Laurence Gartel

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Laurence Gartel (born June 5, 1956) is an American artist.

His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, USA, Joan Whitney Payson Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Princeton Art Museum, PS 1, Norton Museum and in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History and the Bibliothèque Nationale.

Born and raised in New York City, Gartel had the opportunity to teach Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer, went to School of Visual Arts,[1] with fellow art student, graffiti artist Keith Haring, where he earned his BFA degree majoring in Graphics, and started his electronic career working side by side with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in upstate New York. Gartel had many associations with musicians such as Debbie Harry (Blondie) Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), Stiv Bators (Dead Boys) Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls), Ace Frehley (Kiss) and Wendy O Williams (Plasmatics). Gartel has created artwork for such Pop Culture stars such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

One of Gartel's most memorable campaigns was the one he designed for Absolut Vodka in 1990, joining world famous artists such as painter Andy Warhol and glass artist Hans Godo Frabel. ABSOLUT GARTEL is considered to be the first digital art ad ever created for the legendary Absolut Vodka advertising campaign which can be found in the publication ABSOLUT BOOK by Richard Lewis.[2] For more info, see the Absolut Vodka Artists website

His biography is included in "Who's Who", "Who's Who in the East", "Who's Who in America", "Who's Who in American Art", and "Who's Who in the World."

Monograph Books[edit]

  • Laurence Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance published by Gibbs Smith, (c) 1989 Utah. Introduction to the book is written by video guru Nam June Paik.
  • GARTEL: Arte & Tecnologia published by Edizioni Mazzotta, (c) 1998 Milano, Italy. Introduction to the book is written by noted art historian and critic Pierre Restany. 250 pages over 400 colour plates.
  • Mr. Gartel was recently included in the Italian Art History Textbook: La Storia Dell Arte published by Editions Giunti (c) 2001, Firenze. Michelangelo at the front of the book and GARTEL being the last page representing "NEW VISUAL LANGUAGES."

Notable Speaking Engagements[edit]

Museum and University Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • GARTEL: New Work," Robert Rauschenberg Museum, Ft. Myers, Florida 2009
  • GARTEL: 30-Years of Digital Art," Palm Beach Photographic Museum, 2009
  • GARTEL: "Art Basel Miami", A.N.E.W. Museum / Galleries, Miami, Florida 2007-2009
  • GARTEL: Exotic/Erotic/Electronic, WEAM, Miami, Florida 2007
  • GARTEL:30-YEARS of DIGITAL ART," Coral Springs Museum of Art,FL, 2004
  • GARTEL RETROSPECTIVE," Gallery of ART, Edison College,Ft.Myers, Florida, 2003
  • GARTEL RETROSPECTIVE, Palm Beach Photographic Museum, Delray Beach, Florida, 2001
  • GARTEL RETROSPECTIVE, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, 2001
  • L. Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Northwestern State Univ., Natchitotches, Louisiana, 1995
  • L. Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana, 1994
  • Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Ringling School of Art & Design, Florida, 1992
  • Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Musee Francais de Photographie, Paris, France, 1992
  • Laurence Gartel: Retrospective, Middle Tenn. State Univ., Murfr. Kentucky, 1992
  • Laurence M. Gartel: Cybernetic Romance, Norton Gallery, W. Palm Beach, Florida, 1991
  • Laurence M. Gartel, Computer Images, Portland State University, Oregon, 1991
  • East Meets West, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado, 1990
  • Nuvo Japonica, Joan Whitney Payson Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1989
  • A Cybernetic Romance, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York, 1989

Gallery solo exhibitions[edit]

  • “GARTEL: Installation and Performance Cadillac Art Cars, Pulse Art Fair, Florida 2013
  • “GARTEL: “Dinner Party Plate Collection,” Juana M, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida 2013
  • “GARTEL: India Art,” LMNT, Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida 2013
  • “GARTEL: Selections from the Collection,” Lambert Fine Arts, NYC 2013
  • "GARTEL - Cymatics," Bang & Olufsen, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2011
  • “GARTEL: 35years of Digital Art,” Cafeina Gallery, Wynwood, 2010
  • “GARTEL: Redefining/Reinventing, The National Hotel, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2009
  • “GARTEL: Electronica/Erotica”, Film Screening/Exhibit, Miami Beach Cinemathque, 2009
  • “GARTEL: Selected Works 1975-2008, IAG Galleries, Naples, Florida, 2008
  • GARTEL: Ferrari Projections," Daniel Azoulay, during Art Basel,Fl. 2008
  • GARTEL: Exotic/Erotic/ Electronic," Lurie Gallery, California 2008
  • GARTEL," Galerie D’Enfer, Brussels, Belgium 2002
  • GARTEL," Galerie Subterrane, Atlanta, Georgia 2002
  • GARTEL," Gallery Yes!, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2002
  • GARTEL: Hyper-real Expressionism," DFN Gallery, NYC, New York, 2001
  • GARTEL Italian Series," Spaziotempo Gallery, Florence, Italy, 2001
  • GARTEL: Bologna art fair, bologna, Italy, 2001
  • GARTEL RETROSPECTIVE, Galerie L, Moscow, Russia, 2000
  • GARTEL Italian Series, Spaziotempo Gallery, Florence, Italy, 2000
  • GARTEL: MILANO ART FAIR, Milan, Italy, 2000
  • GARTEL: Digital Art, DFN Gallery, NYC, New York, 2000
  • GARTEL: Larger than Life, Caitlyn Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1999
  • GARTEL, ZURICH ART FAIR, Switzerland, 1999
  • GARTEL, Colville Place Gallery, London, U.K., 1999
  • GARTEL, Italian Cultural Institute, NYC., New York, 1999
  • GARTEL: MILANO ART FAIR, Milan, Italy, 1999
  • Laurence Gartel: Arte & Tecnologie, Galerie Posteria, Milan, Italy, 1998
  • L. Gartel: Older Works: 77'-82', Galerie der Gegenwart, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1998
  • Honoring L. Gartel: 20 Years of Computer Art, ART FAIR, Innsbruck, Austria, 1998
  • Laurence Gartel: 20 Years of Computer Art, Philip Morris, Berlin, Germany, 1997
  • Laurence Gartel: 20 Years of Computer Art, Philip Morris, Hamburg, Germany, 1997
  • Laurence Gartel: 20 Years of Computer Art, Philip Morris, Munich, Germany, 1997
  • Laurence Gartel: 20 Years of Computer Art, America Haus, Frankfurt, Germany, 1997
  • L. Gartel: New Works, Galerie der Gegenwart, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1997
  • L. Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Galerie der Gegenwart, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1995
  • L. Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Palm Beach Int. Airport, Palm Beach, Florida, 1995
  • Laurence M. Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance, Nicolae Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 1992
  • Gartel: Romance Cibernetico, Gallery Euroamericano, Caracas, Venezuela, 1992
  • Cybernetic Romance, Fotogalerie Bordeneau, Neustadt, Germany, 1992
  • Cybernetic Romance, Calenberger Volksbank, Seelze, Germany, 1992
  • Laurence M. Gartel, MONDO MIAMI, Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, 1991
  • Gartel, Cybernetic Romance and Computography, Neikrug Gallery, NYC, New York, 1991
  • Nuvo Japonica, Verbum Gallery, San Diego, California, 1991
  • L. Gartel, Digitized Holiday Visions, Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, 1990
  • Gartel and Photography: The Next 150 Years, Spiritus Gallery, Costa Mesa, California, 1990
  • East Meets West, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, Colorado, 1990
  • Nuvo Japonica, Gallery International 57, NYC, New York, 1990
  • Laurence M. Gartel: Video Photos, Nikon House Gallery, NYC, New York, 1980
  • Laurence M. Gartel: Video Photos, Sea Cliff Photography, Sea Cliff, New York

