Jen Lewin | firstname.lastname@example.org
For the last 15 years Jen Lewin has been creating large, immersive, interactive art pieces for the public. From interactive sound and light sculptures that inspire people into play, to woven fiber video curtains that reflect movement, or giant, robotic, ethereal moths that dance based on human touch. Lewin’s ability to utilize technology as a medium is rare and unprecedented. She brings an organic, feminine quality to her electronic work that leaves viewers enchanted and surprised.
As a trained architect, Lewin’s pieces are often the scale of buildings and rooms. She creates experiences and environments that are both part of, and integrated into, a physical space. For example, herwork “The Pool” spanned almost a quarter acre and involved 120 interactive, glowing, outdoor light platforms that when stood upon, interact with each other. Her 2008 piece “The Moths,” was composed of three giant, translucent, silk robotic moths set to movement based on how someone moves under them.
While Lewin’s pieces may seem very technically complex, she has developed a system that uses her own custom simple raw tools to create complex, robust, interactive works with longevity. Her works can be waterproof and weatherproof. They can survive harsh conditions, and do not require enormous technical maintenance. She uses small microcontrollers and custom electronics, that allow her pieces to run for years without upkeep and provide her with infinite ways to capture user feedback, such as how a person is moving through a space or touching an object. With these tools, Lewin is capable of creating an infinite variety of work that allows her to create magical pieces that capture viewers and engage them in a space.
All of Lewin’s work is done in-house, at her studio in Boulder, Colorado.
-2012 The Long Harp, La Napoule Art Foundation, Denver Exhibit
- 2012 BRAF Honorarium, “Play Modules”
2009, Green Up Colorado- A film about sustainability and green living, a film by Lisa D. Olken.
-1997 Lewin, J. and M.D. Gross, “Resolving Archaeological Site Data With 3D Computer Modeling: The case of Ceren,” J. Automation in Construction, 6(4).
-1997 Lewin, Jenniffer, M. Erhardt, and M. D. Gross “Not Just Another Pretty Face: Image and argument in an archaeological web site “, Computer Assisted Architectural Design Futures 97, Academic Publishers, Dordrecht .
-1998 Lewin, J. Mark Ehrhardt, and Mark D. Gross “The Ceren Web Resource: Enabling Students to Become Anthropologists In A Virtual Site,” SIGGRAPH ’98 Educator’s Conference, Orlando Florida .
-1998 Gross, M., J. Lewin, E-Yuen Do, K. Kuczun, and A. Warmack “Drawing as an interface to Knowledge Based Design”, final report of a Colorado Advanced Software Institute Undergraduate Research Grant.
-1998 Lewin, Jenniffer. ” Ceren Village Illustrations”. Microsoft Encarta 1997. Computer renderings and reconstructions.
-1998 Lewin, Jenniffer. “Structure 1 rendering”. National Geographic. May 1998. Computer renderings and reconstruction’s.
- 2003 Stephen Cass, “Electronic Realism: The Ribs, Jen Lewin”, IEEE Spectrum
BA Architecture and Computer Aided Design, University of Colorado , Boulder