WEBSITES

http://interactionalmedia.com
http://vimeo.com/channels/kenbyers
http://youtube.com/kenbyers
http://soundcloud.com/kenbyers
http://drawingarchive.wordpress.com

GROUP SHOWS

2014  In Dialogue International Symposium. Backlit Studios. Nottingham.
         Ambisonic Sound Installation. Globe Gallery.Newcastle upon Tyne.
         The Late Shows. Globe Gallery.
         Altered Spaces 4. Drawings and Interactive audio/visual. Globe Gallery.Newcastle upon Tyne.
2012 ASIA SIGGRAPH 2012. Emerging Technology Exhibition. Singapore.
         Platform 00000012. Live Art. Star and Shadow. Newcastle upon Tyne
         PNEM SoundArtFestival. NL.
         Set and Setting'. Connecting Principle. Fine Art Department. University of Newcastle.
         ‘Beyond the Material World’ Exhibition. International Association of Quantum Artists’.(IAQA). York.UK
         Departure Foundation Art Prize and Exhibition. Tower House. Sunderland.
2010 Mash. Research Presentations. Video Installation. Centre for Contemporary Art. CCA. Glasgow.
2009 Platform09 Star and Shadow. Newcastle upon Tyne.
2008 'Connecting Principle', Culture Lab, University of Newcastle.
2007 
        Alexey von Schillpe Gallery. University of South Connecticut. U.S.A
        10th Generative Art Conference. Milan University.Italy
         Slow Light. Hatton Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne
         'Open Eye' Star & Shadow Cinema. Newcastle.
2006 Gene Culture. Egg Gallery and Slaughterhouse Gallery. Liverpool Biennial Independents.
2004
         7th Encuentro International De Poesia Visual, Sonora i, Experimental. Visual Vortice.Argentina.
         Pavilion Gallery. Foulridge.
         6th Generative Art Conference. Milan University. Italy.
         Drawing 04. Ruskin Mill. Stroud Valley Arts. Nailsworth.
         Challenge the Nail. Salon des Arts. London.2003
         ‘Dualism’- Galleria Domenicio Li Muli. Trapani. Sicily. Italy.
2003 ‘DidgeMonde’ Art & Technology Open Orleans House Gallery. London.
2002 Cluny Gallery. Ouseburn Warehouse. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
2001 
         Les Oreades Gallery. Moscow. Russia.
         2ND International Graphics Biennale. NKG Gallery. The State Art Museum. Novisibirsk. Siberia.Russia
         Matrix International Art Exhibition. Sacramento. CA. USA.
 2000 
         Polygon Gallery. Foundation of Free Culture. St. Petersburg. Russia
         Le Val Art Gallery. Novosibirsk. Siberia. Russia.
         Mars Gallery.. Moscow. Russia.
         Aorta Gallery. Chisinau. Moldova.
         Innerspaces International. Innerspaces Multi-media. Poznan. Poland
         Otpetchatki. 1st International Art Triennale. Republic of Karelia. Russia
         Kirium Gallery. Helsinki. Finland.
         International Art Triennale. The State Art Museum. Majanek. Poland
1999
        'Dialogues' 4th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Manege. St. Petersburg. Russia.
        Les Oreades Gallery. Moscow. Russia.
        Hunting Art Prizes. Royal College of Art. London.UK.
        Quay Open. Quay Arts. Newport. Isle of White. UK.
        Created Space'. Atrium Gallery. Whiteleys. London..UK
        Islington Arts Factory. London
        Ark-T Gallery. Oxford. UK.
        Blacksheep Open. Blacksheep Galleries. Hawarden Castle. Hawarden. UK
1998
         Images of Urban Britain. Blackfriars Arts Centre. Boston. Lincs. UK
         St. Peters Church. Barton-Upon-Humber.UK.
         Puilaumi Deep Frieze. Electricity Power plant. Qaqortq.Greenland.
         Medway Open. Royal Engineers Museum Gallery. Brompton Barracks. Chatham. Kent. UK
1997
         Inde Gallery. Carlton. Nottingham. UK
         Taunton Open Drawing. Taunton. UK
         Phillips Contemporary Art. Manchester.UK
         Beatrice Royal Gallery.' New Visions - Broad Horizons' Gallery. Hampshire. UK.
1994 
         The Hunter Prize. Touring Royal College of Art. London. Glasgow Art Gallery. Scotland. UK.
         Cleveland Gallery. Middlesborough.
         10th International Art Competition. Karelia Republic Art Museum. Karelia. Petrozavodsk. Russia.
1992 
         Renaissance Art Gallery. Grey Art Gallery. Hartlepool 
         Clayton Gallery. Newcastle.
1990 MA Finals Exhibition. University of Northumbria. Newcastle
1989 Northern Artists. Mall Galleries. London.
1988 Darlington Arts Centre. Myles Meehan Gallery 
1987 Dovecot Arts Centre. Stockton-on-Tees. 
         'Real Life'. Cleveland Gallery Touring Exhibition. Middlesborough. Spacex Gallery. Exeter.
1986 Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne.
1985 Northern Print. Newcastle.
1984 Darlington Art Gallery