Museum and university group exhibitions[edit]

  • “GENERATIVE ART,” Rome, Italy 2011
  • “FACE,” The American University of Paris, France, 2011
  • “FACE,” Touring Exhibition, Novosibirsk Museum, Russia, 2010
  • “ComputerKunst 2.010, “ Touring Exhibition, Germany 2010
  • “Montreal Erotic Art Festival, Conseil des arts du Quebec, Canada 2009
  • 20th Anniversary Show Selections and Highlights," Selby Gallery, Ringling School, Florida 2007
  • Int. Digital Art Awards, "VCA Gallery," Melbourne, Australia 2004
  • Int. Digital Art Awards," QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia 2004
  • INTERgraphic," State Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, Russia, 2004
  • Int. Digital Art Awards, "VCA Gallery," Melbourne, Australia 2003
  • Int. Digital Art Awards," QUT Art Museum, Queensland, Australia 2002
  • Int. Aigital Art Awards," Univ of Tasmania Academy Gallery, Australia 2002
  • Unit 2," London Guildhall University, London, England 2001
  • Russian State Museum," Moscow, Russia 2001
  • Computers," Polytechnical Museum, Moscow, Russia, 2001
  • ISEA2000," Paris, France, 2000
  • Eighth New York Digital Salon," School of Visual Arts, NYC, New York. 2000
  • Regional: Figuring," Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl, 2000
  • First Elvis Art Show, Hollywood Art and Cultural Center, Hollywood, Florida, 1998
  • Inaugural Exhibition," Museum of New Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1996
  • Digital Salon," Palm Beach Community College Museum, Lake Worth, Florida,1995
  • Civil Rights," The Bronx Museum for the Arts, Bronx, New York, 1991
  • Infinite Illusions," Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1990
  • Exchange of Information," Museum of Modern Art, NYC, New York, 1990
  • Out of Bounds," Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, 1989
  • Electronic Imaging," St. Louis Community College, Missouri, 1989
  • WYSIWYG," Blair Museum, Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 1989
  • The Artist & The Computer," Bronx Museum for the Arts, Bronx, New York, 1987
  • Computer Art," University of Dublin, Ireland, 1987
  • Computer Art," Columbia University, NYC, New York, 1984
  • Abstract and Image Processing," P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, New York, 1984
  • The Artist & The Computer," Long Beach Museum of Art, California, 1983
  • Points of View," Museum of Art University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, 1982

Selected gallery group exhibitions[edit]

