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About The Artist
Davey Whitcraft investigates perception, world-making and notions of the natural through artistic collaborations with synthetic intelligence.
His work excavates the known world in search of the sublime and presents novel visual constructions which reveal the intricacies and nuances of human perception. Whitcraft seeks not to replicate the natural world, but to supplement it by leveraging the infinite possibilities of light, alternative geometries and physical properties afforded by the digital realm.
In his latest solo exhibition, Looking at the Sky, he combines video, photography and custom software to explore abstractions of natural landscapes, sky and sea – revealing a unique mode of native technological creativity.
The video pieces and large scale colorfield works explore a new mode of working with landscape. The works propose a world that operates with different physics, impossible geometries and alternate geo- planetary arrangements. Working with parameters collaboratively created by Whitcraft and a General Adversarial Network (GAN), the results transfigure current physical principles to produce landscape photographs with spherically arranged horizons and mesmerizing video seascapes.
Whitcraft’s work has been included in museums internationally such as Los Angeles MOCA, SFMOMA, LA Architecture + Design Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Godwin-Ternbach Museum NY, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia and gallery exhibitions including Subliminal Projects Los Angeles, Rietveld Art Academy Amsterdam, Netherlands, One-Off Moving Image Festival Copenhagen Denmark, Yami-ichi Brussels, Belgium, London West Gallery and the Leap Second Festival, Norway. He is currently working on his doctorate in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought from the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and holds an MFA from University of California Los Angeles and a BFA from California College of the Arts, San Francisco.
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Acrylic Paint, Digital Art, Photography, Mixed Media
Exhibitions & Press
Looking at the Sky, Themes+Projects Gallery, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco
Sausalito Center for the Arts, SPOTLIGHT SAUSALITO: ITS ARTISTIC PAST AND PRESENT.
One-Off Moving Image Festival 2022
Leap Second Festival, 2022 http://noemata.net/leapsecond.online/
60 Seconds Festival, 2022 Copenhagen, DK One-Off Moving Image Festival, Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Køge and Helsingør
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
San Francisco Art Market, San Francisco, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Benefit for Ukraine, Sausalito, CA
What is Art For?, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
All Clouds Canted, Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA
The Wrong Biennale #5, wrong.tv
Leap Second Festival,
60 Seconds Festival, Copenhagen, DK
One-Off Moving Image Festival, Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Køge and Helsingør
Words Without Translation, Dzine Gallery, San Francisco, California, two-person show
Aardvarks in Reykjavik, Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, two-person show.
Art in the Time of Corona Volume 2, DAB Art, Los Angeles, California.
Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, Sky’s the Limit
Exhibizone, Smart Gallery
Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, In Conversation
311 Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, All Abstract, Juried Show
The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, A Digital Art Salon, Curated by Michelle Robinson
Contemporary Art Projects USA, Art Basel Miami Week 2020, Art Under Covid-19.
Art Students League New York, Linea: Quarantine 2, curated by James Little
#bienniale.NO, The unbearable lightness of internet, organized by noemata (Bjorn Magnhildoen, Zsolt Mesterhazy)
Browserbased, Rietveld Art Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Yami-ichi, Brussels, Belgium.
Kulturnatt, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curated by Stora Götafors and Charlotta Eidenskog.
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, New York.
Libre Graphics Culture and Practice, London West Gallery, London, England.
Pushing the Press, Architecture and Design Museum (A+D), Los Angeles, California. Curated by Stephen Child and David Mayes.
I LOVE YOU (collaboration with Ana Llorente) at Talleres Publicos/Big City Forum, Pacoima, California. Curated by Leonardo Bravo.
Leap Second Festival, Norway.
Typo San Francisco, California. Curated by Kali Nikitas and Erik Spiekermann.
BIO 23 Design Biennial Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012. Curated by Margo Konings and Margriet Vollenberg.
Hot Town, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Tucker Neel.
October Surprise, 323 Projects, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Tucker Neel.
Fake Record Covers, Strangeways Academy, Los Angeles, California. Curated by AIGA Los Angeles, OTIS Chapter.
Art in the Streets (as part of Bill Daniel artwork) Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Roger Gastman.
ReThink LA, Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Kellie Konapelsky.
London Anti-Design Festival, London, England. Curated by Neville Brody.
Park Life, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Shepard Fairey/Studio Number One.
CCA@100: Innovation by Design, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Curated by Douglas Burnham.
Eisner Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Evomusart: Budapest, Hungary.
Lost in Border, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Times and The Path of a Butterfly Sometimes Deviates added to Rhizome Artbase.
Extromission, San Francisco Arts Commission.
Faculty Development Grant, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California.
2017-2023 Ph.D. candidate (ABD, expected completion 2023), Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
2004-2006 M.F.A. Design | Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles.
1999-2003 B.F.A. Design, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California.