Chris Reilly

is a Detroit-area artist, hacker and teacher. Chris holds a MFA from UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. Working individually and collaboratively, his artwork explores communication, relationships, physical subjectivity and community building with media including games, performances, instruments, robots, and open-source hardware/software projects. Chris has performed and shown artwork in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. Recent shows include the Intimate Instruments workshop at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; a public installation at Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, CA; and collaborative projects in Hong Kong’s Microwave International New Media Arts Festival; the Open Hardware Summit/World Maker Faire in New York City; and SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. Chris is the official Infinity Manager of Detroit’s Picnic Club, an arts collective dedicated to site-specific inquiry, play, and picnics. His works have been profiled in Make Magazine, Wired Magazine, and Punk Planet. Chris has published photo/video essays and art texts in Geez Magazine and Infinite Mile. Chris is Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design. He has also taught New Media and Digital Fabrication courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as authoring 3D modeling/animation courses for