John F. Simon Jr.
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John F. Simon Jr.

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John F. Simon Jr. is a multimedia artist and software art pioneer based in New York City. With degrees in Fine Art, Geology, Planetary Science and Computer Art, he combines his diverse academic background to create captivating artworks. Throughout his career, Simon has explored various mediums including plotter drawings, acrylic sculptures, charcoal, LCD screens and web-based systems. His contributions to the field of software art have been featured in major exhibitions and collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His seminal work Every Icon was included in the 2000 Whitney's Biennial Exhibition. Simon's artistic practice extends beyond traditional exhibitions, as he collaborated with Björk to develop an app for her groundbreaking album, Biophilia. Drawing inspiration from contemplative drawing practices, Simon's daily drawings inform his larger artworks. With a remarkable career spanning over 25 years, Simon continues to produce new artworks, acquire museum recognition, and exhibit internationally.