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Hi there


D. Pillis is a new media artist and queer media archeologist, who works with computer graphics, robotics, and immersive experiences.


Recently, they have taught at Princeton University, Virginia Tech, and hold a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. where they studied under the father of computer graphics, Dr. Ivan Sutherland.

Pillis spent several years in New York under the mentorship of the contemporary artist Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, one of the last remaining survivors of the Stonewall rebellion in 1969. While in New York, Pillis worked in the contemporary art world, with gallerists Elizabeth Dee, David Zwirner, and Murray Guy. An active artist and animator, Pillis has exhibited work at the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), the Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), the Leslie Lohman Museum of Queer Art (NYC), Newark Penn Station (Newark, NJ) and has performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, OH), Open Engagement International Conference (Pittsburgh PA) and the Theatre for the New City in the East Village (NYC), as well as other galleries and internet venues.

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