Executive Director | Jesse Colin Jackson


Jesse Colin Jackson is a Canadian artist based in Southern California. His creative practice focuses on object- and image-making as alternative modes of architectural production. He manipulates the forms and ideas found in virtual and built environments through the expressive opportunities provided by digital visualization and fabrication technologies. His interactive Marching Cubes installations and performances (2016—present) have been featured in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Tehran, and Stockholm. Past solo exhibitions include Skip Stop (Pari Nadimi Gallery, 2019), Radiant City (Pari Nadimi Gallery, 2014), Usonia Road (Larry Wayne Richards Gallery, 2009), and Automatic (Larry Wayne Richards Gallery, 2009). Jackson was a 2014-2015 Hellman Fellow at the University of California and a 2008-2010 Howarth-Wright Fellow at the University of Toronto. Jackson is Associate Professor of Electronic Art & Design at the University of California, Irvine. He taught previously at OCAD University and the University of Toronto.

Artistic Director | David Familian

Phone: 949-824-4543

David Familian began working at the Beall Center for Art + Technology in 2005 and was appointed as Associate Director in April 2006. An artist and educator, he received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1979 and his MFA from UCLA in 1986. For the past twenty years he taught studio art and critical theory in art schools and universities including Otis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Santa Clara University, San Francisco Art Institute and U.C. Irvine. Although David began his career as a photographer, since 1990 new media has become integral to his own artistic practice and his work as a web producer and technical advisor for individual artists, museums and universities such as Walker Art Center, University of Minnesota and the Orange County Museum of Art.  David has curated and organized the majority of exhibitions at the Beall Center.  In 2013 he premiered Echo and Narcissus a new sound video installation with interactive elements at the Art/Sci Gallery at UCLA. David developed the Black Box Projects at the Beall Center and meets regularly with artists as well as technologists and scientists to collaborate on new projects.

Associate Director | Fatima Manalili 

Phone: 949-824-6206

Fatima Manalili received her BA in Art History from UCLA and her MA in Cultural Studies from Claremont. Prior to coming to UCI she served in a variety of arts administration roles including: Deputy Director at Bellas Artes Projects Foundation, and Head of Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, both in the Philippines; Assistant Curator at the Orange County Museum of Art; and Gallery Manager at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. Most recently she was Projector Coordinator at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.