  • “Frankfurt-Zeitzunder: GARTEL, Mantz, Mohr, DAM Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany 2014
  • “MODERN MASTERS,” Barry Gross Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011,2012,2013
  • “ARTery Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, Wynwood, 2009
  • “Artavox, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum, Palm Beach County, 2009
  • “SPIRITUAL ART,” Zen Village, Coconut Grove, Florida 2009
  • “Art Undressed,” Erotic Signature, Wynwood, 2008
  • “Spring Show,” ArtFtures Gallery, Wynwood 2008
  • “SACRED ART,” ArtFutures Gallery, Wynwood, 2008
  • ART BASEL MIAMI, A.N.E.W. Galleries Worldwide, Miami, Florida 2007
  • GARTEL: Ferrari Projections," Daniel Azoulay, during Art Basel,Fl. 2008
  • Beijing Arts Festival, Beijing China, April 2007
  • Erotica," Lurie Gallery, Curated by Dimitri Miami, Florida 2006
  • NEW OLD GEMS" Digital Art Museum (DAM) Berlin, Germany, 2005
  • Digital Art Gallery, and Information Visualisation, London, England, 2004
  • Computer Graphics Imaging and Visualization, Penang, Malaysia, 2004
  • The Second Couming" ICEHOUSE, Phoenix, Arizona, 2004
  • Cyberotika 2004," Dojo Yako Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2004
  • GARTEL: Digital Art/Digital Movies," ArtWorks Gallery, Wynwood, Florida 2004
  • GARTEL: THE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE," THE GALLERY, Wynwood, Florida, 2003
  • WIRED," Gallery ART +, Coral Gables, Florida, 2003
  • International Art Expo, Madrid, Spain, 2003
  • ART FAIR: Zurich, Switzerland, 2002
  • ART FAIR: "Editions of Art," Innsbruck, Austria, 2002
  • 2002 Int. digital art awards," Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia 2002
  • Mysterium Photographicum," Dunedin Fine Arts Centre, Fl. 2002
  • Digital Salon," School of Visual arts – Artlink, New York, New York. 2002
  • DAM gallery artists," Colville Place gallery, London, England, 2002
  • From the ashes," Open Space Gallery, Pennsylvania 2002
  • Greenham Arts Centre", London, England, 2001
  • From the ashes," C.U.O.N.D. O., New York 2001
  • EVO-1," Galerie L, Moscow, Russia 2001
  • Cyberotika," Atlanta, Georgia, 2001
  • digital darkroom," john wayne international airport, ca. 2001
  • literary references in art," n.westchester center for the arts,NY.,2001
  • Odyssey," palm beach international airport, fl, 2000
  • Summer Show, DFN Gallery, NYC, New York, 2000
  • Dream Contenary Computer Graphics Grand Prix 99, Aizu, Japan, 1999
  • Video History: Making Connections, Syracuse, New York, 1998
  • Pioneers of Digital Photography, Open Space Gallery, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1998
  • TOUCHWARE Art Gallery: 25th Anniversary, Siggraph '98, Orlando, Florida, 1998
  • Computer Art: Anjal & Laurence Gartel, Broward Community College, Florida, 1998
  • Digipainting '97 Echi dal terzo Millennio, Rome, Italy, 1997
  • ART FAIR: Editions of Art, Innsbruck, Austria, 1997
  • ART FAIR: Art Multiple, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1996
  • Computer Art, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 1996
  • ART FAIR: LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, California, 1992
  • East/ West Photography Conference, Poland, 1992
  • Computer Art, Olympia & York, NYC, New York, 1991
  • The Exquisite FAX, FAX ART, 612-690-0172, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1991
  • Transportation on Images, John Wayne International Airport, Orange County, California, 1990
  • Second International Symposium on Electronic Art, Amsterdam, Holland, 1990
  • Eurographics 1990, Montreaux, Switzerland, 1990
  • Infinite Illusions, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1990
  • Computer Art, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 1989
  • Computer Art, Images Du Futur, Montreal, Canada, 1988
  • Computer Art Show, Siggraph, various locations 1986-83
  • Ready for Prime Time Artists, Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, New York, 1983
  • Video Art, Flviana Gallery, Locarno, Switzerland, 1980

Collections[edit]

  • Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, London
  • DAVIS-IMAGES Collection, MA.
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia 2004
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Library, Sydney, Australia 2004
  • Tempra museum of contemporary art, Malta
  • The Museum of Modern Art, Lending Collection, NYC, New York
  • Long Beach Museum of Art, California
  • Experimental TV Center, Owego, New York
  • Fine Art Museum of Long Island, New York
  • School of Visual Arts, NYC, New York
  • Palm Beach Photographic Museum, Florida
  • Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana
  • Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
  • Musee Francais de la Photography, Paris, France
  • Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Polaroid Collection, Cambridge Massachusetts, and Zurich, Switzerland
  • Philip Morris, Hamburg, Germany
  • Commerzbank, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Absolut Museum, NYC, New York
  • Shaw Walker, NYC, New York
  • Polk & Davis & Wardell, NYC, New York

Selected Grants and Awards[edit]

  • “Globus Lifetime Achievement Award, Key Biscayne, Florida, 2014
  • “Inspire Award,” Inspiration Week Albany, NY. 2013
  • "FOTOMentor" Lifetime Achievement Award, Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 2009
  • Institut fur Neue Median, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Artist in Residency InterMedia Art Center, Bayville, New York
  • Video Award Experimental TV Center, Owego, New York
  • Artist in Residency Film Video Arts Center, New York
  • Artist in Residency Art Directors Club of New Jersey
  • 22nd Annual Award Show Polaroid Corporation, Massachusetts
  • Research Grant Kodak Corporation, New York
  • Research Grant Apple Computer, Milan, Italy

In Kind Grants and Awards[edit]

  • IBM, Canon USA, Apple, Adobe Systems, Roland, Iomega, La Cie, Epson America, Metacreations, ArcSoft, LaCaere Hasselblad, "POPKOMM2003" techno music fest Cologne Germany, IDAA "Laurence Gartel Award" Melbourne Australia, Institut fur Neue Median Frankfurt Germany "Artist in Residency", InterMedia Art Center Bayville NY "Video Award", Experimental TV Center Owego NY "Artist in Residency",

Film Video Arts Center NY "Artist in Residency", Art Directors Club of New Jersey " 22nd Annual Award Show", Polaroid Corporation, Kodak Corporation,

Teaching and lectureships[edit]

  • GARTEL KEYNOTE SPEECH, National Arts Education Association, San Diego, CA. 2014
  • GARTEL KEYNOTE SPEECH, International Design Conference, Boston, MA. 2012
  • GARTEL: 30-Years of Digital Art, Naples Int. Film Festival, The von Liebig, 2009
  • VIRGINIA MARTI COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Cleveland, Ohio 2009
  • GARTEL: The Man, The Myth, The Legend, South Florida Camera Club, 2009
  • Maine Media Workshops- Advanced Digital Photography, 2008
  • ARTIST RESIDENCY, Alfred University, New York, 2008
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004
  • ACM Siggraph Ft. Lauderdale Chapter, FAU, 2004
  • Edison College, Ft.Myers, Florida 2003
  • Camberwell College of Arts, London 2002
  • Towers Hamlet College, London, 2002
  • Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport, Maine, 2002
  • University of Miami, Florida, 2002
  • Cyberculture, University of Maryland, 2002
  • Digital salon, PPA, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
  • World Photographic Congress, Orvieto, Italy, 2001
  • Mid Regional Professional Photographic Association, Columbus, Ohio 2001
  • Palm Beach Photographic Centre, FOTOFUSION, 2001
  • Digital Power Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, 2001
  • Stonybrook University, MFA students, New York. 2000
  • Soros Foundation, Moscow, Russia, 2000
  • Palm Beach Photo Workshops, Delray Beach, Florida, 2000
  • PIMA, Naples, Florida, 1999
  • PMA EUROPE, London, U.K., 1999
  • GARTEL SPEAKS, School of Visual Arts, NYC, New York, 1999
  • Werbe-Design Akademie of the WiFi Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria, 1998
  • Palazzo delle Fontane, Rome, Italy, 1997
  • CHAIRMAN: Electronic Publishing, International Fine Arts College, Miami, Florida, 1996–98
  • California State University at Long Beach, California, 1996
  • Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida, 1995–96
  • Professional Photographers of America, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993–1997
  • International Center of Photo, Computer Imaging Wkshp., New York, 1988–95
  • Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts, Long Island, New York, 1995
  • Northwestern Louisiana University, Natchitotches, Louisiana, 1995
  • Pratt Institute, New York, New York, 1992–95
  • School of Visual Arts, Korean Exchange Students, New York, 1990–94
  • Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana, 1994
  • Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, 1991
  • American Society of Magazine Photographers, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
  • Electronic Photography, R.I.T. Satellite Video Teleconference, 1990
  • York High School, Faculty and Student Workshops, York, Maine, 1990
  • Computer Electronic Publishing Show, SPOKESPERSON, Chicago, Illinois, 1990
  • School of Visual Arts, Computer Art Instructor, New York, 1983–1994
  • Murray State University, Photography: The Next 150 Years. Kentucky, 1990
  • Montclair State College, Computer Art, New Jersey, 1989
  • University of Southern Colorado, Computer Art Workshop, Pueblo, Colorado, 1989
  • Westbrook College, Computer Art, Portland, Maine, 1989
  • C.W. Post College, Computer Art Professor, New York, 1988
  • University of Southern FL, Computer Art Professor, Tampa, Florida, 1987
  • First Pan Pacific Computer Graphics Conference, Melbourne, Australia,1985
  • Bronx Community College, Video/Computer Art, Bronx, New York, 1985
  • NY State Art Teachers' Assoc., Electronic Imaging, New York, 1984

