Patricia Search works with digital media and creates limited edition prints and interactive, multimedia installations. She has been creating unique works of art with digital technology for almost 40 years, using three-dimensional modeling software to “mold space with light,” in virtual environments that track the intersection of thousands of reflective and refractive light rays. Her images integrate the geometry, balance, and symmetry of three-dimensional forms with the intangible, free-form filaments of color produced by light. These forms and filaments of light create perceptual dichotomies that juxtapose realism and fantasy, logic and emotion, continuity and transition.
Patricia Search has exhibited her art throughout the world in over 40 solo exhibitions and multimedia installations and over 200 group exhibitions. She was awarded a Fellowship in Computer Art from the New York Foundation for the Arts and received a Fulbright Specialist Award to work on multimedia projects with two universities in Australia. Her art was featured in a documentary on computer graphics, and she has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on digital art, visual literacy, and the aesthetics of interactive, multimedia design. She received “Best Paper” awards from the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, as well as the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA). She was also awarded the Creative Achievement Award and the James G. Sucy Distinguished Service Award from IVLA for her contributions to the field of visual literacy. She served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Visual Literacy, President of IVLA, and Board member for the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts.
Patricia Search is a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where she is also the Director of the Center for Global Communication+Design.
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