ERIC DYER is an artist who brings animation into the physical world with his sequential images, sculptures, installations, and performances. Beginning with his pioneering filmsCopenhagen Cycles(2006) andThe Bellows March(2009), which were made by shooting spinning cut-paper and 3D-printed sculptures, Dyer continues to reinvent Victorian Era optical devices, exploring topics related to media history, our relationship with technology, kinetics as a form of artistic expression, and the relevance of physical presence in an increasingly digital world.
Dyer’s work has been widely exhibited at events and venues such as the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Ars Electronica, international animation festivals in numerous countries, the screens of Times Square, and the Cairo and Venice Biennales. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Sundance New Frontier Artist, Creative Capital Artist, and Guggenheim Fellow. His fervent exploration of expression through motion has placed his work in books such asRe-imagining Animation: the Changing Face of the Moving Image,Pervasive Animation,Animation: A World History, andA New History of Animation. He has been a visiting artist at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, ECNU in Shanghai, and CalArts. Dyer teaches visual arts and animation at UMBC in Baltimore and is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City. http://www.ericdyer.com/
Rose Bond, Director
Bond produces work at the juncture of animation, architecture, and the street. She has received honors from the American Film Institute, The Princess Grace Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her large-scale, site-specific installations navigate the allegories of place.
In 2012 she completed a prototype for a media installation in the Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries Building. Other installations include Broadsided! at Exeter Castle, 2010; Intra Muros, shown during the 2007 Platform International Animation Festival and reprised for the Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, 2008, and Nuit Blanche, Toronto 2011.
She is an associate professor and leads Animated Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. www.rosebond.com