Przemyslaw Moskal

Biography

I was born and raised in Poland but at the age of 17, I decided to emigrate to the United States where I lived for most of my adult life. I received my Bachelor deegree in Psychology from St. Joseph’s College followed by a Master degree from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. It was a very fruitful time of my life as I worked, studied and made cutting-edge, interactive art in New York City. After moving to Buffalo, NY where I started my educational career as a professor of Digital Media Arts at Canisius College, I pursued a Doctorate degree in Film Art from Lodz Film School in Poland. In 2018, I moved back to Europe and I currently reside in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Image of Reflections Divided
Image of people at Zacheta National Gallery of Art

Accomplishments

In my 20 year artistic career, I have been fortunate to exhibit my interactive art in over 60 international exhibitions, showcases and presentation in such venues as: Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Poland; Warsaw Electronic Festival; Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris; Thailand New Media Art Festival; SIGGRAPH 2004 Gallery, L.A.; FILE -Hypersonica, Sao Paulo; AXA Gallery, New York; Conservatoire d’Art et d’Histoire, Annecy; Media Art Biennale, Poland; Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin; Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts; Brock University, Canada; ChoP Festival, China; and many others.

My projects recieved support from New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The U.S Department of State, Canisius College and The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, among others

Exhibitions

7 June – 29 September 2019
K-Leonardo – images I created for Janusz Kapusta were a part of his exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition was dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. The images were generated using software I wrote for images analysis based on Janusz Kapusta’s K-dron Shape and Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. Click here for more info (in Polish).

8 June, 2019
Virtual Man: Leonardo, a triptych based on Dr. Janusz Kapusta’s shape and software I wrote for images analysis was presented at a group exhibition titled Six at Galeria Autorska Lucjan, Lublin, Poland.

February 3, 2019
Move in Mayhem, a game I helped develop at Global Game Jam 2019 was presented at Open Screens event at Ludicious – Zürich Game Festival. You can download it from GGJ site.

June 16-18, 2018
Old Fort Niagara virtual reality game created and developed under my supervision by Janelle Harb, Alexander Maue and Edward Reyes, was showcased at the Serious Play Conference in Buffalo, NY. Click here to view a video of the project.

June 30 – August 26, 2017
Invaders, an anti-surveillance game designed in collaboration with two of my students Audrey Mulhisen and Jared Brown is part of a juried exhibition at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center titled Shape of a Pocket, curator Ekrem Serdar. Click here to view pictures from the opening of the exhibition.

April 27, 2017
I gave a lecture titled Virtual Reality, Traditions of Immersion in Art for Digital Humanities Speaker Series at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. Click here to view a video of the lecture.

April 1, 2017
I participated in Polyphonia Festival in Warsaw Poland at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art with a presentation titled Art of Virtual Reality. Click here to view the invitation and for more info about the event.

June 19, 2015
Art Invaders, a multi-player game designed to be played in a public space was presented at Albright-Knox Gallery’s fundraising event. Many thanks to my students, Audrey Mulhisen and Jared Brown for their help in designing the graphics for the game. Click here to view pictures from the event

April 18, 2015
Buffalo Invaders and 3D Sound Sculpture (OUYA version) was presented at Buffalo Game Space as part of the TriMania Art Festival in Buffalo, NY.

March 17-29, 2014
I had a pleasure to lecture on The Role of Photographic Image In Interactive Art during my tour of Polish Universities in March 2014. The institutions I visited included: Department of Graphic Arts, University of Social Sciences, Lodz; Department of Graphic Arts, University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz; School of Film and Audio-visual Arts, University of Social Sciences, Warsaw; International Art-House Film Festival On The Timeline organized by the Art School of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin. Also, I participated in a panel New Trend and Technologies in Audiovisual Media at the same festival.

September 20 – October 4, 2013
Reflections: Painting with Pixels is part of a group exhibition titled Polonia Arts Show organized by the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo. The opening was on Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 pm, Main Street Studios, 515 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Click here to view pictures from the opening of the exhibition.

