Staff

Executive Director | John Crawford

Email: john.crawford@uci.edu

John Crawford is an intermedia artist, performance director, technology developer and projection designer. He is a professor in UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts, where he also directs the Emergent Media + Design Institute. He uses computers and video to create rich immersive environments for live performance, gallery exhibitions and public art installations. His research and creative work provides diverse communities with engaging opportunities for embodied interaction through advanced media technologies. Active as an intermedia artist since 1992, his work has been shown across North America and in Asia, Europe and South America. He has been a visiting artist and researcher at numerous universities and other venues in the United States, Europe, China, Japan and India. As a software developer, his credits include projects for Adobe, Microsoft and other companies. As a theatre director and actor, he studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

 

Artistic Director / Curator | David Familian

Email: dfamilia@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-4543

David Familian began working at the Beall Center for Art + Technology in 2005 and was appointed as Associate Director in April 2006. An artist and educator, he received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1979 and his MFA from UCLA in 1986. For the past twenty years he taught studio art and critical theory in art schools and universities including Otis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Santa Clara University, San Francisco Art Institute and U.C. Irvine. Although David began his career as a photographer, since 1990 new media has become integral to his own artistic practice and his work as a web producer and technical advisor for individual artists, museums and universities such as Walker Art Center, University of Minnesota and the Orange County Museum of Art.  David has curated and organized the majority of exhibitions at the Beall Center.  In 2013 he premiered Echo and Narcissus a new sound video installation with interactive elements at the Art/Sci Gallery at UCLA. David developed the Black Box Projects at the Beall Center and meets regularly with artists as well as technologists and scientists to collaborate on new projects.