Free Artist Workshop at MCC Art Gallery on the Digital Arts

February 21 – March 4, 2022 Art Gallery All Ages Free Admission Art

About this event

Free Artist Workshop for Digital, Internet and Video artists at MCC Art Gallery

Artist Workshop: Exploring the Digital Arts with James Angel, Samantha Lyn Aasen and Rembrandt Quiballo.

Explore and experiment.

Have you ever wanted to explore the digital arts with some of today’s most inspired artists? Come join three of the valley’s leading artists for demonstrations on how to create art using AR (altered reality) and VR (virtual reality) experiences, glitch aesthetics and corrupted data, and video and internet imagery.

What you should bring. 

You must bring your own digital source material and laptop computer to work on. After a 15 minute demonstration by each of the artists, the attendees will break out into smaller groups so that the workshop leaders can mentor students and artists individually. 

Sign up for one session.

There will be two sessions and you must sign up to reserve your place in the workshop due to Covid-19 guidelines. This helps us to plan and maintain social distancing measures. To accommodate as many interested parties as possible there will be two sessions: 

Session 1 - 10:15-3pm:

Session 2 - 3:15-7pm:

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Get your work in an exhibition! Every work completed in the workshop sessions will be uploaded to the projectors, given a QR code or displayed in the gallery in an appropriate manner for the rest of the run of the exhibition of Redefining the Creator Economy at MCC Art Gallery. (Works may not violate standards of public decency or include explicit nudity, sexism, racism, or homophobic content).


James Angel

The breadth of Angel’s art practice includes investigations into issues like science and physics, mutation and adaptation, non-linear dynamics and quantum mechanics, as well as science fiction and speculative futures in an effort to better understand our place in the cosmos. Motifs from geometry, iconography, nature, and the digital realm all collide on Angel’s canvases, which speak to the different types of encounters we can have within the visual spectrum. In the past decade Angel has also incorporated VR / AR activations into his work, which seamlessly blend analogue gestures with virtual reality. James Angel is recognized as a major contributor to an emerging downtown Phoenix arts scene. He is one of the founders of the artist collective 3CARPILEUP and the annual Chaos Theory event. Angel has studied under and worked with several well-known artists and publishers and has exhibited in many galleries and museums. Most recently his work was included in the Bushwick Open Studios Event in New York, the Torrance Art Museum in California and awarded a place in Tilt Gallery’s recent juried exhibition, Infinite Possibilities: Art of Tomorrow.

Samantha Lyn Aasen 

Samantha Lyn Aasen is an artist whose work revolves around questioning female relationships and societal standards about sexuality. Samantha identifies herself as a feminist artist. She uses her art as an exploration of desire and repulsion embedded in girlhood and within American consumer culture. Samantha has had exhibitions in Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska, Maryland, and the UK. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Photography from Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University and a Studio Art MFA with an emphasis in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Recently she attended the Feminist Artist Conference Residency in Toronto, Canada. Currently she teaches at Phoenix College and volunteers with Girls Rock! Phoenix.

Rembrandt Quiballo

Rembrandt Quiballo’s work investigates the moving image by investigating mass media and its effects on different social and political histories. Quiballo was born in the city of Manila in the Philippines where political unrest would compel his family to leave the country, eventually immigrating to the United States. Quiballo received a BFA in Painting and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Arizona. He earned his MFA in Photography at Arizona State University and his works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Cairo and Berlin. Quiballo is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ASU GPSA Research Grant, the SPE Student Award, the Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship and the Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant. He is current based in Phoenix, Arizona where he is the arts editor for JAVA Magazine and he writes art criticism for journals like Southwest Contemporary and Hyperallergic. 

Items not allowed

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery.

Directions and parking

The MCC Art Gallery can be found behind the AC building near the MCC Theatre. Complimentary parking for events is conveniently provided in the southeast lots of campus.

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Past dates

Monday, February 21, 2022 10:15am to 7:00pm
Friday, March 4, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm