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Roman Verostko
5535 Clinton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419 USA

Phone: 612 822-3800

email: studio@verostko.com

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SUMMARY

Roman Verostko, born 1929, maintains an experimental studio in Minneapolis where he has developed original algorithmic procedures for creating his art. A year after graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (1949) he entered monastic life at St Vincent Archabbey where he studied philosophy & theology, was ordained a priest, and followed post graduate studies in New York & Paris.  He taught at St. Vincent College and served as Staff Editor for Art & Architecture for the first edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia (McGraw Hill, 1967).

Art works from his monastic period included The "New City Paintings"  and  "BROTHER", an 8 foot load-bearing wall cast in concrete for the newly constructed St. Vincent Monastery (1967.  During this same period he created electronically  synchronized audio-visual programs for spiritual retreats. 

He departed from monastic life in 1968, married Alice Wagstaff, and joined the humanities faculty at the Minneapolis School of Art now known as the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.  Aware of the awesome power of algorithmic procedure he began experimenting with code and exhibited his first coded art program, the Magic Hand of Chance in 1982.  In 1987 he modified his software with interactive routines to drive paint brushes mounted on a pen plotter drawing arm.

He holds SIGGRAPH's "Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement (2009) and has had work included in: "Digital Pioneers", V&A, London, 2009; "The Algorithmic Revolution" (ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2005), “Code: the language of our time” (2003, Linz, Austria), Artec 1995, Nagoya, Japan) and "Genetic Art- Artificial Life" (1993, Linz, Austria).

    Click for a personal account of my departure from the cloister

RESUME DETAIL

Born 1929 in Western Pennsylvania,  USA.

Education

Diploma Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 1949
BA, Philosophy St Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. 1955
Theology St Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pa. 1953-59
MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1961
Art History NYU and Columbia, 1961-62
Printmaking, Hayter's Atelier 17, Paris, 1962-1963

Professional Positions:

1952-68 Benedictine Monk, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe. Withdrawn from religious life in 1968.
1963-68 Faculty, St. Vincent College & Seminary, Latrobe, Pa.
1964-1967 Staff Editor for Art and Architecture, The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 15 Vol., 1967,  2nd Ed 1978.
1968- Departure from Monastic Life
1968- Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
        Humanities Faculty, 1968 -
        Academic Dean (1975-78)
        Chairman, Liberal Arts (1988-1991)
        Professor Emeritus, 1994
1969 Participant, Ekistics Institute, Athens.
1969-1971 Humanities Consultant, The Tetra Corporation, Minneapolis. 
1970 Visiting Scholar as Bush Leadership Fellow, Center For Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T.
1985 Visiting Professor, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, PRC (renamed: China Art Academy)
1992-93 Program Director, Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art (FISEA '93), Minneapolis, 1993.
1992-1996 Board Member, Inter-Society for Electronic Art (ISEA).
1998- International Advisor, Inter-society for Electronic Art
2005 Advisory Board, International Symmetry Association

Awards

Golden Plotter Award, 1994., Gladbeck

The award, a model of the classic pen plotter, is machined in solid brass.

2009 SIGGRAPH Disitinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
1995 ARTEC '95, Recommendatory Prize.
1994 Golden Plotter, First Prize, 1994, Gladbeck, Germany
1993 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention
1970 Bush Leadership Fellow
1971, 1974 Outstanding Educators of America,

Memberships

Intersociety for Electronic Art (Board 1993-96)
Computer Graphics Pioneers
International Society for the Arts Science & Technology
Association for Computing Machinery, SIGGRAPH
American Association for University Professors
YLEM, Artists Using Science and Technology
  

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PROJECTS

 

1956 Mural, Angelic Choirs,   Three versions of "Angel Choirs" were created, 1954-1957 for the  St. Vincent Archabbey & Seminary courtyard. The third version, with 9 brazed copper versions, replaced the first two that were not successfully weatherproof.  The mural wall was later removed and the copper figures were placed in storage.  See history & images of earlier versions at: Angel Choirs at Saint Vincent.

1959-60. Ceramic Mural, St Vincent College Library. Ceramic tile, 22 ft by 11 ft, 6 inch units, installed in 1960.

1966-1967. "BROTHER", permanent reinforced concrete cast relief created as a load-bearing wall , Archabbot's conference room in the new monastery, St Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, PA, USA. Tasso Katselas, Architect. 1966-1967 . This project included about 30 smaller castings imbedded in the brick interior walls of the monastery.  See: Pre-algorist art, monastic period, 1950-1968#brother

2000. Two Thousand Scarabs: Marking Two Thousand Years. Each work contains 2,000 algorithmically generated scarab-like forms. Each of the 2000 scarabs is unique without any repetitions. Series under execution: 1999-2000. See Editions.

1998. The Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine, 1998. A serial edition of pen plotted works including a binary text illuminated with gold and a family of algorithmically generated forms. Each piece in the edition  is one-of-a-kind in the family.  The "text" is a binary version of a Universal Turing Machine. For more on this binary algorithm see the web version presented as a Self Portrait of the machine with which it is viewed.

1996-1997. Mural.  Epigenesis: Growth of Form,  consisting of 11 panels spanning 40 feet for the new Science and Engineering Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. Installed in August, 1997.

2006. Mural, Flowers of Learning, Hortus Conclusus Nazarenus, Spalding University, Academic Learning Center, 845 South Third Street, Louisville, KY, USA. 2006. Installed mural consists of 7 colorful cyberflowers, presented as a hortus conclusus, an enclosed garden,  with coded quotations from various fields of learning and culture.

2008. WIM: The Upsidedown Mural, 11 panels spanning two storeys inside the main entrance of the Fred Rogers Center, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA., USA. This mural along with the publication of WIM: the Upsidedown Book marked the dedication of the new Fred Rogers center building in October 2008.  For this project Verostko resurrected drawings for an upsidedown children's book that he created in the 1970's. With his algorist skills he trransformed the 1970's drawings into a dazzling array of images for the entrance to the Fred Rogers Center. The mural was dedicated on August 2nd 2008.  

 

ART EXHIBITIONS,  ALGORIST PERIOD

22 -Oct to 22-Nov, 2015.  Algorithmic Transformations:from art idea by hand to art idea with machine. Selections of the artist's work covering 65 years: work from his art school days at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to recent algorithmic art includes selections from the artist's monastic years in the St. Vincent Archabbey Collection.

02-29, 20215.  October, all-go-algorithm:  Colette Bangert, Roman Verostko, Paul Hertz  and  Jean-Pierre Hébert; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

May 30 - Aug 1, 2015,  Aesthetica: 50 years of computer generated art, DAM, Berlin.

June Jun 14,  2014,  all night, "The Magic Hand of Chance",  a nostalgic display of real time form-generation programmed with a first generation IBM PC in 1982. All night large scale projection, North Wall, Minneapolis College Art & Design, Stevens Ave. South  at 25th St.

October 26-Nov., 27 2013, The American Algorists: Linear Sublime, New York Digital Salon, Opening Reception: November 9, 6 PM. School of Visual Arts, 133-141 W. 21st Street, New York, NY

August 30 - October 20, 2013, The American Algorists: Linear Sublime. The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley  College, Annville, Pa.
September 2012 - March 2013,  "Stemperando 2012",  Fifth Biennial Invitational 
sponsored by Istituto Nazionale d'Arte Contemporanea (I.N.A.C.): 
Turin, National Central Library, Sept.10, Oct 12, 2012; Cosenza National Library, Oct 19 2012 - Jan 20, 2013; Rome, National Central Library, Jan 24 - March 9, 2013.

May 23-July 8, Nottingham Playhouse 'Cutting Room' presents "The Way Forward" 
honoring Alan Turing's anniversary. Event includes Roman's  
"Universal  Turing Machine as a Self Portrait"

October 24 - 30, 2011, daily.  "Geometries of the Sublime", Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.

4-5 June, 8:55 sunset to 5:28 sunrise, 2011.  "THREE STORY DRAWING MACHINE". Site: North Wall, Minneapolis College Art & Design (2501 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis, MN USA).

29 Jan, 2011-24 April 2011, Drawing with code, De Cordova, Sculpture Park & Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773.

6 November, 2010 - January 12, 2011, "Algorithmic Poems: the joy of digital", [DAM], Digital Art Museum, Tucholskystrasse 37,  Berlin, Germany. New works featuring algorithmically driven brush strokes as poetry.

7 December 2009 - 20 June 2010, Victoria & Albert Museum, Digital Pioneers, Julie & Robert Breckman Prints and Drawings Gallery, Room 90 and Paintings, Room 88a

February 22-March 30, 2008. Concourse Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Evolutions: MCAD in the 1960's and 1970's. Exhibition includes 1970 drawings from Verostko's "Imaging the Unseen" series. Visiting artists of that period with work in this show include Roberto Matta, Pol Bury, Pietro Consagra and Jackie Ferrara.

January 18-April 6, 2008, Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University.  The survey includes an example from the George Boole and a drawing from the Rocktown Scrolls series.

August 5 to 9, 2007, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, San Diego Convention Center. Roman will show a giclee print formatted from the original "Flowers of Learning" mural that was permanently installed in October, 2006 in the Academic Learning Center at Spalding University, Louisville Kentucky.

April 13-May 25, 2007 Roman Verostko's Algorithmic Drawings. Nina Bliese Gallery, 225 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA.  The Grand opening of this new gallery featured a limited edition of the Flowers of Learning with selections from 20 years of  Verostko's algorist period.

March 30 - June 30 2007. Feedback, Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. The opening exhibition of this new art and technology center included a presentation of the original pen plotter Roman used for creating the illustrations for the George Boole limited edition  FEEDBACK (English)   (Español).

March 16 -May 19, 2007.  Digital Art Museum, Tucholskystr. 37,  Berlin, Germany. The Algorists: Jean-Pierre Hébert (France), Roman Verostko (USA), Mark Wilson (USA), Manfred Mohr (GER-USA), Hans Dehlinger (GER). Exhibition Opening: March 15, 7-9 pm. Roman's work will include recent drawings from his Rocktown Scroll series.

November 3 to December 17 2006. 20th Century Computer Art: Beginnings & Developments, The work and thought of pioneers and contemporary practitioners of algorithmic art. Tama Art University Museum, 1-33-1  Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-0033 Japan. http://www.tamabi.ac.jp/museum/ 

September 24 - November 22, 2006. Computerkunst / Computer Art 2006 (11th International) at the Innovationszentrum Wiesenbusch, Gladbeck (IWG).

July 30 - August 3, 2006 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. Roman exhibited "Black Elk Speaks", a new work from his Rocktown Scrolls Series.


June 23 – July 21, 2006 MCAD Faculty at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata, MN 55391. Opening reception: 6:00 to 8:00. Roman will show two new works from the Rocktown Scrolls Series.
 

March 13 to June 30, 2006 THE ALGORISTS: Four Visual Artists in the Land of Newton.  Verostko, Horwitz, Hébert, Dehlinger. ART, IMAGE AND SCIENCE: An initiative at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

February 4 - April 2, 2006, Form und Raum, Computerkunst Actuel, Museen der Stadt Lüdenscheid Städtische Galerie,  Lüdenscheid, Germany.  International exhibition of 45 works by 25 artists from 9 countries.

 

August 2-5, 2005, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center.

SIGGRAPH 2005, Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.

May 27 - July 13. Roman Verostko: Pearl Park Scriptures, [DAM] Berlin, Tucholskystrasse 37, The Digital Art Museum,  2005.

October 31 2004 - October 2005, 
Algorithmic Revolution: The history of interactive art.  ZKM:Medienmuseum at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie.

October, 2004. Computerkunst / Computer Art 2004 (10th International) at the Museum der Stadt Gladbeck (Jahnstrasse 31 / Museumsplatz).

2004 October 26 - December 12, 2004, Contemporary Art & the Mathematica Instinct  University Art Museums,   Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia.

2004,  August 9-12, SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.

Contemporary Art & the Mathematica Instinct, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus, November 5-December 31, 2003.

STATE OF THE ART: Maps, Stories, Games and Algorithms from Minnesota. Carlton Art Gallery, Carlton College,  Northfield Minnesota, More on the exhibition and exhibitors, Opening reception, November 5, 2003.

CODE: THE LANGUAGE OF OUR TIME,  Ars Electronica, the Brucknerhaus,  September 2003, Linz, Austria.

