Anne Morgan Spalter
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Anne Spalter is a leading digital artist, creating dystopian landscapes with AI and other technological tools. Her hope is that after seeing her art you will perceive and appreciate contemporary systems of human movement, travel, management, and control in new ways.
Spalter’s surreal art creates a darkly mesmerizing sci-fi experience, mixing media such as digital videos, AI, crypto art, drawing, painting, weaving, and even gigantic inflatables. Spalter’s apocalyptic view of the world is informed by her frequent travels, knowledge of sci-fi novels, movies, and the collective unconscious. When people explore her post-apocalyptic installations, they wander through an intense atmosphere filled with high waves, damaged spaceships, and flaming fires. All these are portrayed with glowing colors and pulsing patterns.
Spalter has been actively working in digital art for decades; she established the first digital fine arts courses at Brown University and RISD during the 90s, and wrote The Computer in the Visual Arts textbook which is used internationally. Together with Michael Spalter she oversees Spalter Digital, one of the largest private collections of early computer art.
This past year she was part of MASS MoCA’s alumni residency; named as one of the 50 most important crypto artists by Rizzoli; participated in the SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC and the CADAF Art Fair (Nov 11-13); and released RABBIT TAKEOVER, an NFT project that sold out in five minutes. Her 20-minute NFT video piece The Bell Machine was acquired by the Buffalo AKG Museum in December 2022.
Spalter’s works can be found in many private collections and museums such as The Victoria and Albert, The AKG Buffalo Art Museum, The RISD Museum, and The Museum of CryptoArt, the Thoma Collection, and the Progressive Collection. Her NFTs have been sold at auction through Sotheby’s and Phillips and featured in the New York Times. She lectures frequently on digital art practice, theory and the market.
- NFT Evening – SuperRare AnnouncesIts new NFT Collector Pass: RarePass, November 4, 2022.
- MoCA – AI, Spaceships, and Keith Richards: A Sitdown with Anne Spalter (Part 3), Max Cohen, October 26, 2022.
- MoCA – AI, Spaceships, and Keith Richards: A Sitdown with Anne Spalter (Part 2), Max Cohen, October 19, 2022.
- MoCA – AI, Spaceships, and Keith Richards: A Sitdown with Anne Spalter (Part 1), Max Cohen, October 4, 2022.
- MoCA – Do Anne Spalter’s AIs Have Eye’s?, Max Cohen, October 11, 2022.
- New York Times – Can an Art History Frame Help Expand the NFT Market?, Zachary Small, April 14 (print edition April 16), 2022.
- RIGHT CLICK SAVE – Nobody Works at the Canvas Museum, Max Cohen, March 21, 2022.
- RedLion – 22 Women in NFTs to Watch in 2022, Ana Maria Caballero. January 23, 2022.
RECENT ARTIST TALKS
- Christie’s course: Web3 in Context, panelist, October 26, 2022
- Columbia University’s Center for Science and Society, “How AI Is Changing Artistic Creation”, Webinar prticipant, October 26, 2022
- Art NFT Linz, Francisco Carolinum Linz, Keynote Speaker, September 9, 2022 youtube
- Speaker and Participant, Computer Art Study Day, Smithsonian Archive of American Art, Washington DC, May 19-20, 2022
- Artist’s Talk, University of Vermont, May 3, 2022
- Artist’s Talk, Grinnell College Museum of Art, Grinnell, IA, March 8, 2022
- Panel participant, Sotheby’s Digital Art Forum at Diriyah Biennale, Saudi Arabia, February 26 and 27, 2022.
- Artist’s talk hosted by Galloire Gallery, Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2022