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Video Games as Modern Art: MoMA Acquires Pong, Minecraft & First Console - Gizmodo

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Video Games as Modern Art: MoMA Acquires Pong, Minecraft & First Console
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Kara Walker Calls New Exhibit Her 'Never-Ending War With Race'

Kara Walker Calls New Exhibit Her 'Never-Ending War With Race' | Laurie's Collection of Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Kara Walker has never really taken to subtle references, voicing her opinions on race, gender and sexuality through striking, often disturbing, imagery.

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Architecture of Frank Gehry | Gehry Technologies

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Frank Gehry is a contemporary architect born in 1929 in Canada. He is best known for his architectural design of the Guggenheim Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Weisman Art Museum, and his private home; which jump-started his career. Vanity Fair labeled him as the most important architect of the age as his architectural designs unpredictably transform space. As a dual citizen in both Canada and the United States, Gehry also designed the World Cup for hockey. He enjoys the challenge of using unusual and simple materials such as cardboard. His Easy Edges Wiggle Side Chair, designed in 1972, sells for over $1,000.

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Ann Hamilton Studio

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Ann Hamilton’s studio site has a plethora of information about the Contemporary Artist. Her current artwork, biography, contact information, projects, prints, video, performances, and selected press are easily accessible through this website.

Born in Lima, Ohio in 1956, Ann Hamilton’s work includes installations, textile design, sculptures, photography, and video installation. Her installations combine suggestive sounds and music with organic material, cloth, filmed footage, and everyday objects such as tables. Hamilton’s interests include verbal and written language.

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Ellen Gallagher - Gagosian Gallery

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The Gagosian Gallery webpage for Ellen Gallagher provides a biography, news, exhibitions, selected press, and publications about the artist. The images are well presented and detailed with information. 

Ellen Gallagher was born in 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island. She currently lives and works in both New York and Holland. Gallagher was educated at Oberlin College and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston. As a mixed media artist, Gallagher is best known for her use of repetition to modify advertising from African American publications. Being of biracial ethnicity, Gallagher enjoys exploring her roots. Her father’s heritage is from Western African while her mother is Caucasian Irish Catholic.

 

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Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) and American Photography | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) and American Photography | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Laurie's Collection of Contemporary Art | Scoop.it

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Art History Timeline features American Photographer Alfred Stieglitz on this site with an extensive biography and images of the artist’s work. Steiglitz, born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1864, was schooled in Germany as an engineer. He decided to return to New York in 1890 to prove that photography was an artistic medium as capable of creative expression as painting or sculpture. Stieglitz formed the group Photo-Secession to demonstrate the artistic capabilities of photography. The society was made up of selected pictorial photographers and was known for creating the most original work in the world. Stieglitz married and O’Keeffe and created several hundreds of photographs of her. He is also known for the use of natural elements in his photographs.

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Chuck Close: An Interactive Biography

Chuck Close was born in Monroe, Washington in 1940. As an American painter and photographer, Close is classified as a Photo-Realist Painter who creates zoomed in, massive portraits. Although he also works in pencil, pastels, handmade paper, and other materials, he works primarily in acrylic. In 1988, Close suffered a sudden attack of paralysis due to a spinal blood clot. He is permanently paralyzed from the neck down but continues to paint by strapping a paintbrush to his hand. Close is probably the most famous painter alive today. He lives in New York City where he continues to work. This interactive biography of Chuck Close is a perfect introduction to the artist.

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Kristifir Klein (Pixar) - Full Sail University Graduate Profile

Kris Klein, American animator, has been with Pixar since 2000. He currently works as Pixar’s Set Modeling Lead. He is a shy, quiet man who graduated from Full Sail University in 1996 in the Digital Media Program. Klein is an expert at creating digital environments and led the animation team for the movie Brave. He has also generated the environments for Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Up. In this interview, Klein discusses the support of family and his work and focus as he persevered through Full Sail University and to land a job with Pixar. Klein has taken sensational new directions for Pixar with Brave.

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PBS looks at Social Activism through the work of Elizabeth Catlett

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Elizabeth Catlett is considered to be one of the top African American Artists of the 20th century. Catlett was born in 1915 in Washington, D.C. but lived most of her life in Mexico. As a sculptor and printmaker, Catlett’s artwork became prominent symbols for the civil rights movement. She was not afraid to challenge the most troubling discriminations against African Americans.Her art expresses a message of injustice against African Americans and also portrays strength in black women. Catlett believed her art could bring about a change in society. Her work mimicked Cubism but took on its own style of semi-abstract sculptures. This bold, unconventional artist died at the age of 96 in April of 2012.

