Paul Vanouse uses electronic media to explore contemporary culture through cinematic and installation works often designed for mass audiences. His thematic sources range from the hand-gesture language of Chinese opera to the O.J. Simpson affair to the Visible Human Project
. His work has been shown at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the Louvre in Paris. Vanouse teaches and is a research fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Before that, he taught and was a research fellow at the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1997, Vanouse's work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Howard Heinz Endowment, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is currently working on a collective project called Terminal Time
, which will present world history as an interactive, cinematic experience.
Walker Art Center Gallery 9, Paul Vanouse, 1999.