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Art and Art History Program

Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269

Email: faoffice@uwyo.edu

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Art and Art History Program

Brandon S. Gellis

Assistant Professor: Graphic Design & Emergent Technology

Co-Director: Center for Design Thinking

Email: bgellis@uwyo.edu • Website: www.brandongellis.com
Office: VA 120

B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, 2002
M.F.A., University of Denver, 2015

 

About

A California native, Brandon is conscientious of politically-charged climates that exploit natural resources, suppress subcultural communities, and dampen minority experiences.

In 2015, he joined the Art and Art History Program faculty at the University of Wyoming, where he has developed a new suite of emergent-digital curriculum centered on the use of technology as artistic media. Brandon has exhibited his creative research, presented at conferences, and published journal articles across the U.S. and internationally. He has won multiple Juror's Choice awards for his vibrant and interactive visual artwork.  

 

Artist Statement

Brandon S. Gellis is a digital artist, educator and maker. His work explores identity, dominance, and complexity theory and systems: he is concerned with how people construct individual and community identity, develop networks rich with cultural memory, and how people exploit the surrounding-natural world. Recent bodies of work investigate how people abuse the natural world with their excessive reliance on technology; how political regimes seek to suppress individuality; and how critical issues of discrimination can be combatted and explored through the use of new media tools.

As a new media artist his creative practice is deeply rooted in his love of working across digital and analog media to explore and create speculative narratives and aesthetics through generative and computer visualizations, virtual, augmented and mixed realities, physical computing, 3D-digital design & 4D motion graphics, and digitally-interactive installation. He creates intricate, multimedia exhibitions focused on intersections art and science and experienced through digital technologies (i.e., augmented, computational and emergent-digital approaches). For Gellis, the act of digitally-manipulating moments and memories in time and place ensure temporality – altering their relevance, significance and existence – without recognition of their original state or value. Each augmented image, frame, sequence and interaction serves as a window into new, unresolved realities.

 

 

Samples of Work:


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Art and Art History Program

Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269

Email: faoffice@uwyo.edu

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