Timeline of (art)n History


No Fumare, por Favore was included in The Art of Collecting, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI, November 25, 2011 - January 8, 2012


•Selected PHSColograms and (art)n's collaboration with Applied Interactives, Special Treatment, a VR experience of the Barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau are featured in Arts for a Better World, Art | Basel | Miami Beach, December 1-4, 2011
•(art)n is included in FOTO SEPTIEMBRE 2011 - PHOTO SEPTEMBER 2011, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and FUNDAHRTE, Panama
Perfect Prisms: Crystal Chapel is featured in Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, October 9, 2010 - January 2, 2011
No Fumare, por Favore is featured from its permanent collection in Without You I'm Nothing: Art and Its Audience, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, November 20, 2010 - May 1, 2011
•(art)n creates new PHSCologram sculpture for Art Chicago, Garden of Digital Delights


(art)n: Virtually Visionary - Exploring 2D Forms in 3D Space opens at Galeria Arteconsult, Panama, September 15-October 9, 2010
PET Study II was featured on the winter cover of Issues in Science and Technology, from the collection of National Academy of Sciences
•(art)n creates (Brain + Love) PHSColograms with Raun Kaufman, Dr. Cynthia Thompson and colleagues at Northwestern University to show Kaufman's fully recovered brain from Autism through brain scans derived from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), conducted in Thompson's Neurolinguistic Research Laboratory.


•Retrospective for Ellen Sandor and (art)n at Zhou B Art Center, Concepts of Construction including new commissioned works for Murphy/Jahn Architects
•U.S. Researchers awarded Nobel Prize for their discovery of 'telomeres' and is the first time the prize had gone to more than one woman
•(art)n is commissioned by Murphy/Jahn Architects


•(art)n collaborates with Claudia Hart and Carla Gannis, with works featured at Kasia Kay Projects Gallery
No Fumare por Favore included from its permanent collection in A Mind at Play at The Art Institute of Chicago
•(art)n is commissioned by SmithBucklin Corporation on PHSColograms of Cloud Gate, J. Pritzker Pavilion and view of the Wrigley Building
•(art)n begins ongoing series of deconstructed architecture PHSColograms with the J. Pritzker Pavilion
•(art)n is included in Identities, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, November 27, 2007–August 31, 2008


•(art)n included in The Intelligent Design Project at The Museum of New Art and Intelligent Design Project III at Kasia Kay Projects Gallery


•Commissioned by State of Illinois Art in Architecture Program to create PHSCologram sculpture Universal Atmospheres for new NCSA building at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
•Retrospective for Ellen Sandor and (art)n at IIT: 3D Pixels Realized 1982-2006
No Fumare, por Favore is featured in Ed Paschke: A Chicago Icon—A retrospective look at the career of Ed Paschke,Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL, September 30, 2006–February 19, 2007


•Commissioned by Nuveen Investments
•(art)n relocates to West Washington Blvd.


•Retrospective (art)n Virtual Illusion 1994-2004/Pixels in Perspective at Digital Art Museum, Berlin
•(art)n is included in The Art of Science Imaging the Future: The Intersection of Science, Technology and Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, March 12–May 30, 2004
•(art)n is included in Art of the Americas, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, March 13–November 21, 2004
•(art)n is included in The Art of Science, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, March 12–May 30, 2004
•(art)n is included in Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, January 31–May 2, 2004
Have a Nice Day in collaboration with Martyl is included in Seasons at Printworks Gallery , Chicago, IL, November 5–December 31, 2004


Telomeres Project on Imminent Immortality featured in Genomic Issue(s): Art and Science at The Graduate Center Art Gallery, City University of New York for the anniversary of the discovery of DNA
•(art)n is included in How Human: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York, February 28–May 25, 2003
•(art)n is included in PhotoGENEsis: Opus 2: Artists’ Response to the Genetic Information Age, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, November 9, 2002–February 9, 2003
•(art)n is included in A Decade of Collecting, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, March 8–June 15, 2003


•(art)n collaborates with Martyl on a PHSCologram of the ‘Doomsday Clock’
•(art)n collaborates with Visionary Artist, Mr. Imagination


•Completed and installed Battle of Midway Memorial, Commissioned by City of Chicago, Public Art Program and Department of Aviation for Midway Airport in Chicago
No Fumare por Favore is included in Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection at the High Museum of Art
•(art)n's Telomeres Project on Imminent Mortality, 2000, is first shown at SIGGRAPH Los Angeles. In 2009, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak share a Nobel Prize for their discovery of telomeres and telomerase


•(art)n collaborates with Karl Wirsum
•Galerie Darthea Speyer in Paris shows No Fumare por Favore
•(art)n is included in Paris in 3D: From Stereoscopy to Virtual Reality 1850-2000, Musée Carnavalet in Paris


•Developed IGram process for creating PHSColograms within a Virtual Reality CAVE, published by IEEE Society
•(art)n collaborates with TJ McLeish on Townhouse Revisited, an architectural competition sponsored by the Graham Foundation, receiving an honorable mention
•(art)n completes commissioned works for Cranbrook Institute of Science, Water is Always Moving


•US Art in Embassies Program shows No Fumare por Favore in Bonn, Germany and AIDS Virus, Third Edition in Zimbabwe
•Commissioned by CameraWorks for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Out of Science: Imaging/Imaging Science, the first contemporary art exhibition of art and science works since the museum's collaboration in 1967 with John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art and University of California Berkeley that represented hundreds of images that "exist in the world but cannot be seen by the human eye without the aid of photography," focusing on form rather than function, "that is, scientific or artistic" in purpose.
PET Study/Reconstructing Rodin is included on the cover of Your Future Self by Hank Whittemore
•(art)n is invited to join SAIC's Gallery Building on West Jackson Street through 2005