SIGGRAPH 2003, Art Show, San Diego, CA..USA. Also the SIGGRAPH '03 International Traveling Show, 2003 ff.

ARTWARE2, digital art exhibition curated by Umberto Roncori. PUCP Cultural Center, S. Isidro, El Ojo Ajeno Galería,  Lima, Perú.,  April 8 to May 4, 2003. 

Computerkunst/Computer Art 2002 (9th International) at the Gladbeck Innovationszentrum Wiesenbusch, at Wiesenbusch (Germany), June 16 ff, 2002

Math and Art, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, USA., Feb 22-Mar 30, 2002.

Retrospective of Digital Art London Guildhall University, Unit 2, Central House, 59/63 Whitechapel High Street, London, Dec 5-18, 2001.  This physical exhibition marks the opening of the  Digital Art Museum, a  major online presence: www.dam.org   Verostko's algorist work from the last quarter of the 20th Century is catalogued at the web site. Pen plotted originals from the Manchester Illuminated Turing Machine may be seen in the Guildhall showing.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Alumni Show . Roman shows a clone of the lost model for  Epigenesis: The Growth of Form (1996-2000), August 13-October 1, 2001.   Art Institute Gallery, 420 Blvd of the Allies.

The New York Digital Salon, Selected Works, The Corning Gallery at Steuben, 667 Madison Avenue at 61st St., New York City. July 11-Sept 6, 2001.  The best works of the last eight years of NY Digital Salons includes two works by Roman.

Algorithmic Fine Art. Computing Commons Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.  January 18-March 8, 2001. An exhibition  representing 17 years of  Roman's experimental work with original form-generating procedures. 

Computerkunst/Computer Art 2000 at Innovationszentrum Wiesenbusch, Gladbeck (Germany). June 4 to July 9, 2000.

Through the Looking Glass, Beachwood Center,  Beachwood, Ohio. April 15- April 30, 2000. Interactive, web and hard copy curated by Patrick Lichty.

Digitally Propelled Ideas.  W. Keith and Janet Kellogg Art Gallery. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. February 24 - April 22, 2000.

Ars (Dis)Symmetyrica '99, Ernst Museum, 8 Nagymezo St., Budapest, HUNGARY. Jun 25-July 25, 1999.

Southern Graphics Council Media Exhibition, Arizona State University Computing Commons Gallery, March - April 1999

Aesthetics + Artificial Life, Center for Digital Arts, University of California. June 20-July 12, 1998.

Computerkunst'98, Gladbeck Germany, June-July; Oko-Werkstatt in der Finne, Saaleck, October; Technische Sammlungen der Stadt Dresden, Nov '98-Jan '99.

The Digital Artist : Art, Abstraction and Algorithms, April -May 1998 . The Williams Gallery, Princeton, NJ.

Gallery of the Future, Under Construction, Loughborough, UK, April, 1998.

Fifth Annual New York Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, NY, 1997; Bandaluz, Madrid, 1998.

SIGGRAPH '97 Art Show, August, Los Angeles, USA;

Traveling SIGGRAPH '97 Art Show:
Fraunhofer-Institut, Germany, 1997
Living Arts Centre,   Mississauga, Ontario, 1998.
Sausalito Art Festival, Sept 1998
The Art Institute of Houston, Texas.April 5-May 1, 1999.
Saint Malo, France, Oct-Nov 1999
   Festival Quai des Bulles, Palais du Grand Large 
   Centre d'Animation de la Vallee "Salvador Allende" 
George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia. Feb-Aug 2000

Digital perspectives, Ukranian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, 1997

A Bunch of Digital Art, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, 1997

Creativity & Cognition, LUTCHI, Loughborough, UK, , 1996.

The New York Digital Salon, New York City; 1996

University of Vermont, Francis Colburn Gallery, September 1995

SIGGRAPH '95 Art Show, August, Los Angeles, USA.

The New York Digital Salon, New York City; 1995

ARTEC '95, International Biennial, Nagoya City Science Museum, April 28-June 25, 1995.

"Computer Generated Art" (Solo), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota, Nov 15, 1994 to Jan 30, 1995.

FAX: INDIVIDUAL BODY - INFECTED BODIES  : SOCIAL BODY - CONTAMINATED BODIES, BilboGraph'95, Bilboa Spain, Curated by Marissa Gonzalez, 1995.

Elastic Visions, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, October 1994, (Traveling 1994-1995)

Digital Visions, Williams Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, October-November 1994.

Computer Art: Visual Adventures Beyond the Edge, Evansville Museum of Arts & Science, Indiana, July 24 - September 4, 1994.

International Exhibition of Digital Art, Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 1994.

ISEA '94, Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art, Helsinki, Finland, August 1994.

Computer Art 94, Gladbeck, Karlsruhe, et al., Germany (traveling 1994-1995).

The New York Digital Salon, Art Directors Club, NY, December 1993

Genetische Kunst - Kunstliches Leben: Genetic Art - Artificial Life, Linz, Austria, 1993.

Recent Epigenetic Works, (Solo) at Richard Halonen Fine Arts, Limited, Minneapolis, November 1993.

Digital Salon des Independents, Cyberspace Gallery & Los Angeles New Art Foundation, West Hollywood, July, 1993.

Computer Art, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Ky., February, 1993.

TISEA Traveling Show, Museums at Adelaide and Brisbane, Australia, Jan-February, 1993.

Electronic Media Show, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, USA, January, 1993 (Invitational).

Seoul International Computer Art Festival, Korea, December 1992 (Invitational).

Third International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney, Australia, 1992 (Juried).

SIGGRAPH '92 Art Show, Chicago, USA (Juried).

Imagina: Images Beyond Imagination, Digital Art Gallery, juried, Institut National de L'Audiovisuel, Monte Carlo, January 1992

Dada-Data: Developing Medias Since 1970, October 10-November 23, 1991, Maryland Art Place & Fine Arts Gallery (U of M), Baltimore, Maryland.

Interface, Art & Computer, September 23, November 16, 1991. Park Avenue Atrium, New York City.

El Art: International Exhibition of Electronic Art, Retretti Art Center, Finland (May-September, 1991).

Art & Algorithm - Mind & Machine, St. Sebastian Press Gallery, Minneapolis, Feb-Mar, 1991. Works in honor of George Boole. Includes Verostko's computer illustrated edition Boole's "Derivation of the Laws".

