The Line Portraiture Project: Participatory Computer Genrated Portraits Project

The Line Portraiture Project [6]  is a participatory web-based project that generates a line portrait of  submitted photos [4]. A total of 367 people participated in the project and about 1000 portraits were generated over a period of 6 months. Some of the participants sent me some follow-up images of what they have done with their line portraits. They re-contextualized the portraits into various media such as posters, bookmarks, business cards, photographs, social media profiles, etc. The project has become a tool of user-driven design and art for the public to generate and distribute.

The Line Portraiture Project was exhibited at the 4th International New Media Art Exhibition at the CICA (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) Museum [5] in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. Additionally, the project, along with an interview was published in New Texture: New Media Art 2019 [1][3], annual publication by the CICA Press. CICA fosters projects of experimental artists on new media, contemporary design, and art. Dual language (English and Korean) paperback and e-book versions of the publication were produced highlighting the year’s international exhibition and conference. The book contents ranged from interviews, essays, poetry, drawings, and artworks from myself and the other 34 international artists.

This project also exhibited at the Sejong Museum of Art during The Gwanghwamun International Art Festival in Seoul, Korea as sponsored by the KSBDA (Korean Society of Basic Design and Art). The KSBDA is one of Korea’s top art and design associations. This exhibition was held at the Sejong Museum of Art in Seoul. The juror for this exhibition was Hoon Gi Lee, Art Director at the Sejong Museum of Art. Artists and Designers from Korea, China, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, United States, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand were included in this competitive exhibition. A full-color exhibition catalog [2][7] for this event was published by the KSBDA press. The Gwanghwamun International Art Festival is an annual public cultural festival that holds several accompanying events with the purpose of promoting a wide range of visual cultures including performances, design showcases, concerts, and participatory art events. The Sejong Museum of Art is a historical site for Korean performing arts and recognized as a world-famous performing stage since the late 1970’s. It is established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government that represents a culture and art institution in Korea.




[1] The 4th International New Media Art Publication
[2] KSBDA  Exhibition Publication
[3] The Line Drawing Project in New Media Art Publication
[4] Contributed photos from participants
[5] CICA Museum in South Korea
[6] The Line Drawing Project website
[7] The Line Drawing Prooject in KSBDA Exhibition Publication — Gallery Talk Artist

Recognitions
Publications
◦  The 4th International New Media Art [1][3], CICA (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) Press, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Peer-Reviewed. Scope: International
◦  2020 KSBDA (Korea Society of Basic Design and Art) Spring International Invitational
Exhibition [2][7]. Invited. Scope: International

Exhibition
  The 4th International New Media Art, CICA (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) Museum [5], Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Peer-Reviewed. Scope: International





    
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