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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Shawn Lawson

Shawn Lawson is a computational artist and researcher creating the computational sublime through live-coding and parametric formats.

He has performed at NIME, Radical dB, ICLI, ICLC, ISEA, GENERATE!, Live => Coding, La Mama, CCRMA, and more. Shawn’s artwork has exhibited or screened in museums, galleries, festivals, and public space in England, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, and Canada; locally in ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE ProCams, ACM MM, The Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, Eyebeam, Aperture Foundation Gallery, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, MIT, OSU, ASU, and LTU.

Lawson studied fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University and École Nationale Supèrieure des Beaux-Arts. He received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. He is a Department Head and Professor of Computer Visualization in the Department of Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Shawn Lawson

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