Monday, February 22, 2010
jerome april grieman
April Greiman’s innovative transmedia ideas and projects have been instrumental in the acceptance and use of advanced technology in art and design since the early 1980's.
Born in Metropolitan New York City, April initially studied at the Allgemeine Kuntgewerbeschule (General Arts Trade School) in Basel, Switzerland and the Kansas City Art Institute. She moved to Los Angeles in 1976, establishing her multi-disciplinary practice, currently called Made in Space. Her radical visual identity and publishing projects for progressive Los Angeles schools such as California Institute of the Arts and Southern California Institute of Architecture were noted for their pioneering exercise of early Macintosh computers and software, as well as their emphasis on novel video and digital exploration.
She has exhibited in varied cultural institutions, lectured academically and professionally, and is in the permanent collections of MOMA, The Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt, and the Library of Congress. She is currently represented by Tom Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles.