Associate Professor, Electronic Arts

Shawn Lawson is a visual artist & media programmer exploring the edges
of perceptual and experiential consciousness. He works with concepts
that manifest just on the fringes of what appears perceivable or believable.

He works with real-time graphics and video compositing, tracks human presence and motion with computer vision algorithms, and develops interactive immersive spaces.  He identifies games as a language for immersive experiences.

His artworks have exhibited at Milwaukee Art Museum, Chelsea Art Museum,
Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Koltsovo International Airport, Albany
Institute of History and Art, Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Art
Interactive Gallery, Art Chicago, ACM Siggraph, IEEE Procams, ACM
Multimedia, Immedia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Ohio
State University, Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University,
and more. Lawson’s artwork has toured to Russia, Portugal, Brazil,
Turkey, and Malaysia. Lawson’s collaborative, Crudeoils, is represented
by Dean Jensen Gallery and Flatfile Galleries. His artwork has been
funded by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State
Council on the Arts and the Experimental Television Center’s Finishing
Funds Program.

Teaching: 3D Animation I, 3D Animation II, Advanced 3D Projects

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