July 19 – August 30, 2013
Can You Pull The Plug, an interactive installation that questions the current state of surveillance was a part of the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 2013 Members Exhibition. Click here to view pictures from the opening of the exhibition on my facebook page.

November 16-18, 2012
Digital Sculptures for Analog Sounds installation was presented at the ChoP Festival, a festival of Polish experimental music in Shenzhen-Hong Kong, China. The festival was supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Click here to view pictures from the event.

November 13-20, 2012
Video documentation of Digital Sculptures for Analog Sounds was invited for screening at the European Film Festival for Documentaries – documentArt, Poland/Germany in video art category, curator: Antoni Karwowski. Click here to view the video on my Vimeo page.

November 8, 2012
QR_Art: Digital Sculptures for Analog Sounds was be part of a traveling group exhibition titled Do Not Leave The World As It Is – Janusz Korczak. The exhibition was presented in New York/US, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, and Slovenia. Curator: prof. Teresa Zebrowska.

May 11, 2012
Nut Warz, a mobile game for the Check’Yo Nutz testicular cancer awareness campaign was released for Google Play and iTunes. I supervised the design and development of the game, which was done by three of my students: Brianna Blank, Brian Russ and Jordan Smith from the Digital Media Arts Program at Canisius College.

March 21, 2012
Reflections: K-dron was presented at the opening night of the Janusz Kapusta Rhapsody in K-Dron exhibition at the Gershwin Hotel in NYC. Click here to view pictures from the event or watch a video on my Vimeo page.

October 18, 2011
Interview for a documentary Game/Create: Creativity in the Gaming Subculture by Garrett Weinholtz. The film premiered at Canisius College Montante Cultural Center on October 18, 2011. Click here to watch the interview.

July 19 – August 21, 2011
Digital Sculptures For Analog Sounds was screened at FILE / Hypersonica (Electronic Language International Festival) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

June 13-14, 2011
Digital Sculptures For Analog Sounds was presented at Interacting With Immersive Worlds conference at Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

June 9, 2011
Reflections: K-dron was presented at Lodz Film School in Poland as my doctoral project under the supervision of prof. Stanislaw Szymanski.

May 14 – August 28, 2011
Digital Sculptures For Analog Sounds was part of the Cyberideologies exhibition in the main frame of FONLAD FESTIVAL at the UAVM Virtual Museum.

February 13-16, 2011
Mobile version of the K-dron Game was presented at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. I developed the game for Janusz Kapusta – artist, philosopher and discoverer of the K-dron shape.

December 4, 2010
Tele-presentation with Polish artist Jarek Grzesica at Warsaw Electronic Festival Conference (WEFCON 2010) titled: “Music and Interactive 3D Environments”, Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland.

December 2, 2010
Digital Sculptures For Analog Sounds was selected for online exhibition titled Chico.Art.Net.2010 of the Department of Art and Art History, California State University, Chico.

November 22-28, 2010
Digital Sculptures For Analog Sounds was selected by the German New Media Fest 2010 for the online JavaMuseum exhibition.

October 2, 2010
Digital Sculptures For Analog Sounds was presented at the 7th Annual 4th Street Arts and Music Festival in New Jersey.

June 17 and June 25, 2010 – Warsaw Electronic Festival
June 17 at 5pm – Opening exhibition of Reflections: Divided 2 and Digital Sculptures for Analog Sounds, Gallery 2.0 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, curator Roch Forowicz. June 19 at 10am-4pm – Workshop: digital mirror, video as an interface – image analysis in Flash, Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. Click here to see the full schedule of the festival.

May 12 – 29, 2010
Reflections: Divided II at Virtual Humanities group exhibition, Icon Gallery in Coimbra, Portugal. Curated by Jose Vieira of FONLAND.

May 1, 2010
Reflections: Divided 2 was selected by Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo to participate in a group exhibition STIMULUS Artists and Models Affair #22, Buffalo, NY. Read more about the event.

