Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bailey Art Gallery exhibit to feature installation art from noted contemporary artist

Contemporary artist Fernando Orellana will bring his creative, distinct contemporary art to the Ben Bailey Art Gallery, Monday Feb. 21-Thursday, Feb.24.
Orellana will create an installation art exhibit during his visit—a type of contemporary art where art components are installed in a gallery to be experienced by the viewer for the duration of the show. He will work with both art and engineering students during the installation process. An artists’ reception for Orellana will take place from 4 p.m.-6p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. The exhibit will be on display through April 1. This event is free and open to the public.

Orellana currently serves as an assistant professor of digital art at Union College in Schenectady, NY. He  uses new and traditional media as a way of transmitting concepts that range from generative art to social-political commentary. His work is infused with humor and frequently involves robotic forms, projected images and digital technology.

He has recently exhibited at the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador, Museu dʼArt Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain), Carrie Haddad Gallery (New York), Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Argentina), Exit Art (New York), LABoral, (Spain), The Tang Museum of Art, (New York), Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago), The Ark (Ireland) and The Biennial of Electronic Art (Australia). His work is part of several art collections including the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection Chicago, The Ohio State University Student Union Collection, and The Western Michigan University Collection.
He is the recipient of a 2009, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in

Digital/Electronic Arts and a 2010 Full Fellowship Award at the Vermont Studio Center,  Johnson, VT. He received a Master of Fine Art from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Fine Art with honors at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was born in El Salvador, San Salvador and currently lives in Troy, New York.