Selected commissions[edit]

  • GARTEL: 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang
  • GARTEL “Mercedes Benz” Art Car celebrating MB “13,000,000th Friend on Facebook”
  • GARTEL Cadillac Art Cars commissioned by General Motors for Pulse Art Fair
  • GARTEL: Featured Guest: Zephyrhills Auto Show, Florida
  • GARTEL: Featured Guest: Spring Carlisle Auto Show, Pennsylvania
  • GARTEL: Featured Guest: 113th NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
  • ART CAR COMMISSION: “Erica’s Aquatic Adventure”
  • GARTEL: Miami and the MILLENNIUM, US Courthouse Miami
  • ART CAR COMMISSION: “LOVE CAR”
  • ART CAR COMMISSION: SX Liquors 1957 Lincoln, 1959 Cadillac Limousine
  • ArtFellas Ferrari Scuderia 430
  • Telsa Electric Art Roadster
  • First Naples International Film Festival Official Poster
  • Scripps Research Facility Public Art Commission, Palm Beach
  • Cinema Arts of the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Clark Gable
  • The Walt Disney Company; - Official millennium image for Epcot Center
  • Bristol Myers Squibb – Annual report
  • Philip Morris – German national advertising campaign
  • Commerzbank – German National advertising campaign
  • GWW Wiesbaden – 50th anniversary commemorative image
  • BATES Agency Frankfurt - German Advertising
  • Budweiser – National advertising
  • Amerivox – National phone card
  • Sprint – National phone card
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals – Global annual report
  • Phoenix Suns Basketball Team – Official team poster
  • Dan Majerle's Sports Bar – National basketball association player poster
  • Museum of Discovery & Science, Florida, - museum poster
  • Mobil Oil – national advertising campaign
  • Grapevine Telecards – National phone card
  • IBM – National ad campaign
  • Canon USA – National advertising campaign
  • Marlboro – Horse racing poster, Puerto rico
  • SWATCH, Switzerland – merchandise development
  • Boy Scouts of America – Official poster
  • Future Film Festival, Bologna, Italy – National poster
  • METRO-DADE Art-In-Public-Places, Florida – International airport commission
  • Jimmy Star Fashion Designer, - Promotional material and national advertising campaign
  • ABSOLUT GARTEL" for Absolut Vodka appearing in: Art-In-America," "Artforum," "Art and Auction,"
  • "Sotheby's Preview," "Scientific America," "WIRED," "Art and Antiques," "Technology Review," "NY Magazine;"
  • Official Poster for the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, 1995;
  • Official Poster for the Palm Beach Photography Workshops & Museum;
  • Dinosaur Poster Series Image Marketing, Chicago, Illinois
  • SAKURA, NYC, - Dinnerware
  • ACME Writing Tools, Hawaii - PENS;
  • Ritzenhoff Cristal, Germany – Glassware
  • Gibson Guitars – Limited edition Gartel Guitars
  • Numerous international private collections

Television and radio appearances[edit]

  • Comcast Newsmakers, 2011
  • PLUM TV, Miami, Florida 2008
  • FOX 29, West Palm Beach, Florida 2008
  • CBS Channel 12, West Palm Beach, Florida 2008
  • CBS Morning News, Miramar, Florida 2008
  • ART ROCKS! – Internet Radio, San Diego, California. 2008
  • WLIU, CW Post Southhampton Campus, LI, New York. 2007
  • WPBR 1340 AM RADIO, Lake Worth, Florida 2002
  • ZETA 94.9 FM RADIO, Miramar, Florida 2002
  • WXEL TV, Palm Beach, Florida 2001
  • TB6 TV, Moscow, Russia, 2000
  • BKT TV, Moscow, Russia, 2000
  • AAC National TV, Moscow, Russia, 2000
  • Tele Monte Carlo, Milan, Italy, 1998
  • SEI Milan, Milan, Italy, 11/98
  • TELEMARKET, Art News, Italy, 11/98
  • TI-IN Network, San Antonio, Texas, 1996-1992
  • ARTE, Paris, France; Berlin, Germany, 1996
  • Channel 20, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1995
  • The Real Stuff, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1995
  • NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, New York, 1991
  • CBS Objective Jobs, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
  • Multimedia, Chicago, Illinois, 1991 WJME Portland, Maine, 1989

Movies[edit]

