ABOUT AMY KARLE

Amy Karle is an internationally award-winning bioartist working at the nexus of where digital, physical and biological systems merge. Karle is also a provocateur and a futurist, opening future visions of how art, science, and technology could be utilized to support and enhance humanity while making advancements in the technology towards those goals in the process of making her artworks. Current projects probe who we could become as a result of our exponential technologies and how interventions could alter the course of our future.

Karle has shown work in 54 international exhibitions, including at: The Centre Pompidou, France; The Mori Art Museum, Japan; The Smithsonian, USA; Ars Electronica, Austria; Beijing Media Arts Biennale, China; Centrum Nauki Kopernik, Poland; FILE International Electronic Language Festival, Brazil. Karle is also regularly invited to share her innovations and insights as an expert speaker and in think tanks world-wide. She was honored as one of “BBC’s 100 Women”, has been named one of the “Most Influential Women in 3D Printing”, and was Grand Prize Winner of the “YouFab Global Creative Award”. Karle was also an Artist Diplomat through the U.S. Department of State tasked with diplomacy, social innovation, women’s empowerment, and supporting cross disciplinary collaborations using art and technology to address social issues.

Her work speaks to a wide audience as it inspires exploration into what it means to be human and encourages us to contemplate the impacts of technology on our future. The long-term goals of her work are to continue to pioneer in bioart and the art and tech fields and make contributions to the advancement of society, technology and healthcare in the process.

“I use my Artwork as a means to express and study my own experience.
I offer it to others as an experience to relate to.”
– Amy Karle

Awards & Honors

  • Artist Diplomat, American Arts Incubator | US Department of State 
  • American Visions National Art Award
  • BBC 100 Women
  • Edge Condition at Pier 9: The Future of Making Things Public Art Finalist
  • Endowed Performance Fund
  • Most Influential Women in 3D Printing
  • National Gallery of Art Silver Key Award
  • New York State Senate Excelsior Award
  • Pinnacle Award: Best of Show honor from Corcoran Museum of Art
  • Pioneer Art Award
  • Presidential Honor of Distinction
  • San Francisco Arts Commission Prequalified Artist Pool 
  • SOMArts Fiscal Sponsorship
  • YouFab Global Creative Award, Grand Prize

Residencies

  • Autodesk Artist in Residence
  • Centrum Nauki Kopernik | Copernicus Science Centre
  • Experimental Television Center (ETC) 
  • HP Labs (Hewlett Packard)
  • Signal Culture
  • AIxMUSIC (hackathon) | Ars Electronica

Exhibitions

 2020

  • “Regeneration Through Technology” The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Washington, DC USA
  • “[UN]REAL” Science Gallery Rotterdam at Erasmus MC. Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Ars Electronica .ART Global Gallery. Online, Global
  • Ars Electronica: “In Kepler’s Gardens”. Ars Electronica Garden Rotterdam. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • “Future and the Arts: How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow” Mori Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan (continued from 2019)

2019

  • “Future and the Arts: How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow” Mori Art Museum. Tokyo, Japan
  • “The State of Us” The Lowry. Manchester, England
  • “Future Art and Life, Post Life” Tian Contemporary Art Space. Shanghai, China
  • “Life. As We Know It, And Beyond” MuseOn. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • “La Fabrique Du Vivant” (Designing the Living) Centre Pompidou. Paris, France

2018

  • “Post Life” Beijing Media Art Biennale. Beijing, China
  • “Future Humanity – Our Shared Planet” Beijing, China
  • Ars Electronica Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan
  • Solo Show: Planetarium Show. Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium, Centrum Nauki Kopernik. Warsaw, Poland
  • “Layers of Life: What is Life in The Biotech Era?” Centrum Nauki Kopernik. Warsaw, Poland
  • “Imagination Manifests”. Youth Square. Hong Kong, China
  • “L.A.S.T. Exhibition”. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University. CA, USA
  • “Collaborative Futures – Design, Technology and Art”. Good Design Marunouchi. Tokyo, Japan

2017

  • “The Body & Technology: A Conversational Metamorphosis” SOLO SHOW San Francisco, CA USA
  • Ars Electronica: “Artificial Intelligence: AI / The Other I”. Linz, Austria
  • FILE Electronic Language International Festival. São Paulo, Brazil
  • Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia
  • ASOVFF 9: A Shaded View on Fashion Film International Festival. Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Convergence Film Festival. Sydney, Australia

2016

  • Autodesk Pier 9 Artist in Residence Fall Show. San Francisco, CA
  • Imagine Science Film Festival. NY, NY
  • Mykonos Multimedia Festival. Mykonos, Greece
  • Autodesk Pier 9 Artist in Residence Spring AiR Show. San Francisco CA
  • “Chronodrift” The Lumber Room. Portland, OR

2015

  • “Resonance” SOLO SHOW Performance at Signal Culture, NY

2014

  • ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art), Dubai
  • “Off The Screen” Exploratorium, San Francisco CA

2013

  • Imagine Science Film Festival, NY
  • Galerie Chartier, CT
  • “100,000 Artists and Poets for Change” Just Buffalo Literary Center, NY
  • “Poetic Micro Videos” Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Access Center, NY
  • World TV Video Art online

2012

  • Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

2011

  • “Now. Showing” Scholastic Art Awards benefit, NY
  • Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Detroit MI

2010

  • “The Artist is Present” MoMA participation in performance with and by Artist Marina Abromovic, NY

2005

  • “CONCEPT::CREATE::CURE”, American Cancer Society benefit, NY
  • “Still”, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, NY
  • “Boxed In”, Orazio Salati Gallery, NY

2003

  • “Fashionably Detroit” benefit, Detroit, MI

2002

  • “Dislocation” Binns Merrill Hall, NY
  • 23rd Annual Outdoor Light Exhibition, The Museum of Luminous Phenomenon, NY
  • “Wearing Whatchamacallit” Robert Turner Gallery, NY
  • Valentine’s Day Installation John Wood Studios, NY

2001

  • “What Remains” ArtSite, NY
  • “No Frills” AIDS Community Services fashion show benefit, Hamlin House, NY
  • “Context, Construct, Code” ArtSite, NY
  • “Fabric of Remembrance” Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University, NY
  • “Double Talk” Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University, NY

2000

  • “Slipping Away” Ithaca, NY
  • Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo NY
  • “Thumbs-Tied” year-long performance

1999

  • “Losing Sole” ArtSite, NY
  • “No Frills” AIDS Community Services fashion show benefit, Club e, NY

1998

  • Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
  • Arnot Art Museum, NY

1997

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC