Ian Ingram


4317 1/2 Marmion Way
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: 412-352-0680
Email: ian@ianingram.org
Website: www.ianingram.org
Note: These are .org as in organism

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Ian Ingram: Next Animals, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 Lizard Panopticon, Barbara Hinshaw Gallery, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

2008 YOU'RE #1, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2006 Just Your Garden Variety Automata, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Selected exhibitions

2016

Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

2015

ROBOT OR NOT: Hvad synes du, Krydsfelt Skive Museum, Skive, Denmark
2015 Robot Film Festival, Row House Cinema, Pittsburgh, PA

2014

2014 Robot Film Festival, Bot & Dolly, San Francisco, CA

2013

Peaceable Kingdom, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2013 Robot Film Festival, Bot & Dolly, San Francisco, CA

2010

Robots and Representation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Rock, Paper, Scissors, SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA
Signal-to-Noise Patio, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2009

Tough Art, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Lunar Excursion Module, Roboworld, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Collision Collective 14, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA
Fusion, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2008

CAC.2, Museum of Modern Art, Toluca, Mexico
Hide and Seek, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2007

The Uncanny Valley Rally, Brew House Space 101, Pittsburgh, PA
Hothouse, Sprout Fund Seed Award, Pittsburgh, PA
NewInSight, Art Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
Findings, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Mechanosphere, Three Rivers Arts Festival Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Birds Leap to Fly, Highmark Building, First Night, Pittsburgh, PA

2006

Showing Signs of Life, Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Whole Other Kettle of Fish, TAI+LEE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, with Thomas Sturgill

2005

Life or Something Like It, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
TRANSIT Karakuri Art, Yada Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, with Take Etani, Doug Fritz, Tiffany Sum, and Fabian Winkler
Vaguely Positive, Future Tenant Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Residencies & Fellowships

2016 Ars Bioarctica Residency, Host: FoAM's Machine Wilderness Project, Kilpisjarvi Biological Research Station, Kilpisjarvi, Finland

2015 Andrew W. Mellon Art+Environment Artist-In-Residence, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

2014 Artist in Residence, CPH AIR, Host: Robot Culture and Aesthetics Project, Institut for Kunst og Kulturvidenskab, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 Artist in Residence, Iridescent, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Visiting Artist in Residence, PLATFORM3, Munich, Germany

2009 Fred Rogers Early Career Fellow, Fred Rogers Center, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

2009 Tough Art Residency, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

2008 Artist in Residence, CREATE Lab, CMU Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching

Visiting Professor, Media Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA 2015-2016

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art & Media Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, Springs 2014 and 2015

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2007-2010

Teaching Assistant, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2004-2007

Pre-college Art Instructor, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2006

Selected lectures, panels, and presentations

2016

Animal Looking, Popinn Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Worms in Space and Woodpecker Sexbots, Art and Design Center, California State University, Northridge, CA

2015

On Doctor Maggotty, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hidden Signals: Electronic Sculptures in the Information Age, 25th International Sculpture Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Explorations in Teledildonics #1: Ian Ingram's Robotic Lizards, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
Robot Safari with Machine Project, The Fallen Tree, Elyria Canyon Park, Los Angeles, CA
Having Breath, Workshop on Enabling Rich, Expressive Robot Animation, HRI, Portland, Oregon
Animal Looking, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Animal Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

2014

Animal Looking, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
Worms in Space and Woodpecker Sexbots, Robot Culture and Aesthetics Project, Institut for Kunst og Kulturvidenskab, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Worms in Space and Woodpecker Sexbots, Obel Guest Lecture, Aalborg University

2013

Animal Looking, Robot Culture and Aesthetics Project, Institut for Kunst og Kulturvidenskab, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Uncanny Glen, Workshop on Art and Robotics: Freud's Unheimlich and the Uncanny Valley, ICRA, Karlsruhe, Germany

2012

Worms in Space and Woodpecker Sexbots, Field Robotics Lab, University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI
Just Your Garden Variety Automata, SMART Gallery, LIB, Orange, CA

2011

Animal Looking, Wainwright Retreat, Hastings Reserve, Carmel Valley, CA
Worms in Space and Woodpecker Sexbots, Mindshare, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Animal Looking, Little Green, Los Angeles, CA
Inspiration Expo, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI
The Elusive Woodpecker, PLATFORM3, Munich, Germany
Walks in the Parks with Robotic Creatures, New Work Showcase, Fred Forward Conference, Latrobe, PA.

2009

Exploring Play, Engaging Creativity, Panel at Making Sparks, Pittsburgh, PA.

