Meredith Drum

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Meredith Drum creates videos and animations as single-screen shorts and multi-screen installations; in addition to her solo work she often collaborates with other visual artists as well as dancers, architects, writers, urban planners, computer programmers, and scientists on public art projects, movement research, location-based augmented reality and printed books. 

Drum's work has been supported by grants and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, iLand (Interdisciplinary Lab for Art, Nature + Dance), the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM program, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Wassaic Project, the Experimental Television Center, Wave Farm Transmission Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, ISSUE Project Room, HASTAC, and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. She exhibits frequently in NYC at a variety of venues including Recess Art, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archive, Radiator Gallery, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Scope Art Fair, and Galapagos Art Space among other venues. Internationally her work has been included in exhibitions and screenings at Biopower and Peace, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2017 in Manizales, Columbia; Locations, ISEA 2013 in Dubai, UAE; Rio de Janeiro’s Environmental Film Festival; Cinema Planeta Film Festival in Mexico City; Museo Valenciano de la Illustracion y la Modernidad in Valencia, ES; and other places. Her research considering mobile media, somatic communication and social critique has been published in scholarly journals including Media-N, spring 2012 (CAA’s New Media Caucus). 

With artist Rachel Stevens, Drum co-created The Oyster City Project –  a constellation of projects and events that draw attention to relationships between urban marine ecology and urban planning, neighborhood life, politics, economics and environmental justice. One component of Oyster City is an AR walking tour and game that highlights the history and future of oysters in New York City. The app was constructed with a unique AR platform developed by their colleague Phoenix Toews, and features 3D objects and text in real space visible with an iOS device. Another initiative is the Fish Stories Community Cookbook - a collection of seafood recipes, local histories, stories and drawings alongside ecological information contributed by people who live and work in NYC's Lower East Side. Fish Stories was compiled and produced by the Oyster City Project for Paths to Pier 42 and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2015. 

Drum is an assistant professor of intermedia at Arizona State University. With her husband, artist Mitch Miller, and their cats, Cleo and George, she splits her time between Tempe, AZ and Wassaic, NY.

Education

  • M.F.A. Digital Arts and New Media, University of California Santa Cruz 2011
  • M.A. English Literature, Middlebury College 2004
  • B.A. English Literature, Guilford College 1992

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 439 Intermedia Studio
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 539 Intermedia Studio
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 621 Studio Problems
ART 680 Practicum
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 216 Intermedia Practices
ART 348 Animation Motion Studies
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 216 Intermedia Practices
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 216 Intermedia Practices
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 216 Intermedia Practices
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 348 Animation Motion Studies
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ART 346 3-D Computer Imag & Animation
ART 348 Animation Motion Studies
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 680 Practicum

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