Tony Curran

Tony Curran

Tony is an Australian artist and academic in painting, drawing, art history, theory and computer science (he’s been a co-lecturer for COMP1720 since 2019). His research investigates the relationship between the programmatic forms of art and illusions of the spontaneous. Tony graduated with a PhD in Fine Art from Charles Sturt University in 2015 and has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra in solo and group exhibitions.

Ben and Tony have a long-running artistic collaboration (supported initially by a 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellowship) exploring the hypothesis that digital art is made compelling when the work demonstrates an equal balance of human gesture to mechanical structure; that is, artwork as simultaneously human and machine generated. You can follow Tony’s latest work in this vein on Insta #wigglesandgrids.

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