Please, Smile - Hye-Yeon-Nam

January 15 – March 12, 2011 – Buffalo Arts Studio

Hye Yeon Nam is a digital media artist working on audio/video/robotic installation.  She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds an M.F.A. in digital media from the Rhode Island School of Design.  She foregrounds the complexity of social relationships by making the familiar strange, and interpreting everyday behaviors in unexpected ways.  Hye Yeon’s art has been showcased in Smithsonian Institute in Washington (2011-2012), Times Square, the art gallery Eyebeam and The Tank, the conflux, the D.U.M.B.O. Art Festival in New York, SIGGRAPH (2008, 2010), CHI (2010), NIME (2010), the Lab in San Francisco, and several festivals in China, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and Switzerland.  Her work has been broadcast on the Discovery Channel (Canada), and published in Wired, Leonardo Journal, and Makezine, among other publications.

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