Morgan Barnard is a digital artist and designer working in the areas of public art, interactive media, immersive installations and live cinema. He creates environments that combine interactivity, data-visualisation and experimental digital techniques. With a background as a director, editor and educator, Morgan brings a broad multidisciplinary skill set to the projects he works on. His work includes the public art lighting project “Tilikum Light” in Portland, Oregon that uses data from the Willamette river to control the color of lights on the Tilikum Crossing bridge and “Sublimare” at the San Diego airport where a dynamic lighting installation is controlled using real-time data from a wave buoy off the coast. His work has been displayed in galleries and installed in urban environments across the US and internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Canada.
With an extensive background in media production and an understanding of current directions in digital art, Morgan brings a unique approach to telling stories, collaborating and creating experiences for audiences. His work explores future trajectories of digital media by incorporating spatial design, interactivity, audience participation and dynamic media.
In 1996 Morgan received a BFA in Film/Video/Performance from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. In 2005, Morgan received a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.