Anne Maree Taranto (Australia)
Studied fine arts in 92-94 majoring in painting and delving into printmaking, photography and philosophy. Leaving with a LaTrobe Graduation Award and a NGV Award for Excellence, her work is included in both public and private collections. Digital printmaking paved the way for a transition into the moving digital image and studies in electronic design and interactive media at RMIT in 01-02. Using on digital video, compositing, electronic imaging and 3D animation, her work is inspired by studies in cosmology and the natural sciences. In 2002 Anne-Maree Taranto was supported by the Australia Council in attending the Banff Institute of New Media in Canada for a symposium on science visualisation, and participation in the Asia Pacific Trienniel new media workshops in Brisbane. Her work has screened nationally, including at the Sydney International Film Festival and the National Museum of Australia, and she exhibits throughout Australia and internationally. Awards include National Student Film Festival Best Experimental Film and Comgraph Digital Art Award.
Artist: Barbara Vasic (Yogslavia)
Title: kunstakademiet I
Title: kunstakademiet II
Presently on two month student exchange in kunsthøgskolen i bergen, norway
2001 - m.a. virtual realities - 2 year course at national college of art and design, dublin, ireland
1995 - 2000 b.a. fine art (painting) - faculty of fine arts, belgrade, yugoslavia
Artist: Bonny Lhotka (USA)
Title: Hill One
Title: Hill Two
Title: Hill Three
Lhotka graduated from Bradley University in 1964, where she majored in painting and printmaking. In 1992 she added a Macintosh computer to her studio tools and continues to innovate new approaches in her work.
Her artwork have been commissioned by or are included in over one hundred collections including Lucent Technologies, United Airlines, Johns Space Center, Jones Intercable, Microtek Labs, US Department of State, Charles Schwab, MCI, and McDonnell Douglas.
Her work is shown internationally and appears in numerous books and articles featuring experimental media. She is listed in Who's Who in American Art and Who's Who in American Women.
She is a founder of the digital artist collaborative Digital Atelier. Other founding member are Dorothy Krause and Karin Schminke. The Digital Atelier® conducts research on digital imaging for fine art application
Lhotka has just completed co-authoring a book on mixed media digital techniques with Karin Schminke and Dorothy Simpson Krause. The book "Digital Art Studio: Techniques for combining inkjet printing with traditional art materials" will be released by Watson-Guptill in August 2004.
Artist: Carmen Lizardo (USA)
Title: self with yellow rope
Assistant Professor of Art
S.U.N.Y. New Paltz
75 S. Manheim Blvd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
Contrary to current feminists, it doesnt bother me to be classified as a "woman artist, with womens issues" because I am a female artist with female issues. The mood of my art work is sometimes violent and often sad, dealing with my associations of family, religion, and identity. I also believe that, whether directly or indirectly, my art
work explores other realities. My greatest challenge is not necessarily to make art about being a Latin woman, as this will always be an intrinsic quality in it, but rather, to make art about being human, trying to find a universal language.
These are the things that I would like to give to art, in exchange for the voice
it gave me.