Fourth National Computer Art Invitational, originating at Eastern Washington University, January 1991, traveling Western States 1991-93.

"SIGGRAPH '90 Art Show", Dallas, August 1990; Computer Museum, Boston, 1991; Barcelona, Frankfurt "et al" in Europe (1991-93).

The Technological Imagination: Machines in the Garden of Art, Intermedia Arts Minnesota and MCAD, Fall 1989. This invitational show complemented a national symposium on electronic art at the host institutions.

Pathways: 25 Years From Brush to Plotter. February, 1989, Honeywell Corporate Gallery, Minneapolis. Solo.

CRASH, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit. An invitational show focused more on computer art than technology; this show stresses works of archival quality and is intended to 'crash' certain assumptions about ComputeR AssiSted Hard copy. October, 1988. Traveling through 1990.

Pathways: Robotic Paintings and Drawings. Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, March 1988. Computer generated works included 49 mounted pieces and a computer with images generated in real time.

Magic Hand of Chance. (1982-86).  Four algorithmic sequences shown at various non-conventional local venues from 1983-1985. This included a continuous showing in the storefront window of a new computer service and parts store opened in downtown Minneapolis by John Scobee (1983) and various educational events related to emerging technologies.

Magic Hand of Chance. Centennial Version, 1986.  Algorithmically generated text and  image sequences displayed on a 25 inch Sony XBR cabled to a PC.  Centennial Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, 1986.   

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PRE-ALGORIST: Monastic & Early Minneapolis  Exhibitions, (1963-1985):)

Maison Biermans-Lapôtre, Cité Universitaire, Paris, Paintings and Drawings, 1963.

Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict,  Paintings by Roman Verostko, Minnesota, Dec 1965- Feb 1966

Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, "Paintings & Drawings",1965

Marymount Manhattan College, N.Y.. Psalms in Sound and Image, 1967. This audio-visual series was presented at numerous sites including the Yale Disciple's House, New Haven; Duquesne University, Pittsburgh; Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa.; St. Scholastica College, Atchison Kansas; St. Mary's College, Convent Station, N.J.; Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.; Loyola U., Chicago.

Paintings, Drawings, 1968. Westlake Gallery, Minneapolis. Paintings, Drawings, Imaging the Unseen, 1972.

Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario. Paintings, Drawings, March 1973.

ARCADIA: Minnesota in Four Seasons, an audio visual program; presentations include: MCAD 1982; University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (1983); Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, PRC, 1985. Numerous presentations through 1990.

Permanent Work: Designed moulds for over thirty relief castings inbedded in bearing walls for the new monastery buildings at St. Vincent Archabbey, 1966-68 (Latrobe, Pa). Innovative technique developed with Pittsburgh architect Tasso Katselas.   

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PUBLICATIONS

"Abstract Art and the Liturgy: Considerations from Gislebertus to Twentieth Century USA", Liturgical Arts, Vol 30, No 4, August 1962, pp 129 ff.

"Abstract Art and the Church" and other articles related to the "Ars Sacre" movement and Liturgical Art, in "The New Catholic Encyclopedia", McGraw Hill N.Y., 1968; second edition 1979.

"The Celebration of Man" Jubilee v.15 #10 April 1968 An artistic journal with drawings featured as an expression of resurrection, "The Fifteenth Station: The Celebration of the Marriage of Flesh and Spirit", Easter issue feature.

"Experience in Community - The New Art", Liturgical Arts, Vol 40, No 2, February 1972, pp 32 ff.

"Quelques remarques sur l'Art et le Religion le Sacré et le profane", Art D'Église No.170, First Quarter 1975, Brughes, Belgium.

"A Futures Outlook on the Role of Artists and Designers: Art as if People Mattered", Futurics: Quarterly of Futures Research pp.26ff,V.4, No.3/4,1980, Pergamon Press N.Y./Oxford.

A Rising Star: a report on the Chinese art academy, Prepared for the Education Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, The People's Republic of China, 1985. A limited English edition was distributed in China. Copies in MCAD library. A Chinese translation for Chinese arts educators was made at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. A short version (without credits, appendix etc.) published in Chinese Art Trends, 1986.

"Teaching In A Chinese Art academy", Arts Magazine, January, 1986 (MIA Monthly).

"Epigenetic Painting: Software As Genotype, The New Art", Leonardo, Vol. 23 #1, January 1990.

"Writing The Score For Painting: Software As Art", Proceedings: Tenth Annual Symposium On Small Computers In The Arts, Philadelphia, 1990.

Computer Illustrations by Roman Verostko for a limited, fine art edition of The Derivation of the Laws, a chapter from The Laws of Thought by George Boole, St. Sebastian Press, 1990. Also in paperback, February 1991 (ISBN 1-879508-07-9). Press now inactive. (Copies of both editions available from the artist).

"Art & Algorithm: Classical Traditions Revisited: 'ars sine scientia nihil'", in Cultural Diversity in the Global Village, Australian Network for Art and Technology, Sidney, 1992.

"Notes on Epigenetic Art" in Genetic Art - Artificial Life,  Karl Gerber & Peter Weibel, Editors, pp. 334-337., Ars Electronica, 1993.

"Introduction", Abstracts and Artists' Statements, Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art, Minneapolis, 1993. "Preface", Papers, Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art, Minneapolis, 1993.

Notes on Algorithmic Art, ISEA '94 Catalogue, The Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art", University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland, p.61.

"Notes on algorithm and art", Computer Graphics Proceedings, SIGGRAPH 95 (Conference Proceedings, Los Angeles, August 1995).

"Art & Algorithm", China Fine Arts  (Shanghai: 1999, pages 14 & 15)

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"Contemplating the Art Object in Cyberspace Culture" in Computerkunst'98, pp.25-28. ISBN: 3-923815-34-4 Museum der Stadt, Gladbeck, Germany, 1998.

"Algorithmic Art and the Artist" in Computerkunst 2000: Die Preisträger des Goldenen Plotters / The Prizewinners of the Golden Plotter, Gladbeck 1986-1998, pp.21 ff.

"Epigenetic Art Revisited: software as genotype" in  Code - the language of our time, Ars Electronica 2003, pp.156-167. Gerfried Stocker & Christine Schöpf editors and editing by Ingrid Fischer Schreiber.  Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 73760 Osterfilden-Ruit, Germany, 2003.

