Clement Valla

United States
United States
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Clement Valla is an artist interested in algorithmic systems, applying a programmed brain that pushes problem-solving logic to irrational ends. His recent work examines copies, repetition and reproduction- from Chinese ‘Oil-Painting Factories’ to online drawing tools. This work explores the blurring boundary between human creativity and computational interpretation.

Valla received a BA from Columbia University in 2001, where he studied architecture. After working for architects in the USA, France, and China, Valla began using computers and digital technologies in his own work. He received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media.

He has collaborated with a number of artists, architects, designers, scientists and archaeologists, developing novel uses for digital technologies. His work has been shown internationally, and recently written about in such publications as the Huffington Post, Wired, boingboing, the Guardian. He currently teaches in Digital + Media and Foundation Studies at RISD.

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