Sam Stubblefield

Sam Stubblefield

Vitruvian Series, 2024

Silicon edge graphics on fabric substrate, internally illuminated with LED, Edition 1 of 7

72 x 72 x 12 inches

Presented by Cynthia-Reeves

As part of an exploration for an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian, the Vitruvian series by Sam Stubblefield reveals the unique unseen beauty within each of us.  Stubblefield uses machine-learning, a form of artificial intelligence, in combination with EEG technology to visualize and sonify the neurological activity of his subjects.  In this work, as the artist photographs individuals wearing an EEG, the subject’s brainwaves are recorded, giving the artist unique brainwave date to be used for generative works in print, video and sculpture.

Constantly inventive,  Stubblefield’s studio has created art and installations for organizations such as Amazon, Art Basel Miami, Centre Pompidou, Duke Energy, Cynthia-Reeves Gallery at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Domaine de Boisbuchet, The Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum, The European Cultural Centre during the Venice Biennale, The European Space Agency, Gensler, Google X, The National Building Museum in Washington D.C., NASA, NBBJ Architects, Santiago Calatrava Architects, and many others. The artist has composed music and performed live with a number of Grammy-Award-winning artists, symphonies, and choruses. The studio has multiple awards for its work in architecture and design across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.