Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada currently living in New York.Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science, data, art and culture. Recently, his work has been featured by the Guardian
, Scientific American
, the New Yorker
and Popular Science
.Thorp’s award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, South America and North America, including in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.Jer is an adjunct professor in New York University’s ITP program, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation.
He is a co-founder of The Office For Creative Research
, a multidisciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data. From 2010–2012, Jer was the Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times