Bruce Wands

Chair, MFA Computer Art Department, director of computer education, School of Visual Arts; artist/writer/musician; producer/director, Wands Studio; director, New York Digital Salon

Author:
Art of the Digital Age, Digital Creativity

Group Exhibitions Include:
Art in the Digital Era, Guangzhou, China; Electronics Alive III, IV, V, Tampa, FL; D-ART Online Digital Art Gallery; Computer Graphics Invitational, Greeley, CO; Creativity & Cognition, Goldsmiths College, London; First Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition; International Digital Media and Arts Exhibition, Orlando; ASCI Digital 01 Exhibition, New York; Art and Science International, National Museum of Fine Art, Beijing; SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Museum het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium; New- York Historical Society

Conferences Include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British Computer Society, London; International Conference on Animation Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing; University of London; International Conference on the Arts in Society, Venice and Kassel; SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Singapore; International Conference on Interaction Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing; College Art Association

Grants Include:
National Endowment for the Arts; Rockefeller Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts; NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, U.K.)

Teaching

Thesis Continuation

This course will guide students who are in the final stages of thesis production through the completion of their thesis by providing a forum for discussion and critique of work-in-progress.  Prerequisite: Thesis II

Digital Art Seminar I

This seminar addresses many aspects of digital art history and theory, including the evolution of digital technologies through an examination of the key theorists and practicing artists who have defined the digital media field. The primary goal is to expose students to the broad range of ideas and forms of expression that the digital arts encompass. Students will clarify and expand their personal creative niche within the context of contemporary art and culture, through research, short written assignments and creative experimentation. This lecture series offers a historical and theoretical foundation in the digital arts, along with establishing a familiarity with contemporary art in New York City through gallery visits, artist talks and guest lectures.

Digital Art Seminar II

This is the second part of a two-semester course. See Digital Art Seminar I for course description.

Education

  • BA, cum laude, Lafayette College; MS, Syracuse University; Rutgers University

Awards

  • National Science Foundation panelist; New York State Council on the Arts panelist; New York State Council on the Arts panelist; “One of the 99 People to Watch in 1999” Time Out New York; “Top Ten Digital Arts Schools in the World” ImagineFX, U.K.; Best Original Web Art Award for Department website; Yahoo Internet Life; Chicago Film Festival; New York International Film and TV Festival; Art Directors Club; NCGA Educator’s Scholarship; National Safety Council Award for Excellence; senior editor, Leonardo Electronic Almanac; board of directors, NYC/ACM SIGGRAPH; advisory board, 3D Design Conference; keynote speaker, University of London; keynote speaker, Wabash College