Professor Donna J. Cox


Invitational and Juried Art and Design Exhibitions and Installations


Last update September 2006


Leonardo da Vinci:  Man, Inventor, Genius exhibition, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, April 14 and September 4, 2006, kiosk installation of Cox collaborative digital works and storyboard materials; invited for emphasis on observation, synthesis and invention.

Cox named modern LeonardoCox named modern Leonardo: An exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry honored the visionary visualization work of NCSA's Donna Cox. Watch the streaming video

CALCULART, celebration of art and mathematics, first curated exhibit of the CANVAS, joint effort between Integrated Systems Lab at the Beckman Institute and the Krannert Art Museum, Two collaborative pieces created using holographic images by Cox and Ellen Sandor and digital animations created by Cox in collaboration with NCSA and George Francis, opening at 7 pm, March 9th, 2006, show through April 9, 2006.;


“The End of Cinematics,” collaboration, pre-visualization, and digital images for the performance, Directed by Mikel Rouse, premiered, September 17, 2006, at Krannert Center for Performing Arts, traveling performance.

Traveling Exhibitions:

        Mondavi Center, University of California at Davis, October 19-23, 2005

        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall, Sept 29, 2006


“(art)n Virtual Visions: three decades of collaboration” group show, Papilloma Virus pschologram (1990), number 28 in Catalogue, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State university, October 29, 2002 – January 5, 2003.

"The Once and Future Web: World’s Woven by the Telegraph and Internet," Dr. William Harless, Interactive Drama, developed a voice-controlled program-which combines speech recognition and digital video technologies-gives exhibit visitors the opportunity to conduct a virtual dialogue with Cox. Users feel as if they are meeting and talking with Professor Cox as they proceed through a give-and-take exchange about scientific visualization, about the collaboration of artists and scientists, and about the impact that the Internet revolution and technology may have on life in the future, Cox virtually takes visitors on a tour through her collaborative scientific visualizations and visualization of the internet, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, May 21-Nov, 2001.


Supercomputing 1999, High-definition television exhibit of "Mapping the Universe," sponsored by Microsoft; Portland, OR, November 7, 1999.


SIGGRAPH ‘98 Art Gallery:, Orlando, FL, July 21-23, 1998, “25th Anniversary Celebration of Pioneering Computer Artists”; Art Show Catalogue, picturing Cox’s work from 1988-1998, Art Gallery: Touchware Electronic Art and Animation Catalog, page 68; also printed in the SIGGRAPH 98 Trading Card Set.


Supercomputing 98, November 7-10, 1998, Orlando, FL: Alliance Research Exhibit, NLANR Research Exhibit, SGI CAVE; Cox is co-creator, presenter and demonstrator of CAVE Virtual Director linking five sites with Virtual Director in remote virtual collaborative sessions.

“Electronic Immersions: 4 Generations of Illinois Artists” Art Catalogue and Show, ARC Gallery, September 2-27, 1997 and Illinois Art Gallery, September 2-October 24 1997, Chicago Illinois, in conjunction with the International Symposium on Electronic Art Conference at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Co-curated by Jane Stevens and Nancy Bechtol.


“Visualization Study of the NSFnet,”American Institute of Graphic Arts gallery, New York, New York, June 18, 1997 (curated by Moire Cullen).


“Art in Chicago: 1945-1995,” Museum of Contemporary Art, November 16, 1996 - March 23, 1997, 220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.


Supercomputing '95, CAVE presentations and demonstrations of “Virtual Reality and the Making of ‘Cosmic Voyage’ ", Dec. 3-8, 1995, San Diego, CA.


SIGGRAPH 94, VROOM Exhibit, Virtual Reality Theatre, “Virtual Director,” August, 1994, Chicago, IL.


