Recommended by: Mary Flanagan
Claudia Hart was an early adopter of virtual imaging-using 3D animation to make media installations and projections, forms of VR, AR, and objects using computer-driven production machines-all based on the same computer models. She emerged as part of a generation of 90s intermedia artists in the “identity art” niche. Hart examines issues of identity with a focus on how technology affects cultural constructions of gender identities and issues of the body, perception, and nature collapsing into technology and then back again. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she developed and teaches a pedagogic program based on the concept - Experimental 3D - which is the first program dedicated solely to teaching simulations technologies in an art-world context. She lives in New York, works with Transfer gallery and bitforms galleries, and is married to the Austrian media artist Kurt Hentschlager.