Camille Utterback      Works  |  Bio  |  Press  

American, b. 1970
Lives and works in San Francisco


Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist whose interactive installations and reactive sculptures engage participants in a dynamic process of kinesthetic discovery and play. Utterback’s work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and gesture in layered and often humorous ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world.

Utterback has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Media Arts Grant from Creative Work Fund (2015); MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009); a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005); a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002); and a commission from Whitney Museum of American Art (2002). Other commissions include FOR-SITE Foundation, San Francisco, CA (2012); the San Jose International Airport, CA (2010); Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, PA (2004); and the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY (2001).

Her work has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and festivals internationally, including the Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria (2000); Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea (2000); Netherlands Institute for Media Art, Amsterdam (2000, 2002, 2008); Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan (2001); Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine (2001); New Museum, New York, NY (2003); San Jose Museum of Art (2005); Skive Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2009); Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (2013); Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (2015); and Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (2015). Utterback’s work is in private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA; Itaú Cultural Institute, Sáo Paolo, Brazil; and La Caixa Foundation Barcelona, Spain.