"I am interested in how the things we do, the ways in which we occupy our time, affects our place in the world and the ways in which we move through time and space. It is the ephemera that I find fascinating -- the toys and stories, collections, habits, hopes and beliefs, and the vestiges of those experiences that linger in the ether, that define us both personally and culturally..."
Michael Demers is an Associate Professor of Fine and Digital Art. His own work incorporates culture and cultural identity in a synthesis of critical investigation and his own adolescent preoccupation with toys and other weird ephemera.
He has exhibited internationally, most recently at the Boston Cyberarts Gallery (Boston, MA), the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), and Arteria “Internet Livre” (São Paulo, Brazil). He is a member of the White Columns Artist Registry (New York), and the Rhizome Curated ArtBase (New Museum, New York). He is a contributing author for Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design (Routledge Press) and Foundations of Digital Art and Design (Pearson/New Riders), and is a curator on maps-dna-and-spam.
Michael Demers received his BFA from Florida Atlantic University, his MFA from Ohio University, and a Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Diplom from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany.
mail (at) michaeldemers (dot) com
Select Exhibition Record
"Anthropocene" juried exhibition, Fuse Factory, Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH (2016)
"Synthetic Zero" curated exhibition, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY (2015)
"Beep Bop Boop" juried exhibition, FATVillage Projects, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2014)
“COLLISION20” juried exhibition, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA (2014)
The Wrong - Digital Art Biennale: Homeostasis Lab, São Paulo, Brazil (2014)
"PixelPops!2013" juried exhibition, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2013)
“PAPERWORKS” invitational exhibition, FICTILIS, Oakland, CA (2012)
"Binaries" juried exhibition, Idea Lab, Athens, GA (2012)
“Collections” juried exhibition, FICTILIS, Seattle, WA (2012)
“Sight.Sound [Interaction] 6” invitational exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (2011)
“#FFFFFF space” juried exhibition, UTAC Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2011)
“Appropriation Art 2” juried exhibition, Zagreb AKC Medika, Zagreb, Croatia (2011)
Arteria “Internet Livre” invitational exhibition, SESC Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (2011)
“post_space” solo exhibition, Conant Gallery, Groton, MA (2010)
“Broadcast Yourself” invitational exhibition, part of No Soul For Sale and in association with
Embassy Gallery and Tate Modern, London, UK (2010)
“You Turn Me On and On and On” invitational exhibition, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2010)
“Zeros + Ones: The Digital Era” exhibition, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY (2010)
"HTML Color Codes" curated exhibition, Rhizome at the New Museum, New York, NY (2009)
“Dual Action” invitational print exhibition, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (2009)
Fundamentos da Linguagem Visual.
Adriana Vaz and Rossano Silva, editors. Editoria Intersaberes (2017)
Foundations of Digital Art and Design. xtine burrough, editor. Pearson/New Riders Press (2013)
Future Learning Spaces: Conference Proceedings.
Owen Kelly and Sonvilla-Weiss Stefan, editors. Aalto Press (2012)
Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design.
xtine burrough, editor. Routledge Press (2011)