Mel Alexenberg


Mel Alexenberg is an artist, educator, writer and blogger working at the interface between art, science, technology and culture. His artworks explore interrelationships between the networked world and spirituality, postdigital art and Jewish consciousness, space-time systems and electronic technologies, participatory art and community values, and responsive art in cyberspace and real space. His artworks are in the collections of more than forty museums worldwide from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Jewish Museum of Prague to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Alexenberg was professor of art and education at Columbia University, head of the art department at Pratt Institute, dean of visual arts at New World School of the Arts in Miami, and research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. In Israel, he taught at Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa, Bar Ilan University, Ariel University, Emunah College School of the Arts, and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

He is the author of the books: Photograph God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life (CreateSpace), The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age: From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology, and Culture (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press), Dialogic Art in a Digital World: Judaism and Contemporary Art (in Hebrew), Aesthetic Experience in Creative Process (Bar Ilan University Press), and with Otto Piene, LightsOROT: Spiritual Dimensions of the Electronic Age (MIT and Yeshiva University Museum).

He has written chapters in the books: Inter/Sections/Inter/Actions: Art Education in a Digital Visual Culture, Interdisciplinary Art Education: Building Bridges to Connect Disciplines and Cultures, Semiotics of Visual Culture: Sights, Signs, and Significance.

Mel Alexenberg's artworks exploring digital technologies and global systems

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York.
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, North Carolina.
Hunter Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi.
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.
Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas.
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming.
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.
Jewish Museum, Prague, Czech Republic.
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria.
Malmo Museum, Malmo, Sweden.
Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela.
Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Montevideo, Uruguay.
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