Originally trained as a painter, American artist Jakob Dwight was drawn to digital software as an opportunity to explore the transformative impact of digital media on painting and the painterly perspective. Inspired by the opiated, meditative quality of the screen-based televisual space, the artist saw the exploration of the illuminated image as significant to contemporary sensory culture. With his abstracted animations, the artist seeks the transformative potential of light and space by employing multiple media including painting, digital photography, collage, and the dome master (circular ‘fisheye’ images produced in the process of making fulldome video).

Based in New York, Washington and Atlanta, Dwight’s work has been presented internationally, including in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Berlin, Atlanta, Vienna, and New York. He has exhibited in Kassel, Germany as part of the Kreuzberg Pavillon at dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. In the same year, he was awarded the Harvestworks New Works residency in New York. In 2010, Dwight was invited to attend GlogauAIR artists' residency in Germany, and in the following year, 2011, he was awarded a United States artist’s residency. As part of the Aesthetics & Therapeutics Lab, a collectively run platform developed to initiate installations and experiments in immersive art and healing, Dwight has installed a multi-sensory environment at Vortex Immersion Media Dome in LA in 2014. He has been commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum to create new work for the Disguise: Masks and Global African Art exhibition at UCLA's Fowler Museum, which travels to the Brooklyn Museum, New York in April 2016.

Recent Activity

Exhibitions

2015
Disguise: Masks and Global African Art
Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2014
MORPHOS
Vortex Immersion Media, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2013
PLAY.GROUND.BREAK
Hotel Particulier, NY, USA
2012
YOU ARE HERE
Kreuzberg Pavillon, Kassel, DEU
2011
Black Mirror | The Autonomous Prism
Papillion Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2011
Künstlerischer Großeinsatz
Großeinsatz, Berlin, DEU
2008
The Vinyl Show
New Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
2006
The Superorganic
Galerie CcG, Vienna, AUT
2006
The Flowers of Air
European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, CHE