  • "GARTEL:" DOCUMENTARY - Granada Television, London, 2003
  • "GARTEL:" DOCUMENTARY - an evening with gartel Anthology Film archives, NYC, 2003
  • "GARTEL:" DOCUMENTARY - world premiere, Melbourne Film festival, 2003
  • "GARTEL:" DOCUMENTARY - private preview, Cinema Paradiso, Ft. Lauderdale Film festival, 2003
  • "GARTEL:" DOCUMENTARY - preview trailer LONDON, 2002

Music art[edit]

  • "DVD MUSIC/ART RELEASE: "GARTEL: TRANCE, DANCE and other Living Things" VOLUME I
  • RAGGAEFORCE RECORD LABEL, LOS ANGELES, California 8/2004 – BUDGET: $75,000
  • DVD MUSIC/ART RELEASE: "GARTEL: INDIA" Release: Spring 2007 -BUDGET: $95,000

Curator[edit]

  • “Digital Magic,” Judge, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY. 2014
  • “Art of Florida,” Judge, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2013
  • “Digital Long Island,” Mills Pond House, New York 2007-2008
  • “NEW MEDIA STUDENT FILM Competition,” Scottsdale Film Festival, Scottsdale, Az 2004
  • “Laurence Gartel Award” for digital excellence, IDAA,Melbourne, Aus. 2001-2003
  • "Digital Salon,” Palm Beach Comm. College Museum, Lake Worth, FL, 1995
  • "Emerging Computer Graphic Artists,” Multi-Media Gallery, NY, 1991–1995

Panelist[edit]

  • Florida State Individual Media Arts Fellowship Grants, Tallahassee, Florida, June 2006
  • MODERATOR: "The Digital Age," Miami International Film Festival, Miami Dade College, 1/05
  • JUDGE: Scottsdale International Film Festival, Digital Film Making Competition, Az, 11/04
  • HD Festival, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 8/04
  • MODERATOR, "New Media and the Collector," ART+ Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl, 11/03
  • Digital Power, Biloxi, Mississippi, 2001 FL,
  • State Individual Visual Arts Fellowship Grants, Tallahassee, Florida, June 2000
  • WPPI, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999
  • Photo Imaging Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999
  • Graphic Communication Association, Spectrum Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 1997 PhotoFusion, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, Florida, 1996
  • Macworld, Boston/San Francisco, 1993–1994

Biographies[edit]

  • "Outstanding Young Men of America;"
  • "Who's Who in the East;"
  • "Who's Who;"
  • "Who's Who in America;"
  • "Who's Who In Education;"
  • "Who's Who in American Art;"
  • "Who's Who in the World"

Professional Organizations[edit]

  • President, Electronic Design Association (EDA), National Organization, Florida, 95'-'98
  • Founding Director, Museum of New Arts (MoNA), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1996

Articles On Laurence M. Gartel[edit]

