Born in Belfast in 1973, computer artist and animator Glenn Marshall is a Prix Ars Electronica winner, and current finalist for The Lumen Prize, considered the two most prestigious digital arts awards in the world.
His works are entirely created through programming and code art, forged in the belief that with commercial software a computer artist is always limited by the features and interface of a software application, but with self made code art, the limits are boundless, only constrained by your own theories and imagination.
In 2008 he won the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica for a music video he created for Peter Gabriel - unique in that it was created entirely out of programming and algorithms. Another of his videos features on Gabriel’s ‘Best Of’ DVD compilation. Glenn has also collaborated with Peter on his concert stadium visuals.
Inspired by science and nature, the meditative and the abstract, and with a philosophical narrative, his work spans 20 years, winning awards and screened at many festivals world wide. His animations alone have over 1 million views on Vimeo.
Many of his self coded works, from animated films to interactive mobile apps, have been exhibited throughout Europe and New York. He is currently a recipient of the Major Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, their highest recognition given to leading artists in the country.