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The artists - Digital Stone Project IV

The artists - Digital Stone Project IV


Digital Stone Project 2016

The artists

Seth Bechtold

Seth Bechtold is a New Jersey based artist, currently pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts at William Paterson University in New Jersey, USA. His practice encompasses photography and digital sculpture, with each medium influencing the other. Seth has exhibited his work in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York City. He has received and Autodesk scholarship as well as a grant from the Center for New art in order to attend The 2016 Digital Stone Project at Garfagnana Innovazione. To see more of his work, please visit

India Bushnell

India Bushnell is currently an undergraduate student at Bennington College in Southern Vermont. She has studied Architecture and Visual Arts for the past three years at the interdisciplinary, liberal arts school. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Spring of 2017. So far, her work has been a means of experimenting and trying to understand light, form and space. Bushnell ultimately plans to pursue a future in furniture design, so she recently began working with sculpture to explore material, structure, and functionality. She will study and practice furniture design in a graduate program, beginning in 2019.

Maisy Capps

Los Angeles artist Maisy Capps, 20 yrs, is currently pursuing her bfa at Bennington College in the fields of ceramics, architecture, and digital design processes. Recently focused on developing a range of clay bodies and glazes for mixed firing methods to experiment with her large scale abstract coil built hollow ceramic forms, she also is consistent in utilizing architectural drawing and thought, and digital processes as languages to conceptualize residential space and prototype functional objects .Here, her sculptural translation of existing functional objects decontextualize them by manipulating the scale, material, and space in which they typically live.

James Carl

Born in Montréal in 1960, James Carl spent much of the 1980s and 1990s in a state of transience, travelling throughout North America, the South Pacific and Asia and studying at the University of Victoria, McGill University, Rutgers University, and the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. In 1999, following several years in New York, he settled in Toronto in order to assume a teaching position at the University of Guelph. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, most recently in Shanghai.

Jamie Heilman

Jamie Heilman has been a builder since childhood and has studied architecture, engineering and art. He approaches his work from a design perspective and is fascinated by materials, methods and process. Jamie supervises the digital fabrication facilities in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University. Working with student and faculty artists, designers and engineers, he is particularly interested in exploring new ways of integrating digital tools into traditional processes of making.

Jon Isherwood

Isherwood’s work has been widely exhibited in public museums and private galleries internationally. His sculpture has recently been exhibited at Villa Strozzi, Florence, Italy, The national Museum, Beijing, China; The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum USA and in Belgrave Square, London, UK. He has had more than 20 solo exhibitions, including Reeves Contemporary in NYC, John Davis Gallery in NYC; The C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore; He has been featured in many group exhibitions, including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy; The McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX; The Derby City Museum, Derby, UK; and Kunsthalle,Manheim, Germany. His work can be found in more than 25 public collections. Reviewed include The New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews, The Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, Partisan Reviews, and in The Guardian, UK. He teaches at Bennington College VT and is the President of the Digital Stone Project.

Sinéad MacLeod

Sinéad MacLeod is an new media artist and sculptor based in the New York area. She received her B.A. from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU with a concentration in “History & Power: Critical Media Theory” and is now pursuing an interdisciplinary M.F.A. at William Paterson University. Her digital archival project “Grrrl Network: Radical Feminism & Print Media” received honors and several research grants from NYU. She continues to lead zine-making workshops for high school students. Her current artwork explores gender, digital mediation and media archeology.

Cydnei Mallory

Cydnei Mallory is currently enrolled at Arizona State University where she is pursuing a MFA degree with a focus in sculpture, she received her BFA in sculpture from The Pennsylvania State University. As a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mallory is no stranger to industry. Her choice of materials are formally alluring, engaging the viewer with a familiar material placed in an unfamiliar setting. With a natural draw to mundane objects such as rope, scrap metals and hairnets, her works speak to the contradictions of class, cultural, racial and sexual difference.

Sara May

Sara is a native New Yorker, born in the heart of Manhattan. She is currently completing her undergraduate degrees in sculpture and art history at William Paterson University in New Jersey. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and collectives during her career as an artist. Recently including the “Maker Fair” at the Newark Museum, Nj and various group shows throughout the tri-state. Her dual interests in historical disciplines and contemporary technology are apparent within her work. Sara is an artist who relies greatly on her own personal aesthetics and intuitions when envisioning and creating new works. Her interest in a wide variety of disciplines is what lead her to attend William Paterson University. These studies push her to conjoin a love of classical works and the digital age in a literal sense. Her interest in a wide variety of disciplines is apparent in her body of work.

Cristin Millett

Growing up in a medical household, Cristin Millett was surrounded by discussions, most often at the dinner table, that focused on the human body: its diseases, symptoms, diagnosis, and its treatment. In her family of scientists, those conversations continue to this day, and the profound effect that exposure has on her art continues. She creates objects and installations that prompt a contemporary cultural critique of societal issues surrounding reproduction, gender identity, and sexual taboos. Her work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions including the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, and the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia.

