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Camille Utterback

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Interview with Camille Utterback, 2008 June

Camille Utterback (b. 1970) is an artist and programmer in the field of interactive installation. As she states on her Web site, “My work is an attempt to bridge the conceptual and the corporeal.” Utterback’s work has been exhibited at galleries, museums and festivals both nationally and internationally. In addition to her own artwork, Utterback heads her own company, Creative Nerve Inc., which develops long term and permanent installations for commercial and museum settings.

Utterback’s awards include a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002), and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on the Museum’s Artport Web site (2002). Utterback holds a U.S. patent for a video tracking system she developed while working as a research fellow at New York University (2004). Her work has been featured in Art in America, Wired Magazine, The New York Times, ARTnews, and many other publications. It is also included in the 2003 publication Digital Art (2003) by Christiane Paul.

Utterback has also been an Artist in Residence at Stanford University and taught in the MFA Design and Technology program at the Parsons School of Design, and the Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University.

Further Reading

Herbst, Claudia G. Sexing Code: Subversion, Theory and Representation. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2008.

Paul, Christiane. Digital Art. World of Art. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2008.