Date: April 10, 2011
Greg Shakar is an artist and musician whose work seeks to reveal the emotive implications of electronic media and physical devices. Early in his career he composed electronic music, played guitar, bass and other instruments, and did production and audio engineering for noise bands. His more recent interests lie in the post-disciplinary intersection of sculpture, installation art, product design, performance and computational media. Shakar's solo work and collaborative performances have been presented worldwide. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria and served as both a Fellow and a Resident Researcher at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He received First Prize for Digital Art from the VAD Festival, a Bronze Prize from I.D. Magazine's Interactive Design Review and an Honorable Mention from Prix Ars Electronica. Shakar holds a BA from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MPS from ITP where he is currently an Adjunct Professor.