General VISION

Born: 1968
Lives: New York City, USA
URL: http://www.artcontext.com

Andy Deck works on the development of collaborative process in the context of art and connectivity. Pre-empting regular programming, leveraging accidental freedoms, he attempts to demonstrate alternatives for Internet interactivity and interface design. Deck has made art software since 1990, initially using it to produce short films. Since 1994, he has worked with the Web using the sites artcontext.com and andyland.net.

He makes public art for the Internet that resists generic categorization: collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines, problematic interfaces, informative art. Similarly the calendars he has produced annually since 1980 resemble artist's books, mazes, and comics. In recent years this publication has included essays and projects available via the Internet.

An avid critic of corporate culture and militarism, Deck's hybrid news-art projects have addressed a variety of issues that are regularly misrepresented in the mass media. In the interest of preserving this available alternative media, and sensing the drift of the Internet toward a marketing and entertainment medium, he has allied himself with open source software developers, optimizing his work for use with the Linux operating system, and publishing source code for much of his software.

He has taught at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Sarah Lawrence College, and New York University. Currently he teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

RECENT ART ACTIVITY:
2000 Dystopia + Identity (Tribes Gallery, NYC)
2000 Personal Cinema (Thessaloniki, Greece)
2000 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
2000 Ideogram II (Moving Image Gallery, New York)
2000 FILE (Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil)
2000 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
2000 Reel New York (WNET website, New York)
2000 Featured artist at Turbulence.org (New York)
2000 Art Entertainment Network (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)
1999 Art on the Net (Machida City Museum, Tokyo)
1999 Art on the Net (Machida City Museum, Tokyo)
1999 Net_Condition (ZKM, Karlsruhe)
1999 Digital Salon (Visual Arts Foundation, NYC)
1999 War Bulletin Board (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC)
1998 Prix Ars Electronica (Lintz, Austria)

EDUCATION:
Post-diplômeEcole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1996
MFAComputer Art, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1993
BA, BFAEnglish Literature, Painting, University of Michigan, 1990