September 24, 2009

"Genius" in our midst

Camille Utterback, whose massive interactive digital "paintings" were a major part of the Milwaukee Art Museum's 2008 show, "Act/React," has won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. The museum's show was the most prominent American group show so far in Utterback's career. The 2009 "Genius Grant" is a $500,000 award that carries no requirements for future work. Utterback's works are projected "paintings," often abstractions, that interact with the viewer through the use of motion detectors and digital processing. She lives and works in San Francisco.