The Artists

The four artists involved in The Digital Stone Exhibition- Bruce Beasley, Jon Isherwood, Robert Michael Smith, and Kenneth Snelson-are illustrating, through their artwork, how technology can act as a tool to enable innovation in its many forms.

Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley

Bruce Beasley

Beasley is one of the most prominent American sculptors working today. He has exhibited internationally and is represented in museum collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Musee d’Arte Moderne, Paris; and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. Beasley has done over thirty major sculptural commissions for clients around the world including the Beijing Olympics; the United States government; the state of California; the cities of San Francisco, Mannheim, Bad Homburg, and Dortmund in Germany; the San Francisco International Airport; Stanford University; and Monterrey, Mexico. Learn more about Bruce Beasley.

Jon Isherwood

Jon Isherwood

Jon Isherwood

Isherwood’s work has been widely exhibited in public museums and private galleries around the world. With more than twenty solo exhibitions and seventy group exhibitions including the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy, behind him, Isherwood’s work can be found in over 22 public collections. Publications include The New York Times; Art in America; Sculpture Magazine; and The London Times. Media coverage includes WAMC Public Radio (U.S.), and The Culture Show on BBC Television (United Kingdom). Learn more about Jon Isherwood.

Kenneth Snelson

Kenneth Snelson

Kenneth Snelson

Snelson’s art grew out of building models when he was growing up-model airplanes, boats, cars, and replicas of wonderful things that were beyond his reach. The techniques he learned from connecting separate parts together in model-making gave him a love of basic structure and the many ways that physical forces can be organized in space to create sculptures. In addition to building large outdoor works made of steel pipes and aircraft cable, Snelson became fascinated with the riddle of the atom’s electronic architecture. Out of that came, “Portrait of an Atom,” comprising many different parts and materials. Snelson’s five Digital Stone sculptures are the latest addition to nearly five-decades of work in multimedia art. Learn more about Kenneth Snelson.

Robert Michael Smith

Robert Micheal Smith

Robert Michael Smith

Robert Michael Smith is a tenured Associate Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, in the Fine Arts Department. Smith has been an active pioneer of digital sculpture through utilization of emerging technologies such as 3D visualization/animation, virtual sculptures for the web, stereoscopic projections, rapid prototyping, and CNC milling in various materials. Smith has exhibited his work worldwide, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities and international conferences. He has also been featured in several international articles and books. Learn more about Robert Michael Smith.

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