Nell Breyer
Medium: Drawing and New Media

Studio Location:
Trestle Art Space
Studio # 30


Artist Bio:
Nell Breyer is an artist working at the intersection of digital media, movement and the public domain. She enlists approaches from vision sciences, art and engineering to understand contemporary practices in participatory media and performance shaping our public spaces. Her work has been shown internationally in art institutes (Museo del'arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Sadlers Wells, Cankarjev Dom, The Bangladesh National Museum, The National Academy of Arts & Sciences, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, MASS MoCA, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Carroll and Sons) and urban settings (Boston City Hall, Brigham and Women's Hospital, The World Financial Center, The Big Screen Project etc). She has received support from The Trust For Mutual Understanding, Impulstanz Vienna, Kaleidescope/ UNESCO, Sadler's Wells, LEF New England, Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Foundation for the Arts (NDP), The Boston Foundation and the Council for the Arts at MIT.

Nell was a Research Affiliate at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Program in Art, Culture and Technology from 2002-2010; a Digital Fellow at Dance Theater Workshop (2004) and Baryshnikov Art Center (2009) and an Artist Resident at Trestle Gallery (2018). She received her BA in painting (Yale Univ., 1994), an MSC in Cognitive Neuroscience (Oxford Univ., 1997) and an MS in Media, Arts and Sciences (MIT, 2002). She completed her doctorate at Harvard's Graduate School of Design in 2011 and has since been consulting with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, on several international initiatives involving digital media, copyright, and the public domain. She taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at RISD's Digital + Media department between 2005-2014. Her publications can be found in the Journal for Artistic Research (2011), Movement Research Journal (2011), and ISMAR 2010 Art, Media and Humanities (2010).

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