Paul Thomas




Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • Curtin University of Technology and The University of New South Wales Artist

Bio:


  • ISEA2015

    • Dr. Paul Thomas is Associate Professor and Director of UNSW Art and Design Fine Arts program (Australia). He initiated the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series (2010, 2012, 2014) and was founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (2002, 2004). Thomas’s work takes inspiration and operates within nanoscience and quantum theory.

    ISEA2013

    • Paul Thomas is Head of Painting at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, AU. Paul is currently looking at photons and parallel universes in the work Multiverse. Paul is the co-chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010, 2012 and 2014. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981, and in 2000 instigated and was the founding Director of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (2002, 2004). His nano artwork Nanoessence explored the space between life and death at a nano level, and Midas researched what is transferred at a nano level when skin touches gold. Paul’s recent book Nanoart; The immateriality of art has just been published.

    ISEA2011

    Paul Thomas has a joint position as the Head of Painting at the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales and Head of Creative Technologies at Curtin University of Technology at the Associate Professor rank. He is currently co-curating The World Is Everything That Is The Case for ISEA 2011. Paul has been working in the area of electronic arts since 1981 when he co-founded the group Media-Space. Media-Space was part of the first global link up with artists connected to ARTEX. From 1981-1986, the group was involved in a number of collaborative exhibitions and was instrumental in the establishment a substantial body of research. Paul’s current research project Nanoessence explores the space between life and death at the nano level. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Nanochemistry Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology and SymbioticA at the University of Western Australia. Paul is also a practicing electronic artist whose work has exhibited internationally.

    ISEA2010

    Paul Thomas is an artist working with nanotechnology and Associate Professor, College of fine Art, University of New South Wales. Founder of Collaborative Research in Art, Science and Humanity (CRASH) within the School of Design and Art at Curtin University and BEAP, the Biennial of Electronic Arts, Perth.


Previous Location(s):


  • GB

Additional Links:


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