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Jim Plaxco is a digital artist and photographer who works with 2D software, 3D software, his own custom graphics software, and photography, both film and digital, to create digital art. His introduction to computer art occurred in 1982 when he enrolled in the first graduate level course in computer graphics offer… Read More
Jim Plaxco is a digital artist and photographer who works with 2D software, 3D software, his own custom graphics software, and photography, both film and digital, to create digital art. His introduction to computer art occurred in 1982 when he enrolled in the first graduate level course in computer graphics offered by the Northern Illinois University Art Department. Since then he has created digital art on a variety of platforms with a wide variety of software, primarily software of his own design.

Jim specializes in abstract, algorithmic, generative, portrait, and astronomical art. As a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jim has used his artistic and image processing skills to create astronomical and planetary images using data from a variety of space missions to illustrate his educational presentations. In addition to having had his space art used as cover art, one of his artworks was flown in space aboard a Japanese satellite.

In addition to creating art, Jim has judged space art contests for both NASA and the National Space Society. He regularly lectures on the subject of space art and algorithmic art, has taught astronomical image processing classes, and has conducted workshops on the Processing programming language.

A gallery of Jim's art can be seen on his web site http://www.artsnova.com
A gallery of Jim's photography can be seen on his web site http://www.jimplaxco.com Read Less
  • Life and Work on the Moon Art Contest
    NASA
  • 2007-8 Space Settlement Art Contest
    National Space Society
  • Space Lifestyles Quarterly
    New Forks LLC
  • Making Astronomical Art with Your PC
    Adler Planetarium — Chicago, IL, USA
  • International Space Development Conference
    National Space Society — USA
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As a digital artist I do not subscribe to the proposition that an artist should confine themselves to one subject and style. The versatility of the digital medium should be explored, not ignored. To further add uniqueness to my digital art, most of the art I create is created using graphic software of my own desig… Read More
As a digital artist I do not subscribe to the proposition that an artist should confine themselves to one subject and style. The versatility of the digital medium should be explored, not ignored. To further add uniqueness to my digital art, most of the art I create is created using graphic software of my own design.
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