JoAnn Gillerman


JoAnn (Jody) Gillerman, co-founder of Viper Vertex Interactive is a California-based media artist, videographer and educator producing interactive multimedia exhibits, installations, CD-ROMs, internet Web sites, and video. Ms. Gillerman is professor of electronic arts at California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA and teaches workshops in interactive multimedia, CD-ROM production and installation. Formally trained in fine arts (drawing/painting, printmaking and video) her experimentation in new media includes: multimedia exhibits, computer graphics and computer arts. She combines a highly developed fine arts aesthetic with a thorough practical knowledge of video and computers. A personal passion has led her to produce video and multimedia works on total solar eclipses and active volcanic lava flows that she chases and records on location around the world. Her multimedia works of these events have been shown and displayed nationally and internationally. Ms. Gillerman co-developed/produced "Hey, Listen Up!" - an urban eco-literacy project on environmental racism - that includes an interactive CD-ROM and high-school curriculum for providing information and education on environmental justice, a project sponsored by Urban Habitat, San Francisco, California. Permanent interactive installation and exhibits include "Shadow Dance: an Interactive Eclipse Exhibit" at Chabot Space and Sicence Center, and the "Innovation Forum" Exhibit at The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA. Her works have been shown nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, universities, festivals, television broadcasts, on-line and public venues. Writings by and about the artist appear in books, print and on-line in Artweek, Leonardo: Journal for Art, Science and Technology, Artswire: interactive arts conferencing forum and on her Web site: Ms. Gillerman received her MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, IL and her BA at Duke University, N.C. (source:

1997 - 1998 Instructor of Video in Art Department MILLS COLLEGE
1987 - 1994 Guest Artist and Visiting Faculty CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SUMMER ARTS
1977 Co-Founder and Owner of Viper Vertex interactive (Media Arts), Oakland, CA / creative interactives, multimedia exhibits, digital video and electronic media production
1976 Professor of media arts, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
1974 - 1976 MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, / video, painting
1971 Washington University Art School, St; Louis, MO / printmaking, drawing
1970 Syracuse Program, Florence, Italy / art history, printmaking, drawing
1968 - 1972 BA Duke University, Durham, NC / technical illustrating, fine arts. liberal arts
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