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Casey Reas

Born in 1972 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Casey Reas (a k a Casey Edwin Barker Reas, C. E. B. Reas) Born 1972 in Troy, Ohio. Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Through defining emergent networks and layered instructions, he has defined a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including prints, objects, installations, and performances materialize from his visual systems.

Reas' software, prints, and installations have been featured in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent venues include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, and recent commissions have been awarded by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New World Symphony in Miami. Reas' work is in a range of private and public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Casey Reas is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. With Ben Fry, Reas initiated Processing in 2001. Processing is an open source programming language and environment for the visual arts.

Reas recently co-wrote and designed the book 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (MIT Press, 2013). Reas and Fry published Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists, a comprehensive introduction to programming within the context of visual media (MIT Press, 2007). With Chandler McWilliams and Lust, Reas published Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), a non-technical introduction to the history, theory, and practice of software in the visual arts. Reas' Process Compendium 2004—2010 documents six years of his work exploring the phenomena of emergence through software.

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo shows 9

2014
Casey Reas - Yes No - Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
2013
Casey Reas - Ultraconcentrated - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
2012
Casey Reas - CENTURY - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin
Casey Reas - Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
2010
C.E.B. Reas - Compendium 2004-2010 - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin
2008
C.E.B. Reas - Process/Form - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
2005
C.E.B. Reas: Process/ Drawing - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin
Casey Reas - Process/Drawing - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
2004
C. E. B. Reas - Articulate - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin


GROUP SHOWS

2015
AESTHETICA - DAM GALLERY Berlin, Berlin
Short Cuts - Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne
2014
Ornamental Structures - Kunstverein Worms e. V., Worms
Summer Splash 3 - DAM GALLERY Berlin, Berlin
Poetic Codings - ICA - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
//the_Art_Of_Data - Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Coding the Body - Apexart, New York City, NY
Analogía Digital - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogotá - MAC, Bogota
Presentism: Light as Material - Young Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2013
No Message Whatsoever - Frieder Nake und Friends - DAM GALLERY Berlin, Berlin
Ornamental Structures - Städtische Galerie Herne im Schlosspark Strünkede, Herne
Zeitzünder - DAM GALLERY Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
Ornamentale Strukturen - Flottmann-Hallen, Herne
Autonomous - gallery@calit2, La Jolla, CA
Mathematical Rhymes - Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA
Poetic Codings - Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA
Back To Back - [DAM] Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
Infinity+1, part 1 - Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012
Field Conditions - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
World on a Wire - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Random Access: Data as Art - Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA
2011
Think Line 2 - DAM Projects GmbH, Berlin
Decode: digital design sensations - Design Museum Holon, Holon
Seeing/Knowing - The Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Decode: degital design sensations - CAFA Art Museum - China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Ornamental Structures - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken
File Type - College of Architecture and the Arts - University , Chicago, IL
Decode: degital design sensations - Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC, Moscow
2010
Decode:digital Design Sensations - CAFA Art Museum - China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
E-volve - [DAM] Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
el proceso como paradigma - Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
2009
Decode: Digital Design Sensations - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London
Art and Electronic Media - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Transfers and actions - Mejan Labs, Stockholm
Abstract Cinema & Technology - Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA), Miami, FL
Scalable Relations - Claire Trevor School of the Arts,, Irvine, CA
2008
Turn and Widen - Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul
Holy Fire, Art of the Digital Age - iMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory), Brussels
Impermanent Markings - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, NY
Space, Color, und Motion - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2007
Ephemeral: Explorations in Light - In the Packing House, Claremont, CA
Summer Group Show - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
LACE Annual Benefit - LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Feedback - Laboral - Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
Emergent Reaction - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2006
C.E.B. Reas & Suzung Kim - bitforms Gallery - Seoul, Seoul
Cybernetic Sensibility - Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul
Further Processing. Generative Kunst, Offene Systeme - Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
Software Art - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Software Art - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
2005
Swarm - The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Natural - Bank, Los Angeles, CA
New Media Extensions - Generative X - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
2004
Algorithmische Revolution. Zur Geschichte der interaktiven Kunst - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Digital Selections: Work from the New York Digital Salon - Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Touch and Temperature - Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
Touch and Temp - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
2003
Abstraction Now - Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna
2002
Golan Levin - Casey Reas - bitforms Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
2001
Golan Levin / Casey Reas - Inaugural Exhibition - bitforms, New York City, NY

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