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George Marshall Store Gallery

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Known for its exhibitions of contemporary art, the George Marshall Store Gallery has been open for sixteen years. Located in an historic building in York, Maine, the Gallery has featured high quality, captivating artwork. Mary P. Harding is the curator of the museum and features artists ranging from well-established veterans to new rising artists. The Gallery’s shows attract a wide array of visitors because of the various exhibitions and programs. Individual artist’s exhibitions, group shows, installations, as well as educational programs occur within the beautiful structure on the York River.

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MAYA LIN STUDIO

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Maya Ying Lin is a Chinese American artist, or more specifically an architectural designer. She was born in Athens, Ohio. Known for her installation works in landscape art and sculpture, Maya’s best recognized work is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Maya’s artistic influences include her father Henry Huan Lin; a ceramist and former dean at the Ohio University College of Fine Arts, and her aunt Lin Huiyin; the first female architect in China. Maya received her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1981 and 1986. Interestingly enough, Maya did not identify herself as a minority or explore her until she was in her thirties. Maya’s artwork addresses the way we see and react to our environment.

http://www.mayalin.com/

 

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Cindy Sherman - Photographer, Model, Director, Actor, Avant-Garde Images, Doll Parts and Prosthetics, Movies

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Cindy Sherman is one of the most respected photographers alive today. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1954, Sherman was the youngest of five children. She grew up in Huntington, Long Island and didn’t really discover an interest in art until she went to college at the State University College at Buffalo. She is best known for photographing herself in a variety of roles. In her portraits, she addresses a wide range of issues of the world today. Sherman’s distinct style raises thought-provoking and significant questions about how women are viewed in society, both past and present. It is not evident that the model in Sherman’s photographs is herself, which can be even more interesting as well as confusing for the viewer. Sherman’s individual photographs have sold for up to a million dollars.

 

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Flowers New Contemporary Art Watercolor Painting Fine Art print in Orange Red Green Yellow 81/4x14.8" 21x14.8cm

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Spring Flowers New Contemporary Art Watercolor Painting an archival print of the Original small drawing.
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Retro Collages by Tara Hardy | Ape on the Moon: Contemporary Visual Culture

Retro Collages by Tara Hardy | Ape on the Moon: Contemporary Visual Culture | Laurie's Collection of Contemporary Art | Scoop.it
Artist Tara Hardy takes reference from her studies in fine art, illustration and graphic design when creating her collages.

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Robert Mangold | Art21

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Art 21’s coverage of Robert Mangold is perfect for the classroom. The website contains educational material about Mangold through text, videos, and images of his work. An American Minimalist from New York, Mangold studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Using Masonite or plywood shaped canvases, he paints with acrylics, bringing the most basic elements of design into his work. Mangold has created numerous series of canvases shaped like rings, columns, trapezoids, arches, and crosses. His work is quiet and restrained, simple, yet powerful.

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Barbara Kruger - Feminist Artist - The Art History Archive

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The Art History Archive presents a wide array of information about Feminist Artist, Barbara Kruger through text and countless images. The American conceptual pop artist was born in 1945 in New Jersey. Her early interest in graphic design, poetry, and writing defines her best known work. Kruger studied at Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design. She later landed a design job at Mademoiselle magazine and was promoted within a year to head designer. Kruger has worked for several other magazines. Her popular artwork merges found photos with curt or antagonistic text through collage.

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Charles Atlas | Art21 | PBS

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Charles Atlas, born in 1958, is a St. Louis Native who has earned the recognition as a pioneer in developing media dance. As a film maker and video artist, many of Atlas’ works have been in collaboration with choreographers, dancers, and performers. He enjoys various dance styles and also creates artwork with After Effects software. The numerous works he creates for stage, screen, museum, and television are unique, exciting, and inspiring. PBS features Atlas and his work through text, images, and a variety of videos.

