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Nancy Cahill creates intensely fragmented forms pulsing with momentum that threaten to explode of their paper confines. Well, her creations did just that earlier this year when she partnered with a developer to create her augmented reality app, 4th Wall, which allows users to place her VR drawings within their own environment, anytime, anywhere. The app also allows users to virtually visit her LA studio, and to experience an AR hologram of her discussing the conceptual underpinnings of her work.
In this episode, we talk with Nancy about her journey from "traditional" art mediums to VR and AR projects, the disconnect between the art and tech worlds, and where she sees virtual reality is headed.
-About Nancy Baker Cahill-
Nancy Baker Cahill is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) app which allows users to place art in 360 degrees anywhere in the world. She received her B.A. from Williams College. From 2010-2012 she initiated and led a collaborative art project at Homeboy Industries called “Exit Wounds.” Works from this project were exhibited throughout Los Angeles as part of the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)’s “Folk Art Everywhere” program. In 2015 she designed and led a collage workshop with homeless individuals under the aegis of a CAFAM grant. She is also the recipient of an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and will be a featured TEDx speaker in September 2018 in Pasadena.
Solo exhibition highlights include the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Ochi Projects, her Virtual Reality (VR) public art project on the IF (Innovation Foundation) sponsored Sunset Digital Billboards, and a VR/AR event at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in April 2018. She has been profiled by Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Art Newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, KCET’s award-winning “Artbound” series, Aesthetica, Good Magazine, LA Magazine, LA Weekly, Peripheral Vision Arts and on several podcasts, including Feminist Crush and State of the Art. She served for years as a member of the Hollywood Public Art Advisory Board, is a member of the Pasadena Art Alliance, an Advisory Board member of Fulcrum Arts and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at LACE.
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