PeopleAlumnx (MFA), Class of 2012

Eric Parren

Eric Parren (NL/US) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied at the Interfaculty ArtScience of the Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatory in The Hague where he received his BFA in 2009. Currently he is pursuing an MFA at the Design | Media Arts department of the University of California Los Angeles.

His work lives at the intersection of art, science, and technology and investigates contemporary themes such as nanotechnology, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence while being strongly rooted in the histories of experimental film, modern classical composition, and live performance. The works are often deeply sensory experiences dealing with modes of perception, synesthesia, and the physics of light and sound. Eric is a member of the art collective Macular and the founder and co-host of La Force Sauvage radio.