 

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Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887 and was second of seven children. O’Keeffe knew she wanted to be an artist when she was ten years old. Studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, O’Keeffe was an art teacher as well as working artist. She passed away just shy of her 99th birthday in 1986. Being the first female honored at the Museum of Modern Art, O’Keeffe is the most noteworthy contemporary artists of the 20th century. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year. Eleven years after the death of O’Keeffe, the museum opened in 1997. Over 2,225,000 people from all over the world have visited the museum. The Museum houses over 3,000 pieces of artwork with 1,149 being O’Keeffe’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures. This site includes a wide range of information about O’Keeffe and her art. In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary, a photo contest is offered to people of all ages.

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Kris Klein: Creating the World of Pixar's 'Brave'

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In this interview, Kristifir Klein talks about the sensational new directions Pixar was able to take with Brave.Kris Klein has been with Pixar since 2000. He graduated from Full Sail University in the Digital Media Program. Klein is an expert at creating digital environments and lead the animation team for the movie Brave. He has also generated the environments for Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Up.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Answers Your Questions

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John Lasseter , American animator and film director, was born in California in 1957. Lasseter is best known for developing the animated cartoon Toy Story with Pixar. His mother was an art teacher while his father was a parts manager for a car company. When John was in his teens, he wrote a letter to his hero; Walt Disney. Lasseter eventually became the 2nd student at Disney’s Cal-Arts and had the opportunity to apprentice with Disney himself. Lasseter is currently the chief creative officer at Disney and Pixar Animations. On this site, a very in-depth and interesting interview is conducted by Stephanie Goodman of the New York Times. Lasseter discusses the future of animation, talks about his favorite characters, and answers fan mail.

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Laurie Anderson- Experimental performance artist

Laurie Anderson- Experimental performance artist | Laurie's Collection of Contemporary Art | Scoop.it

Laurie Anderson was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. One of eight children, Anderson enjoyed studying the violin. Although trained as a sculptor, Anderson is considered an American experimental performance artist. She is also a composer, singer, and a pioneer in electronic music. Her favorite instruments include the violin and keyboards. Anderson’s 1981 single O Superman landed the number two spot on the UK pop charts.

Anderson has invented numerous musical-type instruments for her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a bow for a violin which uses recorded magnetic tape instead of horsehair. Anderson engineered a controller that is six feet long. The controller, or talking stick, can duplicate a variety of sounds.

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Wegman | About the Artist

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Willam Wegman is a creative individual. As a pioneer in videography, Wegman is a photographer, painter, and writer. Wegman works with a variety of media from conceptual works to commissioned photos for magazines. His videos are shown in museums as well as television segments for shows such as Sesame Street and Nickelodeon since 1989. Born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Wegman earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Painting was his focus for his M.F.A, which he received from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. Wegman taught art for one year at California State College in Long Beach. His work quickly gained popularity and then more so after Wegman got his dog, Man Ray. Wegman and Man Ray worked together to create photographs and videos until Man Ray’s death in 1981. A new dog, and eventually her offspring; Fay Ray, continued the creative, humorous, fun-loving work of Wegman.

http://www.wegmanworld.com/home.html

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Kara Walker's Silhouettes

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Kara Walker, a contemporary African American artist was born in 1969 in Stockdon, California. She received her B.F.A. at the Atlanta College of Art in 1991. In 1994, she completed her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently teaching at Columbia University, Walker recognizes the influences of Andy Warhol and Robert Colescott. Walker explores race, gender, violence, identity, and sexuality in her large black cut-paper silhouettes while often addressing slavery. Her folklore type silhouettes are often very large, taking up an entire wall. Her inspiration comes from historical textbooks showing how African American slaves were portrayed during Antebellum South. Walker also creates ochre gouaches, video animation, shadow puppets, and “magic lantern” projections of her silhouettes and puppets.

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New contemporary art museum in Buenos Aires - The Squeeze

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A new contemporary art museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina recently opened in the Summer of 2012. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA) is a concrete-and-glass building consisting of seven floors and gallery space of 140 square feet. The private museum, as well as its collection, is owned by businessman Aldo Rubino. Maria Jose Herrera is the artistic director. The museum is the home of 150 pieces of private artwork displaying geometric abstraction and brilliant colors. Artists featured in MACBA are from all over the world. Tony Costa and Alberto Biasi are from Italy while Serell Sillman and Kenneth Noland represent the USA. Other featured artists are Britian’s Sarah Morris, Spain’s Rosa Brun and Francisco Sobrino, Belgian’s Pol Bury, France’s Joel Stein, and Victor Vasarely from Hungary. Other works of art are from Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.

 

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