Techspressionism 2021

Techspressionism 2021

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBITION

Techspressionism 2021 is a survey exhibition spanning a diverse field of artists from 26 nations around the world utilizing technology as a means of personal expression. The initial online call for entry received over 1200 artwork submissions.

The exhibition, curated by artists Colin Goldberg and Patrick Lichty, opened live on Zoom on October 26, 2021 at Techspressionist Salon #29.  Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton NY, is the project’s Senior Advisor.  Many of the exhibiting artists had an opportunity to speak about their work at the online opening, which was recorded for posterity, and is available for viewing here.

When approached as a decentralized social sculpture, Techspressionism allows for societal change to be made, allowing participants in the movement to  actively work towards a more inclusive future for contemporary art.

Social media has been an important mechanism for democratization in the development of the Techspressionist Visual Artist Index, which has grown to over 270 artists from 40 countries since its inception in October 2020.  Since the start of the pandemic, the hashtag #techspressionism has been used on over 25K Instagram posts by artists around the world.

This exhibition aims to present innovative work in a broad range of styles, reflecting the expressive potential of electronic media, as well as focusing on curatorial inclusivity in terms of gender equality, an international focus, and sociocultural diversity. The show’s selections range from notable digital art pioneers and established contemporary artists to emerging artists gaining visibility online within the NFT space, social media and the Techspressionist online community.

Notable contemporary artists (as defined by Wikipedia) included in Techspressionism 2021 include Victor Acevedo, Suzanne Anker, Frank Gillette, Clive Holden, Patrick Lichty, Chalda Maloff, Steve Miller, Joseph Nechvatal, Michael Rees, Anne Morgan Spalter and Nina Yankowitz.

The exhibition includes works made available for purchase as NFTs from the following artists: Uli Ap, Davonte Bradley, Diana de Avila, Roz Dimon, Dubwoman AKA Giovanna Sun, Negin Ehtesabian, Colin Goldberg, Carter Hodgkin, Clive Holden, Renata Janiszewska, Patrick Lichty, Sean Mick, Lee Schnaiberg, ScoJo, Anne Spalter

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TECHSPRESSIONISM 2021 ARTISTS

Victor Acevedo, Los Angeles USA
Malavika Mandal Andrew, India
Suzanne Anker, NY USA
Uli Ap, UK
Cheryl Audet-Lavoie, VA USA
Masayuki Azegami, Japan
Domenico Barra, Italy
Salvatore Barra, Italy
Sue Beyer, Australia
Peter Borges, NY USA
Bernard Bousquet, France
Davonte Bradley, VA USA
Grant Brownlow, MI USA
Adelfino Corino, NY USA
Diana de Avila, FL USA
Cynthia DiDonato, RI USA
Antonis Dimitriou, Greece
Roz Dimon, NY USA
Dubwoman, NY USA
Negin Ehtesabian, Iran
Tomaz Favilla, Brazil
Brandon Gellis, WY USA
Darcy Gerbarg, NY USA
Frank Gillette, NY USA
Colin Goldberg, NY USA
Holly Gordon, NY USA
Deann Stein Hasinoff, Canada
Carter Hodgkin, NY USA
Clive Holden, Canada
Susan Huang, Hong Kong
Carol Hunt, NY USA
Ikatch, Germany

Renata Janiszewska, Canada
Dana Jones, MO USA
Sherry Karver, CA USA
James Kenney, CA USA
Alan Kinnard, OH USA
Lucie Králíková, Czech Republic
Tikoi Kuitenbrouwer, Netherlands
Karen LaFleur, MA USA
Le Chat Noir, France
Francene Levinson, OR US
Patrick Lichty, MN USA
Verneda Lights, SC USA
Gregory Little, OH USA
Chalda Maloff, TX USA
Diane Marsella, TN USA
Randi Matsushevitz, CA USA
Meltdownlove & Teva Nata, Ukraine
Meta, CA USA
Sean Mick, FL USA
Steve Miller, NY USA
Tommy Mintz, NY USA
Moonth, Russia
Carmen Moses, GA USA
Sahar Moussavi, Iran
Lee Musgrave, WA USA
Joseph Nechvatal, France
Slav Nedev, Bulgaria
Roy Nicholson, NY USA
Audio Optio, WA USA
Philippe Ormières, France
Michael Paulukonis, MA USA
Markos Pechlivanos, OH USA

Sandra Pipken, CA USA
Ply300, UK
Michael Pointer, KS USA
Frederic Pons, France
Michael Pierre Price, AZ USA
Nata Henning Putra, Indonesia
Caro Ramonde, Uruguay
Elio Ramos, Puerto Rico
Michael Rees, NJ USA
Hernan Roperto, Argentina
Jacque Rosenau, MN USA
Felix Rothschild, Germany
Cynthia Beth Rubin, CT USA
Alessio Sanna, Italy
Scarletmotiff, Uganda
ScoJo, MD USA
Lee Schnaiberg, Canada
Reese Schroeder, CA USA
Sarah Song, Hong Kong
Nesrin Söylemez, Turkey
Anne Spalter, NY USA
Michael Strevens, UK
Jan Swinburne, Canada
Systaime, France
Stephanie Tager, NY USA
Andy Thomas, Australia
Oz Van Rosen, NY USA
Janco Verduin, Netherlands
Yannet Vilela, Peru
Nina Yankowitz, NY USA
Andy Young, Netherlands

