Dr. SIMONE PATERSON is a new media artist and researcher; her installations are exhibited internationally (Australia, Europe and USA). Her installations usually consist of large-scale digital photographic prints, sculptural fabric forms and as well as interactive new media works and digital video/ animations. Her recent exhibitions include, “Sew and So” at Artspace Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A with Jennifer Hand and Amelia Salisbury, and solo shows, “108: everything, nothing, infinity” at The Art Factory, Maitland Regional Art Gallery in New South Wales, Australia, “Diametric" at Perspectives Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia U.S.A and “NEST”, exhibited at the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia U.S.A.
Simone is an Associate Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Virginia, U.S.A where she teaches New Media Art and Theory as well as Motion Graphics and Digital Video in the School of Visual Arts serving as Studio Chair from 2010 - 2013. She is currently the Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Creative Technologies in the School of Visuals Arts and an affiliate of the Human-Centered Design Program of the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.
Educated in New South Wales, Australia, she was awarded a PhD in Philosophy/ Fine Arts from The University of Newcastle, in 2005 where her research focused upon cyborg culture. In 1995 she was awarded a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts and was the winner of the prestigious New South Wales Traveling Art Prize, which enabled her to travel to Florence, Italy to study traditional sculptural techniques and digital imaging.