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Artist Resumé

Otto Laske
50 Woodbury St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
978.879.4882

Bodies of Art Work

Visual Art

• Animations (since 2010)

• Abstract photography (since 2010)

• Painting (since 2011)

• Drawing (since 2015)

Music

• Electro-acoustic music (1966-2009)

• Music for instruments and voices (1964-1999)

Poetry

• English poetry (1968-1993)

• German poetry (1955-1993)

Artistic Directorships

• New England Computer Arts Association (NEWCOMP), Cambridge, MA, 1980-1992, together with Curtis Roads (1980-1985).

Visual Art Memberships

• Rockport Art Association, Section Photography

• Rockport Art Association, Experimental Group, Rockport, MA

• Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA

• Studio Artist Community (www.studioartist.ning.com)

• Vimeo Community (www.vimeo.com)

• Visual Music Community (www.visualmusic.ning.com)

Recent & Upcoming Exhibits

2016

Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA, juried exhibition “For the Birds”, January 28 to March 6, 2016.

Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA, Member Work NOW, March 10 to April 17, 2016.

Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA, exhibition curated by Matt Cegelis, "Why Abstract", April 21 to May 29, 2016.

RAA Experimental Group Show, Centennial Gallery at the Musculoskeletal Center, Peabody, MA, June-July 2016 .

Clothing design based on Otto Laske's drawings and paintings, http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/otto-laske .

 

2015

• Newburyport Art Association,
65 Water St., Newburyport, MA, honorable mention for From Arabian Nights (drawing) and Fury (digital photography), January 2015, NAA Members' Juried Winter Show.

Rocky Neck Art Colony, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA 01913, Juried exhibition Perfect Storm

Peter Alpers Fine Art , 96 Main Street, Andover, MA, "Monkey Business and Other Diversions", March 4 to April 18, 2015, 2 works: From Arabian Nights and Fury .

First International Integral Art Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery. Magic Mountain purchased by Meta-Integral Foundation, July.

Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., Rockport MA 01966, Two Person Show "Natura naturans meets natura digitalis", digital paintings and drawings by Otto Laske, photography by Joe Reardon, October 4-18, 2015.

Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118. Annual Juried Show "Winter Works", December 4-20, 2015, 3 digital paintings.

 

2014

• Flatrocks Gallery , 27 Langsford St., Gloucester, MA 01930, USA, Translucence, January 24 to February 25. Artist Talk February 15, 2014, 4 pm (7 works).

Rocky Neck Art Colony , 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA 01930, USA, Video-Based Photography and Digital Painting from Across the US and Abroad, Otto Laske curator (himself represented by 2 works), May 15 to June 1, 2014.

Beaumont Art League, 2645 Long St., Beaumont, TX 77702, With Water Praying and Foret Enchantee shown.

• Cape Ann Community Cinema , 21 Main St. #2, Gloucester, MA, USA, show of digital animations by J. Detheux, D. Miller, O. Laske, and S. Pengilly, curated by Otto Laske, May 25, 2014.

• Art in Lanesville 2014 , Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St., Gloucester, MA 01930, August

• Solo Show, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Art Gallery , Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA. Solo Show of Digital Painting and Video-Based Photography by Otto Laske, August 13 to September 7, 2014 (15 works).

• Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966, Spring Photo Show, Second Summer Show, Fourth Summer Show, Winter Photo Show (all juried)

• Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, 65 Water Street, MA 01950, Winter Juried Show, New Members Show


2013

• Rocky Neck Art Colony , 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA, 01930, New Members Show, February 28 to March 18

• Rockport Art Association , 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, Spring Photo Show, April 11 to May 7

• Rockport Art Association , 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, 1 st Summer Show, Rockport Art Association, May 7 to June 11

• Rockport Art Association , 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, Juried Summer Show, June 13 to July 16

• Gloucester Stage Company , 267 Main St., Gloucester, MA, 01930, Solo Show of 12 digital paintings, an accompaniment to Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening, June 20 to July 14

• Art in Lanesville 2013 , Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St., Gloucester, MA 01930, August 9-11

• Rockport Art Association at Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St, Gloucester, MA 01930, Pop Up Show, August 17-18

• Newburyport Art Association , Newburyport, 65 Water Street, MA 01950, Fall Members Open Show, September 13-28

• Rockport Art Association Hibbard Gallery Center, 12 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, September 27 to November 17

• Newburyport Art Association 65 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950, Fall Members Juried Show, Part 2, November 1-23

• Rockport Art Association , 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, Masterpieces in Photography, December 8 to January 2, 2014

 

2012

• Art in Lanesville 2012, Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St., Gloucester, MA 01930, August

• Rockport Art Association , 12 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966, Photography Winter Show, December

 

Prizes

2015

• Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St., Newburyport, MA, honorable mention for From Arabian Nights (drawing) and Fury (digital photography), January 2015, NAA Members' Juried Winter Show.

2014

Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, Gerald R. O'Brien Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

2013

• Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, Photographic Resource Center Award for Excellence in Photography, Second Summer Photography Exhibition.

 

Musical Performances, Poetry Readings

• 1975 – 2010 Concert performances of electronic, instrumental, vocal, and chamber music, internationally and in the US, both live and radio
• 1980 - 1992: Regular performances of works through NEWCOMP, the New England Computer Arts Association
• Poetry Readings at University of Illinois, Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston; Harvard Graduate School of Design; private readings

Musical Commissions (1979-1989)

• National and international commissions, e.g. from GMEB, Bourges, France; Swiss Computer Music Center, Zurich; La Bienniale de Venezia, Italy, Dept. of Computer Arts, Simon Fraser University, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

Public Collections (Music)

• New Music Institute, Darmstadt, Germany
• Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Teaching of Music Composition (1969-1984)

• Professor of Music at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; Instituut voor Sonologie, Utrecht, The Netherlands; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Hochschule für Musik, Stuttgart, Germany; New England Computer Music Association, Boston, MA; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Honors (Music)
• 1967-68, Fellow in Composition, Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, MA, USA
• 1969, First Prize, Gaudeamus, Bilthoven, The Netherlands (Kyrie Eleison)
International Reviews and Press (Music)
• 1971- 2012 Numerous reviews and articles about my compositional work and writing in cognitive musicology and computer arts.

Poetry Publications

• 14 Poetry Publications in Osiris and Salamander, USA; Rind und Schlegel, Munich, Germany; LOG Zeitschrift für internationale Literatur, Vienna, Austria; Lingua Press, San Diego, CA, USA.

Lectures and Presentations on Esthetics

• 1973-2007 Numerous lectures and presentations at international venues focused on topics such as "musical esthetics", "art and technology", "the computer as the artist's alter ego", and the creative process in music and poetry

• 2006: Talk on The Creative Process in Computer Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA

• 2014 Gloucester Writers' Center, 126 East Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930, premiere of my 1988-1992 prose poems followed by a presentation on my Digital Esthetic (November).