Timothy Portlock


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  • Columbia College, Digital Arts, _Professor

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  • ISEA2002

    Tim Portlock. Since his early days as a public artist, muralist and painter, Tim Portlock has described the cultural changes taking place within large (post)industrial cities and continues to explore the shifting cityscape in his digital work. Currently Portlock’s formal interests are in the overlap between the aesthetic vocabulary of traditional art media, such as painting, and digital art making practice. His work has appeared in the version02 show at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), As Electronics (Linz, Austria), Gdansk, Poland, COSlGN (Amsterdam), among others. Before working digitally, Portlock was a painter and large-scale muralist, and this background informs his current work. As a digital artist, he has worked on virtual heritage projects such as Virtual Harlem and as the lead designer on the Dusable Project, an art work that combines non-linear story telling, traditional theater and virtual realty set design. Portlock is also a professor teaching digital art at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


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  • Chicago, Illinois, US

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