Anne Spalter, Color Boat, 2019. Pastel Drawing with composition created with artificial intelligence, 20 x 20 inches.
Airplanes and outer space have been long-standing themes in my work. Here mid-air collisions and UFOs emerged from AI processing, suggesting fantastic and surreal compositions that I used as the basis for this series of traditional pastel drawings.
Digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter is an academic pioneer who founded the original digital fine arts courses at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the 1990s and authored the internationally taught textbook, The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999). Spalter’s work is in the permanent collections of the V&A (London, UK); the Albright-Knox (Buffalo, NY); the RISD Museum (Providence, RI); The Museum of CryptoArt, and others. Anne’s work was recently featured in the New York Times article “Can an Art History Frame Help Expand the NFT Market?”
Read the artist’s catalog essay here.
Anne Spalter interviewed by Colin Goldberg, January 27, 2021.