Shawn Brixey, the artist whose multimedia work brings together physics and digital technology, will be the new dean of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. He begins his position at VCU on July 1.
Brixey is currently the dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University in Canada. He has also held positions at the University of Washington and the University of California, Berkeley. At both schools, he founded centers for digital art.
As an artist Brixey has shown work at Documenta 8, the MIT Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.
“VCUarts is a truly path-breaking research community,” Brixey said in a statement. “I am honored by and excited about the opportunity to support its wonderful faculty and students. They are uniquely positioned to shape the frontiers of research and discovery at the boundaries of what the arts mean today, and how they will be inspired and lived tomorrow.”