Mark Sniadecki teaches courses in digital media. He received the MFA in Digital Art and the BFA in New Media (Video and Motion Media) from Indiana University.
Artist statement: My work takes its inspiration from the natural sciences, playing with those semiotic cues by which we recognize matter as organic or inorganic, biological or geological. I am drawn to the lifeform. The structural echoes that recur at different orders of perception (microscopic to macroscopic, human scale to cosmological) lead me toward ambiguous structures which nevertheless recall familiar phenomena. For me, the process of art-making and entering a psychological state of creative flow is akin to an act of worship, one not centered on a religious tradition but upon living matter itself. I find nature beautiful in its autonomy and appreciate non-human agency, and I have essential questions about the way our species invents and discovers meaning. Like many, I bear a paradoxical desire to support my sense of spiritual interiority, without discarding empirical evidence. This central tension, and the curiosity about the world it engenders, both drives my research and inspires me to continue making art.
Emergence (VR environment + 16 ceramic objects), Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, Ind.
Collective (40 ceramic objects), The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, Ind.
Keeping Time (collaboration; 1 single channel video), Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, Ind.
Asymmetric Dream (VR environment), Indiana University South Bend Alumni Exhibition, South Bend, Ind.
Gamma Burst (3-D character animation), The Fuller Projects / Bloomington, Ind.
Tempests and Teacups (1 single channel video), The Pine Cone Gallery, Paducah, Ky.
Forest Song (1 stop-motion animation), IU Cinema Student Showcase, Bloomington, Ind.
Spin (1 stop-motion animation and 1 audio composition), The Fuller Projects, Bloomington, Ind.
Why? (1 digital media print), I Fell Building Art Gallery, Bloomington, Ind.
M.F.A., Indiana University (2018), Digital Art
B.F.A., Indiana University (2015), New Media (Video and Motion Media)