Camille Utterback

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Camille Utterback
Born 1970
Bloomington, Indiana
Nationality American
Alma mater Williams College, New York University
Known for installation art

Camille Utterback (born 1970 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an interactive installation artist. Initially trained as a painter, her work is at the intersection of painting and interactive art.


One of Camille Utterback's installations

Camille received her undergraduate degree from Williams College and her Master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.


this is an image from the artist Camille Utterback

Examples of her work include Text Rain (1999),[1][2] in which participants use their bodies to lift and play with falling letters projected on a wall, and Shifting Times (2007),[3] a public installation in San Jose, California that creates interactive projects based on the movements of pedestrians. Helen Lessick describes the latter as a "blending screens of twentieth and twenty-first century San José" in which the "images split and weave, shift between color and black and white, invoking loss and possibility, site and memory." [4]

Her work has been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the American Museum of the Moving Image (New York), GAFFTA (San Francisco), the Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria) and the NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo, Japan).


She has received several grants and awards including the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship and the Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award and, most recently, a "genius award" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Camille has taught media art at Parsons School of Design, and the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. She is currently teaching at the Stanford Arts Institute.


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  1. ^ Paul, Christiane (2003). Digital Art (World of Art series). London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-20367-9.
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  4. ^ Lessick, Helen (Spring–Summer 2011). "Beta Test: Innovation in administration at San Jose, California's Norman Y. Mineta Airport". PublicArtReview. 2 1 (44): 55. 

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