Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty. — Bertrand Russell, 1919
Artist talk with Gabriele E. Meyer
5pm in Guenzel Gallery
Family Art Day: Tessellations
9am - noon in the youth studios
John Edmark is an artist and designer whose explorations range from organically inspired cellular and kinetic works to products for storage, kitchen, and creative play. In addition to teaching classes in design fundamentals, product design, animation, and color in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford, John is a graduate adviser to students in the Joint Program in Design.
Robert Fathauer, who started as an experimental physicist, currently runs the small business Tessellations, which includes The Dice Lab. His interests include recreational mathematics, designing and producing math-related products, writing books on tessellations and related topics, and creating and curating exhibitions of mathematical art.
Colin Hunter is a self-taught artist based out of Ann Arbor Michigan. He creates both 3-D paper sculptures and 2-D designs using technical drawing, computer-aided design, and mathematic algorithms as well as traditional and nontraditional geometric principles. Colin’s work stems from his interests in geometry, Islamic tiling, architecture, science, technology, calculus, and nature.
James Mai is a professor of painting at Illinois State University. He has participated in over 200 exhibitions of paintings, digital prints, and photographs in the US, Europe, and Asia. James has made over 25 national and international presentations and publications on color, composition, and art & mathematics. His ongoing research interests are in analytical psychology, archetypal symbolism, mythology, and archaeoastronomy.
Gabriele E. Meyer was born in Tubingen, Germany. She completed her Zwischenprufung for Mathematics and English at University Tubingen, and an MS in Computer Science and Ph.D in Mathematics at Cornell University. Since then, she has taught at Brown University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Henry Segerman is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University. His research interests are in three-dimensional geometry and topology, and in mathematical art and visualization. In visualization he works in 3D printing, spherical video, virtual, and augmented reality. He is the author of the book Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing.
Felicia Tabing is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA whose work combines mathematics and art. She received her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015, and currently is a lecturer at the University of Southern California, where she has taught a seminar in mathematics and art. Her current work involves representing how she experiences synesthesia.
Dick Termes has been making on spherical paintings, which he calls Termespheres, since 1968. He received his MA from the University of Wyoming and his MFA from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Chapters on his spheres can be found in books like Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí, & the Artists of Optical Illusion; M.C. Escher’s Legacy: A Centennial Celebration; and Mathematics and Art, among others.
Courtesy of Termesphere gallery in Spearfish South Dakota
Tia Wierenga is known for her highly rational, often meticulous, works of art using leftover materials or found objects. Graduating from Calvin College in 2012, Tia majored in art and minored in architecture, while also taking two years of engineering coursework. Accordingly, much of her work explores the connection between art and mathematics by creating pieces that are governed by the grid and mathematical sequencing.
Jiangmei Wu is an interdisciplinary scholar, making spatial and interior art and design projects involving mathematics, science, and engineering. Her origami-inspired, large-scale installations have been exhibited internationally. In addition to winning several awards for her art and design works, she also holds three US patents for her innovative design techniques.
Photo Courtesy of Tingge Guo