WIM: The Upsidedown Book, Jewelweed Impressions, Minneapolis, 2008. Includes 65 black & white pen & ink drawings dating from the early 1970's. First Edition published for the Fred Rogers Center, Latrobe, PA, for the dedication of a new building housing the archives of the creator of Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

Form, Grace and Stark Logic: 30 Years of Algorithmic Drawing, LEONARDO, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 230–233, 2010  

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     (Chronological order)

"Priest-Painter Reaches 'Far Out'" by Jim Beatty Catholic Accent, Greensburg Pennsylvania April 30, 1964, p.15.

Roman J. Verostko, Exhibition Catalogue, The Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania 1965.

"Scholarly Priest Is At Home With the Beats" G.A Wolff, Washington Post May 24, 1965 p.A3.

"Art and the New Catholic Encyclopedia" by C.J McNaspy, America, March 18, 1967.

"Community and Privacy For Benedictines", Architectural Record, November 1967.

"Sculptures de Ciment. Monastery de Saint-Vincent, Roman Verostko", Art D'Église No: 142 1968 (Brughes).

The Booklist, October 15 1971 Vol. 68 Number 4 The American Library Association, Chicago. Review of New Catholic Encyclopedia includes art sections by R.V., pp.161 ff.

"Artist is no longer a 'private person'", Pauline Walle, Post Bulletin, Rochester Minnesota Nov. 11, 1971, p. 31, Review of R.V.'s address to annual meeting of the Art Center.

"Charming is best word for describing Verostko's paintings", Don Morrison, The Minneapolis Star, Nov. 16, 1972, p.7B.

London Free Press, London, Ontario, Reviews of R.V.'s exhibition at the Trajectory Gallery and panel discussion, by Leonore Crawford; March 19, 1973; March 24, 1973.

Claus, Jurgen, Electronisches Gestalten in Kunst und Design, (Rowohlt Tasachenbuch Verlag GmbH, Riembek bei Hamburg, 1991),  passim.

"Computer art wizard expands our parameters of consciousness", The Edge, December 1992/January 1993, p. 5.

"Roman Verostko" in Der Prix Ars Electronica: Internationales Kompendium der Computerkunste, pp 48-49, Veritas Verlag, Lintz, Austria, 1993, ISBN 3-7058-0086-8.

Computer Graphics, Second Edition, Hearn, Donald & Baker,  M. Pauline, (Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1994.), passim.

"Diamond Lake Apocalypse, Roman Verostko", "Galerie" in Dialog, Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, German Edition: June, 1994; English Edition: September, 1994; Dialog Magazine, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, D-81739 München, Germany.

"ART; A Family and Its Gallery Click on the Future" by William Zimmer, New York Times, 2/18/1996.

Roman Verostko, PIXEL, Le magazine des nouvelles images, No. 29, by Gregg Smith, Paris 1996. p 32ff.

"Roman Verostko", in Visual Proceedings, SIGGRAPH 97, ACM ,NY.  pp.52-57 (ISBN 0-89791-921-1; ISSN 1069-5419), passim.

"Algorithms + computer + canvas = art": Roman Verostko/Arizona State University", review by  Megan Bates in The Arizona Republic, Feb. 1, 2001.

"Machine-Made Works That Look Crafted by Hand", Chronicle of Higher Education, March 2nd, 2001, End Paper / Chronicle review of Roman Verostko's Exhibition of Algorithmic Fine Art.

The Computer in the Visual Arts, Spalter, Ann Morgan,  Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201386003; 1st edition (1999), passim.

Digital Printmaking, Whale, George & Barfield, Naren,  (A&C Black, London, 2001), passim.

Explorations in Art and Technology, Springer, London (2002),  Candy, Linda and Edmonds, Ernest, pp. 131 ff. For text & image selections for RV's section see: http://creative.lboro.ac.uk/ccrs/gallery/rverostko/rverostko.htm

Steve Dietz Interview with Roman Verostko, 6/27/2002. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Video documentary. Steve Dietz, New Media Curator, The Walker Art Center, interviews RV.

Maureen A. Nappi, Language, Memory and Volition: Toward an Aesthetics of Computer Arts, PhD Thesis, Chapter V discusses the  aesthetics of  Roman's "Illuminated Universal Turing Machine", pp. 163-180, New York University, Department of Art & Art Professions, 2002.

"Epigenetic Art Revisited: Software as Genotype" in Code - the language of our time, Ars Electronica 2003, pp.156-167. Gerfried Stocker & Christine Schöpf editors and editing by Ingrid Fischer Schreiber.  Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, 73760 Osterfilden-Ruit, Germany, 2003.

Pixel, créativité, “Le retour de la Peinture”, by Paul Schmitt,  in Pixel, créativité, reviewing  Siggraph 03: Art Gallery - p.68-69  numéro 82, 2003. Cited in the article:  Roman Verostko (verostko.com) . (PIXEL SA 37, rue d’Amsterdam - 75008 Paris)  

Roman Verostko: Pearl Park Scriptures, Exhibition Catalogue,  2005, [DAM], Digital Art Museum, Tucholskystr. 37, D-10017, Berlin. Printed by Hoffman Druck, GmbH, Wolgast. 

"Roman and the Algorithmic Revolution", by Alice Wagstaff, PhD in Pearl Park Scriptures, 2005, [DAM], Digital Art Museum, Tucholskystr. 37, D-10017, Berlin. Printed by Hoffman Druck, GmbH, Wolgast. 

"Icons of the Information Age", by Celeste Fraser Delgado, in BluePrint Directory, pp 14-17, Spring 2005 (Aston + Sebring Group, LLC.)

Art et Biotechnologies, Collection Esthétique, Sous la direction de Louise Poissant et  Ernestine Daubner,  Presses de l'Université du Quebec, Publications de l'Université de Saint-Étienne, 2005, ISBN 2-7605-1328-9; ISBN 2-86272-381-9, DVD format, an anthology of  artists who have created art with  intelligent automata. Artists bios and art works with key word cross referencing.

Painting the Digital River, by James Faure Walker (Pentice Hall, 2006). See  Chapter 7, "Strange Plants", esp. pp. 234 ff

"Legitimnost algoritamske grafičke umjetnosti (I)", by Vlatko Čerić, in GRAFIKA III, No.7-8, Oct 2005-March 2006, pp 18-22, Zagreb 2006.

