Preserving the artist's heritage
Tom Porett
Interviewed in 2011
Sponsored by University of the Arts
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Megan Ramsey and Josh Sgarlata, Videographers
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BS  University of Wisconsin, Madison, American Intellectual History, 1964.

MS  Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Photography, 1966.
Special study:
Synthesizer techniques and electronic music composition, Philadelphia Musical Academy.
Intensive workshop in holography, Lake Forest College.
Teaching experience:
Professor, Director of Academic Computing, The University of the Arts,  Photography Department 1966-1982, Electronic Media 1982 to present.

Visiting Professor, School of Visual Arts, NYC 1989-1994, teaching in the Graduate Computer Art program

Visiting Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Circle 1981-82.

Moore College of Art, part time Photography Department, 1967-70
Institute of Design, teaching assistant Photography Department, spring 1966, and summers 1965 and 1966.
Guggenheim Fellowship - Photography 1972, UICA research grant, UArts Faculty Grants 1983, 1985, 1993, 1995 – Lindback award for distinguished teaching 2002

Shows and Exhibitions:
2010: Two prints included in the “Students from the Institute of Design: The Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind Years, 1946 to 1971” Higher Gallery, NYC
2010: Invited to exhibit two video/music works "Intersections #1" and "Shadow Walking" to the Performance & Intermedia Festival held in Szczecin, Poland, June 19 - 20.
2010: “Observations & Anomalies” solo exhibition of prints and video works, Sol Mednick Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
2009: Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970-1985, exhibited two color prints and 20 minute DVD video "Circa '60s",
 The Print Center, Philadelphia 2009.
2009: Exhibited “Shadow Walking”, “Blue Nebula” and “Reeds” DVD at The University of the Arts faculty exhibition.
2008: “Wave Anomaly” print selected for inclusion in the 82nd International Photography Competition sponsored by the Print Center, Philadelphia.
2008: “Intersections #1” as part of the International Festival of Independent Cinematography "KinoLev" invite all the creators to participate in the project of Video Art "KinoLevchuk". Festival, Lviv, Ukraine.
2007:  Visual music piece “Intersections #1” selected for the Online Gallery for the iV 11th International Conference Information Visualization in Zurich, Switzerland, and the CGIV 4th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization in Bangkok, Thailand.
2006: “Harmonizing: Singing from the Heart” 26 minute documentary select for inclusion in the Philadelphia Stories 5 series on WYBE and broadcast August 9th.
2006: Solo exhibition “Interpretations” 30 photographs, at Haverford College, PA. Artist-in-residence at Haverford College spring semester.
2005: “Pre-emptive D'gustation” a mixed media installation as part of the Operation Rapid American Withdrawal 1970 - 2005 exhibition, Philadelphia
2004: "SpaceTime Matrices", a series of five short high definition video pieces selected for broadcast by the Moov art channel of the Voom high definition satellite network. Three of these pieces were recently exhibited as an installation at The University of the Arts faculty exhibition
2002: "Taken by Design" Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, San Francisco Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Image included in the catalog/book from show.
2002: Five images selected for inclusion in the ArtLink Exhibition, NYC
2001: Iris print TimeMatrix exhibited at the Visual Arts Museum in NYC as part of the Ninth New York Digital Salon. Image was reproduced in Leonardo magazine, MIT Press.
2001:  TimeWarp-Philadelphia invited to be shown as part of the IMAGINE 2001, F.E.S.T
Creative Media Lab, Högskolani Gävle, Sweden.
2001:  Two images included in the Photography 2001 show at the Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC. Twelve images included in the December exhibition.
2001: Here and Now show, Silicon Gallery/The General Store, Brooklyn, NY. September
2001: Intersections #8 was awarded second prize in the Digital Mural Project a collaboration between The Print Center and Philadelphia Mural Art Program.
2000: Iris print Koi-Time/Space was selected for inclusion in the Eighth New York Digital Salon exhibition and will travel internationally. The image will also be printed in an issue of journal Leonardo.
2000:  Four prints included in the Digital Landscape exhibition at Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints, Brooklyn, NY. 
2000:  Digital color print “TimeWarp-Philadelphia” selected for inclusion in the Siggraph 2000 Art Gallery in New Orleans. The image was included in the July issue of Computer Graphics World magazine.

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