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’s work has been featured in ARTnews (2001); the New York Times (2001, 2002, 2003, 2009); Thames & Hudson’s World of Art: Digital Art Book (2003); Wired magazine (2004), Art in America (2004), and many other publications. Her awards and honors include a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002), a commission from Whitney Museum of American Art for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002), a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2009).
Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally, including the Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria (2000); the NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan (2000); the Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, South Korea (2000); the Netherlands Institute for Media Art, Amsterdam (2000, 2002 and 2008); the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan (2001); the Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine (2001); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (2003); the American Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY (2003); Insititute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, New York (2015); the 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 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA; Itaú Cultural Institute, Sáo Paolo, Brazil; and La Caixa Foundation Barcelona, Spain.