  • “A Perfect Day,” Memory of Lou Reed,Victor Forbes, Fine Arts Magazine, NY. 2013
  • “GARTEL,” Irena Orsini, Show Me Magazine,” 2013
  • “GARTEL: Creator of the Digital Universe,” Tracey Smith, Vigore Mag, NJ 2013
  • “ROAD ART,” by Julia Hatmaker, The Patriot News, Pennsylvania 2012
  • “International Auto Show,” New York Daily News, NY. 2013
  • “Dreaming in Digital,” Art Hive Magazine, Florida 2013
  • “Digital Dynamo,” Amy Woods, Art & Culture Magazine, FL 2012
  • “Laurence Gartel: Digital Art,” South Florida Luxury Guide,” FL 2012
  • "GARTEL" -Round Magazine, Miami, Florida 2011
  • "GARTEL" - Live, Work, Play, Palm Beach, Florida 2011
  • “CREATIVITY” Fine Arts Magazine, Long Island New York, 2010
  • “BPG Magazine,” “GARTEL,” Florida, 2010
  • “GARTEL: Naples International Film Festival,” Florida Weekly, Naples 2009
  • “AUTO MOTION” artist still revolutionary after 30-years,by C.Runnells, News-Press, Fl, 2009
  • “To be Young, Gifted, and GARTEL, by Victor Forbes, Fine Art Magazine, NY, 2009
  • MASSIVE for ears and eyes" Sun-Sentinel, Sean Piccoli, Florida, 2008
  • FETISH," Artillery Magazine, Sophie Louis, Louisiana, 2008
  • THE RADAR ART" Miami Magazine, Christian Cipriani, 2007
  • Mouse Almighty," New York Times, Nicole Cotroneo, New York. 2007
  • Computer Art," LI Newsday, Aileen Jacobson, New York. 2007
  • On Long Island" Island Publications, New York, 2007
  • GARTEL: Digital Artist, Palm Beach Times, by Adirenne Garnette, Florida 2007
  • GARTEL, Digital Old Master, Boca Raton, Observer, Florida 2007
  • ICONS of the INFORMATION AGE," BP Directory, Celeste Delgado, Miami, Florida 2005
  • RE-INVENT, College Bound Magazine, Staten Island, New York, Fall, 2005
  • Digital Pioneer: Gartel Retrospective," Cultural Quarterly, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Summer 04
  • Bad Boy of Modern Art," Boca News, Skip Sheffield, Boca Raton, Florida 8/04
  • Artist Offers a Byte," Sun-Sentinel, Candace Russell, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 8/04
  • Father of Digital Art," Coral Springs Forum, Lily Ladeira, Coral Springs, Florida 7/04
  • Compelling Pieces," Miami Herald, Miami, Florida 7/04
  • Digital Love," Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, 6/04
  • "GARTEL@ Notacon", Cool Cleveland, Lee E. Batdorff, Ohio, 5/03
  • "Digital Dude", New Times, Dave Amber, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 5/03
  • "GARTEL: Input seduces Output", Contour Magazine, Genvieve Bartel, Atlanta, Georgia, 4/04
  • "Art fest Back in Wynwood", Miami Herald, Florida. 10/03
  • "Laurence Gartel, Age of digital art", Island Sun, Sanibel, Florida by Pam Wortzel, 9/03
  • "GARTEL", Boca Raton News, Boca Raton, Fl, 9/03
  • "GARTEL ART AT ECC", Ft.Myers Beach Observer, ft.myers, fl, 9/03
  • "Digital artist lectures on his work", Florida today, Brevard county, fl, Pam harbrough, 9/03
  • "Southwest Florida arts", News press, ft.myers, Fl., Miriam pereria, 9/03
  • "GARTEL DIGITAL", Fetish images, Skin Two Magazine, London, England Fall 2003
  • "Gal Fridae", Andisheh Nouraee, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Ga. 3/02
  • "GARTEL's Fetish." East Sider, Ft.Lauderdale, Fl, Andrea G. Rollin, 2002
  • "art 1.1: GARTEL upgrades work with computer." Palm beach post, Florida. Gary schwan 4/01
  • "foto finish." Sun sentinel, Fl, scot luft 4/01
  • "Gartel honored with Hyer-real expressionism", Boca raton news, Fl. 4/01
  • "Cuzins", jump magazine, milano, Italy (COVER) 2'01
  • "E-ART", Rangefinder magazine, santa monica, ca. 2'01
  • "Breaking all the Rules", Photographer's Forum Magazine, Interview Ken Lassiter, 2000
  • "GARTEL", Israeli Photography Magazine, Tel Aviv, 2000 (COVER)
  • "GARTEL: RAM RAIDER?" British Journal of Photography, Sarah Brown, UK 1/2000
  • "GARTEL: Second Renaissance?" Digital Fine Art Mag, Leela Moore, New Jersey, 8/99
  • "GARTEL", Arte Magazine, Gianluca Marziani, Milan, Italy 7/99
  • "Profile: Laurence Gartel", Rangefinder Magazine, Santa Monica, California, 7/99 (COVER)
  • "IL MONDO DI GARTEL", JUMP MAGAZINE, Milan, Italy 4/99 (COVER)
  • "Pionier Kunstler", Foto-PC Magazine, Munich, Germany 3/99
  • " Lezione di Storia " GRAPHICS & PUBLISHING " Massimo Cremagnani 1/99
  • " Laurence Gartel " D'ARS Magazine Pierre Restany 3/99
  • "Larry Gartel", Sebastiano Grasso, Corriere Della Sera, Milan, Italy, 1998
  • "Un Computer come tavolozza" Maria Grazia Villa, Gazzetta di Parma,
  • " Laurence Gartel" Balthazar Modigliani, 02 Art + Show Milan Italy,
  • " Laurence Gartel" JULIET Art Magazine, 11/98
  • "Laurence Gartel's Pulsation's", DOMUS Mag., Pierre Restany Milan, Italy, 11/98
  • "Laurence Gartel", KULT Magazine, Giacomo Papi, Milan, Italy, 11/98 (COVER)
  • "Maxi-puzzle al Computer." IL Giorno, Gian Marco Waich, Milan, Italy, 11/19/98
  • "Eine Kybernetische Romanze", ARTPROFIL Mag., Dr. Helmut Orpel, Germany, 6'98
  • "Masterpieces Computer", Palm Beach Times, Florida, April 1998 ( BACK COVER)
  • "Die Geduld des Papiers ist endlos", Tiroler Tageszeitung, Tirol, Austria, March 1998
  • "20 Jahre Computerkunst: L. Gartel, Fritz Mag, V. Nebgen, Frankfurt, Germany, April 1997
  • "Digital Art at the Miami International Airport", WING TIPS Mag., Minnesota, April 1997
  • "Computerkunst,"Frankfurter Neue Presse, Wolfgang Lieser, Frankfurt, Germany, 1997
  • "ComputerKunst in Amerika Haus", Wiesbadener Kurier, Germany, March 1997
  • "Laurence Gartel, Interview", Louisiana Cult Online Mag. Donna Anderson, Dec. 1996
  • "Testing the Pencil", Photo Electronic Mag. Ingrid Krampe, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1996
  • "Electric Art", Sun Sentinel, Toni Rogers, Palm Beach, Florida, October 1995
  • "Laurence Gartel", Culture Magazine, Paul Aho, Palm Beach, Florida, Fall 1995
  • "Kunst wachst an den Tasten des Computers, Wiesbadener Tagblatt, Germany 1995
  • "Electronk auf dem Weg zur Kunst", Wiesbadener Kurier, Germany, 1995
  • "Liebesterklarung an den Computer", Wiesbadener Kurier, Germany, 1995
  • "Love at First te", Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Louisiana, Alice Story, March 1995
  • "Downloading a Masterpiece", P. Beach Daily News, Florida, Jan Sjostrom, Jan. 1995
  • "Digital Pioneer", Digital Photography, P.157 Mikkel Aaland, S.F., California, 1992
  • "Absolut Gartel" Studio Photography Magazine, New York, November 1992
  • "Image wizardry" Mary Ann Marger, St. Pete Times, Florida, Aug. 28, 1992
  • "Computer Artist Creates High Voltage Artwork" Joan Altabe, Sarasota Tribune, Florida, 7/26/92
  • "Nuvo Japonica" WINDS Magazine, L. Gartel, Tokyo, Japan, 1992
  • "Master of the New Renaissance", Confetti Mag, N. Bartels, Chicago, Illinois, April 1991
  • "Computer Art", Miami Herald, Elisa Turner, Florida, January 1991
  • "York High Discovers Art for 21st Century", York County Focus, Rene Lessard, Maine, 10/90
  • "And The Artists Will Rise", Info Magazine, Jeff Lowenthal, Iowa, September 1990
  • "Laurence Gartel", Our Way Magazine, Shin Tsurumaru, Tokyo, Japan 1990
  • "GARTEL: East Meets West", Chieftain Newspaper, Lyman Pitman, Pueblo, Colorado, 1/28/90
  • "Laying It On The Line", How Magazine, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan/Feb. '90
  • * "Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance,"Verbum Mag, M. Gosney, San Diego, California, Feb1990
  • "Laurence Gartel: A Cybemetic Romance", Art Direction Mag., Jan '90
  • "Artists's Brush Is A Computer", Times Record, M. Hendrix, Maine, Nov. 22, 1989
  • "Computer Art Explores Cultures,"York County Star, S. Nudelman, Maine, Nov 22, 1989
  • "Gartel: Way Of Computer", Maine Eve. Press, B.Niss, Portland, Maine, Nov 2, '89
  • "The Art of Technology", Casco Bay Weekly, Leslie Morison, Maine, November 1989
  • "On Nuvo Japonica" Judith Sobol, Director, Payson Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1989
  • "Computer Graphics Gartel", IDEA Mag, Hisaka Kojima, Tokyo, Japan Nov 1989
  • "Testing The Limits, Making Demands", New York Times, Phyllis Braff, New York, Jan. 29, 1989
  • "Out Of Bounds", Southampton Press, Ramashwar Das, Southampton, New York, 1989
  • "Laurence M. Gartel" Advertising Age Magazine, New York, Dec. 1989
  • "Cybernetic Romance", Aktueller Software Mag., M. Siegk, Germany, April 1989
  • "Homegrown", Long Island Monthly Magazine, New York, Oct. 1989
  • "Cybernetic Romance", Computer Graphics Today; NCGA News Journal, New York, 1989
  • "Modern Romance Via Computer, New York Times, Helen Harrison, New York, Oct 30, 1988
  • "Art Macintosh", SouthWest Art Mag., Jacqueline Pontello, Texas, 1988
  • "Computer Art", St. Petersburg Times, Mary Ann Marger, Tampa, Florida, Aug. 23, 1987
  • "The Electronic Image", Darkroom Mag. Richard Altman, Los Angeles, California, 1987
  • "Computer Art", City Magazine, Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 1987
  • "CG Prof. Draws District-Wide Attention", L.I. Advance, N. Cozine, Bayport, New York, 87
  • "Laurence M. Gartel", ZOOM Mag., (American & French Editions), Paris, France, 1986
  • "New Tools, New Art", School Arts Magazine, Laurence M. Gartel, New York, 1986
  • "The Expensive Paint Brush", Computer Living, Ellis Booker, New York, April 1985
  • "New Media, Modern Messages", Newsday, Malcolm Preston, New York, 1984
  • "Fantasia Ben Calcolata", PM Mag, Arturo Quintavalle, Leini, Italy, Gennaio 1983
  • "Video Art: Ready for Prime Time", New York Times, Phyllis Braff, New York, 1983
  • "The Tube is His Canvas", Sunday Newsday Magazine, Stan Greene, New York, 1981
  • "Galleries That Welcome New Talent", New York Times, Michael Russo, New York, 1980
  • "Art/Photography Exhibit", Newsday, Malcolm Preston, New York, 1979
  • "Exploring New Processes in Photography", New York Times, Helen Harrison, New York, 1979

