A Brazilian-American interdisciplinary technoetic artist, designer, educator and researcher, Claudia Jacques holds an MFA in Computer Art, School of Visual Arts, NY, USA, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA Hub, School of Art & Media, University of Plymouth, UK.
While exploring a variety of media from color pastels and wood, to photographs, video and code, Jacques artistic practice intersects art, technology and science to develop composites and interactive hybrid art that interrogate perceptions of space-time, digital-physical, sublime-mundane, virtual-real.
Being an art educator is Jacques' passion, not only teaching studio, graphic design, digital, new media and communication arts, but also developing and integrating STEAM curriculum and assessments for in-person, hybrid and online learning experiences.
Under Professors Roy Ascott and Søren Brier, Jacques' is researching space-time aesthetics in the user-information-interface relationship through the lens of Cybersemiotics to better understand interactive digital/hybrid environments.
Jacques loves to fix things: from a faulty lamp wire to a world without peace she is always troubleshooting new solutions. She is constantly looking into new ideas, research and projects that will help this world be a better place. She also has many conceptual projects that one day she aspires to develop in full.
Claudia Jacques shares her life with her two grown sons, step-son, step-daughter, daughters-in-law and husband, Richard A. Courage, PhD, who is also her scholarly collaborator and business partner at Knowledge Art, Inc.. Their studio is in Valhalla, New York.
You can find out more about Claudia Jacques through her Curriculum Vitae.