Camille Utterback

Currently based
San Francisco
Affiliated institution
Stanford University

Camille Utterback is a pioneering artist and programmer in the field of interactive installation. Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, and museums internationally including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York; The NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; The Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Netherlands Institute for Media Art; The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art; The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine; and the Ars Electronica Center, Austria. Utterback's work is in private and public collections including The La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, Spain. Awards include a Transmediale International Media Art Festival Award (2005), a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship (2002) and a commission from the Whitney Museum for the CODeDOC project on their ArtPort website (2002). Utterback holds a US patent for a video tracking system she developed while working as a research fellow at New York University (2004). She was selected as a member of the 'TR100 - the top 100 innovators of the year under 35' by MIT's Technology Review (2002) and by Res Magazine as artist pick of the year for their "Annual Res 10 - Ten people who are making a difference in their field" (2000). Her work has been featured in Art in America (October, 2004), Wired Magazine (February 2004), The New York Times (2003, 2002, 2001), ARTnews (2001) and many other publications. It is also included in Thames & Hudson's 'World of Art - Digital Art' book (2003) by Christiane Paul. In addition to creating her own artwork, Utterback develops long term and permanent installations for commercial and museum settings via her company Creative Nerve, Inc. Creative Nerve commissions include work for The American Museum of Natural History in New York, The Pittsburgh Children's Museum, The Manhattan Children's Museum, Herman Miller, Shiseido Cosmetics, and other private corporations. Her work has helped clients win industry awards including Best Showroom at Neocon, 2001 (Herman Miller), and a Communication Arts Exhibit Design award, 2002 (American Museum of Natural History). Utterback holds a BA in Art from Williams College, and a Masters degree from The Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Camille has also taught in the MFA Design of Technology department at the Parsons School of Design, and the Interactive Telecommunication Program at New York University, both in New York City. (source:

2005 Transmediale Award, International Media Art Festival, Berlin / for Untitled 5
2004 Artist Residency, Texas A&M University, College of Architecture, Visualization Laboratory
2004 US Patent, Utterback, et al. "Method and system for facilitating wireless, full-body, real-time user interaction with digitally generated text data" for Text Rain video tracking technology.
2002 Rockefeller Foundation New Media Art Fellowship
2001 Artist Residency, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Anna, CA.
1999 MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, New York, NY.
1998 - 2000 Interval Research Fellowship, New York University
1992 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant
1992 BA, Williams College, magna cum laude, Williamstown, MA.
1991 Mellon Foundation Grant