Paul Myoda is a sculptor based in the woods of Chepachet, Rhode Island. Myoda is inspired by the underlying logic and mathematical principles of the natural world and applies them to his work with new media, technology and industrial materials. The result is compositions of light, motion, and form that find a balance and a beauty between the organic and the built. Regularly exhibited both nationally and internationally, his sculptures and installations are known for their elegance and their expression of organic forces through artificial materials and systems.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University, Myoda is recognized as an artist, designer, critic and educator. Based in NYC from 1990-2006, Myoda was represented by the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, and was co-founder of Big Room, an art production and design collective in New York City. He was also a contributor to Art in America, Flash Art and Frieze. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Warhol Foundation and Howard Foundation, among others. In 2001 he participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views Program and had a studio on the 91st floor of WTC I. In March of 2002 he co-created the Tribute in Light in memory of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, which has since become an annual installation. He was an adjunct professor at The City College of New York and has been an assistant professor in Brown University’s Visual Art Department since 2006.
Myoda’s most recent work, Glittering Machines, is a series of interactive illuminating sculptures that respond to the presence of viewers. Their design is informed by bioluminescent fauna, crystal morphology and computational geometry. An example of hybrid arts practice and cybernetic sculpture, the series bridges the disconnections and eases the anxieties of the post-industrial world through affect, presence and responsive gesture. His works are part of the collections of the Queens Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and the Library of Congress. He has recently had solo exhibitions at the Dorsch Gallery in Miami, Project 4 Gallery in Washington, DC. and Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, RI.