Lorraine Walsh is an interdisciplinary new media artist working in animation, interactive art, installation, sound, video, print, and in all aspects of drawing. Originally from New York City, she currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Lorraine's art is inspired by the sciences, nature, and the environment. Her research in “science-art” is located in the rich possibilities of the interplay, shared structure, and aesthetic expression intrinsic in natural and creative processes. Lorraine’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally in venues that include the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece Biennale; The Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; and the José Martí National Library, Havana, Cuba. She lectures internationally and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Grants include the e-MobiLArt (European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists Collaborative Project), a Euro initiative tailored around the process for collaboratively creating new media interactive installation artworks. This grant was in association with the University of Athens, University of Lapland, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Other grants include working with new media and physics students on a collaborative astronomy grant from the National Science Foundation for the visualization of the radio sky. As an artist and teacher, Lorraine believes in combining digital technologies with traditional practice. Her interdisciplinary and hybrid media art merges time-honored practices in fine art alongside digital methodologies.
Lorraine Walsh is Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville. From 2004-2010, she chaired and formed the New Media (formerly Multimedia Arts and Sciences) program, creating a new pedagogy and curriculum with her colleagues. Previously, Lorraine taught at Pratt Institute in Digital Design and Interactive Media. Other academic appointments and guest artist invitations include Lafayette College, Rutgers University, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Western Carolina University, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Lorraine received her BFA from Parsons The New School for Design and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Design.
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