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Professor Jeremy Gardiner

Senior Research Fellow

Biographical details

  • Jeremy has a BA Hons Fine Art from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art.

Current research

  • Professor Jeremy Gardiner is Senior Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project Computer Art and Technocultures at Birkbeck and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Biographical details

  • Jeremy is a former Harkness Fellow of the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide, and in 1987 received a New York foundation for the Arts Foundation fellowship and in 1988 an honorary mention for his work from Priz Ars Electronica.
  • In 2002 he was awarded a NESTA grant and in 2003 won the Peterborough Art prize for his interactive and immersive virtual artwork .Purbeck Light Years. He was a founding member of the computer graphics department at Pratt Institute of Art and Design in New York and Director of CyberArts at the New World School of the Arts in Miami.
  • He was tutor for Computers in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art and programme leader for the MA Computer Art at the London College of Music and Media. He has been a consultant for the National Trust, Clore Duffield Foundation, British Council and the department of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His artwork has been commissioned by General Electric, IBM and NYNEX and is held in numerous private and public collection including, BNP Paribas, Glaxo Smith Kline, Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, Government Art Collection, Imperial College and the V&A. His longstanding research in painting and digital media has resulted in the formation of www.lightyearsprojects.org whose objective is to utilise the convergence and combination of emerging technologies to produce visually and intellectually challenging works.
  • Recent projects in 2009 include a survey of new work at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York City and an exhibition at the Dorset County Museum.