Source: ACM SIGGRAPH Citation
The 2020 ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art is awarded to Jeffrey Shaw, a singular visionary and pioneer in the creation of interactive and immersive media art.
Shaw has been a leading figure in new media art since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s to its present-day technology-informed and virtualized forms. In a prolific career of widely exhibited and critically acclaimed work, he has pioneered the creative use of digital media technologies in the fields of expanded cinema, virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative.
Shaw’s numerous internationally exhibited and critically acclaimed artworks are milestones of technological and cultural innovation that have had a seminal impact on the theory, design and application of digital media in art, society and industry. His artistic achievements are among the most cited in new media literature. During his career his works have been presented at leading public galleries of museums including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Bern; The Guggenheim, New York; and Hayward Gallery, London.
ACM SIGGRAPH is honored to recognize Jeffrey Shaw as a pioneer in the creation of interactive and immersive media art.