Mary Neubauer

Mary Neubauer, born 1951, has shown her work widely. Her sculptures and prints can be found in a number of public and private collections, and she has completed many public art projects in the U.S., including several interactive sculptural works involving light and sound with collaborator and media artist Todd Ingalls. In the past ten years, her sculptures and digital images have appeared in a significant number of international exhibitions, including venues in New York, Paris, Beijing, New Delhi, Florence, Singapore, and Adelaide. Working at the intersection of art and science, she is active in organizations including Ars Mathematica and Art-Science Collaborations, Inc. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a Fulbright Fellow in Cambridge England, and a Ford Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington. Recent residencies include Garfagnana Innovazione (Digital Stone Carving in Italy) 2014-16, the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, the and the John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency at the Kohler Foundry. She is a member of the Arctic Circle 2016 expedition. She is a Professor of Sculpture at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, where she is program coordinator of Sculpture and the head of the ASU Foundry.

Hillel O’Leary

Hillel O’Leary is a sculptor originally from Long Island, New York. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Penn state university, and he completed his undergraduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design. Hillel’s work resides in a variety of venues including the Boston Children’s Museum and the Heritage Museum and Gardens. This work ranges in size from the handheld object to public sculpture and site-specific installation, and it consists of a range of materials from concrete to crushed cars. Hillel’s sculpture serves as a means of grappling with the themes of exploration, conflict, navigation, and memory.

Michael Rees

Michael Rees was born in Kansas City Missouri. He holds a Masters of Fine Art from Yale University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute He studied at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in 1983-84 with Joseph Beuys on a Deutsche Akademischer Austauchdienst fellowship. He is a Professor of Sculpture and Digital Media at William Paterson University also the Director Of the Center for New Art and a founding board member of the Digital Stone Project. Rees’s work traverses a wide range of activities and efforts. It has been included in many museum and gallery exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Bitstreams Exhibit, Out of Hand at the Museum of Art and Design, Putton 2x2x4 at the Zentrum for Median Kunst in Karlsruhe. The work weaves complex narrative around process and object that are a melange of opposites at times grotesque or cerebral, uncanny or experientially charged.

Jeff Repko

Jeff Repko is an artist and educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now based in Madison, he is currently enrolled in the University of Wisconsin where he is pursing a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Sculpture. After receiving a fellowship his first year of the program, he was selected to instruct one of the foundations courses, Introduction to Digital Forms. In his own studio practice he focuses on digital and physical processes through work based on interactions and multi-components.

Robert Michael Smith

Robert Michael Smith has been an active pioneer of digital sculpture, 3D computer visualization/animation, virtual reality, bio-sculpture and an art and technology educator as Associate Professor at New York Institute of Technology Fine Arts Department. For over thirty-five years Smith’s work has been exhibited globally while Smith has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities, international art conferences, and featured in several international articles and books including Bruce Wand’s “Art of the Digital Age,” published by Thames and Hudson. Granite sculpture, “Paradise Bird Burlesque” is included in the permanent collection of China National Museum of Fine Art at Beijing.

Carson Tarnasky

Carson Tarnasky is an artist from Alberta, Canada. His artwork includes a number of different mediums and techniques and this is his first time using stone. He recently graduated from the University of Alberta (2015) with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial design. He is currently attending The Banff Centre for the arts, enrolled in a one year sculpture studio practicum program. His work is about communicating, in a poetic way, life experiences related to emotion, physical sensation, and relationships with objects. His sculptures are often abstract because he wants to communicate something beyond our literal or symbolic understanding, to represent something that is genuinely human. Pillow is modeled as an improvisation, not conceptually or visually predetermined but performed into existence like a genuine experience that defies expectation. Soft in its complexity and reminiscent of the body, Pillow’s formal characteristics come together as a composition of undulating fullness.

Zach Valent

Most recognized for creating fictitious fossils relative to modern society, Zach Valent’s art engages the imagination of the viewer by blending the aesthetic qualities of geological processes with idealized representations of advancing civilization. Zach graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. Currently, he is living and working in Phoenix, Arizona where he is steadily progressing to achieve a Masters of Fine Arts Degree with a focus in sculpture at Arizona State University. Zach is also an Instructor of Record at ASU and has taught Sculpture 1 and 3-D Design. Zach has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship, and a Windgate Charitable Foundation Award.

Jennifer Weiler

Jennifer is currently living in Tempe, Arizona, where she is working to receive her PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from Arizona State University. In her work, she explores the intersection of art and technology by combining computer programming and traditional artistic techniques. Seashell Visage is composed of an image of a face wrapped onto a spiral. The piece is meant to mix humanity, nature, and mathematics.

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