Bernie Lubell

Artadia Awardee

“My interactive installations have evolved from studies in both psychology and engineering. Inspired by the Sputnik “menace,” I started college at Carnegie Tech, but by my 20s, I had drifted into Social Psychology and received a Masters from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I became less enamored of an academic career during the student unrest of the late 1960s, and by 1970, I was surprised and seduced by the potential for discovery I found in making art. I have been using art to answer questions ever since.”

Since the early 1980s, Lubell’s installations have been shown in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Florida, China, and Europe. Etiology of Innocence, A Theory of Entanglement, and other large scale installations were featured at FACT, Liverpool, UK and v2 in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2009, and Party of the First Part was shown in Paris, France in 2012. Awards include a Guggenheim Artists Fellowship in 2011, an Award of Distinction for Interactive Art from Ars Electronica in 2007, an Adolph & Esther Gottlieb artist grant in 2009, a Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant in 2002.