John Craig Freeman
John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty-five years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large-scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place. Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing.
He has had work commissioned by ZERO1, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten-8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper’s and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman’s work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age. His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure. Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media Art at Emerson College in Boston.
- Floating Points 5: Mixed RealitiesBurak Arikan & Drew Baker & John Craig Freeman & Usman Haque & Drew Harry & Scott Kildall & Gene Koo & Pierre Proske & Michael Takeo Magruder & Victoria Scott & David SteeleOpen Platforms for Creativity and CollaborationJohn Craig Freeman & Tom Igoe & Cary Peppermint & Dan Phiffer & Amit Pitaru & Michelle Riel & Helen Thorington & Mushon Zer-AvivMixed RealitiesPierre Proske & John Craig Freeman & Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott & Usman Haque & Michael Takeo Magruder & Artem Baguinski & Brigit Lichtenegger (aka Evo Szuyuan) & Ai Hasegawa & Georg Tremmel & Drew Baker & David Steele & Jo-Anne Green