Paloma Kop

About Paloma Kop

I am an experimental multimedia artist and ambient musician from the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. My work often uses 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 also practice and lead Buddhist meditation and yoga, and enjoy spending time in the forest.

Community and collaboration are very important to me. I help run, an online discussion forum for diy audiovisual art, and Polyphase Portal, a collectively run online space for hosting workshops and educational programs. I sometimes lead workshops and do artist residencies with my partner Andrei Jay as Phase Shift Collective. I do freelance and commercial work through Moon Ark Studio.

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), with independent studies in math and physics. 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 also done visiting artist talks and workshops at schools such as CalArts, NYU, and SAIC. I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kalā Yoga in Brooklyn, and a Yearlong Buddhist Studies course at Dharma Moon. I sometimes go on silent meditation retreats at IMS in Massachusetts.

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