Paul DeMarinis has been working as a multimedia electronic artist since 1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer installations and interactive electronic inventions.
He has taught computer, video and audio art at Mills College, Wesleyan University, San Francisco State University and the New York State College of Ceramics, and has been a video game designer for Atari Inc. and Scholastic Software.
He has performed internationally, at The Kitchen, Festival d'Automne a Paris, NHK Television in Tokyo, Het Apollohuis in Holland and at New Music America. His interactive computer audio and graphics systems have been installed at the Shaffy Theatre in Amsterdam, The Wadsworth Atheneum and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
He has been commissioned to create permanent computer audio art works for The Exploratorium, The Ontario Science Centre and The Boston Children's Museum and has been the recipient of major awards including three NEA Fellowships for the Visual Arts, two New York State Council grants, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in New Genres, as well as a NEA Interarts project grant and a NEA Composers Fellowship.
Much of his recent work involves speech processed and synthesized by computers, available on the Lovely Music Ltd. compact disc "Music as a Second Language", and the interactive installation "Alien Voices."
A recent series of installation works, "The Edison Effect", uses optics and computers to make new sounds by scanning ancient phonograph records with lasers.
He is currently Artist-in-Residence at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California.
Education Paul DeMarinis
M.F.A Mills College 1973 Electronic Music and the Recording Media Studied Music Composition with Robert Ashley, Terry Riley and Lars Gunnar Bodin.
B.A. Antioch College 1971 Music and filmmaking interdisciplinary Studied film with Paul Sharits, music with John Ronsheim and philosophy with Keith McGary.
Awards and Grants
1993 N.E.A. U.S.A./Mexico Exchange Residency Fellowship
1992 California Arts Council Fellowship in New Genres
1991 - 1992 Artists Fellowship N.E.A. Visual Arts Program
1989-1990 Composer's Fellowship N.E.A. Music Program
1987-1988 Project Grant N.E.A. Interarts Program
1987-1988 Project Grant N.Y.S.C.A. Media Program
1987 Artist's Fellowship New York Foundation for the Arts
1985-1986 Project Grant N.Y.S.C.A. Media Program
1983-1984 Artist's Fellowship N.E.A. Visual Arts Program
1978-1979 Artist's Fellowship N.E.A. Visual Arts Program