A Long-Evans rat with the robot Elongate Evans, both
	    in a pensive mood.  Robot artwork by artist Ian Ingram.

Ian Ingram is a Los Angeles-based artist who is interested in the human-made body's future as a willful entity and the nature of communication. He builds robotic objects that borrow facets from animal form and behavior, from the shapes and desires of our technologies, from our stories about animals, and from our struggle to come to terms with our place in and effect on the natural environment.

A Western fence lizard contemplates the robot
	    Lizardless Legs which uses pushups to declare territory
	    like itself.  Robot artwork by artist Ian Ingram.

The resulting works--often intended to cohabitate, commune, and communicate with the animals in their own places--explore our relationship with non-human animals, behavior and object performance as artistic media, and the interface between the built and the grown.

The robot Pidgin Smidgen does the mating dance of the
	    street pigeon for an indifferent scrub jay. Robotic
	    artwork by artist Ian Ingram.

The work is playful, humorous even, but is cloaked in mock seriousness. Under the seriousness, is the humor. Under the humor is gravity. It is an open-faced sandwich built on aspirational profundity.

The robot Danger Squirrel Nutkin and a squirrel look
	    at each other inquisitively as they try to see tail to
	    tail. Robot artwork by artist Ian Ingram.

Ingram has exhibited internationally, including at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, U.S.A); the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, U.K.); Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, Denmark); Triennale Milano (Milan, Italy); the Beall Center for Art+Technology (Irvine, U.S.A); Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria); the Museum of Modern Art (Toluca, Mexico); Yada Gallery (Nagoya, Japan); Bedford Gallery (Walnut Creek, U.S.A); Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax, Canada); Purdue University (West Lafayette, U.S.A); Zone2Source (Amsterdam, Holland); Hasbro (Pawtucket, U.S.A); Popular Science Magazine; and Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, Netherlands).

The robot Doctor Maggotty is Anxious About the End
	    perched on a branch of a tree in Copenhagen, Denmark. It
	    is in mid-beak-wipe. Robot artwork by artist Ian Ingram.

Ingram's recent solo exhibition at the Beall Center was a survey of work since 1998 including new work done in residency at the Beall. Ingram has a BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

The artist Ian Ingram installing a robotic artwork in
	    a tree in Copenhagen, Denmark.