The artworks of Jim Pallas are generally interactive, performing
sculptures that depend on a combination of electronic logic and
environmental stimulition produce behaviors of movement, sound, light, or
other phenomena. He began creating responsive, content-laden kinetic
sculpture in the l960's.His pieces utilize a wide variety of materials,
include verbal and visual symbolism and often represent creatures or
He has exhibited extensively and received wide recognition and
numerous awards. His work has been selected for international awards and
exhibitions in France, Austria, Canada, Mexico, and Japan.
What the critics say.
SELECTED HONORS & EXHIBITIONS
Hiking Pioneers in the Valley of the Heart's Delight, San Jose, CA.
- Polk Art and Technology Award, Birmingham, Michigan, 2001.
- The Impact of Ylem:20 Years of Art Science and Technology, San Francisco, Ca. 2001
- Cybermonde, Cite des
Arts et des Nouvelle Technologies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1997.
- ARTEC '93, "Artistic Merit Prize", presented by H.I.H. Prince
Tomohito Mikasa, Nagoya City Art and Science Museum,. Japan..
- Prix Ars Electronica, "Honorary
Mention",Linz, Austria, 1992.
- Automates et Robots, Centre National
Art et Technologie, Reims, France, 1992.
- Motor City Review, Zacateca, Mexico, l989.
- Computers and Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y., 1987.
Gallery of Science and Art, N.Y., 1988. and Contemporary Art
Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.
Worm Colony", The Artist as a Young Machine, OntarioScience Centre, Toronto,
- Michigan Foundation for the Arts, Creative Artist Award, l980.
- Louis Redstone Award for a Creative Approach to Sculpture, 1965.
- The Best Awards are ones one gives oneself.
SELECT COMMISSIONED ARTWORKS
Portraitof the Artist ......
Sculptures for six zoos in the U. S. and Canada. 2008.
- Legacy of
Faygel and Yishiah, private commission, 2007
Stikuntongus, Detroit Zoo, (1995 and 2000)
- Law , Library of a private law
firm in Detroit,1993
- "Go With the Flow", features displays of immiscible liguids. Mt.
Carmel Mercy Hospital Kidney Center, Detroit,1990
remote control video. Lobby of Impression Five Science Museum, Lansing,Michigan.
- "Man About a Dog", senses
visitors to the men's lavatory. One23 Restaurant, Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
- "Counting Caterpillars",
Thirty-foot (10 meters) high 8 bit binary counter. Center for Science
and Industry,Columbus, Ohio, 1986
Automobile and Culture; Detroit Style, Detroit Institute of
Jack", Borman Corporation, Detroit, 1985
- "Senate Piece", Office of U.S.Senator
Carl Levin, Washington D.C., 1981
- "Century of Light", Washington
- "Northcourt Tubedance",Detroit
Instituteof Arts, 1978
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Silicon Valley" , Ashlee Vance, Globe Pequot
Press, 2007. p. 69
- "Art of the
Electronic Age", Frank Popper, Abrams, 1994. p. 106
- "Jim Pallas",
Intercommunications,1994, Winter #7, p. 86
- "Nose Wazoo", Jim Pallas, 1991,Leonardo,v. 24, p.
Visions: Computers and Art", Cynthia Goodman, Abrams Company, New
York, NY, 1988, p. 144
- "The Blue Wazoo", David
Ahl, Creative Computing Magazine, Newark, New Jersey, February 1978, cover
- "The Artistic Vision of Jim Pallas", Diane Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,
Detroit Institute of Arts catalogue essay, 1978
- Selections on YouTube.
- "Jim Pallas: Electronic Sculptor",1982
EMMY winning film by Marx/HandleyProductions,
Productions, 1992, 3 minutes
- "Three Hearts", K Productions,
- "Interview: Metro Arts Review", ElaineKirshman, KMS Productions,
1990, 54 minutes
- "Nose Wazoo", K Productions,
1990, 3 minutes
- "Profile: Good Afternoon, Detroit", Tom Locicero, Detroit, 1984,
- "Jim Pallas: An Interview", Dana Atchley ,Network TV, San Francisco,1979, 30 minutes
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