Acrylic and graphite on canvas
Jeremy Gardiner is a modern British artist. He was born in Purbeck and was educated at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Royal College of Art. He is a Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London and Senior Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project Computer Art and Technocultures at Birkbeck and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is a former Harkness Fellow of the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide and in 1987 received a New York foundation for the Arts Foundation fellowship and in 1988 an honorary mention for his work from Priz Ars Electronica. In 2002 he was awarded a NESTA grant and in 2003 won the Peterborough Art prize for his interactive and immersive virtual artwork ‘Purbeck Light Years’. He was a founding member of the computer graphics department at Pratt Institute of Art and Design in New York and Director of CyberArts at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. His paintings are renowned for their engagement with the landscape and geology of the South Coast of England, in particular Dorset, and continue the modernist spirit of artists such as John Tunnard, Ben Nicholson and Peter Lanyon. He has an exhibition at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester called 'Jeremy Gardiner: A Panoramic Vision' (13 March - 31 May 2010).