Selected books and catalogs[edit]

  • "Art of the Digital Age." Published by Thames and Hudson, Author Bruce Wands, 2006
  • "La STORIA DELL’ ARTE" published by Editions Giunti, Florence, Italy 2001
  • "DIGITAL DARKROOM" by George whale& Naren Barfield, London, 2001 P. 28 &36.
  • "Leonardo," Digital Salon exhibition at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, November 2000
  • "Future Film Festival," Giulietta Fara, AND KRONOS, Bologna, Italy, 2000 (COVER and pps. 6-8)
  • "Dream Contenary Computer Graphics Grand Prix 99," Exhibition Catalog, Aizu, Japan, 1999, p. 25
  • "KUNST 99," Exhibition Catalog, Zurich, Switzerland, 1999, p. 127
  • "Siggraph 98 Exhibition," Association for Computer Machinery, New York, p. 74
  • "MiART," Milan, Italy, p. 181
  • "Laurence Gartel: Arte & Tecnologia" Edizioni Mazzotta Milan, Italy, Oct 1998
  • "Pioneers of Digital Photography," Open Space Gallery, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mary Ross, 1998
  • "The Painter 5 WOW," Cher Pendarvis, Peachpit Press, California, 1998, p. 167
  • "Editions of Art" Moderne Kunst, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Tirol, Austria, March 1998
  • "Editions of Art" Ein Kunstgenuss", Neue Kronen Zeitung, Tirol, Austria, March 1997
  • "School of Visual Art Gold, 50 Years of Creative Graphic Design," Rizzoli, New York, 1997, p. 138
  • "DigiPAinting ’97," Exhibition Catalog, Roma, Italy, p. 30
  • "Kunst Art Multiple," Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, 1996, p. 81
  • "The Absolut Book," Richard Lewis, Journey Editions, Boston, Massachusetts, p. 83
  • "Fine Artists Guide to Marketing & Self Promotion," Julius Vitali,Allworth Press, New York 1996, pps.84-88.
  • "Photoshop Filter Finesse," Bill Niffenegger, Random House, New York. ‘94, pps. 342, 243
  • "Casa's Pleasure of the Palette and Palate," the Center Against Sexual Abuse, Arizona
  • "Digital Photography," Mikkel Aaland, Random House, New York. ’92, Color Insert, p. 157
  • "Mutant Monkeys," David Jones, Click Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1992, pps. 88,89
  • "Laurence Gartel: Norton Museum of Art," Brochure, Florida, Christina Orr-Cahall, 1991
  • "Laurence Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance," Gibbs M. Smith, Layton, Utah, 1989
  • "20 Jahre Computerkunst: Catalog, Philip Morris," Hamburg, Germany 1997
  • "Graphic Communications Today," Theodore E. Conover, West Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1990, pps. 432, 433
  • "Exploring Color Photography", Bob Hirsch; W.C. Brown Publisher, Dubuque, IO, 1989 Chap. 21 p. 241
  • "Laurence M. Gartel: A Cybernetic Romance," Catalog: Eleanor Flomenhaft, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York, 1989
  • "Getting Started In Computer Graphics," Gary Olsen, NorthLight Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989, pps.18,19
  • "Out Of Bounds Exhibition," Catalog Guild Hall Museum, Ann Chwatsky, East Hampton, New York, January 1989
  • "NY Art Review," Les Krantz, American References Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois., 1988, p. 579
  • "Second Emerging Expression Bienalle: The Artist and the Computer" Luis Cancel, Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York, 1987
  • "Siggraph '86 Art Show," Catalog Patric Prince, Dallas, Texas, 1986
  • "Drawing With Computers" Mark Wilson, Putnam Publishing, New York, 1985
  • "Computer Information" Marjorie M. Leeson, Science Research Associates, Chicago, Illinois
  • "Computer Chronicles," H.D. Lechner, Wadsworth Publishing, California, 1984 p. 246
  • "Creative Computer Graphics," Rocky Morton, Annibel Jankel, Cambridge Univ.Press, U.K.1984, pps.86,87
  • "Japanese Siggraph Exhibition Catalog" 1983, pps. 46, 47