Hortus Conclusus Nazarenus: Flowers of Learning, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2006. A 24 page catalogue documenting the Flowers of Learning, a permanent mural located in the Spalding University Academic Learning Center.

"Art, Code and the Engine of Change", Paul Hertz in Art Journal, Spring 2009, V. 68,1, p.72.

Digital Art, Wolf Lieser, Tandem Verlag GmbH h.f.ullman, 2009.  ISBN 978-8331-5337-2. ullmann-publishing.com

V&A Pattern: Digital Pioneers, Honor Bedard & Douglas Dodd, V&A Publishing, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2009. ISBN 9781 1851775873

SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award: Roman Verostko, Leonardo - Volume 42, Number 4, August 2009, pp. 297-297.

  אודיסיאה Odysey, January 2012, pp 46, 47.  Issue Honoring Alan Turing includes Verostko's Illuminated Universal Turing Machine and the Three Story Drawing Machine. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


Generative Design
, H.Botnacker, B.Gross, J.Laub & C.Lazzeroni,Ed., M.Frohling, Trans.Eng Edition, Princeton Architectural Press, 2012. pp. 156-159.

The American Algorists: Linear Sublime, Hébert | Mohr | Verostko | Wilson. Exhibition Catalogue, 2013, School of Visual Arts, New York City;, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Grant Taylor, "When the Machine Made Art: The Troubled History of Computer Art", esp. Chapter 4, ISBN 9781623562724, 2014, Bloomsbury Academic, International Texts in Critical Media.

Mary Abbe, "Minnesota's Roman Verostko:  the grandfather of computer art", Star Tribune, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE, Section E, June 10, 2014

Eyeo Converge to Inspire,  Golan Levin & Paola Antonella (Forwards) & Contibutors, Intro by Dave Schroeder for Team Eyeo, ISBN 978-0-692-43938-8, Eyeo  Festival, 2015. 

Shao-Lan Hertel, "Lines in Translation: Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modernist Calligraphy, Early 1980s–Early 1990" (YISHU: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art) 2016, pp 6-28.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:   IN GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGUES 

Recap: 1972-77, Exhibition  Catalogue, Trajectory Gallery, April 15-May 20 London, Ontario, Canada. (Stephan Joy curator)

Crash: Computer Assisted Hard Copy, Exhibition Catalogue, Beloit College Museums and the Department of Art, University of Wisconsin, 1988, pp.74-75.

Leonardo: Digital Image, Digital Cinema, Supplemental Issue, 1990, Lung Shan II, p. 114.

Dada / Data: Developing Media Since 1970, Exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, 1991,

Visual Proceedings: Art & the Science of Computer Graphics, ACM SIGGRAPH, 1992, p. 9.

SICAF 92: Seoul International Computer Art Festival, Exhibition catalogue, Seoul, 1992, p.23.

Notizen zur Epigenetischen Kunst: Die Ezechiel Serie (Notes on Epigenetic Art: the Ezekiel Series) in Genetische Kunst - Kunstliches Leben (Genetic Art - Artificial Life), Edited by Karl Gerbel and Peter Weibel, (ISBN 3-901196-072, Vienna, 1993) pp 334-337.

Schneider, Wolfgang, "Preisverleihung zur Computerkunst", p. 11 and "Roman Verostko" in Computerkunst '94, pp.124-25, Catalogue, Museum der Stadt Gladbeck, Germany (ISBN 3-923815, Gladbeck 1994).

"Diamond Lake Apocalypse: Illuminated Chaotic Scripts", ISEA '94 Catalogue, The Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art, University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland, p.61.

Elastic Visions, Exhibition Catalogue, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, 1994.

ARTEC 95: The Fourth International Biennale in Nagoya, exhibition catalogue, "Roman Verostko: Fourfield Illumination" p.113, Nagoya City Art Museum & Nagoya City Science Museum 1995.

Nikkei Computer Graphics,  Roman Verostko, Illuminated  Universal Turing Machine, p. 212, ( #10, 1995, NCG, Tokyo)

Leonardo Special Editions on the Digital Salon (1995 v27-no.5,1996 v29-no.5, 1997 v30-no.5) includes RJV's exhibition items.

Visual Proceedings, SIGGRAPH 95, (ACM, Oxford 1995), "Roman Verostko", Illuminated Universal Turing Machine p.

Computerkunst'98, Museum der Stadt, Gladbeck, Germany, Seven Sisters: The Pleiades, pp104-105.

Computerkunst 2000: Die Preisträger des Goldenen Plotters / The Prizewinners of the Golden Plotter, Gladbeck 1986-1998. Wolfgang Schneider, Editor. Includes  works, articles and commentary on Roman Verostko, Golden Plotter winner in 1994. The exhibition catalogue includes work by 11 winners.

"Retirees not resting on their laurels", St. Paul Pioneer Press,  by Marissa Agha, November 20, 2001, p. C28.

Computerkunst 2002. Wolfgang Schneider, Editor. Gladbeck, Germany.  Catalogue cover employs a detail of the Cyberflower Duet that RV exhibited in this show.

Electronic art and animation catalog, SIGGRAPH 2003, Computer Graphics Annual Conference Series,  Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1515 Broadway, NY, 10286-1405

Computerkunst 2004. Wolfgang Schneider, Editor. Gladbeck, Germany.  Catalogue cover employs a detail of  one of Roman's works.

Electronic art and animation catalog, SIGGRAPH 2004, Computer Graphics Annual Conference Series, pp 89-91. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1515 Broadway, NY, 10286-1405

Contemporary Art And The Mathematical Instinct, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, 2004, p.51.

Die Algorithmische Revolution, ZKM: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsuhe, Germany, 2004.

Electronic art and animation catalog, SIGGRAPH 2005, Computer Graphics Annual Conference Series, pp 158-161., Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1515 Broadway, NY 10286-1405

ComputerKUNST /ComputerART 2006, Textbeiträge: Jürgen Claus, Redaktion: Dr. Wolfgang Schneider, Museum der Stadt Gladbeck, HEWEA-Druck, Gladbeck. ISBN: 3-923815-43-3.