Victor Acevedo, CA USA
Malavika Mandal Andrew, India
Suzanne Anker, NY USA
Uli Ap, UK
Cheryl Audet-Lavoie, VA USA
Masayuki Azegami, Japan
Domenico Barra, Italy
Salvatore Barra, Italy
Sue Beyer, Australia
Peter Borges, NY USA
Bernard Bousquet, France
Davonte Bradley, VA USA
Grant Brownlow, MI USA
Adelfino Corino, NY USA
Diana de Avila, FL USA
Cynthia DiDonato, RI USA
Antonis Dimitriou, Greece
Roz Dimon, NY USA
Dubwoman, NY USA
Negin Ehtesabian, Iran
Tomaz Favilla, Brazil
Brandon Gellis, WY USA
Darcy Gerbarg, NY USA
Frank Gillette, NY USA
Colin Goldberg, NY USA
Holly Gordon, NY USA
Deann Stein Hasinoff, Canada
Carter Hodgkin, NY USA
Clive Holden, Canada
Susan Huang, Hong Kong
Carol Hunt, NY USA
Ikatch, Germany
Renata Janiszewska, Canada
Dana Jones, MO USA
Sherry Karver, CA USA
James Kenney, CA USA
Alan Kinnard, OH USA
Lucie Králíková, Czech Republic
Tikoi Kuitenbrouwer, Netherlands
Karen LaFleur, MA USA
Le Chat Noir, France
Francene Levinson, OR US
Patrick Lichty, MN USA
Verneda Lights, SC USA
Gregory Little, OH USA
Chalda Maloff, TX USA
Diane Marsella, TN USA
Randi Matsushevitz, CA USA
Meltdownlove & Teva Nata, Ukraine
Meta, CA USA
Sean Mick, FL USA
Steve Miller, NY USA
Tommy Mintz, NY USA
Moonth, Russia
Carmen Moses, GA USA
Sahar Moussavi, Iran
Lee Musgrave, WA USA
Joseph Nechvatal, France
Slav Nedev, Bulgaria
Roy Nicholson, NY USA
Audio Optio, WA USA
Philippe Ormières, France
Michael Paulukonis, MA USA
Markos Pechlivanos, OH USA
Sandra Pipken, CA USA
Ply300, UK
Michael Pointer, KS USA
Frederic Pons, France
Michael Pierre Price, AZ USA
Nata Henning Putra, Indonesia
Caro Ramonde, Uruguay
Elio Ramos, Puerto Rico
Michael Rees, NJ USA
Hernan Roperto, Argentina
Jacque Rosenau, MN USA
Felix Rothschild, Germany
Cynthia Beth Rubin, CT USA
Alessio Sanna, Italy
Scarletmotiff, Uganda
ScoJo, MD USA
Lee Schnaiberg, Canada
Reese Schroeder, CA USA
Sarah Song, Hong Kong
Nesrin Söylemez, Turkey
Anne Spalter, NY USA
Michael Strevens, UK
Jan Swinburne, Canada
Systaime, France
Stephanie Tager, NY USA
Andy Thomas, Australia
Oz Van Rosen, NY USA
Janco Verduin, Netherlands
Yannet Vilela, Peru
Nina Yankowitz, NY USA
Andy Young, Netherlands

Exhibition Advisor: Helen Harrison. Curated by Colin Goldberg and Patrick Lichty.

Helen A. Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, is the former curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton and Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton.  She has also been a guest curator at the Queens Museum in Flushing, has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and currently holds an adjunct faculty position in Stony Brook University’s Department of Art.  From 1978-2006, she wrote art reviews and feature articles for the Long Island section of The New York Times, and she was the visual arts commentator for WLIU 88.3 FM, Long Island University’s NPR-affiliated radio station, from 2004-2009. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly and popular publications, and she’s the author of several books, including, most recently, two mystery novels set in the New York art world.

Colin Goldberg’s work explores the relationship between technology and personal expression. His studio practice bridges multiple disciplines, notably painting, printmaking, photography, and digital media. Goldberg coined the term “Techspressionism” as the title for a solo exhibition in Southampton NY in 2011. It was first described as a movement in the 2014 WIRED article “If Picasso had a Macbook Pro” and later elaborated upon in a 2015 interview on the PBS show Art Loft. He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Patrick Lichty is a media artist/designer/animator, theorist, and curator of thirty years who works in areas of mediation, virtuality, experimental media, media archaeology, and activism. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Bowling Green State University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Winona State University. He is known for his work solo and with collectives such as RTMark, The Yes Men, Pocha Nostra, Second Front, Manifest.AR, Shared Universe, NPTeam, and editor of the journal, Intelligent Agent, produced by Christiane Paul. He is an Alpert/Calarts Fellow, Honorable Mention for Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica, and has had work included in bienniales including the Whitney and Venice.

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