Art Commissions

My first commission was from Hotel EMC2 in 2017. Hotel EMC2 is a boutique hotel in downtown Chicago celebrating the intersection between art and science. I was commissioned to make mathematical chalkboard installations to be hung in the function rooms. You can read about it and see pictures of my artworks in this Scientific American write-up and also in this Curiosity write-up which also includes some video of me discussing the work.

My next commission was from 6018 North as part of the Living Architecture installation (2018), first at 6018 North in Chicago and then at the Lubeznik Center, Michigan City. You can read about it and see a picture here.

Visual representation has always been a strong component of my work in category theory, which is a very visually driven subject: we turn abstract ideas into diagrams and pictures, and then take those pictures seriously and reason with them. I have always maintained that creating mathematics is not unlike creating art. I have been drawn to this idea more and more as I have spent more time teaching art students, and now that I have become a commissioned artist myself I am sure there is a large overlap. It has been a revelation to me to use visual imagery by itself as a way of bringing the ideas of mathematics to more people. I would be delighted to receive more commissions!