Edward Bateman is an assistant professor at the University of Utah and teaches art in the Photography/Digital Imaging program. As a child of what was then called the Space Age, he was torn between being an artist or a scientist. The computer allowed him to split the difference and in 1983, he first began using computers to create images. By the early 90s, he was working professionally in the field of digital imaging and has for many years taught and lectured on the subject. In 2008, he was awarded the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Award for his contributions to the arts. Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny, a book of his work, has been published by Nazraeli Press. He has participated in exhibitions in the UK, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Belgium, China, Finland, Lithuania and various locations throughout the United States. His work can be seen at Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City.
His biggest surprise of late is the discovery that the tools that he thought would direct his thinking to the future have led him to contemplate the art of the past.
Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah