Claudia Hart emerged as part of a generation of 90s intermedia artists examining issues of identity and representation. Since the late 90s, when she began working with 3D animation, Hart embraced these same concepts but now focusing on the impact of computing and simulations technologies. She was an early adopter of virtual imaging, using 3D animation to make media installations and projections, and later as they were invented, other forms of VR, AR, and objects produced by computer-driven production machines. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is a Professor, she developed a pedagogic program based on her practice – Experimental 3D – the first dedicated solely to teaching simulation technologies in an art-school context.
Hart’s works are widely exhibited and collected by galleries and museums, including the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum. Her work has been shown at the New Museum, produced at the Eyebeam Center for Art + Technology, where she was an honorary fellow in 2013-14, at Pioneer Works, NY, where she was a technology resident in 2018, and at the Center for New Music and Audio Technology, UC California, Berkeley where she is currently a Fellow.
She lives in New York, is represented in the US by bitforms gallery, and is married to the media artist Kurt Hentschlager.