April 8, 2010
Guest lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, titled: “Interaction, Body, Virtuality”, part of the VI Warsaw Festival of Art Photography. Invited to be part of the jury of the festival.

March 10 – May 14, 2010
Reflections: Divided 2 is on view at Centrum Sztuki – Galeria El (Art Center – El Gallery) in Elblag, Poland as part of a group exhibition titled Imaging / Obrazowanie.

February 2010
Article in ARTLUK – An article written by Dr. Justine Price about Reflections: Painting With Pixels appeared in ARTLUK, a quarterly art magazine published in Poland.

November 14, 2009
Polish-American Photo-Workshop Exhibition at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland presented during International Chopin & Friends Festival showcases photographs of four of my students from Canisius College who travelled to Poland and Tunisia for a photography workshop lead by Dr. Mariusz Dabrowski from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland.

August 26, 2009
Reflections: Painting With Pixels was presented during the opening of the exhibition titled “The Outskirts of the Photographic Image: Wojnecki-Prazmowski-Dabrowski” curated by Magdalena Durda-Dmitruk from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. The exhibition was held at the Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

July 24, 2009
I presented my interactive art work titled Reflections: Painting With Pixels at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center as part of the members exhibition STATUS UPDATE.

April 20, 2009
I gave a lecture titled Aspects of Development of Interactive Art in the U.S. at the Department of Graphic Arts, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in Poland. Click here to view pictures from the presentation.

April 14, 2009
Presentation of selected works during the 5th Warsaw Festival of Creative Photography in Poland, Media Art Institute of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, curator: prof. Mariusz Dabrowski.

April 4 – June 27, 2009
Reflections: Painting With Pixels was accepted to online exhibition titled The Pixel Project of the Unknown Artist Virtual Museum curated by Jose Vieira in Portugal.

November 8, 2008
Reflections: Suite of Light, an interactve art / performance piece created in collaboration with Bartosz Smoragiewicz Quintet. The project was presented during Digital Currents exhibition, part of X International Chopin & Friends Festival.Click here to watch a video from the event.

November 6-8, 2008
Reflections: Painting with Pixels was accepted to iDEAs 08: Continuum, Digital Media Arts Tomorrow Through Visions of Yesterday and Today. The exhibition coincided with the International Digital Media and Arts Association conference.

June 12-30, 2008
My recent project Reflections was presented in Warsaw, Poland at the Media Art Gallery, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (ASP). On June 13 at 12 PM I gave a lecture on “Interactive Art in the U.S.” – ASP, Department of Graphic Arts. The exhibition was organized by Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts with support from the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Special thanks to: Warsaw Electronic Festival and Jazz Radio.

June 7, 2008
Reflections: Painting with Pixels was presented during “Noc Kultury” in Lublin, Poland (Night of Culture). Exhibition was organized by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University.

May 1, 2008 at 7 PM
Premiere of interactive art installation titled Reflections took place during the Media Fair at East Stroudsburg University on May 1st, 2008 at 7 PM at the Department of Media Communication and Technology – Resenkrans Hall East.

January 7-21, 2008
Emotionalist was invited to the 2nd Media Art Biennale in Warsaw, Poland – Gallery of Media Art, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

December 7, 2007
3D Sound Sculpture created in collaboration with Edward Tang was invited to Les Pixels – Episode 2 Festival in Beauvais, France.

October 19, 2006
Emotionalist was presented at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in a group exhibition entitled Polyphony of Images, A Night of Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art from Poland: Video, Performance, and Other Media. The exhibition is curated by Monika Fabijanska, art historian and director of the Polish Cultural Institute.

July 6, 2006
Interactive 3D visualization for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews was presented at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland.

September 17 to October 2, 2005
Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light was presented at Parasolka Floats Art Show in Union City, NJ.

August 2005
The ChronoScope received Honorable Mention Award from I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review 2005 in interactive category.