Electronic art and animation catalog, SIGGRAPH 2006, Computer Graphics Annual Conference Series, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1515 Broadway, NY 10286-1405

20th Century Computer Art: Beginnings & Developments, The work and thought of pioneers and contemporary practitioners of algorithmic art. Roman Verostko, pp.84-90, ( Toma Art University Museum, Tokyo, 2006)  Exhibition 11/03/2006-12/17/.2006. Organized by Hiroshi Kawano, Koji Kusabuka, Chihaya Shimomura, Akhiro Kubota, Roger Barnard, Tsukasa Senni, Masao Kohmura, Atsuhiko Iwakoshi , Yohiyuki Abe . 

Feedback:Art Responsive to instructions, input, or its environment, Christiane Paul, Gemima Rellie, and Charlie Gere (Curators & contributers),  LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Asturias, Spain, 2007.  ISBN 978-84-611-5881-2. Verostko ref:  pp.104 ff. & 272.

Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print by Debora Wood, 2008, Exhibition Catalogue, Mary Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, IL, USA, p 30-31.

V&A Pattern: Digital Pioneers, V&A Publishing, London 2009, plates 36 ff.  ISBN 9781851775873

Stemperando 2012, quinta edizione, Biennale Internazionale de Opere d'Arte su Carta, Istituto Nazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Verso l'Arte Edizione 2012,   pp. 96-97.

The American Algorists: Linear Sublime, Hébert | Mohr | Verostko | Wilson. Exhibition Catalogue, 2013, School of Visual Arts, New York City;, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
  

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BROADCAST DOCUMENTARIES:

One Moment Please, a video documentary on Roman Verostko's computer art in Contraptions, produced by John Flomer. Premiered at UC Video (1987), Electronic Arts Gallery, Mpls.. Aired on "Cable Arts Presents", Rogers Cable System, 1987 (artists' profiles series).

Roman Verostko, Drawings, on Video Gallery, a half hour video documentary on Verostko's work produced by J.Jacobik with Stephan Joy narrating, Broadcast on Cable 13, London, Ontario, 1991.

 

LECTURES, PANELS,  WORKSHOPS

Considerations on the Content of Abstract Art, The American Benedictine Academy, Fine Arts Section, St. Louis, August 22, 1964. This paper addressed the iconology of aniconic sacred art which was a major issue in the "ars sacré" movement of the 1950's and 1960's.

Reflections on binary systems, the human process, and the JoJo Bird, an illustrated presentation by Roman Verostko, Bush Fellow and visiting scholar, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T., with Alice Wagstaff, June 11, 1970, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Changing Nature of Art and Artist, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN, November 10, 1971 (Keynote, annual meeting).

The Changing Role of the Artist in Society, Fanshawe College of Applied Art, London, Ontario; Panel Discussion and TV appearance.

The Future of Art and Artists; Towards the Humanistic Responsibility, University of Georgia, Athens Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art, Annual Meeting of Friends to honor founder, featured address, November 26, 1974.

The Artist In Our World Today, paper for the session on A Future For the Arts, Second Assembly, World Future Society, June 2, 1975, Washington, D.C.

"The Sacred and the Profane in Art". Keynote paper for a panel on art and religion for the Inaugral Celebration, The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts Park, Sept. 30, 1974.

Artists and Designers: Educating for the Future, illustrated presentation, International Symposium, The World Future Society, Education Section, University of Houston, October 20-23, 1978.

The Future of Art and Artists", Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou, PRC., March 1985. This lecture was given as a public lecture in addition to a course taught at the Academy in the spring term, 1985.

Computers and the Future of Art, Hong Kong Polytechnic, the Swire School (Kowloon), March 12, 1985. Demo of the artist's developing software and issues on the unfolding technology.

A lecture series on modern western art at Chinese arts academies based on the course given at Hangzhou (1985): Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts; Sechuan Fine Arts Academy (Chongching); Nanjing Normal University. Special computer art sessions were arranged at Hangzhou, Nanjing and Tianjin.

The Artist in Today's China: Conflict and Change, illustrated, four part, public lecture series, MCAD, February - March, 1986.

Contemporary Chinese Art and Culture, minicourse for Elderhostel, MCAD, Summer, 1987.

Buddhism in Chinese Art, March, 1988, MCAD Series on Art and Buddhism, Continuing Studies.

Islamic Art In Moorish Spain and North Africa, MCAD series on Art and Islam, Continuing Studies, November, 1988.

Computer Art and the Future, The Minnesota Chapter of the World Future Society, May, 1989.

Epigenetic Painting: Software As Genotype, A New Dimension of Art, an illustrated presentation, First International Symposium On Electronic Art (Utrecht, 1988)

Software As Art, SIGGRAPH, Minnesota Chapter, February, 1989.

Artist's Who Write Software, Panel Presentation, Ninth Annual Conference On Small Computers In The Arts, Philadelphia, November 1989.

Lung Shan II at Dallas, ACM/SIGGRAPH Minneapolis, "Digital Image / Digital Cinema", November 7, 1990, Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis.

Art & Algorithm - Mind & Machine, Symposium, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and St. Sebastian Press Gallery, February 23/24, 1991. Symposium Chair and Panelist. Organised and presented the work of 23 artists and scientists from 6 countries in a spectacular audio visual show: "Images of the Unseen From the Worlds of Art & Science".

Mind & Machine: Art & Algorithm, Painting Department, Moscow Architecture Institute, May 7, 1992.

Art & Algorithm: The Classical Tradition Revisited. Third International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney Australia, 1992.

Images Beyond Imagination, A lecture and discussion on the interplay of arts, science and technology, Roman Verostko, Gordon Lescinsky and Delle Maxwell. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Australia, Nov. 14, 1992.

How One Artist Throws Dice, Form Generators Old and New, Third Annual Chaos Network Conference, Sept 8, 1993, St. Paul, USA.

Form Generation as Epigenesis: A Revolutionary Artistic Procedure, "State of the Image" Festival, Antwerp, Belgium, September 25, 1993.

Art & Algorithm: The Classical Tradition Revisited, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, April 18, 1994.

Applied epigenetic procedures, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, April 28, 1994.

Lecture on algorithmic procedures and presentation of a workshop, AM 94, Art and Mathematics Conference, University of Albany, SUNY, NY, May 25-28, 1994.

Artist & Algorithm, Panel participant, Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art, Helsinki-St. Petersburg, 1994.

