Camille Utterback

Camille Utterback is an internationally known artist and pioneer in the field of digital and interactive art. Utterback’s work explores the possibility of connecting the computational systems to the human body, movement and interaction in a visual art form. She combines display technologies, various sensing and custom software to create her interactive art pieces. Utterback’s work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally, including The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Orange County Museum of Art, Haines Gallery, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image and many many many more!

She has received Awards and honors in recognition of her work, include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009), a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002) and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002).

Utterback is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department at Stanford University, where she also co-directs the Stanford Graduate Design Program.

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The fact that she creates her work through technology and computer programming and coding makes her work generative.

What aspects of her work applies to my own? Her work “text rain” 1999, it very interactive and develops on the action of the person. It also uses volacity and gravity, Utterback makes the work look a lot more light and develops more of a floating motions downward, whereas my work will include a faster volocity upward to imitated the firework behavior. As for the rest of her work, Utterback includes bright colours that are spread over her the whole canvas.