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Michael Wirth

  • Assistant Professor , Art Department, New Media Design
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Mike Wirth is a designer, educator and artist who uses technology as his central medium. He earned a master of fine arts degree in design and technology from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor of fine arts degree at Long Island University in digital art and design.

A few notable exhibition spaces include: Rockefeller Center and the Chelsea Art Gallery in New York, NY, Split New Media and Film Fest in Split, Croatia, The WRO Wroclaw Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland, and The Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY. He has won two awards for his historical documentary about the language of gesture, including "Best Short" and "Official Selection" at the Ed Wood film festival (2004 Albany) as well as "Official Selection" at the DigIt New Media Fest (2005 Narrowsburg, NY).

Professionally, Mike has operated his own freelance design business for 10 years, during which time he has worked on unique projects with notable clients, including: Siemens Building Technologies, Anheuser Bush, John F. Kennedy Center, PBS via Interactive Knowledge, Pints for Prostates, York County Museum, Lightfactory Museum of Film and Photography, ESPN-Outdoors, Columbia University Teachers College.

In 2009 Mike was a part of a research project called Dance.Draw, that received a National Science Foundation Creative IT grant ($250K.)

Degrees

  • A.A.S  - Commercial Art: Digital Technologies; SUNY Nassau Community College
  • B.F.A.  - Digital Art and Design; Long Island University at C.W. Post
  • M.F.A  - Design and Technology; Parsons The New School of Design
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