About Paloma Kop (they/them)
I am an experimental multimedia artist, ambient musician, and creative technologist from the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. My practice incorporates electronic media, from analog video and synthesizers to digital systems and code, as well as various physical materials and processes. I am especially interested in feedback loops, recursion, fluid dynamics, self-organizing and emergent structures, patterns in nature, psychedelia, and embodied sensory experience.
I received a BFA in Visual Arts and Computer Science from Purchase College in 2014, and an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts at Alfred University in 2020 (my thesis can be found here). I have shown work and performed regularly since about 2016 at spaces and events such as Ambient Church (NYC), Eastern Bloc (Montréal), /'fu:bar/ Festival (Zagreb), Maverick Concert Hall (Woodstock), and Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan). I've done visiting artist talks and workshops at universities such as CalArts, NYU, and SAIC.
My current community projects include: Polyphase Portal (a cooperatively-run online school), Phase Shift Collective (a nomadic media art collective), and scanlines.xyz (an online discussion forum for DIY audiovisual art).
I also practice and lead Buddhist meditation and yoga, and enjoy lingering in the forest. I value taking time and space to think and observe.
As the closest thing I currently have to a day job, I run Moon Ark Studio, which offers creative technology services to artists and small businesses. If you are ever in need of web design, graphics, or audiovisual magic, feel free to get in touch.
→ Visit my now page for links to my upcoming workshops and events.
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