Techspressionism 2021 will open in Spring/Summer 2021 as an international juried exhibition using the Kunstmatrix 3D exhibition platform. Helen Harrison, current Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton NY is serving as the advisor for the exhibition with artists Colin Goldberg and Patrick Lichty serving as co-curators.
Over 1200 works from 310 international artists working with technology were submitted via the initial curatorial round, an open call on CallForEntry.org which closed on December 31, 2020. The final curatorial round will be limited to artists included in the Techspressionist Visual Artists Index by March 20, 2021. More information about how to become part of the index is here.
The Techspressionism 2021 International Juried Exhibition was developed as a mechanism to locate and provide exposure to artists who relate to the conceptual basis of Techspressionism as defined on our homepage, and are interested in actively participating in its development into a term of common usage, as described in our mission statement.
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.
Ms. Harrison will assist in the review of submitted work.
Colin Goldberg’s artwork forges a bridge between traditional and digital media. He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. The artist’s use of the term “Techspressionism” was first described in this 2014 WIRED article. In 2015, Goldberg was a resident artist at The Studios of Key West, where he was profiled by PBS. His works reside in the permanent collections of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Stony Brook University Hospital and the Islip Art Museum. Goldberg served as a guest panelist for “Expressionism in the 21st Century”, a symposium held at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, and was a guest speaker at PechaKucha Hamptons at the Parrish Art Museum in 2019.
Patrick Lichty is an educator, media artist, writer, futurist, curator of over 30 years. He is currently a professor of media design at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, where he is the Director of the Immersive Media Research Cluster. As an activist and artist, he was part of or worked with the collectives RTMark, Pocha Nostra, The Yes Men, Terminal Time, Second Front, Shared Universe, and Critical Art Ensemble.
Artists selected for the online exhibition will be eligible for consideration in a physical exhibition proposal which has been given tentative approval by a public arts organization in the New York metropolitan area for a Spring/Summer 2022 opening.
We are still actively reviewing artists for inclusion in our Techspressionist Visual Artist Index via the use of the hashtag #techspressionism on Instagram. You can learn more about our movement and how to get involved here.