Computer Art Pushing the Boundaries, State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, July 27th through September 11th, 1992 * Catalogue


Electronic Art Gallery, Computers for Artists Conference, New York City, New York, June 18 - 19, 1992


Private Collection I, University of Oregon Continuation Center, Portland Oregon, December 16, 1991 - July 1, 1992 *selections from the private collection of Gary and Daria Barclay


Computers and the Creative Process, 31 invited artists, a traveling exhibit January 10, 1990 through January 5, 1992 that included the following locations:

Calvin College, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

University of Oregon, Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon

University of North Alabama, University Art Gallery, Florence, Alabama

Michelson-Reves Museum of Art, Marshall Texas

Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomington, Illinois

Depauw University, Emison Art Center, Greencastle, Indiana

Wabash College, Humanities Center Gallery, Crawfordsville, Indiana

Rogue Gallery, Medford, Oregon

University of Western Ontario, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, CANADA

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin.


ABACI 1991 Invitational, Powell's Technical Bookstore, Portland Oregon, December 4 - December 31, 1991 * seven artists


Computer Art by Donna Cox, Powell's Technical Bookstore, Portland, Oregon, May 2 - June 4, 1991. (one-woman exhibition)


Computer Art by Donna Cox, University of Oregon Continuation Center, Portland, Oregon, December 3, 1990 - February 4, 1991. (one-woman exhibition)


Computer and Art 1991, Lugano, SWITZERLAND, September 17 through October 5, 1991 * Catalogue published


Computer Art Exhibit, Powell's Technical Bookstore, Portland Oregon, July 31 - September 3, 1991 * four artists


Computer Art Exhibit, Powell's Technical Bookstore, Portland Oregon, July 1 - 31, 1991 * five artists


DaVinci Days 1991, ABACI Exhibit, La Sess Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, July 20-21, 1991


Third Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, April 11-14, 1991


Educator's Art, University of Oregon Continuation Center, Portland, Oregon, March 5 - April 29, 1991


Art & Algorithm - Mind & Machine, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, February 22-23, 1991


Best of the Best, University of Oregon Continuation Center, Portland, Oregon, February 6 - April 5, 1991 * 4 person show : Donna Cox, Daria Barclay, Emily Young, Larry Payne


Visions of a New Future: A Symposium on Computers and Visualization, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, February 18 - March 15, 1991


Abaci 1989 Invitational Exhibition, Abaci Gallery of Computer Art, Portland, Oregon, November 2 - December 30, 1990


Brave New Pixels, Columbia College Art Gallery, sponsored by Museum of Contemporary Photography of Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, March 6 - April 14, 1989.


Computer Art by Donna Cox, Abaci Gallery of Computer Art, Portland, Oregon, March - July 1990. (one-woman exhibition)


Computer Art Exhibit, University of Oregon Continuation Center, Portland, Oregon, July 31 - October 1, 1990 * 2 person show


Daydreams to Bitstreams: An Exhibition of Computer Art, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland, April 4 - April 28, 1990. Includes work of 3 other artists.


Exclusive, Abaci Gallery of Computer Art, Portland, Oregon, January 4 - January 27, 1990.


Computer Art by Donna Cox, Abaci Gallery of Computer Art, Portland, Oregon, September 7 - October 28, 1989. (one-woman exhibition)


Supercomputers in Art, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., August 15 - September 15,

1988. Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and Kodak Research. (one-woman exhibition)


Computer Graphics by Donna Cox, Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, Ohio, April 18 - May 3, 1988. (One-woman show )


Compulage, Stocker Art Center Gallery, Elyria, Ohio, February 13 - March 2, 1988. (one-woman exhibition)


Art from the Computer: An Illinois Survey , State of Illinois Art Gallery, July 25 - September 9, 1988.

April 1988 - September 1989, Traveling Exhibit: Funded by the The Illinois Arts council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois State Museum and Millikan University, Illinois

Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois, September 3 - November 12, 1989

Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, Illinois, March 1989

Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, February 1989

College of DuPage Arts Center Gallery, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, January 4 - 26, 1989

William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, October 3 - 25, 1988

Perkinson Gallery, Millikin University, Millikin, Illinois, April 8 - 29, 1988


Postmodern Cybernation, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, September 11-25, 1989.


