Andy Deck is an American media artist specializing
in Internet art. His work addresses the politics
and aesthetics of collaboration, interactivity,
software, and independent media. Deck started making
what he has called "public art for the Internet" in 1994.
Since then Deck has been at the forefront of aesthetic
research into the creative possibilities of the Internet
as a medium. In addition to being an image producer, he
now acts as a collaborator, cyberspace architect, and
programmer. His aesthetic program seeks a cultural break
from the modernization of passive consumerism. Using the
site artcontext.net, Deck combines code, text, and image,
demonstrating new patterns of participation and control
that distinguish online presence and representation
from previous artistic practices.
Deck collaborates with the Athens-based arts collective,
Personal Cinema, and with the environmentalist
arts organization Transnational Temps. His works
have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art
(Barcelona), Art on the Net (Machida City Museum, Tokyo),
PS1-MoMA (NYC), Net_Condition (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany),
Moving Image Gallery (NYC), Whitney Museum (NYC), Postmaster's
Gallery (NYC), Art Entertainment Network (Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis), and Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria).
He studied for a Post-diplôme, at the Ecole Nationale
Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and received his
MFA in Computer Art at School of Visual Arts, NYC. He
has taught at the Universidad Internacional
Menéndez Pelayo, Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter College and
New York University. Currently, he teaches at the
School of Visual Arts in New York City.