Robyn Moody speaks in Art Now, Sept 23 at 12 noon,Recital Hall

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:00am - 12:50am
Event Location: 
Recital Hall 12:00 noon

Robyn Moody currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta where he is a sessional instructor in the department of Media Arts and Digital Technology (MADT) at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Moody received a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge in 2000, and an MFA from NSCAD University in 2006. He takes a whimsical and multifaceted approach to artmaking, incorporating electronics, mechanics, film, performance, installation, sculpture, or whatever a project requires.

Often humorous, often strikingly beautiful, and often hiding a dark secret, Moody's work explores (in whole or in part) the complex relationships between technological advances, human belief and understanding, the public's relationship with Science, politics, and the natural world.

In the past decade, Moody has shown his work regularly across Canada and in Europe. Notable examples include group exhibitions at Kling and Bang (Reykjavik), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), and La Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan); collaborative exhibitions at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener) and mediamatic (Amsterdam); and solo exhibitions at PM galerie (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen) and Articule (Montréal). In 2010 he was nominated for the Sobey Art Award.