25 FEBRUARY 2016
Art|Sci Gallery / CNSI 5th floor
Presentation Room / CNSI 5th floor
Live streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p-Ih7x4PK0
Jean-Pierre Hébert is an independent artist interested in drawings and algorithmic art. Hébert lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. He is a pioneer in the field of digital art from the mid 70's on, merging traditional art media and techniques, personal software, plotters, devices, and custom built apparatus to create an original, extensive body of work. The early work was essentially drawings on paper, and has since evolved to embrace printmaking, installations, digital wall displays, and artist’s books.The initial obsession with precise line constructions has opened up to chance, motion, light, sound, text. The aim remains quiet beauty and peaceful meditation.
Hebert is the recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation and David Bermant Foundation awards, and the Siggraph Distinguished Artist award for lifetime achievements in the digital arts. He co-founded the Algorists in 1995 with Roman Verostko. His work has been exhibited extensively and has been frequently juried in the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery. It is present in several museums and institutional collections, including the digital art collections of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University, Chicago) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Recent shows include Technovisual: Art in the Age of Code at American Association fo the Advancement of Science –Washington DC, Art+Computer/Time at Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Luminous Flux at Thoma Art Foundation –Santa fe, All-go-rhythms at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art –Chicago.
Since 2003, he has been artist-in-residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he has organized several Algorists group shows.These shows have included pioneers like Jean-FrançoisColonna, HansDehlinger, David Em, HelamanFerguson, PaulHertz, Channa Horwitz, Robert Lang, Manfred Mohr, Vera Molnar, Casey Reas, Roman Verostko, and younger artists.