•(art)n completes commissioned series of 16 PHSColograms for museum opening of A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York
(art)n completes commissioned PHSCologram installation for Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
•First collaborations with Chicago Imagist, Ed Paschke: No Fumare por Favore and Primondo
•(art)n adds interactive music to PHSColograms, commissioned for DIVIDED WE SPEAK at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


•Commissioned by the San Diego Supercomputing Center and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory


•(art)n collaborates with Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation on a tryptic of Auschwitz Barracks and is commissioned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage on a series of PHSColograms for the Third Floor Rotunda Gallery
•Oskar Friedl Gallery curates one of the first exhibitions to include videogames with videogame icons produced by (art)n and videogame companies, reviewed by New Art Examiner


•The first CT Angiography of the human brain is created as a PHSCologram from real patient data supplied by Picker International that led to the development of the epiView(tm) process in 1996 for creating PHSColograms in hospitals as a surgical tool for physicians
•(art)n is invited to join BIRL, Northwestern University's Research Park through 1998


•Works by (art)n included in The New Images, George Eastman International House of Photography
•(art)n's first website, featuring curated online galleries and exhibitions is launched under NCSA's Mosaic web browser, representing art historical images with PHSColograms and other digital media
•(art)n creates first Virtual Portrait PHSColograms with SimGraphics and Christopher Landreth
•(art)n first collaborates with Chuck Csuri

(art)n: New Work, at Feature Inc, New York, NY, May 27–June 27, 1992
•’Rotated Computer Interleaving’, developed as an improvement to show a smoother three-dimensional view of an object and could also include animation, was awarded both U.S. and International Patents, and published in Computers & Graphics
•Commissioned to create works for the Spanish Pavilion at the World's Fair in Seville, Spain


•(art)n creates The Equation of Terror shown at SIGGRAPH and idmi, Lugano, Switzerland
•(art)n is featured in Beyond 2000, Sydney, Australia

(art)n: Stealth Negative PHSColograms at Feature Inc, New York, NY, December 4–29, 1990
Science in Depth, sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH travels to NASA AMes Research Center, Computer Museum and Museum of Science and Industry
•PHSColograms are featured on CNN and Wild Chicago
•(art)n is featured in EDUCOM Review, The Chicago Tribune Magazine and Leonardo
•(art)n completes sculpture The Politics of Pleasure that is shown at SIGGRAPH in Dallas

(art)n: Beautiful Stranger at Feature Inc, New York, NY, March 23–April 22 1989
•PHSColograms featured in Cinderella Rockefeller at Feature Inc., New York, NY, January 14–February 11, 1989
•The ‘Stealth Negative Process’ was developed, creating a computer generated method for making PHSColograms entirely on the computer, awarded a US and International Patents and published in the SPIE Proceedings
•Ellen Sandor collaborates with scientists from NASA Ames Research Center and the Scripps Research Institute
(art)n: Beautiful Stranger at Feature, Inc.
•(art)n completes sculpture Chaos: Information as Ornament/A Tribute to Louis Sullivan that is shown at SIGGRAPH in Boston
•(art)n is featured in Leonardo
•(art)n begins collaborations with scientists at Scripps Research Institute with Arthur Olsen and David Goodsell and NASA Ames Research Center with Louis Schiff, Fergus Merrit and Chris Gong


PHSColograms by (art)n traveling exhibition sponsored by UMASS Arts Council at Rensselaer Union Shellnutt Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

•PHSColograms were included in The Non-Spiritual in Art / Abstract Painting -1985-??? at Feature Inc, Chicago, IL, June 19–July 1, 1987
•PHSColograms were included in Nature at Feature Inc, Chicago, IL, April 24–April 23, 1987
•PHSColograms were included in New Photography at Feature Inc, Chicago, IL, January 9–February 7, 1987
•The first computer generated three-dimensional image of the AIDS Virus is created for a PHSCologram, based on available scientific data published in Scientific American, and was included in PHSColograms at Fermilab Gallery and featured on the cover of Computer Graphics and Applications

•First time PHSColograms were exhibited by Hudson and were included in Portraiture Options at Feature Inc, Chicago, IL, May 30–June 29, 1986
•Ellen Sandor collaborates with Larry Smarr, Donna Cox, George Francis and Ray Idazek to create a PHSCologram of the Etruscan Venus, a four-dimensional model first created at NCSA-National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


•The ‘Computer-Camera Technique’ was developed to feature computer-generated content in three dimensions, inputting frames captured with a video camera
•Dan Sandin, Gina Uhlmann and Ellen Sandor create "Ellen Test II," the first animated 3D PHSCologram created from video input
•(art)n is invited to share space in the Chemistry Department, 319 Wishnick Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology through 1994


PHSCologram '83 is shown on Lake Shore Drive and reviewed in New Art Examiner


•Ellen Sandor forms (art)n and coins the term 'PHSCologram,' an acronym for Photography, Holography, Sculpture and Computer Graphics
•Ellen Sandor meets Tom DeFanti and Dan Sandin from the Electronic Visualization Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago along with Phil Morton from SAIC for a showing of PHSCologram '83 on Wacker Drive that inspires them to add interactivity to three-dimensional environments as the Virtual Reality CAVE