Owen F. Smith
Dr. Owen F. Smith is the Director of the Intermedia MFA Program at the University of Maine. He is also the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Chair in New Media in the Department of New Media and the Director of the IMRC Center. He received his BA in Art History and Russian Studies, his MA in Anthropology and his PhD in Art History from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary art, particularly what he calls Alternative Art Forms. He has lectured widely in the US and Europe on art in the 20th Century. His seminal book on the history of fluxus, Fluxus: a History of an Attitude, was published by San Diego State University Press.
Owen Smith is also a practicing artist who works in digital art and new media forms and has exhibited his work in over 80 national and international exhibitions over the last ten years. Some of his net art works can be seen online at:
Gene A. Felice II is a new faculty member within Intermedia & New Media at the University of Maine where he is also developing his Coaction Lab for interdisciplinary collaboration with an ecologically minded approach. He bridges his research and practice across: Art, Science, Design & Education, developing a network of creativity, living systems, and emerging technologies. He has a hybrid practice at the intersection of nature and technology, developing symbiotically creative systems as arts / science research.
portfolio website: www.genefelice.com
N.B.Aldrich is a new media artist and educator residing in Penobscot, Maine, USA, who creates installation, video, performance and acousmatic art. Prior to earning an MFA in Electronic Music composition, he spent ten years as a theatre director and artistic director. Working as a sound designer and composer for theatre and dance performances over the past twenty ﬁve years, he has challenged the traditional complementary role of audio as a design element by constructing large-scale works that operate as thematic partners with text and/or movement.
The current work is largely rooted in speculation about observed systems of organization, whether biological, physical, sociological or cognitive. This speculation provides a platform from which to question how the world works and conceive, if not an answer, at least a model for understanding; a chance to contemplate how some of the logic of the Information Age plays out. He has shown work internationally at such venues as Artists Space, the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, the Festival de Arte Sonore, the Singapore National Museum, Dance Theatre Workshop and the Hipersonica Festival, among many others.
He has taught Music, Sound Design, Electronic Music, Electronic Art & Media History and Installation Art courses at Bennington College, Rockport College and the University of New Hampshire and is currently on the faculty of the New Media Department and the Intermedia MFA Program at the University of Maine at Orono. He has written about Sound Art and sound artists such as Chris Mann, Stephen Vitiello,Alvin Lucier and Annea Lockwood.
For more information visit his website.
Amy Stacey Curtis
Curtis also exhibits internationally and generates drawings, often to support her installations. Some other locations Curtis has installed interactive works: Colby College Museum of Art, in Waterville, Maine, Grothaus & Pearl in Kansas City, Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Forest Hills Educational Trust in Boston, Video In Studios in Vancouver, Revolving Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, Art Interactive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in Long Branch, New Jersey, and in Toshei Village, Taiwan.
Curtis received her BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and her MA in Art and Psychology from Vermont College.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Intermedia
Sheridan Kelley currently works as a media and video production professional with Knife Edge Productions, LLC, and teaches at the University of Maine in the departments of New Media, Art and Intermedia. Sheridan graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor’s degree in European History and a minor in Studio Art. She worked for the Polaroid Corporation as an Electronic Imaging Specialist before enrolling at the Savannah College of Art & Design, where she earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting. She co-founded Knife Edge Productions LLC, a production company that specializes in video and design work, and she continues to work as co-principal of the company. She has produced presentations, media content and videos for local, national and international projects and has worked with hundreds of clients and organizations through her entrepreneurial efforts. Her creative work includes video installations, animations, and documentary film.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Intermedia
In addition to teaching a variety of courses utilizing distributed technology Iain Kerr also fills a vital role in the Program as one of our Associates for Critical Engagement. These faculty are situated around the country assisting our students in direct engagement for social practice and work that places the creatives in the community at large working on real-world issues and concerns
Iain Kerr describes himself as an itinerant worker and amateur whose engagements have taken him into and across the fields of philosophy, architecture, biology, art, clothing design, labor, food ways, situated technologies and geography. Iain is a founding member of the trans-disciplinary collective spurse, as well as its architectural off-shoot: spurse design, and the corporation: That Word Which Means Smuggling Across Borders, Incorporated (with J. Morgan Puett). He has also collaborated with the artists: William PopeL., Mark Dion, Cesare Pietriosti, J. Morgan Puett and Bartow+Metzgar. Iain lectures widely (including Harvard University, Columbia University, SUNY Oswego, James Madison University, CCA, RISDI and the University of Venice). Individually and collectively his work has been exhibited internationally (Santa Barbara, Kansas City, Indianapolis, New York, Montreal, Venice, Rochester, Chinon, Brataslava and elsewhere).
For more information visit his website