I’m a Canadian artist and designer based in Southern California. I explore the architectures we construct—from buildings to landscapes to virtual worlds—through objects and images made with digital visualization and fabrication technologies. My interactive Marching Cubes performances and installations (2016—present) have been featured in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Mexico City, Stockholm, and Tehran. Other exhibitions include Mackenzie Place (PNG, 2023), Suburban Ecologies (Great Park Gallery, 2020), Skip Stop (PNG, 2019), Radiant City (PNG, 2014), Automatic/Revisited (Latitude 44, 2013), Figure Ground (Gladstone, 2011), and West Lodge (Convenience, 2009). My creative practice has been represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery (PNG) in Toronto, Canada since 2013.
Originally trained as an architect and engineer, I work across disciplines and have pursued intensive collaborations with urbanists, designers, humanists, poets, anthropologists, and neuroscientists, among others. With Antoinette LaFarge, I’m editing Experimental Engagements in Interdisciplinary Art (forthcoming, 2023), which brings together fifteen artists working at in novel ways at the intersections of disciplines. With Roderick Grant and Patricio Davila, I edited Urban Ecologies 2013 (2016), which examined the impact of emerging categories of research and practice that are shaping the future of cities. With Greg Sims, I curated Making it Real (2013-14), one of the first international exhibitions of digitally fabricated objects. Since 2009, I’ve regularly produced creative work with Toronto-based artist Tori Foster.
I’ve been a Newkirk Faculty Fellow at the Newkirk Center for Science & Society (2022-23), a Faculty Innovation Fellow at Beall Applied Innovation (2020-22), a Hellman Fellow at the University of California (2014-15), and a Howarth-Wright Fellow at the University of Toronto (2007-8). I’ve received project funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, the Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data Driven Design, and the Digital Media Research and Innovation Institute.
At the University of California, Irvine, I’m an Associate Professor of Electronic Art & Design in the Department of Art, the Associate Dean, Research and Innovation for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Executive Director of the Beall Center for Art + Technology. I taught previously at OCAD University and the University of Toronto.