IS 2003 / 3rd Digital Sculpture
Competition / Jury
Pr. Mary VISSER
Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, Mary Visser teaches sculpture
and computer imaging at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
Ms. Visser has completed several large-scale public and private commissions
the most recent being for the City of Austin, and Sprint Inc. Her work has
been included in several multimedia and video presentations here and in Europe
(e.g. The Computer: A Tool for Sculptors PBS, U.S.A., Clay Artists, America's
Best, France, Texas Artists in Clay, London, England, Clay U.S.A., Boston
and Atlanta.) Her work has been featured in Texas Monthly, Artspace, Ceramics
Monthly, Sculpture International and in the book, A Comprehensive Guide to
Outdoor Sculpture in Texas by Carol Morris Little.
Visser's work has been included in over 108 international, national and regional
juried exhibitions. Most recently her work was included in the International
Digital Sculpture Exhibition sponsored by The New York Institute of Technology
at the Rourke Art Museum in Minnesota in April of 2002. Her work has received
numerous awards among which she received the "1990 Design Excellence Award"
from the City of Austin Design Commission for her sculpture "Color At Play",
a Mellon Technology Fellowship in 1998 for her work in multimedia, and a
Mundy Fellowship for rapid prototyping in 2002. She recently completed a
Partnership in Stero Modeling with PRISM Labs, Inc.
Visser organized one of the first juried national digital art exhibitions
for the Brown Symposium in the early 80s and has published several articles
on women artists. Her most recent publication is entitled "Perspectives:
The Interface: Computers, 3-D Modeling and Women Sculptors" for the International
Sculpture Center web special at the url http://www.sculpture.org/documents/webspec/visser/women.htm.
She has given numerous workshops on modeling digital sculpture and organized
the rapid prototyping workshop for the 2000 International Sculpture Symposium
in Houston, Texas. Ms. Visser is now working on the touring exhibition and
catalog for the 2003 International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture Exhibition
whose opening exhibition will coincide with Intersculpt'03 in Texas.
VISSER Web page