EDUCATION

2014   University of West Scotland                      PhD Practice based Arts Research - Interactive Media - due 2014
2005   University of Sunderland                           MA  Media Production (Film & TV)
1997   University of Northumbria                         B.A Hons. History of  the Visual Arts in the Modern Period
1990   University of Northumbria                         M.A. Fine Art
1981   Hertfordshire College of Art & Design      Post Graduate Diploma in  Art Therapy
1971   Newcastle College of Technology             Foundation Course in Art & Design       

TEACHING

2014 Hourly Paid Lecturer - Animation - University of Lincoln

VISUAL ARTS AWARDS

2008 Northern Cultural Skills Partnership and Professional Development Fund
         Northern Film and Media.
         The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
2006 Northern Cultural Skills Partnership.
         Skillset Future Film Awards
1998 Northern Arts Training Award. 'Drawing Across Boundaries.Loughborough University School of Art & Design
1986 Northern Arts Visual Arts Award.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Darlington Borough Council..UK
Cleveland Gallery.Middlesbrough. UK
Renaissance Art Collection. Grey Art Gallery
Karelia State Art Museum. Karelia. Russia
NKG Gallery. Novosibirsk. Siberia. Russia.
The State Art Museum. Panstowe Museum Na Majdanku. Poland
Art Contact Archives. Petrozavodsk. Karelia Russia.
I-Park Artists Enclave. Connecticut. USA.
Richard Holden Associates. UK.
South Cleveland Hospital. Middlesbrough.
Dickinson Dees. Newcastle upon Tyne. UK
A & P Appledoor.Florida. USA

FILM SCHOOLS AND WORKSHOPS

2008 Screen Writing with Ian Fenton. Digital City. University of Teeside
         Shooting in HD. The National Film and Television School.
2006 Northern Film and Media. Genre and Low Budget Films. Phil Parker.
         16mm/35mm Camera Training. National Film and Television School.

SHORT FILMS

2006 Gene Culture- Writer/director/sound - 3-D Animation
2005 Infinitive Structures II – Director/Script/Camera/Sound
         Alternative Structures – Director/Script/Camera/Sound

SOUND PERFORMANCES

2011 Helictite. Gaping Gill Cave.Yorkshire
         Helictite.Sound for Japanese Silent Film. Star and Shadow. Newcastle upn Tyne.
2010 The Bad Monkey. Dali.China.
         The Telegraph. Newcastle upon Tyne
         Yordas Cave. Helictite. Yorkshire.
         Culture Lab. University of Newcastle.
         Barkollo. Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 Helictite.Star and Shadow. Newcastle.
         Blue Rinse. North Terrace Pub. Newcastle upon Tyne
2008 Northumberland Arms. Newcastle upon Tyne

DIGITAL TRAINING AND PROGRAMMING

2009 Max Advanced. Electronic Music Studios. Goldsmiths University. London
2008 'Better than Reality' Augmented Environments Workshop. V2 Lab Institute for Unstable Media. Rotterdam.
          TRANSISTER 'Robots, Motion Capture, Special effects', Stelarc and Louise Phillipe Demers. CIANT. Telc and Prague.
2006 C++ Advanced Programming for Games. School of Informatics. University of Northumbria.
         DRL LAB Meta-physical Computing.
2003 Java. Programming and Program Design. School of Informatics. MSc Module.University of Northumbria.

CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIUMS, PRESENTATIONS

2014 ISEA2014 -20TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART - ZAHED UNIVERSITY
          DRHA Digital Research in Humanties and the Arts. University of Greewich. London.
2012 Asia Siggraph 2012. Singapore.
         University of West Scotland. Presentation. Research Student Conference Event.
2010 Poster Presentation.University of West Scotland.
2007 10th Generative Art Conference. Milan University.Italy.
2000 Academy of Fine Art. Krasnaryarsk. Siberia. Russia.
         Cultural Exchange Station. CESTA. Tabor. Czech Republic
         ‘Identity Signs’. S.C.C.A Chisinau. Moldova.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2007  Invited Artist I-Park Artists Enclave. Artists Residency. Connecticut. U.S.A
2001  I-Park Artists Enclave. Artists Residency. Connecticut. USA.
2000 - 2001 Kulturhuset-USF. Bergen. Norway

COMMISIONS

1989 Teeside Development Corporation. Middlesbrough.Clevelend.
2004 Abassador II. Appledoor. Newcastle upon Tyne.

Ken Byers is a multi–media digital artist, from UK, his interests are in Art, Science &Technology, New Media Philosophy, Human Computer Interaction. He has shown in both UK and Internationally in USA, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe. He studied for an MA in Fine Art at University of Northumbria and later an MA in Media Production (Film & TV) University of Sunderland. He is currently completing a PhD in Body-Movement Interactive Digital Audio/Visual Installations. His current interests are in interactive installations, 3-D moving image, new media installations, and sound design. He was selected for Asia Siggraph 2012, in the Emerging Technologies Exhibition. He is currently working as an artist/artist researcher with special interests in Perception and Consciousness in the use of new media interaction.

KEN BYERS

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