2008

Arts Preservation in the Digital Age, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Letting Machines Be Themselves, ARTSI Alliance, Pittsburgh, PA.
Swirls/Squirrels in the Assembly Line, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
Nature Inside and Outside the Machine, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

2007

Working with Artists to Create Innovative Museum Experiences, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums' 2007 Annual Conference, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
New Results in Lammettrian Geppettoism, Olin College, Needham, MA.
Ingram Clockworks, Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2005

Lamettrian Geppettoism, Eyelevel Gallery and the Center for Art Tapes at NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Press, Reviews, and Books

2016

Engineering the Future
Papadimitriou, I., Prescott, A. and Rogers, J., (Eds.), uniform.net, London, U.K.

2015

Ian Ingram: Next Animals
Exhibition Catalog, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hvad denne robot kan laere et egern og dig
Universitets Avisen, Nr. 4 September pgs 28-29, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.e-pages.dk/ku/1143/29

Social praksis for dyr, robotter og mennesker
kunsten.nu, January 13th, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.kunsten.nu/artikler/artikel.php?ian+ingram+next+animals+nikolaj+kunsthal

Maskiner med en plan
Information, January 6th, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.information.dk/520475

2014

Skør robot skal kommunikere med danske dyr
Videnskab.dk, November 20th, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://videnskab.dk/teknologi/skor-robot-skal-kommunikere-med-danske-dyr

Interview on culture show, AK 24syv
Radio24syv 102.3FM, November 25th, Copenhagen, Denmark

Robot skal kommunisere med dyr
Forskning.no, December 11th, Oslo, Norway
http://forskning.no/2014/12/robot-skal-kommunisere-med-dyr

Robotkunstner besøger København
Magasinet Kunst, December 17th, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.magasinetkunst.dk/Blog/Detail/MjA4NQ%3D%3D

2012

Kardambikis, C., Khaira, J., Silver, S. (Curators), Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities, Encyclopedia Destructica and The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality 2012, p. 184-187

2010

Three art venues join for winning 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 31st, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10090/1046763-437.stm

Fred Rogers' inspiration lives on in the child-friendly technologies around us
Pop City, March 24th, The Internet
http://www.popcitymedia.com/innovationnews/fred0324.aspx

2009

“Robots take center stage at Pittsburgh museum”
Foster's Daily Democrat, June 18th, Portsmouth, NH
http://www.fosters.com/article/20090618/GJLIFESTYLES/906089926

2008

Meet the Made
Exhibition Catalog, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Mattress Factory's 'Gestures' exhibit lets visitors meet the robots
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 7th, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/search/s_581452.html

Off the Wall-e
Philadelpia Weekly, July, Philadelphia, PA
http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/?inc=article&id=487&x=off-the-wall-e&_c=a-e-art

Creative projects push technological envelope as part of city's 250th anniversary
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 9th, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08191/895631-42.stm

Robot says 'You're No. 1'
Beaver County Times, July 9th, Beaver, PA
http://www.timesonline.com/articles/2008/07/09/entertainment/doc4874ff7177547124923163.txt

Creative invasion of BigBots will tweak art, tech concepts
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review July 6th, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/cityregion/s_576211.html

The Mattress Factory and Robot 250 Partner to Present Eleventh Installment of Exhibition Series
artdaily, August, The Internet
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=25338

Robot love all over Pittsburgh
Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's artblog, July 31st, The Internet
http://fallonandrosof.blogspot.com/2008/07/weekly-update-robot-love-all-over.html

BigBots at Robot 250
Planetary Gear: A CNET Blog, July 14th, The Internet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17912_3-9990152-72.html?tag=mncol

The Invasion of the BigBots
Pop City, June 25th, The Internet
http://www.popcitymedia.com/features/robot250june08.aspx

Meet Pittsburgh's Bigbots
io9, July 12th, The Internet
http://io9.com/5024522/meet-pittsburghs-bigbots

2007

State of the Art
Pittsburgh City Paper, Feb 22nd, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A23067

Finding art on campus
The Tartan, April 16th, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.thetartan.org/2007/4/16/pillbox/student_art

2006

Lawrenceville crawl
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, July 13th, Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_461602.html

Commissions

2014 Bipolar Lizard Molecule, Iridescent, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Endless Lizard, Iridescent, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Danger, Squirrel Nutkin!, collection of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2009 Lunar Excursion Module, permanent display, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2003 Private collection, Seoul, Korea

Curatorial projects

2008 BigBots, At museums and locations all around Pittsburgh, PA

2008 Meet the Made, Mattress Factory Museum's 1414 Space, Pittsburgh, PA with Carl DiSalvo

2008 Mashings, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Education

2010 MFA, Visual Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Thesis: On Beyond Ethology: The Animal, The Robot, And The Behavioral Object.

2007, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2002 MS, Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Thesis: Necessary Conditions for Geo-Acoustic Parameter Inversions to Become Asymptotically Unbiased and Attain the Cramer-Rao Lower Bound.

1999 BS, Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Focus: Marine Robotics, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Robot Navigation and Control



Ian Ingram 2016-12-13