Leon D. Harmon

Leon D. Harmon (November 28, 1922 – 1983) was a researcher in mental/neural processing, particularly regarding vision, who worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated. Harmon started his career as a radio serviceman and electronics hobbyist. In 1950, he went to work as a wireman on the IAS machine at the Institute for Advanced Study, where […]

Leslie Roberts

Leslie Roberts (born 1957, Goldsboro, NC) is a Brooklyn-based artist who maps language into geometric color structures. She has exhibited throughout the US for three decades, with recent solo shows at Brooklyn’s Minus Space. In 2020 she was included in SUM Artists: Visual Diagrams and Systems-Based Explorations at the Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. […]

Leslie Thornton

Leslie Thornton is a filmmaker and artist known for her avant-garde work and digital focus. Born in 1951 in Knoxville, Tennessee, she then moved to Schenectady, New York,  as a teenager, where she first developed an interest in film attending experimental film screenings at her local church. She also began painting at this time, influenced […]

Lloyd Sumner

Lloyd Sumner was an early American computer artist, one of the first to pursue computer art as his full-time career. Sumner was born in Virginia, as the youngest of 13 siblings, and was orphaned at the age of 16. In 1962, he entered the University of Virginia and got a part time job working at […]

Ludwig Rase

Born in 1925 in Nuremberg, Germany, Ludwig Rase was an architect, urbanist, and artist who experimented with developing computer-based construction plans. He is best known for his collaborations with the academic and artist George Nees. Rase studied architecture in Munich in the late 1940s before beginning his career in the same city. In 1969, he […]

Makoto Ohtake

Makoto Ohtake was a member of the Computer Technique Group (CTG), Japan, a collaborative group known for its large-scale calculator and plotter drawings and its advocacy for algorithmic and computer art. He joined the group in 1967.

Manfred Mohr

Manfred Mohr is one of the great names of computer art, considered a pioneer in the field and nicknamed “godfather” of digital art. His work is distinguished by its radically rational construction which explores series of shapes of ever-increasing complexity. Born in Pforzheim, Germany, Mohr began his career as an action painter and jazz musician. […]

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 […]

Marcel Schwittlick

Biography and picture are courtesy of the artist’s website: Marcel Schwittlick is a Berlin-based artist who uniquely blends digital and physical art through the use of drawing machines and algorithmic systems. His work spans generative art and plotter art, where he transforms digital cursor-lines into intricate, tangible artworks. Schwittlick draws inspiration from generative aesthetics and […]