Manuel Barbadillo

Manuel Barbadillo was a painter and one of the early proponents of computer art in Spain. Born in Seville in 1929, he enrolled in art school in the early 1950s before military service took him to Morocco by 1955, where he stayed through 1959. He then moved to New York for a few years before […]

Mark Wilson

Born in Oregon in 1943, Mark Wilson is an American artist, author and programmer who was part of the 1980s movement of artist-programmers at the forefront of the use of computer software to create art. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College and his M.F.A. from Yale Art School. During the 1970s, he exhibited […]

Masao Kohmura

Masao Kohmura is a Japanese video artist and c0-founder of the Computer Technique Group (CTG), a group of student artists and engineers active in the 1960s which produced seminal works of computer art. Kohmura was born in 1943 in Tokyo, and studied at Tama Art University. While there, a chance meeting with Haruki Tsuchiya led […]

Matthew Hughes

Matthew is a generative artist who lives in Sheffield, and has gained a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield. In late 2019 he started making art; after seeing plotter artists posting their works on twitter, and listening to lectures on generative art. Matthew has only been making art for just over […]

Maughan Sterling Mason

Maughan S. Mason was an early computer programmer and digital artist at the forefront of computer art. Born in Utah, he studied physics and mathematics at university, and after graduating, worked at White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico. He later became the head of the Analog Simulation Lab at Thiokol Chemical Co. […]

Michael Mittelman

Michael Mittelman’s background lies in both architecture and technology. Born in New York, he studied at Wesleyan and MassArt, as well as in Paris through the Columbia University GSAPP intensive architecture program. At the beginning of his artistic career, Mittelman’s work involved creating virtual reality sculptures and realizing them in welded steel. By the early 2000s, he had […]

Michael Rees

Michael Rees is an American sculptor and artist whose works are known for their combination of performance, interactive computing, digital modeling, animation and video. “I’ve developed a sculptural practice that weaves experiences together in a contemplative mélange against the backdrop of the complexity of contemporary life. My work deals with the nature of things, philosophical […]

Monique Nahas

Monique Nahas is a doctor of theoretical physics and digital artist who works with computer-generated images and film. Born in Paris in 1940, she earned her doctorate in 1969. Her fellow academic, Hervé Huitric, is her partner and collaborator: the two met in 1971, when Nahas was becoming involved in computer science, and they began to […]

Nell Painter

Nell Painter is an American historian and artist, well-known for her works on Southern history of the nineteenth century. She grew up in Oakland, California, in the 1940s, and earned her B.A. in anthropology at U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. at UCLA, and an M.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard. She spent her working life mostly at […]

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Nicolas Schöffer

“Nicolas Schöffer (Hungarian: Schöffer Miklós; 6 September 1912 — 8 January 1992) was a Hungarian-born French cybernetic artist. Schöffer was born in Kalocsa, Hungary and resided in Paris from 1936 until his death in Montmartre in 1992. He built his artworks on cybernetic theories of contol and feedback primarily based on the ideas of Norbert […]

Oskar Beckmann

Son of the computer artist Otto Beckmann, Oskar was an engineer and telecommunications scientist who constructed the hybrid computer that his father used for his artwork. Oskar “was familiar with electronic data processing and Markov generators from his studies (…) and he decided to build a special-purpose computer for his father. He started the development of […]