Through a range of processes and materials, including the intersection of traditional methods of making with digital fabrication, Chad Curtis’ work consistently pushes the boundaries of craft-based practices, strengthening, challenging, and redefining these traditions and helping forge a path for other artists to do the same. As an artist and educator at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University in Philadelphia, he is passionate about this identity and aims to grow it into a more inclusive and expansive space.
His most recent work explores three-dimensional printing with clay, utilizing iterative computer code to generate emergent structures that evoke the form and feeling of natural systems and biological growth. The abstract code reveals its physical form through the printing process, resulting in a unique convergence of gravity and clay’s pliability with digital code, fusing technology and traditional materials.
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