Andy Deck

Andy Deck makes public art for the Internet that resists generic categorization: collaborative drawing spaces, game-like search engines, problematic interfaces, informative art. Deck has made art software since 1990, initially using it to produce short films. Since 1994, he has worked with the Web using the sites and An avid critic of corporate culture and militarism, Deck's hybrid news-art projects have addressed a variety of issues that are regularly misrepresented in the mass media. In the interest of preserving this available alternative media, and sensing the drift of the Internet toward a marketing and entertainment medium, he has allied himself with open source software developers, optimizing his work for use with the Linux operating system, and publishing source code for much of his software.

His works have been exhibited at: Art on the Net (Machida City Museum, Tokyo), Net_Condition (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany), Ideogram II (Moving Image Gallery, NYC), War Bulletin Board and Mac Classics (Postmaster's Gallery, NYC), Art Entertainment Network (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis), 1998 Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria). Andy studied for a Post-diplôme, at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and received his MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC. He has taught at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Sarah Lawrence College, and New York University, and now at SVA.