James Sham is an inter-disciplinary contemporary artist whose research focuses on interfacing technologies and material processes from a variety of disciplines with contemporary art practice. Asst. Prof Sham works involves multiple areas of focus including pigment extraction and using eye-tracking technology to study Interpretation in deaf culture. His work has been exhibited in venues as diverse as the Tate Modern (London), Appetite Gallery (Buenos Aires), Kunstprojects (Berlin), The Open Works Institute (Bucharest), White Box Gallery (NYC), and the Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia) among others. His video work has been screened and published on European Cable Network Broadcast (Germany and France), the Ellensburg Film Festival (Seattle) and the Northwest film Forum (Seattle) and a number of peer-reviewed DVD journal publications. Additionally, James Sham has participated in a number of residency programs including Artpace International Artist Residency 12.1, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Having received his MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Comonwealth University in 2008, and his BA in Studio Art and Philosophy from Dartmouth College in 2005, James Sham is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Murchison Research Fellow at University of Texas at Austin, TX, on leave from George Washington University, where is  Assistant Professor of Sculpture/Innovation Arts in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History.

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