Joseph Scheer will discuss his working practice and his development of integrating digital technologies into the field of Print Media. His ongoing project - titled Imaging Biodiversity - will be presented as well as new projects that involve artist books from “ Image Databases” of subjects he has been creating in Asia and Mexico. His teaching practice and work from the Institute for Electronic Arts will also be highlighted.
Joseph Scheer is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of Print Media and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. His current works, which span print media, video, and web based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His work is in numerous international collections. His most recent work has been exhibited at The Yantai Museum of Art, Yantai, China the National Museum of China, Beijing, and T+H gallery Boston, MA. A recent show that traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format prints. He has published two books about his work: Night Visions, the Secret Designs of Moths and Night Flyers. His work has been written about in over 120 books and periodicals including: National Geographic, four articles in the New York Times, ArtNews, ArtForum, Science, Nature, Forbes, American Photo, DERSPIEGEL, and The Chronicle for Higher Education.