a partial list of past exhibitions

The Hand and Machine
workshop and exhibition at Whitman College, February 23- April 15th
another link and another
series of artists brought to Whitman campus to work with students on new digital tools for art making
Thanks to Justin Lincoln for putting this together.

Flat Earth Folded
Collaborative exhibition with Jesse Cahn-Thompson at Big Medium, Austin Texas, March 6 – April 18, 2015
exhibition review
visually guided audio tour of the show https://vimeo.com/135063345
Jesse’s page about the show and our other sound projects
Jesse’s soundcloud of the audio

October 2014- August 2015, a public art project created by the River City Company involving photography and sound
Part of an ongoing collaboration with Amy Johnson involving residents of Patten Towers in Chattanooga

Group exhibition at Austin Peay State University, January 20- February 6, 2015
2 collaborative works made with Jesse Cahn-Thompson

Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 2.11.30 AM
Ann Hamilton at the exhibition
radio interview with the curators http://wkms.org/post/trahern-gallery-explores-sound-art-interactive-exhibit#stream/0

Flat Earth Unfolded
Exhibition with Jesse Cahn-Thompson and Archie Stapleton University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
October 17 – December 12, 2015

The Place You will Live for the Rest of Your Life
Exhibition at Seed Space in Nashville with Amy Johnson, Jesse Cahn-Thompson, Archie Stapleton and Crazy Horse, November 1, 2014 – January 5, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 1.17.38 AM
exhibition publication with essays by Jenny Carlisle and Rachel Bubis http://issuu.com/seedspacenashville/docs/winter_brochure_2014
the exhibition was named “best multimedia exhibit” of 2015 by the Nashville Scene http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/best-multimedia-exhibit/BestOf?oid=5978056

The Hunter Invitational III
Group exhibition at the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga June -September, 2014

sculptures and a collaborative sound installation with Jesse Cahn-Thompson
artists included in the show: Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington
reviews in hyperallergic, burnaway, Times Free Press

Second Nature
presented by Barbara Archer Gallery at the Goat Farm in Atlanta April 26 – May 17, 2014
Screen Shot 2015-09-27 at 9.20.47 AM

 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, curated by W. Rod Faulds and Sybille Welter
lecture February 20, 2014
FEB 2014 sXe artist talks

Medium Boundary
October 2013
MakeWork grant project to conduct sound experiments that was also supported by John Henry and his Structure Group
Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 12.17.06 PM

Void Loop
August 10 – September 8 2013, group exhibition at Antenna in New Orleans curated by James Goedert


Technology and new media is an ever-growing, expansive realm in contemporary art practice. void loop showcases six artists from around the country who merge art and technology in a myriad of ways, pushing the boundaries of computed visual and audible practices. Casey Reas (Los Angeles, CA), Ashley John Pigford (Newark, DE), Greg Pond and Jesse Thompson (Sewanee, TN & Los Angeles, CA), and Cristobal Mendoza and Annica Cuppetelli (Detroit, MI), are impressive not only in the scope of their personal achievements, but also in their contributions to contemporary new media education and innovation. The works in void loop range from space defying projections to mechanized knock-knock machines. Each piece bends the capabilities of electrons to its whim and makes light of where we are, where we are going, suggesting that we aren’t actually where we are and where we think we are going.


Circles and Spinning Wheels
curated by Melody Owen
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art TBA Festival
Co-presented with Northwest Film Center.

Artist Melody Owen has spent the last few years traveling in Paris, Quebec, Iceland, and the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. As she roamed, she collected video works from artists she met along the way. Owen has organized these works into two distinct screenings. The first, circles and spinning wheels, is a compilation of animations, mini-documentaries, music videos, and experimental films that feature the curves and planes of circles. This simple shape of Euclidean geometry remains constant despite the artists’ different styles and methodologies. The second, if i could crowd all my souls into that mountain, features videos by an international cast of characters who have stepped from behind the camera and transformed into both subject and performer as they document their actions in the world.-Kristan Kennedy

solo exhibition at Zeitgeist May 10-June 8 2013




Contemporary Focus 2011
Knoxville Museum of Art August 25-November 6 2011

Jesse Michael Thompson and I also produced a sound installation in the museum’ s Great Hall

Legacy Works Productions, lead my the amazing Sylvia Peters produced documentary about the exhibition that can be viewed here

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opened february 12, 2010

a collaborative exhibition with Phillip Andrew Lewis about the mysterious last transmission of the Stardust before it crashed into the mountains in Chile (1947). The impact caused and avalanche and the plane was consumed by a glacier. In 1998 the first pieces of the wreckage began to emerge as the ice shifted and receded.

videos from the exhibition on PAL’s vimeo site

February 12- March 12, 2011 in the caseworks project space at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis

image credits: PAL
sound composed with Pure Data, video imaging executed in Processing and Final Cut Pro, light sequencing generated by Arduino

Of Walking in Ice
exhibition at SOIL in Seattle and
curated by Jack Ryan, catalog essay by Jan Tamlir
based on Werner Herzog’s book