Born in Belfast in 1973, computer artist and animator Glenn Marshall is a Prix Ars Electronica winner, and a current Lumen Prize finalist, considered the two most prestigious digital arts awards in the world.
His animations, interactive artworks, and visual art, are created through code art and innovative software skills. Inspired by science and nature, the meditative and the abstract, and with a philosophical narrative, his work spans 20 years, winning awards and screened at many film festivals world wide.
He has also worked with Oscar / BAFTA nominated studios such as Nexus and Onedotzero in London, and Brown Bag in Dublin – creating work for clients including Panasonic, Guinness, Disneyland and Vimeo.
In 2009 he won the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica for a music video he created for Peter Gabriel – unique in that was created entirely out of programming and algorithms. Another of his videos features on Gabriel’s ‘Best Of’ DVD compilation. He has also collaborated on live concert visuals with him.
In 2015, his Particle Man video became a selected finalist for The Lumen Prize world exhibition tour, and a still work based on this was purchased by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland – the first piece of digital art to be added to their official archive.
Particle Man was screened at this year’s robot08 festival in Italy, and is also featured in In/Formation, a 360 Virtual Reality film produced in New York. In other recent works, Codex, his fan made video for Radiohead, opened a conference in Quebec in front of 1,700 people on a 100 ft screen, and Universe Hand is part of Code Nebula, an online exhibition which “tears open the stitching between art and computer coding, a universe transited by artists who use the language of programming as their creative medium.”.
He is currently a recipient of the Major Individual Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, their highest recognition given to leading artists in the country. Glenn’s entire works, hosted on Vimeo, have had over 1 Million plays to date.
Press / PR / Interviews
World Tour Finalist – The Lumen Prize
Award of Distinction – Prix Ars Electronica, Austria
Finalist – British Animation Awards, London
Winner – Best Digital Animation, IDI Design Awards, Ireland
Winner – Best Experimental Film, Brooklyn International Film Festival
Winner – Best Experimental Film, International Federation of Cinema Technology, NY
Winner – Celtic Film and Television Awards
Finalist & Cert. of Excellence – Australian Effects & Animation Awards (AEAF), Sydney
Best Animation nomination – Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA)
Director’s Citation (Honorable Mention) – Black Maria Film & Video Festival (NJ,USA) –
148apps.com Best App Ever finalist
No.1 iPhone/iPad app in iTunes Appstore Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland
Top 20 iPhone/iPad app iTunes US/UK Appstore
Screenings & Exhibitions
The Lumen Prize World Tour, Code Nebula, robot08 – Italy, JIC Conference Quebec, Art 41 Basel – Switzerland, Ludwig Museum – Germany, Ars Electronica – Austria, The Digital Hub – Dublin, Creative Week – New York, VOLTA NY – New York, Hamburg Film Festival – Germany, Brisbane International Animation Festival – Australia, Durango Film Festival – Colorado, Newport Beach Film Festival – California, Arizona Film Festival, Annecy International Animation Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, 11th International Animation Festival of Brazil, Fantoche Animation Festival – Switzerland, London Film Festival, Brooklyn Underground Festival, Korea International Animation Festival….and many more.
Talks / Presentations
Mumbai, India (British Council delegation)
Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, N. Ireland
Digital Hub, Dublin, Ireland
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
Leaders in Software Art, New York
Digital Arts Studios, Belfast