andrew y ames
Location: Pittsburgh/United States
Activism, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Sound
Andrew Y. Ames is a new media artist and designer that plays and plays with games. Games, his work shows, are cultural artifacts that not only entertain and instruct, but epitomize the societies that created them. His modifications bend the rules and reinvent board, video, and card games in unexpected ways that invite critical reflection on consumerism, politics, technology, and media.
Andrew holds an MFA in Digital Media (’08) from the Rhode Island School of Design, a BFA in Electronic Media Arts and Design from the University of Denver ('04),and an AA in Multimedia Design Technology and Animation from Red Rocks Community College ('01). He is a practicing artist as well as an Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Robert Morris University. His interactive visual art and curatorial work have appeared in galleries across the United States, his theoretical papers on games have been published nationally and internationally.