Associate Professor Hottois earned B.A. & B.S. degrees from The Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, in Louisville, KY. After continued professional work in his field, Mr. Hottois furthered his education by earning his M.F.A. in Studio Art from Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.
Hottois is a new media practitioner whose creative work takes a sardonically lighthearted stance on the human condition, as seen through the lens of technology. He creates interactive experiences using analog, digital, and alternative processes that employ a wide array of materials and techniques. These techniques are primarily digital and include: video game design, 3D modeling, web design, internet connectivity, audio manipulation, motion control, sensor input, and 3D printed objects.
Those interactive experiences manifest as performative sculptures or three-dimensional presentations that play the role of a surrogate interlocutor. They encourage the viewer to become an active participant in exploring and generating a complete experience. His work reflects an interaction or narrative on any number of peripheral human qualities. They are ranging from the hidden excesses of tourist experiences to subjective robotic creature-like implementations of phobia. They are somewhat possibly enchanted objects that imply and belie the humor of an increasingly technology-dependent human condition.
He has exhibited regionally, nationally & internationally in, but not exclusively in: South Bend, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Indianapolis, Louisville, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Scottsdale, & Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.).
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