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Ana Maria Nicholson, Ph.D. has been working as a holographic artist since 1978. She is a cofounder of the Center for Holographic Arts (Holocenter.) and was its director for eleven years.  She has exhibited her own work both locally and internationally.  Her exhibitions include Portraits in Laser Light, a solo exhibition at the Fishbach Gallery in New York City, NY in 1997; Light and Sound at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA in 1996, Images de Futur in Montreal Canada in 1993; World of Holography in Nagoya, Japan in 1989; and Laser 87 in Munich, Germany in 1987. The show The Body Electric with Ikuo Nakamura was at the Green Street Gallery in New York in 2004 and at the Butler Institute of American Art in 2005-56.


Hide and Seek a solo exhibition of self-portraits consisting of holograms, photographs and video was shown at the Center for Holographic Art in 2007. Portraits in Laser Light was shown at the Butler Institute of American Art in 2008-09, Holographic Collaborations with Rudie Berkhout at the Holocenter in 2008.  Into The Night a solo show of large-scale holograms and installations was exhibited at the Flux Gallery in New York in 2009.


She has created a number of commissioned works for such companies as Ilford Ltd. U.K., Samsung Corporation and David Bowie Productions.  Her works can be found in the collections of the National Geographic Society, the Keith Haring Estate, The National Science Foundation in Washington, DC, Domus International in Japan, The Butler Institute for American Art, the MIT Museum and the collection of Jonathan Ross.


She was awarded the Shearwater Foundation Award for Creative Holography in 1993.  In addition, she has published several articles to promote holography as an art form including “De L’abstraction a l’holographie” in Xxe Siecle, no. 39, 1977; “Some thoughts on Holographic Portraiture: in Leomardo Journal, Vol. 22, no ¾, 1998; and “Holography with the Human Form” in SPIE’s International Technical Group Newsletter, vol. 14, no. 1, May 2003.

 
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