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Eva Sutton

Eva Sutton is a digital media artist, photographer and programmer whose work explores the boundary between static images and interactive databases. Before becoming an artist, she was a software engineer working primarily in the fields of biotechnology and large-scale database management.

Sutton has lectured on issues related to art and technology at venues such as Princeton University, New York University, The Cooper Union, the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Hong Kong Center for the Arts, Bophana Media and Arts Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and The Ludwig Foundation in Havana, Cuba. Her projects, based on the intersection between photography, interactive installation and robotics, have been featured in publications including Aperture, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Artbyte, The New York Times and Leonardo.

Sutton’s work has also been featured at Aperture Gallery, SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Exit Art (New York), the Santa Barbara [CA] Museum of Art, The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Purnell Center for the Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, the National Center of Photography in Paris, Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali in Trento, Italy, Trondelag Center for Contemporary Art in Norway, SIGGRAPH and the online sites Digital Imaging Forum and Egg, the arts show on PBS, among others.

Sutton’s current work explores the phenomenon of displacement, in particular squatter communities in marginalized urban environments and diasporic communities who have left their homeland as refugees. Her online solo exhibition Fringe Dwellers: Life on the Edge in Cambodia was recently featured on the photography site Forward Thinking Museum.

Sutton holds a BA in Architecture, summa cum laude, from the School of Design at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. She did graduate studies in Computer Science at the George Washington University and holds an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her research and teaching at RISD are focused on the relationship between photography and time-based media. She lives and works in New York City.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • PHOTO-5304-01 Intermediate Darkroom Photography

Wintersession 2020 Courses

  • PHOTO-5233-01 Photo Intensive
  • PHOTO-5326-01 Pictures To Progress

Spring 2020 Courses

  • PHOTO-5308-01 Photo Digital Foundation
  • PHOTO-5339-01 The Business Of Art
  • PHOTO-5312-01 Time-based Photography