Columbus Makes Art Presents James Hartunian on Combining Art and Science
by Angelica Smith-Williams, Professional Writing Intern at Urban Arts Space
“My pieces can often feel stormy and dystopic, but I’m actually very optimistic about the world”— James Hartunian, Artist
James Hartunian will be one of the artists from this year’s Ohio State Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Cohort featured in Big Cloud at Urban Arts Space, showing February 14–March 18, 2023. We chatted with him about his influences, studio space, and how he connects to the exhibition’s theme.
James: My studio is half workshop, half laboratory. I have a collection of 3D printers that constantly print out parts for my work. At my desk, I have various pliers, crimpers and wire cutters. I find myself soldering wire almost every day. Most of the things I make are electronic objects, so I often spend time prototyping circuits and coding.
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