Call Detail
Techspressionism 2021 - International Juried Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: New York
Entry Deadline: 12/31/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Techspressionism): $10.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00


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An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.


Helen Harrison, Advisor

Helen A. Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, is the former curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton and Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton.  She has also been a guest curator at the Queens Museum in Flushing, has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and currently holds an adjunct faculty position in Stony Brook University’s Department of Art.  From 1978-2006, she wrote art reviews and feature articles for the Long Island section of The New York Times, and she was the visual arts commentator for WLIU 88.3 FM, Long Island University’s NPR-affiliated radio station, from 2004-2009. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly and popular publications, and she’s the author of several books, including, most recently, two mystery novels set in the New York art world. Ms. Harrison will assist in the review of submitted work.

Colin Goldberg, Organizer

Colin Goldberg is an American artist born in the Bronx, New York in 1971. The artist coined the term Techspressionism in 2011 for use as the title of a solo exhibition.  It was first described as a movement in this 2014 WIRED article and was elaborated upon in this 2015 PBS interview with the artist.  Goldberg is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.  Goldberg's works reside in the permanent collections of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Stony Brook University Hospital and the Islip Art Museum, as well as many private collections. Goldberg served as a guest panelist for "Expressionism in the 21st Century", a symposium held at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, and was a guest speaker at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY for PechaKucha Hamptons in 2019.

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We aim to establish Techspressionism as a term of art-historical nomenclature for works in which today's technology is employed with subjective intent within a fine-art context, as opposed to broader terminology such as "digital art" which also encompasses work created within the context of mass-market animated movies and video games.  

"You are a Techspressionist when you say you are"

We encourage interested artists to self-identify as Techspressionists by utilizing the hashtag #techspressionism on their Instagram posts and through the submission of their work to this open call. As of October 2020, there were over 1.8K posts on Instagram using the hashtag #techspressionism and over 20 artists from 10 different countries listed in the Techspressionist Visual Artists index.



Techspressionism 2021 will be presented as a globally available public online exhibition to be hosted at using the Kunstmatrix 3D exhibition platform. 



Entries will be limited to two-dimensional works (ie paintings, drawings, digital images and prints) which reflect the concept of Techspressionism as defined above.

As the exhibition will be presented virtually, "dimensions-variable" digital works which have not been physically produced as objects are acceptable as submissions.  

Digital works accepted into the exhibition will be scaled based on the limitations of the virtual space.  Works will be presented within the virtual space with direct contact information for each artist - no commission will be taken for any sales.

Artists selected for the online exhibition will also be eligible for consideration in a  subsequent physical exhibition proposal.  This proposal will be presented to public art spaces and commercial galleries in the New York metropolitan area, with the potential for it to become an international traveling exhibition.


“Each age finds its own technique”. – Jackson Pollock



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