Scholars & Scones: A Talk with Artist Mark Nystrom
Natural forces and data fuel Mark Nystrom’s artistic practice. Hidden within them are patterns, forms, and meaning ripe for extraction, analysis and interpretation. Like the translation of a text from one language to another, his work is a translation of information. In this talk, he will show interpretations of wind, music, and the news and discuss the processes that create them.
The talk will be accompanied by fresh-brewed coffee from Hatchet Coffee Company in Boone and locally-baked goods!
Mark Nystrom is an artist and designer whose work explores visualizations of complex information and includes drawings, installations, projections, and screen-based projects. Nystrom’s work has been shown in Austin, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and other cities across the United States. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and an M.F.A in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design where he was a two-time recipient of the Award of Excellence for outstanding work by a graduate student. He is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian, Nystrom was co-owner of a design studio in Virginia and an award winning photographer and art director for several universities. He lives in Boone, NC with his wife and two sons.