the curator of several exhibitions. He has curated exhibitions for The VASA Project's Online Gallery and Turing Gallery in Second Life that reflect upon digital culture in the world today. Topics such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, renewable energies, gene therapy, cyber culture, and other posthuman and transhuman philosophies are the focus of these exhibitions.

During the month of June, 2010 Patrick was artist in residence at the Biosphere 2. During his time in residence he began work on photographic, sound, and digital media portfolios. These efforts have yielded a fully developed photographic portfolio of the Biosphere 2 structure and an album to be released on Innova Recordings in 2011. The unique condition of Biosphere 2 attracted Patrick to the residency. As a natural environment that was hermetically sealed and self-sustaining while simultaneously being powered by more than two acres of machinery, the B2 environment played on Patrick's continuing theme of organic and synthetic mergers.

Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography from Grand Valley State University and a Master in Fine Arts degree for photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

He currently works as Assistant Professor of Photography at Point Park University in Pittsburgh and as an instructor for The Vasa Project’s online workshops.
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OPPORTUNITY

Call for Entry | Clinic


Deadline:
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:00

Clinic seeks work by artists who are creating
imagery through the use of medical imaging technologies. Biological
imaging techniques such as endoscopy, thermography, microscopy,
magnetoencephalography (MEG), electrocardiography (EKG), ultrasound,
among others are all valid pursuits of the imaging that Clinic seeks.
Themes about the personal relationships artists have
with their own bodies by way of these new technologies will be
emphasized.
Please email submissions to: patrick@patrickmillard.com
Make the subject of the email title: Clinic
Include: artist biography, artist statement, website. and artwork
Deadline: August 26th,2011
Exhibition: VASA Online Gallery: September, 2011
Curated by: Patrick Millard


OPPORTUNITY

The Biological Canvas | VASA Online Gallery


Deadline:
Sun May 15, 2011 21:00

Today's artist uses a dramatically advanced set of media and
technologies to integrate into the process of their artwork (X-Ray, MRI,
Ultrasound, Plastic Surgery, Embodiment, DNA, Information Technology,
etc.) .  A new movement is in full-swing that recapitulates the
Renaissance world where artist and scientist existed in an overlapping
practice.
The Biological Canvas seeks artists who are
working with concepts of body as canvas.  Biotechnology, Genetic
Therapies, Technological Embodiment, and Advanced Surgical Processes 
have opened the doors for artists to begin using their body as the
ultimate design palette.  
How will emerging technologies revise the human experience?
How will integrations into the body begin to reform vision and culture?
How can new technologies be used to advance the human body?
What are the pros/cons to transitions away from a purely Darwinian dictated evolution?
What is possible with these new findings?
Curated by: Patrick Millard

Submission Guidelines |
Send
email with image/video/media that best represents artwork, artist
statement, image title, date, media used and conceptual + technical
process that states how the work has created to
patrick@patrickmillard.com.  Please title email "The Biological Canvas"
Important Dates |
May 15th - Submission deadline
May 20th - Selected artists announced
May 30th - Exhibition goes live on VASA website
http://vasa-project.com/
http://www.patrickmillard.com/


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Entry | The Biological Canvas


Deadline:
Sun May 15, 2011 00:00

Call for Entry | The Biological Canvas
VASA Online Gallery
Today's artist uses a dramatically advanced set of media and technologies to integrate into the process of their artwork (X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, Plastic Surgery, Embodiment, DNA, Information Technology, etc.) .  A new movement is in full-swing that recapitulates the Renaissance world where artist and scientist existed in an overlapping practice.
The Biological Canvas seeks artists who are working with concepts of body as canvas.  Biotechnology, Genetic Therapies, Technological Embodiment, and Advanced Surgical Processes  have opened the doors for artists to begin using their body as the ultimate design palette.  
How will emerging technologies revise the human experience?
How will integrations into the body begin to reform vision and culture?
How can new technologies be used to advance the human body?
What are the pros/cons to transitions away from a purely Darwinian dictated evolution?
What is possible with these new findings?
Curated by: Patrick Millard
Submission Guidelines |
Send email with image/video/media that best represents artwork, artist statement, image title, date, media used and conceptual + technical process that states how the work has created to patrick@patrickmillard.com.  Please title email "The Biological Canvas"
Important Dates |
May 15th - Submission deadline
May 20th - Selected artists announced
May 30th - Exhibition goes live on VASA website
http://vasa-project.com/
http://www.patrickmillard.com/


OPPORTUNITY

Virtual Connection


Deadline:
Fri Sep 24, 2010 00:00

VASA Gallery seeks work for its online exhibition: Virtual Connection.

Virtual Connection intends to highlight the relationships, associations, and interconnections unique to virtual communication platforms. Works should be developed for virtual worlds and have been showcased in the world prior to the reflective showing of the work in Virtual Connection.

Virtual Connection will display the work within the online gallery space in a retrospective manner. The exhibition hopes to bring together a number of suitable exemplifications that reveal virtual artworks' unique characteristics.

Submit:
- Images/Movies: Material that properly represents the installation of artwork as well as the audience reception of the work in its virtual environment
- Artist Statement
- Biography/CV

Format:
- All formats that are viewable on a Macintosh OS will be considered

Send submissions to curator Patrick Millard at patrick@patrickmillard.com.

Please type "VASA: Virtual Connection" into the Subject/Topic field of your email.

Visit http://vasa-project.com.


OPPORTUNITY

Virtual Connection


Deadline:
Fri Sep 24, 2010 00:00

VASA Gallery seeks work for its online exhibition: Virtual Connection.

Virtual Connection intends to highlight the relationships, associations, and interconnections unique to virtual communication platforms. Works should be developed for virtual worlds and have been showcased in the world prior to the reflective showing of the work in Virtual Connection.

Virtual Connection will display the work within the online gallery space in a retrospective manner. The exhibition hopes to bring together a number of suitable exemplifications that reveal virtual artworks' unique characteristics.

Submit:
- Images/Movies: Material that properly represents the installation of artwork as well as the audience reception of the work in its virtual environment
- Artist Statement
- Biography/CV

Format:
- All formats that are viewable on a Macintosh OS will be considered

Send submissions to curator Patrick Millard at patrick@patrickmillard.com.

Please type "VASA: Virtual Connection" into the Subject/Topic field of your email.

Visit http://vasa-project.com.