I play with interactivity and motion in time and space: in the colorful swirls of abstract, mathematically generated forms; in the whimsical dancing of a giant cardboard marionette; and in the mysterious movement of light across musical performers.
Inspired by the behavior of systems, science, nature, and music, I combine computer code, traditional materials, and future technology to bring new ideas to life. As people of all ages interact with my art, I hope they experience the same curiosity and wonder that I do during the creative process.
Nathan Selikoff’s award-winning artwork has been exhibited and performed in galleries and venues throughout the United States and around the world, including Art Basel in Switzerland; Bridges Math Art Conferences in Portugal, Hungary, Canada and the Netherlands; the Maitland Art Center in Florida; AXIOM Gallery in Boston; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California; SIGGRAPH Art Galleries in various US cities, and the Orlando Mini Maker Faire.
In 2014, he launched Local Notebooks, a side project featuring laser etched custom maps that emphasize alternative forms of public transportation. In 2013, he was one of a small group of developers to launch apps for the new Leap Motion Controller, a futuristic 3-d motion control technology for computing. His experimental art app, Beautiful Chaos, allows users to explore the curves and ripples of mathematical equations brought to life in vivid color.
In 2012 and early 2013 Selikoff participated in The Corridor Project, The Creative City Project, and the Cardboard Art Festival in Orlando, installing site-specific sculptures made from recycled cardboard inspired by some of his digital works.
In 2011 he had his first solo and two-person exhibitions in Central and South Florida, and in 2008 Nathan participated in a three week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, studying under master artist John F. Simon, Jr.
Nathan Selikoff was born in Atlanta in 1980. He received a B.F.A. in Computer Animation and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where he resides with his wife, Amy. He is also the founder of Processing Orlando, a bi-monthly meetup for artists interested in using technology, and provides freelance graphics programming and technical direction services through his company, Digital Awakening Studios.
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