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 a PhD in Integrative Art with emphasis in Interactive Art, 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, digital, new media and communication arts, but also developing and integrating STEAM curricula and assessments for in-person, hybrid and online learning experiences.
Under Professors Roy Ascott and Søren Brier, Jacques' focused her PhD research in human-computer interactions in art. Intersecting art, technology and science, she explores space-time experience in the user-information-interface relationship through the lens of Cybersemiotics to better understand interactive 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 or let someone claim them.
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 Studios, Inc.. Their studio is in Ossining, New York.
You can find out more about Claudia Jacques through her Curriculum Vitae.