Gate Pages :: May 02: Cory Arcangel


Cory Arcangel is a computer artist who lives and works in Manhattan. His work is concerned with technology's relationship to culture and the creative process. It is often constructed using obsolete computers found at thrift stores and garage sales.

In 1989, he founded "Insecticide," a Buffalo, New York-based rock group, with sister Jamie. He is a member of the Earworm Record's (UK) recording artists "the slowes," as well as a founding member of the "BEIGE" Programming Ensemble, and "The 8-bit Construction Set" whose work has been called "a testament to nerdiness" by The New York Times, and "genius" by XLR8R magazine.

Cory has recently been awarded grants by The New York State Council on the Arts (for a collaboration with fellow BEIGE member Paul Davis on reconfigured Super Mario Brothers Carts), and by (for his project "Urbandale"). He curated "1.44 Megs," a group show distributed on floppy disk (with and Moving Image Gallery), and "Low Level All Stars," an exhibition featuring Commodore 64 8-bit intros organized with RSG (Radical Software Group) for the "Kingdom of Piracy" web exhibition. He has appeared in exhibitions at Deadtech Gallery (solo BEIGE show), Chicago; Fassbender Gallery, Chicago; Moving Image Gallery, New York; Daniel Reich, New York; The New York Underground Film Festival; and Lothringer13 as part of the Make-World Festival, Munich, Germany. Articles about his work and the work of BEIGE have appeared in Life Sucks Die magazine, Art on Paper,, and The Chicago Reader.