Ian Ingram

Ian Ingram


February 6 - May 22, 2021

The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents a mid-career survey by artist Ian Ingram. Ingram’s art explores animal morphology, robotic avatars, and technology in natural environments.

This exhibition will focus on new works created during his residency at the Beall Center’s Black Box Projects.

About the artist

Ian Ingram is a Los Angeles-based artist who is interested in the human-made body's future as a willful entity and the nature of communication. He builds robotic objects that borrow facets from animal form and behavior, from the shapes and movements of machines, and from our stories about animals. The resulting works–often intended to cohabitate and interact with the animals in their own places–explore our relationship with non-human animals, behavior and object performance as artistic media, and the interface between the built and the grown.

Ingram has exhibited internationally, including at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, U.S.A); Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, Denmark); the Museum of Modern Art (Toluca, Mexico); Yada Gallery (Nagoya, Japan); Bedford Gallery (Walnut Creek, U.S.A); Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax, Canada); Purdue University (West Lafayette, U.S.A); Zone2Source (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Hasbro (Pawtucket, U.S.A); Popular Science Magazine; the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, U.K.); and the Beall Center for Art + Technology (Irvine, U.S.A). His work is in the collections of the Carnegie Science Center and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Ingram has a BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

This exhibition is possible due to the generosity of the Beall Family Foundation.

February 06, 2021 to May 22, 2021
Launch Reception: 
February 6, 2021 - 2:00pm
Curated By: 
David Familian
Ian Ingram
This exhibition has been postponed due to Covid-19.