Art in Depth, stereo-pair installations curated by Patric Prince for a CADRE sponsored exhibit at the Union Student Gallery, San Jose State University, June 8-14, 1989.


Graphik Animation und Technik/BMW-Pavillon, W. H. Bencker, Lenbachplatz 7, GERMANY, Bis 4.6.89.


Beautiful Stranger, Feature, New York City, March 21-April 21, 1989. *located in Soho NYC, Feature Gallery moved to NY from Chicago, IL


Tecni-Color, an exhibition of international artists whose works have been realized with different techniques of video image: an exhibition on electronic art and animation, in the Art Gallery "L'Agrifoglio Galleria D'Immagine", Milan, ITALY, January 12 - February 12, 1989. * Catalogue published


CRASH (Computer-Assisted Hardcopy), Wright Museum of Art in Beloit, Wisconsin opening October 23 - Nov 23, 1988; traveling for three years. 37 artists, 90 works with Catalogue & poster published


Phscalograms by (Art)n, traveling exhibition sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Arts Council, October - December 1988. As one of the major participants and collaborators in (Art)n.

Rensselaer Union Shellnutt Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Nov 18 - Dec 16, 1988

Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Oct 16 - Nov 2, 1988


The Second Emerging Expression Biennial: The Artist and the Computer, Bronx Museum, New York, September 17, 1987 - January 24, 1988. Compulages and Phscalograms were exhibited/published

*Only 62 artists were chosen from more than 200 entries in this national competition.

Jurors: Shalom Gorewitz and Patric Prince.


Video and Computer Art: Chicago Style, an international traveling exhibition of recent Chicago work curated by Barbara Sykes-Dietze, 1988-1989. Group show of phscalograms.

Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, SPAIN, Jun 1, 1989

Australian Video Festival, AUSTRALIA, Sept 25 - Oct 30, 1988

-Queensland Art Gallery, South Bank, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, Oct 22-30, 1988

-Australian National University Union Centre, Canberra, Sept 14-17, 1988

-Chauvel Cinema, Paddington, AUSTRALIA, September 1, 1988.

South Australian Art School, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA, August 16, 1988

The Foote Clube, sponsored by the Media Resource Centre, Experimental Art Foundation and the Australian Network for Art & Technology, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA, Aug 1988

Scan Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN, Jul 9 - 16, 1988

Niphon University, Tokyo, JAPAN, Jul 6, 1988


SIGGRAPH 88 Interactive Art and Installation, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2-4, 1988

* only 13 artists in 200 entries; the first Interactive art show documented with a video tape,

distributed to more than 5,000 registered conference attendees (20,000 full attendance).

* Catalogue published


Computer Graphica Images Exhibition 88, in the Art Gallery, Kent State University Trumbull Campus, Warren, Ohio, April 24 - May 14, 1988. (One-woman show)


Broken Boundaries/Reconstructed Realities: Imaging with Computers, Columbia College Art Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, March 4 - April 15, 1988. Sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.


Phscalograms 1987: (Art)n, Fermilab, Batavia, IL. November 11, 1987 - January 6, 1988.


Arts and Technology, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA. January 9 - February 13, 1988. Computer video and static work.


Exploration: Extending the Boundaries of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL. December 11, 1987 - January 16, 1988. Invitational: Curated by Denise Miller-Clark. Other artists include: Todd Walker, Nancy Burson.


The Interactive Image, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL. October 23, 1987 - February 10, 1988. Benchmark exhibition of interactive, computer art and kiosk. More than four million people per year visit this museum.


Art in the Computer Age, Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY. Fall, 1987. Traveling exhibit curated by Cynthia Goodman; appeared as "Computers and Art" at the IBM Gallery of Science and Art in New York; reviewed in Newsweek, April 25, 1988.


Electronic Imagery, Stocker Art Center Gallery, Elyria, OH. May 20-27, 1987. (one-woman exhibition)


Compulages, Frick Art Museum, Wooster, OH. January 9-February 6, 1987. *(one-woman exhibition)


Rated X, A Group Experience, Neikrug Gallery, New York, NY. Jun 26 - Jul 31, 1987.