Art and Algorithm: Form Generators As Art, University of St. Thomas, November 17, 1994.

Algorithms and Artists, Panel Participant, SIGGRAPH 95, Los Angeles.

Demo of The Scribe, at the Guerilla Gallery, SIGGRAPH '96, New Orleans. Collaborating with Jon Cone of Cone Editions the procedures, examples of work, and the first artist's proofs for two editions were demonstrated at Guerilla.

Artists' Sketches, Panel Participant for the On Goings Fine Arts Gallery, SIGGRAPH, LA, 1997.

Algorithmic Art: Epigenetic Form Generators, Keynote Speaker, "Under Construction" Opening, Loughborough University, UK, May 20, 1998.

Lecture Series on Algorithmic Art, October 1998, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, PRC.  Verostko was invited to return to the academy where he taught in 1985. This series of lectures, hosted by the academy's Computer Department, addressed issues related to use of  computing procedures in the practice of Fine Art.
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Art and Algorithm: Classical Traditions Revisited., October 18, 1999. Slide lecture. Workshop on October 19. Department of Art & Design.  Iowa Sate University, College of Design,  Ames, Iowa.

October 14, 1999. El Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo, Saltillo. Mexico. Invited artist-presenter for the Septimo Simposium Internacional Desistemas Computacionales.  Slide/lecture presentation: Computers and the Calculus of Form in Art. 

April 25, 2000.  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Slide presentation. Algorithmic Fine Art

April 27, 2000. New York Institute of Technology,  Old Westbury. 12:00 PM.  Slide presentation. Algorithmic Fine Art.

January 18, 2001. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Slide / Lecture  presentation. Algorithmic Fine Art.

October 14 - 19, 2001.   Experimenta 2001,  Lisbon (Arrabida), Portugal.   Roman Verostko: Algorithmic Form Generators, October 17 in the Thought as Design colloquium  Convento da Arrabida. 

December 4, 2001. London Guildhall University, Unit 2 Gallery,  Slide-lecture on Algorithmic Fine Art.

September 8, 2003. Presentation for the symposium: Code: the language of our time, Ars Electronica, Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria. Illustrated paper: "Epigenetic art revisited: software as genotype".

October 24,  2004. Lecture. Art and Heritage Place Museum, Monastery of St. Benedict's, St. Joseph, MN.   Art and Spirituality.  Reflections the Mid 20th Century Ars Sacré Renewal, an illustrated slide lecture addressing issues in art and spirituality - then and now.

February 16, 2008, Patterns, Pixels, and Process: Discussing the History of the Computer Print, the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Roman's illustrated presentation, "Writing the score for drawing" outlined key features of his transition to algorithmic procedure and the nature of its impact on his work.  

October 13, 2009, Illustrated Presentation “Writing the Score for Art, 6:30 PM, The Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, UK

October 14, 2009, Illustrated Presentation “Writing the Score for Art, 6:30 for 7:00 PM, Computer Art Society, Birkbeck College, Centre for Film and Visual Media, 43 Gordon Square, London, UK

15 September, 2011 - 10:45 - 11:45, Keynote Speaker, ISEA 2011, Istanbul.  Location:   Sabancı Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

4 February, 2010, Decoding the Digital, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Verostko presents "Sixty years: from brush in hand to brush in machine", Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre 10.00-17.30.

February 22, 2012. Pratt Institute, Wednesday,  12:45 PM,  536 Myrtle Avenue, Room 4E-3, Brooklyn Campus.

March 18-20, 2012. Bowling Green University, Ohio. Visiting artist and Lecturer.

November 17,  2012 University of Sheffield, Colloquium, Algorithmic Dimension, Sheffield,  UK

November 19,  2012, Algorithmic Art, Master Class Team, Phoenix, Leicester, UK

November 20, 2012. The Lighthouse, Brighton, UK. Visiting Lecture.

July 4, 2013,Thursday, 16:40 PM, Tokyo Zokei University.  Illustrated presentation: "Processing Art: From hand to machine: 1947 to 2013"

July 10, 2013, Wednesday, 2:00 PM, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Informal Session, Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia. 

July 11, 2013, Thursday,  11:00 AM, Keynote Address: "Mergings: mind & machine", National Taiwan Computer Graphics Workshop 2013, National Hsing Hua University, Delta Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

November 9, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Panel Discussion. on American Algorists: Linear Sublime, School of Visual Art, New York, Flatiron Distrrict.

June 13, 2014,  Eyeo Festival,  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Verostko presents "Algorithmic Leverage: from art idea in mind to art idea in  machine"  outlining how his pre-algorist art ideas shaped his approach to structuring algorithms for art-form generators.

October 3, 2015. Symposium, "all-go-rhythm: Communities of Practice", Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

October 22, 2015, Thursday,  7:30 PM Threshold Lecture Series: "Algorithmic Transformations: From Art by Hand to Art by Code", Performing Arts Center, St Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, US 

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Murals & permanent installations

Fred Rogers Center, St Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. "The Upsidedown Mural", (2008)
Spalding University, Academic Learning Center, Louisville, KY, "Flowers of Learning", 2006
University of St. Thomas, Science & Engineering Center, St. Paul, MN, "Epigenesis: The Growth of Form", 1997
St. Vincent  Monastery Cloister, BROTHER, an 8 foot load-bearing cast concrete wall, 1967
St. Vincent  Monastery Cloister, about 30  relief castings imbedded in monastery walls (sizes  from 2ft  to 3 ft ),1967  
St. Vincent College Library, Latrobe, PA., Ceramic Wall Mural, 1958-59

COLLECTIONS
Listing includes institutions that hold an original of the limited George Boole edition (1990).

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL
College of St Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota
Frank Dietrich Collection
Duquesne University, Pittsburg, Pa.
Larry Greenburg Collection
Robert Hendel Collection
Janssen Pharmaceutica Corp
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,
關渡通訊 ,Taipei
Miles Fiterman Collection
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Museum der Stadt Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Fred Rogers Center, Latrobe, PA
Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Anne & Michael Spalter Collection
Howard Stein Collection
St John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
St Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pa.
St Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa
St John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo
Carl & Marylin Thoma Foundation
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth Minnesota
University of St. Thomas, St Paul Campus
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (Patric Prince Collection)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
ZKM Museum,
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany.

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