Jason Van Anden - Biography

Jason Van Anden is an artist and inventor who seeks to reconcile human emotion, intelligence and free will through art. These endeavors are expressed in mediums both old and new from clay to software. His creative output is generated from an energetic mix of passionate art making and a compulsion to tinker. Among his most recent works are a pair of emotive robots named Neil and Iona, an online videogame called Farklempt! and a very cute virtual Brussels Griffon puppy named ascii chewy. His creations are exhibited internationally and has recieved recognition and support by the art, science, gaming and technology communities. Van Anden holds a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.