Selected book covers[edit]

  • "The Inevitable Partenaire Japonais," Dominique Turcq, Fayard, Brussels, Belgium, 1992
  • "Guidelines" Ruth Spack," St. Martins Press, NYC, New York, 1990
  • "Performance Measurement of Computer Systems," Phillip McKerrow, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1988
  • "Syntax Analysis and Software Tools," K. John Gough, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1988
  • "Data Base Theory and Practice," Lars Frank, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1988
  • "Parallel Programming," R.H. Perrott, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1987
  • "Logic Programming and Knowledge Engineering," Tore Amble, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1987
  • "Programming the NS32000," Chris Martin, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1987
  • "Writing In Organization," Peggy Maki, McGraw Hill, New York, 1987
  • "Text Processing and Type Setting with Unix," David Barron, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1987
  • "Introduction to Expert Systems," Peter Jackson, Addison Wesley, U.K., 1986
  • "La Directorie," Western Pacific Publishing, California, 1982

Recent press releases[edit]

FOTO MENTOR AWARD Given to Laurence Gartel during Fotofusion, January 2009

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre Awards Committee and Executive Director's Office have chosen Laurence Gartel to receive the FotoMentor Award at FotoFusion 2009. The decision has come acknowledging Mr. Gartel's lifetime achievements pushing photography and image creation to new horizons. As a true pioneer of the digital aesthetic he will be honored at the FotoFusion banquet and will be highlighted as a role model for a new generation. Previous recipients have included Gordon Parks, Sebastio Selgado, Arnold Newman, Ruth Bernhard and Duane Michals. Laurence Gartel is the first Digital Artist to ever receive the Award. His innovative and groundbreaking Digital Art over 30-years sets him apart. (Gartel recently had work acquired into the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London.)

In addition to receiving the Award there will be an exhibition of Mr. Gartel's work which will take place in the Photographic Centre's Museum and will be the opening night event of FotoFusion 2009. Laurence Gartel will also give a multimedia presentation for the Master Series Lecture. The Fourteenth Annual FotoFusion Festival takes place January 27 – 31st 2009. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is located in Delray Beach,Florida.

GARTEL During ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH At DANIEL AZOULAY GALLERY, Midtown Miami 4, December 2008

LAURENCE GARTEL steps up to the plate again. You never know what he is going to do next! GARTEL considered the "FATHER" of Digital Art Movement for over thirty years, has gone back to his original computer systems at the Experimental Television Centre, in New York to produce a brand new multimedia video animation DVD titled, "FERRARI." The early analog systems of 35+ years, pre-date the personal computer and art still operational and completely integrate into today's bleeding edge technology. – Amazing!

The work is part of a larger installation that will be shown at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris in 2009. GARTEL stated in a recent interview, "Now that everyone in the world has a computer, what are they doing to move the electronic aesthetic to new levels?" "Most are just repeating steps that were taken ages ago." "They were completely unaware of the origins of the medium and thus both artist and curator are naive, implied Gartel. You rarely see a personal aesthetic from people working computers, but rather the "signature of the software." "There is no artistry," says GARTEL. "ART has to be in the work or otherwise it is just another rolling billboard at the mall."

"FERRARI" by GARTEL is another harmonic of creation. For one thing, the software, which has been employed, has been custom written exclusively for Gretel's needs. He works his magic and adds his autobiographical imagery. "Since I was a boy, I had a fascination with fast cars," says GARTEL. I liked them for their speed. "Today, I like them for their sleek beauty: A motorcar that is sensual," says GARTEL. Azoulay a Miami art dealer has always had a sense of high standard and originality. Quality has always been his trademark. "When I heard what GARTEL was doing, it was something that caught my attention, He is always ahead of the curve. You never know what GARTEL is going to come up with. It is both unknown and exciting at the same time. That is what ART is supposed to do," said Azoulay.

GARTEL will be projecting one channel of his installation, which will be shown at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris in 2009, outside Daniel Azoulay Gallery from December 2 – December 7. 2008, 11 am –to 8 pm. - VIP Opening Reception, December 4, 5 to 10 pm. Daniel Azoulay Gallery is located at Midtown Miami 4, 3301 1st Avenue, Suite 105, Miami, Florida 33137

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Institute for the Electronic Arts, October 2008

Digital Media Artist Laurence Gartel has been invited by Peer Bode, co-Director Institute for the Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

Mr. Gartel started his electronic career working with Nam June Paik at Media Study/Buffalo in 1975. While Paik was working on the moving image Gartel saw the opportunity bfor making still pictures that were very personal and unique in a way that the rest of the world had not considered as an approach to creating imagery. Gartel's highly visible work has been utilized for the cover Forbes, ABSOLUT GARTEL for Absolut Vodka, Coca Cola, Philip Morris, Swatch, Walt Disney Corporation as well as for celebrities such as Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boy Georges, and many others. Gartel was the artist who taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer when he created his portrait of Debbie Harry (Blondie).

Gartel's early 1978 Digital Video has just been acquired into the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London. His most recent work, "FERRARI" will be shown during Art Basel Miami Beach and has already been requested to be exhibitedas a much larger Installation at the Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris, at the end of 2009. Gartel stated, "The entire world hasnow fully embraced the electronic aesthetic." "Coming to Alfred to work with Peer is a circle being closed." "I know Peer for decades: We were all so young, but it was the vision of our youth that has been the diving force for the rest of the world." "While we are humble men, we are visionaries living in our time", says Laurence Gartel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cotroneo, Nicole. "Mouse Almighty", 'The New York Times, November 4, 2007. Accessed November 27, 2007. "...he grew up in North Shore Towers, on the Queens-Nassau County border, and after receiving his bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he studied photography at C. W. Post."
  2. ^ Ibid. p.69

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