Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jan 3rd 2011 to Apr 1st 2011 | Aug 2nd 2011 to Aug 30th 2011 | Feb 20th 2012 to Feb 29th 2012 | Jan 28th 2016 to Feb 8th 2016
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @RoboticChurch
  • MEMBER OF Climate Clock

Chico MacMurtrie is internationally recognized for his large-­‐scale, performative, robotic installations, and interactive public sculpture. MacMurtrie  has  exhibited  widely  in  America,  Europe,  and  Asia,  and  has received numerous awards and grants, including five grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Fundación Telefonica / Vida Life, NYFA, Art Matters, CEC Artslink and Ars Electronica. 

MacMurtrie is the Artistic Director of Amorphic Robot Works (ARW), a collective of artists, technicians, scientists, and engineers he founded in 1991. Since 2005, MacMurtrie/ARW have focused on developing “soft machines” or inflatable robotic sculptures that engage their environment through cyclical air exchange and metamorphic transformation. 

In 2012, MacMurtrie, Geo Homsy and Bill Washabaugh won San Jose’s Climate Clock competition with Organograph, a proposed 75-foot tall kinetic sculpture responding to Climate Change.