Open Waters interactive book (2020)
Andrea Wollensak is an artist, designer and educator. Her work spans multi-media from traditional and digital fabrication, to generative-interactive systems and includes collaborations with community partners, computer programmers, musicians, poets, and scientists. Themes in her work explore place-based narratives on environment and community.
Specializations include social design and collaborative community ventures, mapping and visualizing data, digital poetics, locative media, interactive and site-specific installation works.
Wollensak has created projects and exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at the Göteborg International Biennial, Nova Scotia Art Gallery, Brno Design Biennial Moravian Gallery, Brown University’s Granoff Center Gallery, and the Burchfield Penney Arts Center in Buffalo.
Selected awarded grants and residencies include the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy, the International Artist Studio Program in Sweden, the National Science Foundation, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Mellon Foundation. She has presented her work at numerous conferences including ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Generative Art Conference, SEAMUS, CAiiA, CAA, among others.
Wollensak is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Winterhouse Institute, a community of design educators committed to promoting excellence in design education for
social impact. In Connecticut, she is on the Advisory Board for Digital Media Connecticut (DMCT), a regional collaborative of CT higher education institutions dedicated to supporting students in digital media.
At Connecticut College, she is on the faculty in the Studio Art Department, and an Associate Fellow at the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology where served as Director from 2014-2020.
Open Waters [Northwest Passage | Open Polar Sea | Arctic + Great Lake Plastic]
BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER, BUFFALO, NY (DEC 2019 - MAR 2020)
BROWN UNIVERSITY, GRANOFF CENTER COHEN GALLERY, PROVIDENCE, RI (APR 2018)
Ice Core Modulations
23RD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART (ISEA), UNIVERSIDAD DE CALDAS, MANIZALES, COLOMBIA (JUNE 2017)
15TH AMMERMAN BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM ON ARTS & TECHNOLOGY, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, NEW LONDON, CT (FEB 2017)
18TH GENERATIVE ART CONFERENCE, GENERATIVE DESIGN LAB, POLITECNICO DE MILANO UNIVERSITY (DEC 2015)
Between Solid and Liquid: Constructed Landscapes
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, "DESIGN LATITUDES GROUP EXHIBITION" (2015)
LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM, FACULTY EXHIBITION (2015)
KONSTEPIDEMIN GALLERIES, GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN (2014)
17TH GENERATIVE ART CONFERENCE, GENERATIVE DESIGN LAB, POLITECNICO DE MILANO UNIVERSITY (DEC 2014)
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, "PLACEMARKERS: MAPPING LOCATION AND PROBING BOUNDARIES", HALIFAX, CANADA (2012)
GALLERY AT CONSTITUTION PLAZE (DECD), ARTIST FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, HARTFORD, CT (2012)
Listening Sites : Tracking Stories
GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, KONSTEPIDEMIN SATELLITE GALLERY, GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN (2007)
Weir Farm Series
WEIR FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK ART CENTER GALLERY, WILTON, CT (2006)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PENNY STAMPS GALLERY, ANN ARBOR, MI (2009)
MONSTER STUDIOS FESTIVAL, MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BOZEMAN, MT (2009)
5TH CONCERT OF NEW MEDIA, BLUFTON UNIVERSITY, OHIO (2009)
BOSTON CYBERARTS FESTIVAL, MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART (2009)
Memory Markers: Saint Lô. France
MAITRES DES LIEUX, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS EXHIBITION AND RESIDENCY (2004)
CENTER FOR VISUAL ART, "SUBSTANCE: DIVERSE PRACTICES FROM THE PERIPHERY", DENVER, COLORADO (2007)
Public Gestures / Private Paths
GALERIE LE LIEU, LORIENT, FRANCE (2000)
ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA, "SCIENCED FICTIONS: VEHICLES, TECHNOLOGIES, AND TRACINGS OF OTHER PLACES", HALIFAX, NS (2000)
Cultural Geographies: GPS Drawings
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION STUDY AND CONFERENCE CENTER CREATIVE RESIDENCY, BELLAGIO, ITALY (2000)