Annette Weintraub’s work explores the architectural environment. Recent work includes: Life Support (2003), a web based project exploring hospital architecture and the subjective experience of space through a hybrid of 2D and 3D representation;The Mirror That Changes (2001), a web-based sound and moving image piece exploring issues of water sustainability, commissioned by The Ruschlikon Centre for Global Dialogue; and Mirage (2001), a narrative work exploring the intersection of photography and tourism, commissioned by CEPA for the exhibition Paradise in Search of A Future.
The Mirror That Changes was shown at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes 2002 International Art Biennial-Buenos Aires, in Argentina, Leonardo’s Virtuatl Africa Project, “/ ///—Reload—/// ,” an online project of the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum and FILE2002, Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletronica, Sao Paulo, Brasil. Mirage was shown at CEPA, and at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Other projects include Crossroads (2000), a narrative work for the Web presented by Turbulence, and Sampling Broadway (1999), a QTVR Web project commissioned by Turbulence with a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Sampling Broadway was shown in the Whitney Museum’s 2000 Biennial, the first Biennial to include Internet art. Crossroads has been shown in the 5th Biennial of Media and Architecture in Graz, Austria, at ICP/International Center of Photography, and at International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Cinema Online, SIGGRAPH2000 and in Bypaths at Moving Image Gallery in New York. Crossroads was the subject of the July 6, 2000 Arts[at]Large column in the New York Times online. Sampling Broadway was presented as part of WNET/Thirteen’s Reel New York.Web (1999); at Il Bienal Mercosul Cyberport in Porto Alegre, Brazil; and in [techne]W3LAB. Other works for the Web (Pedestrian and Realms) were shown at The Cooper Union and The Ricco/Maresca Gallery. Pedestrian was included in Beyond Interface, an online exhibition curated for the 1998 conference on Museums and the Web. Annette Weintraub’s still images have been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions including Technoseduction at The Cooper Union, Metamorphoses: Photography in the Electronic Age, curated by Aperture Magazine at the Fashion Institute of Technology and in Image Electronic at the Euphrat Museum in Cupertinco. Her work is represented in the public collections of: FMC, Prudential Insurance, The Wichita Museum, AT&T, and Peat Marwick. It has been cited in: Art in America, Newsweek magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe and Leonardo. Annette Weintraub received her BFA from The Cooper Union and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Professor of Art at The City College of New York, and Director of the Robinson Center for Graphic Arts and Communication Design.