“Bit by Bit” Exhibition
Updated: Oct 31, 2022
Embracing modernity and celebrating the endless possibilities of every pixel.
Seattle, WA - Since the earliest mosaics of Mesopotamia, humans have been fascinated by the process of creating art from smaller fragments. These bits and pieces are the building blocks of the pixels that make up all digital images today. “Bit by Bit” pays homage to the endless outcomes we create from tiny blocks and pixels, and in this exhibition we will celebrate pixelism, 8-bit, generative, and algorithmic works.
“This exhibition is the culmination of a fruitful, yet tough year for the NFT Community. Building and uplifting the artistic community is a core value of the museum- and what better way to do so, than by bringing in artists that reflect the multiplicity of talent, art genres and technique of the NFT space.” Joana Kawahara Lino, Curator in Residence at the Seattle NFT Museum
Tickets on sale now:
Opening Night Event and Fundraiser
November 4th 6:00pm - 9:00pm PT
All ticket donations go to support the programming, operations, and growth of the Seattle NFT Museum. Attendees have the opportunity to hear directly from several of the artists on display, learning more about their work and inspiration and meeting them to ask questions.
Tyler Hobbs x Dandelion Wist
QQL.art is a collaborative generative art project created by Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion Wist. It aims to turn collectors into co-creators by empowering them to participate in the curation process.
Dandelion Wist Mané (they/them) is a dancer, engineer, entrepreneur, and generative artist. During their corporate career, they led development of open-source projects Plottable.js and TensorBoard, and co-authored several AI research papers. They migrated to web3 to create SourceCred, an open-source framework for decentralized reputation and compensation. Besides co-creating QQL, they are also a co-founder of Archipelago, a marketplace for generative art. They have an extensive generative art collection.
Tyler Hobbs (he/him) is a visual artist who works primarily with algorithms, plotters, and paint. His artwork focuses on computational aesthetics, how they are shaped by the biases of modern computer hardware and software, and how they relate to and interact with the natural world around us. In June 2021, Tyler released Fidenza, one of the most acclaimed and sought-after series of NFT artwork to date. In December 2021, his Incomplete Control exhibition in NYC melded the traditional gallery opening with the on-site generation of 100 new works.
John de Mars
John de Mars is a Seattle based artist. His work intends to convert the orgone and moods from his subjects into light and color rich oil paintings. He works on midsize to large canvas and his subjects range from seascapes to portraits. As an innovator, de Mars has perfected his approach to pixelism, in which he composes a vibrant, pixelated-like image, using 1x1in squares of painted construction paper. This allows for him to re-use materials that would otherwise be discarded, and elevate them into depictions of historical figures.
Seattle based, Aaron Penne is a renowned artist and engineer making generative artwork with code since 2018. His work has been sold at Sotheby’s, shown internationally at galleries and museums, and is collected by hundreds of individuals. He is the Director of Engineering at Art Blocks, helping to build the future of generative art as a medium in the NFT space. In 2021 he was one of the top 50 NFT artists globally.
An artist from Tokyo, Japan, A.Mashiro's work consists of careful, balanced compositions, reminiscent of Kandinsky. With a soothing, deliberate use of color, his works often are associated with physical prints.
Lisa Orth is an artist, designer, tattoo artist, and creative coder, known for her abstract generative artwork. Lisa began her artistic path in Seattle as a graphic designer and art director. Fun fact: Lisa is responsible for designing Nirvana’s first records and their now-iconic logo. Since entering the NFT art space, Lisa’s focus has been on creating abstract generative art using processing and p5.js. Releasing her work on both Ethereum and Tezos blockchains, her distinctive style of algorithmic art has amassed an impressive body of work.
Thomas Lin Pedersen
Thomas Lin Pedersen is a generative artist based in Denmark, just north of Copenhagen. His art merges the digital precision of computer-based art, with an organic feel, exploring the tension between perfection and flaws. He achieves this tension either by combining his algorithmic pieces with classic reproduction approaches or by letting the algorithm be inspired by the feel and flaws of analogue approaches. Thomas started creating generative art in 2017 and since 2021 he has been part of the growing web3 scene. Thomas' work has been featured on Artblocks as part of their curated collection and on Bright Moments and has been exhibited in Venice, London, and New York among other places.
Galo Canizares is a designer, writer, and educator. His work blends absurdity, genre fiction, world-making, simulation, and parafiction to address issues in technology and the built environment. He is the author of Digital Fabrications: Designer Stories for a Software-Based Planet.
Kelly Milligan is an artist and creative coder from New Zealand. With roots in front-end and creative web development, he translates practical coding skills into browser-based algorithmic and generative art.
PixelBeasts are 10,000 unique NFT collectibles, 24x24 pixels each by artist and VC, Yohei Nakajima. Ownership provides access to Beastopia - an ever evolving social experiences including events, games, and more - alongside a community of VCs, founders, devs, and NFT enthusiasts venturing deeper down this rabbit hole together, hand-in-hand, unafraid and optimistic.
Courtesy of Seattle Collectors: We are pleased to show some of the most historic, generative NFTs which launched as 10,000 unique 8-bit style characters in 2017. CryptoPunks debut as one of the first generative collections with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain Originally free to claim, CryptoPunks are now one of the most coveted tokenized art collections, having laid so much of the foundation enjoyed by NFT artists today.
Seattle NFT Museum is open to the public 12PM - 5PM Weekdays, 10PM - 5PM Sat-Sun, Closed on Tuesdays. Daily admission tickets are available for purchase by visiting www.seattlenftmuseum.com. Admission is $15 for all visitors. Ticket proceeds directly contribute to the operating costs of the museum.
About Seattle NFT Museum
As a center for supporting the NFT creator and collector community, the Seattle NFT Museum is a physical space designed to explore the boundaries of digital art. Exhibits include featured artists, notable private collections, and educational displays. The museum hosts ticketed events, private showings, live mintings, and is open to the public for a suggested donation during business hours. Also available for booking private corporate events.