Altered Visions, Invitational Art Show . 1708 East Main Galley, Richmond VA. April 3-21, 1987.


The Non-Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1985-????, Art Show, Maginnis Graphics, Inc., 341 W. Superior Gallery. June 9-July 19, 1987. Invitational: curated by Hudson, Feature Gallery. * Catalogue published


SIGGRAPH 87 Art Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. July 27-31, 1987. International competition with 27,000 conference attendees: 40 works selected from 158 entries. *Catalogue published


Transformations, Reynolds Gallery, Stockton, CA; March 18-April 10, 1987. National competition. Jurors: Copper Giloth of the University of Massachusetts and Alyce Kaprow.


Nature, Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL. April 1987. Curated by Hudson, Feature Gallery Chicago.


Altered Visions, Art Show , 1708 East Main Galley, Richmond, VA. April 3-21, 1987. Invitational: curated by Anne Savedge.


Working it Out, Catskill Center for Photography, Inc., Woodstock, New York. March 21-April 21, 1987. Curated by Bea Nettles, Head of Photography, UIUC.


Computer Art: Realism & Abstraction, Art Show , Somerset Gallery, Somerville, NJ. January 30, 1987. Invitational: curated by Allen Cosgrove. * Catalogue published


New Photography, Feature Gallery, Chicago, IL. January 9-February 7, 1987. Invitational: curated by Hudson, Feature Gallery Chicago.


Applications on the Leading Edge, Pacific Northwest Computer Graphics Conference, Hult Center, Eugene, OR. October 19-November 10, 1986. Invited by Dr. Linda Ettinger, Conference Chair.


Technology in Art, Sheraton Gallery, Dallas, TX, July 15-September 29, 1986. Invited by Fine Arts Search. * 200 invitations published and mailed


New Photographics/86, Oldest U.S. national photographic competition. Central Washington University, April 14-May 9, 1986. * 65 artists were chosen from 480 entries; * Catalogue published


Computers and the Creative Process, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Visual Resources Center. Curated by Ken O'Connell, University of Oregon. October 1985 - October 1986; Traveled to 40 locations including:

State Capitol Building, Salem, OR

Williamette Science & Technology Center, Eugene, OR

Index Gallery, Vancourver, WA

Edmonds Art Festival Museum, Seattle, WA

Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY

Franklin & Marshall North Museum, Landcaster, PA

Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, CO

McAllen International Museum, McAllen, TX

Alberni Valley Museum, Port Alberni, BC, CANADA

Stevenson Union Gallery, Ashland, OR


Technsigns: Computer Conference, South Dakota State University, Aberdeen, SD. April 1986.


Technology in Art, Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI. January 11-February 27, 1985. Invitational: curated by Jane Brite, Curator Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Museum of Art.


Art and High Technology, Foster Gallery, Eau Claire, WI. September 17-October 17, 1985.


Frozen Shutter, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. September, 1985.


SHOOT 3: Exhibition of Photoimagery, Survival Graphics, Madison, WI, November 5-December 1, 1985. Juror: Ted Hartwell, Curator of Photography, Minneapolis Art Institute.


Computer Generated Images, Gallery 101, River Falls, WI. October 26-November 13, 1984. Other artists include: Copper Giloth, Todd Walker, and Diogenes Ballester. Curator: Dire. Michael Padgett.


CADRE '84, Art Exhibition. Computers in Art and Design, Research Education. San Hose, CA; January 1984.


Visions of 1984, University Center Gallery, UCA - Santa Barbara; April 17-May 6, 1984. Jurors: Dr. Ulrich Keller, German Art Historian; Richard Ross, American Photographer; Graham Budgett, British Sculptor.


Visual Dynamics: Computer Graphics Showcase '83, SIGGRAPH Showcase, Orange, CA; November 18-19, 1983. International Competition.


DIGICOM '83, Conference Art Exhibition. Vancouver, CANADA; August 1983. International Competition.