Raised in Cambridge on a diet of relativity and cosmology. My father, F G Friedlander FRS, was a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics which is also home to Stephen Hawking.
· One time aspiring cosmologist and interstellar propulsion expert. Metamorphosed to stage lighting designer, scientific artist and light sculptor.
· First degree in physics and maths from Sussex University, my personal tutor, Sir Anthony Leggett, subsequently received the Nobel Prize for work on superfluidity.
Selected Career Highlight:
· 1995 A prize winner at the prestigious ARTEC, Japans leading hitech art show.
· 1998 Received the USHIO America Award for Innovation.
Winner of LIGHTFORMS ’98 in New York.
· 2003 Kinetic Art Organisation Prize Winner.
· 2004 Kinetic Art Organisation Prize Winner.
·2006 Timeless Universe : Valencia, Spain, art science installation based on Julian Barbour’s cosmology.
· 2008 Souls and Machines, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain.
· 2010 Permanent commissions open in 3 locations: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska; Chicago Museum of Science and Industry; Copernicus Centre, Warsaw, Poland.
· 2011 Persistence of Vision: Art Futura XXI, Bilbao, Spain.
· 2012 Persistence of Vision & Origin of String Theory: Phaeno Science Centre, Germany;
Spinning Cosmos: Art Futura 2012, MUMI, Montevideo, Uruguay: art science installation in collaboration with Prof. Michael Longo converts a catalogue of over 25,000 galaxies into 3D model of our region of universe.
· Exhibited on four continents and fifiteen countries.