The artworks of Jim Pallas are generally interactive, performing
sculptures that depend on a combination of electronic logic and
environmental stimulation produce behaviors of movement, sound, light,
other phenomena. He began creating responsive, content-laden kinetic
sculpture in the l960's.His pieces utilize a wide variety of materials,
include verbal and visual symbolism and often represent creatures or
He has exhibited extensively and received wide recognition and
numerous awards. His work has been selected for international awards
exhibitions in France, Austria, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.
What the critics say.
SELECTED HONORS & EXHIBITIONS
Show NYC, Columbia University Teacher's College, NYC, 2011
Hiking Pioneers in the Valley of the Heart's Delight, San
- Polk Art and
Technology Award, Birmingham, Michigan, 2001.
- CyberArts: The Impact of Ylem:20 Years of Art Science and
Technology, San Francisco, Ca. 2001
- Cybermonde, Cite
Arts et des Nouvelle Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
- ARTEC '93, "Artistic Merit Prize", presented by H.I.H.
Tomohito Mikasa, Nagoya City Art and Science Museum,. Japan..
- Prix Ars
Mention",Linz, Austria, 1992.
- Automates et Robots, Centre
Art et Technologie, Reims, France, 1992.
- Motor City Review, Zacateca, Mexico, l989.
- Computers and Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y.,
Gallery of Science and Art, N.Y., 1988. and Contemporary
Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.
Worm Colony", The Artist as a Young Machine, Ontario Science Centre,
- Michigan Foundation for the Arts, Creative Artist Award,
- Louis Redstone Award for a Creative Approach to Sculpture,
- The Best
Awards are ones one gives oneself.
SELECT COMMISSIONED ARTWORKS
Portrait of the
Sculptures for six zoos in the U. S. and Canada. 2008.
- Legacy of
Faygel and Yishiah, private commission, 2007
Stikuntongus, Detroit Zoo, (1995 and 2000)
- Law ,
Library of a private law
firm in Detroit,1993
- "Go With the Flow", features displays of immiscible
Carmel Mercy Hospital Kidney Center, Detroit,1990
remote control video. Lobby of Impression Five Science Museum,
- "Man About a
visitors to the men's lavatory. One23 Restaurant, Grosse Pointe,
Thirty-foot (10 meters) high 8 bit binary counter. Center for Science
and Industry,Columbus, Ohio, 1986
Automobile and Culture; Detroit Style, Detroit
Jack", Borman Corporation, Detroit, 1985
- "Senate Piece",
Office of U.S.Senator
Carl Levin, Washington D.C., 1981
- "Century of
Institute of Arts, 1978
this head )
Silicon Valley" , Ashlee Vance, Globe
Press, 2007. p. 69
Electronic Age", Frank Popper, Abrams, 1994. p. 106
- "Jim Pallas",
Intercommunications,1994, Winter #7, p. 86
- "Nose Wazoo",
Jim Pallas, 1991,Leonardo,v.
Visions: Computers and Art", Cynthia Goodman, Abrams Company,
York, NY, 1988, p. 144
- "The Blue
Ahl, Creative Computing Magazine, Newark, New Jersey, February 1978,
- "The Artistic
Vision of Jim Pallas", Diane Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,
Detroit Institute of Arts catalogue essay, 1978
- "Jim Pallas:
EMMY winning film by Marx/Handley
Productions, 1992, 3 minutes
- "Three Hearts",
- "Interview: Metro Arts Review", Elaine Kirshman, KMS
1990, 54 minutes
- "Nose Wazoo",
1990, 3 minutes
- "Profile: Good Afternoon, Detroit", Tom Locicero, Detroit,
- "Jim Pallas: An Interview", Dana Atchley ,Network
TV, San Francisco,1979, 30 minutes
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