June 4 2005 – December 2006
3D Sound Sculpture was invited to Citia, an overview around one hundred years of animation. The exhibition was inaugurated during the International Animated Film Festival, in Annecy, France at the beginning of June 2005. 3D Sound Sculpture is part of an interactive terminal entitled “THE MOVING IMAGE – NEW ART FORMS” to complement the exhibition with a virtual visit of new art forms centered on digital animated images.

April 10 – May 1, 2005
VJ style interactive 3D was presented on April 17 to the music by Jarek Grzesica, a special guest from Warsaw Electronic Festival, Warsaw Poland. The event also featured Polish video artist, Fonika.

February 20-23 2005
K-Dron™ Game which I developed for Janusz Kapusta based on his original design was presented at American International Toy Fair in Javits Center in New York City.

December 31 2004
3D animation from The ChronoScope project were played on the Jumbotron during the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square, NYC.

December 9 2004 through March 26 2005
The ChronoScope, an installation for which I designed and programmed interactive 3D component was on view at AXA Gallery as part of the exhibition entitled At The Crossroads of Desire: A Times Square Centennial, curated by Max Page. The project was created by award winning design studio Local Projects lead by Jake Barton.

Sundays November 14, 21, and 28, 2004
The animations of K-Dron, created with Janusz Kapusta, were presented at Europa Gallery during Art Nights as part of Janusz Kapusta’s K-Dron exhibition organized by New York Dance & Arts Innovations.

November 27, 2004
3D Sound Sculpture was invited to the Hypersonica 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

October 2004
Virtual & Real: K-Dron and Light was accepted to online art exhibtion at Sound Toys.

August 8 – 12, 2004
Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light was presented in the gallery of SIGGRAPH 2004 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Screen Art category.

July 4 – 11, 2004
Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light , 3D Sound Sculpture and Divided were presented at Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition was part of the New New Yorkers festival organized by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. I also presented a workshop entitled “Interactive 3D and the Internet” which was part of informational event organized by the Warsaw Electronic Festival.

June 2004
I gave a presentation titled Interactive 3D and the Internet that took place at The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Manhattan. The event was organized by Polonia Technica and The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences.

April 2004
Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light was chosen by the WEB3DArt consortium for an exhibition in Monterey, California.

March 2004
Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light was presented at Thailand New Media Art Festival in the category of online art.

November 2003
Exhibition of Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Part of a group exhibition entitled Digital Expressions presented for the 5 th International Chopin & Friends Festival organized by New York Dance & Arts Innovations.

September 2003
Exhibition of Divided at Amber Gallery in East Village, New York City. Part of a group exhibition organized to commemorate tragic events of September 11th, 2001 in New York City on its 2nd anniversary.

November 2003
New York State Council on the Arts grant recipient for the production of interactive installation entitled Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light.

February 2003
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant recipient for the production of interactive installation entitled Virtual & Real: K-Dron & Light.

June 2003
Exhibition of 3D Sound Sculpture during the PSFCU Greenpoint Festival at The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City.

April 2003
Exhibition of The Ghost of Time at The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City.

March 2003
Exhibition of 3D Sound Sculpture and Mosaic during Art Nights organized by New York Dance & Arts Innovations in Brooklyn, NY.

February 2003
3D Sound Sculpture was chosen as the finalist of the Web3DArt Competition. Project was exhibited in Lab3D show at Cournerhouse in Manchester, U.K. and in St. Malo, France as part of the SIGGRAPH Conference.

January 2002
Recipient of the Polish Students Organization Scholarship Competition.

December 2002
Exhibition of The Ghost of Time at ITP Winter Show, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

November 2002
Interactive video installation created in collaboration with Antiexperience Group for the IV International Chopin & Friends Festival organized by New York Dance & Arts Innovations, Brooklyn, New York.

September 2002
3D Sound Sculpture was chosen as a finalist of the international competition for online creations on the theme of “Audio Games”. Project was presented during Villette Numérique Festival in the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France.

May 2002
Exhibition of 3D Sound Sculpture, an interactive 3D project done in collaboration with Edward Tang and Woncheol Lee at ITP Spring Show, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

 

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Exhibition of Reflections: Painting With Pixels at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts

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