University of Calgary

Gerald Hushlak

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Currently Teaching

 W2020 - ART 351 - Painting: Figuration
 W2020 - ART 353 - Painting: Abstraction
 W2020 - ART 513.26 - Directed Study (Studio Research: Painting)
LAB 4TBATBA
TUT 4TBATBA
 W2020 - ART 513.9 - Directed Study (Research in Painting)
LAB 6TBATBA
TUT 6TBATBA
 W2020 - ART 761.9 - Advanced Independent Studio Research (Algorithmic Systems Design)
LAB 1TBATBA
TUT 1TBATBA
 F2020 - ART 331 - 2D Digital Imaging
 F2020 - ART 351 - Painting: Figuration
 F2020 - ART 401 - Studies In Contemporary Intl Art
LEC 1W 11:00 - 13:45
AB 651
 W2021 - ART 599 - Professional Aspects of Art
LEC 1R 11:00 - 13:45
AB 651

Profile

Gerald (Jerry) Hushlak is a Professor in the Department of Art specializing in drawing, painting and computer art. A native of Lamont, Alberta, he joined the then Faculty of Fine Arts in 1977.

Jerry exhibits mural-sized paintings in museums, builds rapid prototype sculpture defined in a three dimensional modeling package, Cinema 4-D, and plots large giclee printed drawings (36” X 50”) derived from his evolutionary computing software.  In collaboration with Dr. C. Jacob and Dr. J. Boyd, professors in medicine and computing science respectively, he has created audience-driven, interactive computer installations using evolutionary computing.  The cutting edge art technology journal, Leonardo, featured their interactive work as their cover story in the summer of 2007.  

In July 2009, with his Department of Art colleague, Dr. Jennifer Eiserman and Mary Anne Hushlak, Jerry presented “A Model for Exploring Anyville: Using Dialogical Collaboration to Create Art about Place," at the International Conference for the Arts in Society, proposing a new lexicon for landscape art that includes generation of images evolved from digital photographs.  This paper is to be published in their upcoming journal.  Further, a paper written with Dr. Eiserman, “Creating in the Twenty-first Century: I Sort, Therefore I Am”, examining the implications of “sorting” as an activity that redefines the relationship between the formal visual languages and the signification of information, was accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices in Chicago, February, 2010. A recent commission for the Hotel Alma allowed Jerry to further his investigations of this process.

  

 

  

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