LESLIE NOBLER FARBER

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

BFA University of Michigan, MA New York Institute of Technology, MFA City University of New York - Hunter College.  Art Professor at William Paterson University (NJ), digital/mixed media artist. Exhibits internationally including Visual Arts Museum Digital Salons 7 & 8 and Nexus Gallery (both New York City) Fine Arts Museum of Long Island NY, Franklin Institute Museum and Silicon Gallery (Philadelphia), New Jersey State Museum, Noyes Museum, Morris Museum (both NJ), Parsons School of Design (NY), Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Missouri, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery of Orlando and Los Angeles, SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show (from South Africa to Paris), Eurographics of Montreaux and Barcelona,  Nanjing Art Institute (China), International Digital Art Awards (Australia and USA).  Published/reviewed in New York Times, New Jersey Star-Ledger, Surface Design Journal, MIT’s Leonardo Fall ’99 and 2000, Fiber Arts International Books Five and Six, SIGGRAPH ’95, ’98, & 2001 International Computer Art Catalog and CD, The Review/Midwest US, etc.  .  Received electronic media awards/grants Eurographics, Designer Software, regional Arts Councils/Centers, and Noyes Museum of Art, among others.  Also curator and lecturer at universities, public exhibition spaces and conferences including SIGGRAPH and Surface Design Association.

 
 
Entry Descriptions
 
 
Leslie Nobler Farber
 
 
3.  Nike’s Mile, 2004,  Image created with Illustrator, Photoshop, and Olypus Digital Camera.  Mixed Media (traditional printmaking and drawing) art was also scanned and utilized in this image.
 
While the argument of  ‘computers versus the age-old human hand’ is central to the work, current issues and generational concerns are always in its subtext.  The art here explores the concepts of  commodification  and  preserving natural spaces.  These concerns literally seep into my work, almost without my full awareness. The Softwear series deal with attitudes about the worth of our environment and commodification, questioning our materialistic,  consumer oriented/consumption-crazed  life styles.  They begin with photographs of our living environments (some urban, some rural) from which other mass-produced, bought objects, articles of clothing - Softwear- start to emerge.   Influenced by Pop artists and Op artists, in all these series, allusions to needle arts, beauty,  fashion and consumption references are often evident.