The Augmented Landscape – Artists

John Craig Freeman has more than twenty-five years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. Freeman seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. He has produced work and exhibited around the world including in London, Mexico City, Calgary, Havana, Kaliningrad, Warsaw, Zurich, Belfast, Venice, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Milano, Sydney, Singapore, Liverpool, Coimbra, Basel, Paris, across America, as well as in Beijing, Xi’an, Wuhan, and Hong Kong. In 2016 he traveled to Wuhan, China as part of the ZERO1 American Arts Incubator. In 2015, he was the recipient of a commission from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art + Technology program. He has also had work commissioned by and The NEA awarded Freeman one of the last Individual Artist Fellowships in 1992. Freeman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media Art at Emerson College in Boston.

Kristin Lucas explores the contingencies, issues and poetics of digital technologies through conceptual, performative, social and collaborative frameworks. She reinvents the familiar in uncanny circuitous works that lie somewhere between reality and “reality.” Lucas’s work has been presented nationally and internationally at galleries and museums, including Dia Center for the Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Artists Space (New York), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City), DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show (Houston), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (Liverpool), House of Electronic Arts (Basel), Nam June Paik Art Center (Gyeonggi-do), XPO Gallery (Paris), and ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe); and at festivals, including: Fusebox Festival (Austin), ISEA (Manchester/Liverpool); Transmediale Festival (Berlin), Visions of the Now Festival (Stockholm), and more. Lucas is represented by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), Postmasters Gallery in New York, and And/Or Gallery in Los Angeles. She serves as faculty for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin and is a 2017 Artist in Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center (New York) and Print Screen Festival and Yafo Creative (Tel Aviv).

Will Pappenheimer is a Brooklyn-based artist working in new media, performance, and installation with an interest in institutional or spatial intervention and the altered meaning of things. His work often explores the confluence and tension of the virtual and physical worlds. He is a founding member of the Manifest.AR collective. His projects and performances have been shown internationally at Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, Los Angeles; San Francisco MOMA; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; FACT, Liverpool, UK; Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul; Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich; Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles; the ICA, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington; the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; FILE, Sao Paulo, BR;; Xi’an Academy of Art Gallery in China; and Exit Art, the New Museum and the 2017 Moving Image Art fair in New York. The artist’s works have been reviewed in Christiane Paulʼs recent historical edition of “Digital Art,” a chapter of Gregory Ulmerʼs theoretical book “Electronic Monuments,” Art in America, The New York Times,, WIRED, Modern Painters, the Boston Globe, EL PAIS, Madrid, Liberation, Paris, and Art US. He teaches new and locative media at Pace University, New York.

Tamiko Thiel is an internationally acknowledged pioneer in creating poetic spaces of memory for exploring social and cultural issues in both virtual reality art (VR, since 1994) and augmented reality art (AR, since 2010). A founding member of the artist group Manifest.AR, she participated in their path-breaking guerrilla AR intervention at MoMA NY in 2010, and was main curator and organizer of their uninvited intervention into the Venice Biennial in 2011. Her works have also been shown at the Istanbul Biennale, ZKM, Centre Pompidou, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, ICA London, ICA Boston, and art fairs such as Art Gwangju, Contemporary Istanbul, UNPAINTED Munich and Moving Image New York. Her VR and AR works are featured in reference books such as Whitney curator Christiane Paul’s “Digital Art” and Stanford professor Matthew Smith’s “The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace.” Her work has been supported by the McDowell Colony, MIT Fellowship, IBM Innovation Award, WIRED Magazine, Japan Foundation Fellowship and Berlin Capital City Fund. As AR artistic advisor to the CCCADI, she helped secure a Rockefeller Cultural Innovation award for the “Mi Querido Barrio” AR project in East Harlem. In 2017 she is an Eyebeam New York Mentor and GoogleVR Tilt Brush Artist in Residence.

This is the artists page for The Augmented Landscape.