HERSTORY : Joan Truckenbrod
Herstory Symposium @ NCSA:
Herstory: New Media Futures
Joan Truckenbrod’s artwork mediates between digital technology and the resonance of nature. Developing algorithms and creating FORTRAN programs to make marks that embodied invisible phenomena in the natural world, she created series of plotter drawings and digital textiles. The Whitney Museum of American Art has acquired some of these drawings from 1975, and a textile from 1979 for their Digital Art Collection. These artworks are included in the exhibition “Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies, 1965 - 2018”. This early artwork is also in the Textile Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Block Museum of Art and the State of Illinois Museum. Ms Truckenbrod’s artwork has been exhibited internationally, including the IBM Gallery in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, Musee d'Art Modern de la ville de Paris, Les Cite des Arts et des Nouvelles Technologies de Montreal, and the Villa Chianni in Lugano, Switzerland. Her work has been shown in one person exhibits in Paris, London, Wiesbaden and Berlin, Chicago, and Kansas City.
Her book The Paradoxical Object: Video Film Sculpture, (2012) presents artists that have inspired her, with her recent video sculpture. Telos published Portfolio Collection, Joan Truckenbrod (2005), about Ms. Truckenbrod’s textile art. Prentice Hall published Creative Computer Imaging in 1987, a book she developed about early experimental artwork created with the Apple IIe. She has an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is Professor Emeritus at the Art and Technology Department at The School of the Art Institute for 25 years. Oregon is now the home of her studio practice. She is a featured contributor in New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts (2018) published by the University of Illinois Press.