The Natural Order of Things
Colette Gaiter is a multimedia artist, graphic designer, and writer. She has worked with computers since 1982 and in interactive multimedia since 1990. Her digital media work has also been shown at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and in numerous galleries, museums and public institutions in the United States. Gaiter has exhibited multimedia works internationally in SIGGRAPH and ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art) exhibitions.
To support her multimedia work, she has received several grants and awards, including Bush, McKnight and Jerome Foundation fellowships.
After working as a graphic designer in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and New York City, Gaiter began teaching at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1986. Since then she has taught at Columbia College in Chicago in the Interactive Arts and Media department, and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Her writing on the Black Panther artist Emory Douglas has appeared in several publications. She is working on an interactive DVD about his work.
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