Interactive Arts and Media

Burtonwood, Kahn & Lichty

APRIL 10, 2013, 7 PM, 916 S WABASH #150

Artists Tom Burtonwood, Sophie Kahn, and IAM faculty Patrick Lichty will present their work and discuss using the latest 3D printing technologies in their individual practices.

Tom Burtonwood, (born Manchester, UK) is an artist and educator living and working in Chicago, IL. He teaches at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Burtonwood is a founding member of “The 3D Printer Experience” a hybrid makerspace / retail store in Chicago. His work has been exhibited at Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn; Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn; Fountain Art Fair, Miami; The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago; Systema Gallery, Osaka, Japan; La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles; Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach; and the Evanston Art Center, Evanston. Burtonwood has demonstrated 3D printing and scanning at Expo Chicago, Chicago Ideas Week, the Southside Hub of Production, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Dabble, Fluevog Shoes and What It Is Gallery. In 2012 he participated in the Makerbot MET#3D Hackathon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Burtonwood also co-founded Improbable Objects, a project to 3D print artists editions and multiples.

Sophie Kahn studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and will soon graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Art & Technology Studies.
She has exhibited her artwork in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. She recently taught in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute as a Visiting Associate Professor. Sophie recently completed an Open Studio residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Digital and Electronic Arts Fellow.

Patrick Lichty  is a technologically-based media artist, writer, independent curator, co-founder of the performance art group Second Front, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between us and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA).

He is also an Assistant Professor of Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago.