New Thematic Installation “In Real Time” at Art House

Art House is pleased to present the thematic installation In Real Time, featuring newly acquired works from the digital art collection that use real-time software to autonomously generate virtual simulations. Real-time software allows an artwork to deliver a live, constantly evolving animation of infinite duration. This technology is a special characteristic unique to digital Read more....

Grants & Awards

2015 Arts Writing Award grantee Joanne McNeil debuts Just Browsing

JUST BROWSING: Premiere and Artist Talk Oct. 19, 2017, 7 pm at Fridman Gallery RSVP at Eventbrite

The recipient of our 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, Joanne McNeil has completed her grant-supported project Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user. Just Browsing will premiere at Fridman Gallery in New York Read more....


New Thematic Installation “Cyberbodies” at Art House

Aug 11, 2017

The Art House seasonal exhibition program reveals “Cyberbodies,” a new thematic installation of artworks, with a public reception Friday, August 11, 5-7 p.m. The new installation continues to showcase significant highlights and new acquisitions from the Foundation’s digital art collection, including works of historic importance by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and a collaborative Read more....

Grants & Awards

Interview with 2017 Digital Arts Writing Awards Recipient, Ed Halter

Ed Halter received the $20,000 award ($15,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $5,000 project grant) for an emerging arts writer in the U.S. who demonstrates great promise in writing about digital art. Halter is Critic in Residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and a founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and Read more....

Grants & Awards

Interview with 2017 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art Recipient, Rudolf Frieling

Rudolf Frieling received the $40,000 award ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing about digital art. Rudolf Frieling is Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Important publications include Media Art Action (1997), Media Art Interaction Read more....

Grants & Awards

Announcing Recipients of 2017 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation announces the winners and the selection committee of its 2017 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art.


RUDOLF FRIELING who will receive $40,000 in the established arts writer category ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) ED HALTER who will receive $20,000 in Read more....
Grants & Awards

Net Art Anthology

The Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to Rhizome to support Net Art Anthology, an online exhibition retelling the history of net art from the 1980s to the present day. Launched on October 27, 2016, Net Art Anthology addresses a field of artistic practice in which even the most influential works often fade into obscurity as Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

New Ways to See: Digital Art Criticism Now

Nov 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 – Christiane Paul and Nora Khan—recipients of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art—discussed current issues in digital art with Ian Cheng and Clement Valla, two artists on whose work they have written. Paul, Khan, and the artists talked about topics explored in their respective writings and projects, with a focus Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

LECTURE: Pamela McCorduck on Harold Cohen

Aug 06, 2016
“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen and His Artificially Intelligent Painting Program Aaron

Saturday August 6, 2016, 2-4 p.m. Art House, 231 Delgado Street, Santa Fe, NM

Free and open the public. Limited Seating. RSVP required here.

A conversation between author Pamela McCorduck and Foundation curator Jason Foumberg will explore the life and legacy Read more....

Grants & Awards

Interview with Richard Lowenberg

Richard Lowenberg, Director of the 1st-Mile Institute and the organizer of the New (+Old) Media: Restoration, Preservation, Archiving & Access workshops at the 2016 CURRENTS International New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico talks with the Thoma Foundation about the importance of preserving new media art and fostering discussions about best practices in the field.

The Read more....