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Casey Reas

Casey Reas is an artist and educator who lives in Los Angeles. His software, prints, and installations have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His work varies from small works on paper to building-scale software installations and he balances solo work in the studio with collaborations. Reas’ work is in a range of private and public collections at institutions including the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles where he is also co-director of UCLA Social Software. He holds a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Media Arts and Sciences as well as a bachelors degree from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Reas co-founded Processing in 2001; Processing is an open-source programming language and environment for the visual arts. He is the author of many books including Compressed Cinema (2023) and Making Pictures with Generative Adversarial Networks (2019), both published by Anteism.