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Overview

The Linden Endowment for the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linden Lab and the arts community. Guided by a dedicated board of renowned Second Life artists, the LEA is committed to providing access to engaging experiences in the arts for the Second Life community. Through its exhibitions, programs, and events, the LEA fosters awareness of artists’ contributions to our virtual world and encourages others to get involved and be inspired.

For more information, Visit the LEA Blog

Members

Bryn Oh

Bryn Oh is the creation of a first life professional oil painter. Bryn is the founder of the art movement Immersiva and has shown inworld ranging from IBM sponsored builds to a wide range of universities. In first life events such as Nuit Blanche and the World Expo in Shanghai. In Second Life she builds large scale narratives based off the concept of Immersiva. She has also worked with director Peter Greenaway and artist Stelarc. You'll find more about Bryn and her work through the links below.


Dancoyote Antonelli

Is an alum of the San Francisco Art Institute, a graduate student at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media and Managing Editor of SWITCH Journal of New Media. DC's art (SL and RL) has appeared at the ZERO1 Biennial at the San Jose Museum of Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, The Dutch Electronic Arts Festival in Rotterdam, Ars Electronica in Linz Austria, Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn NY and many venues inside and outside of the virtual world. Publications include The New York Times, Step Inside Design, Art21 and a variety of blogs and online critical journals.

Dekka Raymaker

Dekka Raymaker joined Second Life in February 2007, principally an SL artist producing large scale installation pieces that generally explore relationships with Second Life and real life, exhibiting at many venues in SL. Dekka manages the Soup sim estate, where he also does care taking for "Brooklyn is Watching", a hybrid SL/RL art project.

Dekka studied graphic design at Newcastle Polytechnic, UK and was a freelance designer after moving to London, UK in 1984. He is presently the studio manager for contemporary artists Tim Noble & Sue Webster. He liaises with galleries and art organizations around the world, providing them with information and specifications of artworks for exhibitions. one of their largest projects being Electric Fountain a 30 foot high light artwork which was shown on the Christmas tree spot outside The Rockefeller Center, NY.

Jayjay Zifanwe

Jayjay Zifanwe is the founder and owner of the University of Western Australia presence in Second Life. This presence is dedicated towards highlighting the research, teaching, art and architecture capabilities of virtual environments for the field of education and the wider community. Founder also of the UWA 3D Art& Design Challenge, which brings together artists and builders from across the globe. In RL, Jayjay is the Manager of the School of Physics at the University of Western Australia. http://uwainsl.blogspot.com/

L1Aura Loire

participates in the SL arts community as a machinamist, artist, educator, writer, member of artist groups, and otherwise bumbling around the grid. She is also Lori Landay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Berklee College of Music, an interdisciplinary scholar and new media artist exploring the making of visual meaning in 20th and 21st century culture. She spent the academic year 2008-09 on sabbatical in Second Life researching "virtual subjectivity" through her machinima, art installations, and writing. For more information, see http://lorilanday.com/NewMedia/.

Rez Menoptra

TBD.

Sasun Steinbeck

Sasun Steinbeck is an early explorer of dynamic, interactive art in Second Life with the creation of Sasun's Morphing Sculpture in late 1995. Sasun is the creator and long-time maintainer of the Art Galleries of Second Life list at http://sasun.info/ArtGalleriesOfSL.aspx, fulfilling the need to help art lovers everywhere discover, explore, and connect with the many excellent art galleries and creative minds in Second Life. Sasun founded the Art Gallery Owners group in late 2006 to support gallery owners in SL and remains involved in various projects to support the arts in SL.

Werner Kurosawa

Werner Kurosawa aka Werner Van dermeersch is a RL Architect and Artist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbLFOsbAhkE. He is on the board of directors of http://www.champdaction.be/ an ensemble for contemporary music, Artists in residence at the http://www.desingel.be/. I coach and promote individual post-graduate art projects at the faculty of Arts in Antwerp. http://www.sintlucasantwerpen.be/

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