William Pappenheimer

William Pappenheimer

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

William Pappenheimer



Faculty Bio

Will Pappenheimer is an artist and professor at Pace University, New York and a founding member of the Manifest.AR collective. Individually and as part of Manifest.AR he has exhibited in solo shows at the ICA in Boston, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, the DUMBO Arts Festival, Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, PA, Pace University and Pocket Utopia Gallery in New York, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, MI. Together with the Manifest.AR collective, he staged to highly publicized interventions the Museum of Modern Art, NY and 54th Venice Biennial. His work has been included in numerous group shows nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Exit Art, Florence Lynch, Postmasters, Vertexlist, DUMBO Arts Festival in NY, San Jose Museum of Art in ISEA 06/ZeroOne, Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland for ISEA 09, FILE 2005 at the SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paulo and Xi’an Academy of Art Gallery in China. His grants include an NEA Artist Fellowship, Traveling Scholars Award from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Turbulence.org, Rhizome,org at the New Museum, Lights On Tampa 2009, and FACT, Liverpool. His work and participation in Manifest.AR has been reviewed in Art in America, New York Times, WIRED, the Boston Globe, EL PAIS, Madrid, Liberation, Paris, NY Arts International, Art US, the New, Magazine Électronique du CIAC, Montreal, MSNBC.com and ZedTV, Canadian Broadcasting. The artist’s works are discussed in Christiane Paul's recent historical edition of “Digital Art” and a chapter of Gregory Ulmer's theoretical book “Electronic Monuments.” He has presented his work recently at the Eyebeam Atelier, the New Museum, the ITP Graduate Program, New York University and the College Art Association in New York, empyre online discussion list, Australia and ETH Computer Systems Institute, Zurich, Switzerland. For March, 2013, he's organizing a solo exhibition of the ManifestAR collective at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Technology in Liverpool, UK.


BA, Harvard

MFA, Tufts University, Boston
Museum School

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Will Pappenheimer is an artist and critical writer working in new media installation and multi-media. His recent projects utilize home surveillance networks participatory media and information aesthetics.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

“Dance with flamingos," group AR show, Queens Museum curated by Kristin Lucas
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Queens International 2016, Brooklyn, New York, USA"Bufo Virtanus Heroicus Sublimis"/"Cat Heroicus Sublimis"
[Online Group Exhibition] NewHive, curated by Tina Sauerlaender and Peggy Schoenegge"Halo" and "Dose"/"Lugano Virtuale,"at the Longlake Festival , CH
[Art - Arts Festival] Long lake Festival, Città di Lugano, CH, Lugano, CH"Watch The Sky," artwork for Flux Art Fair 2016, NYC
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Flux Art Fair 2016, New York, New York, USA"Drawing Constellation"/"If This, Then What?" ODETTA Gallery
[Art - Exhibition, Group] ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA'Immersive Worlds Art Exhibition," two person show
[One day exhibition/performance of augmented reality] New Media Art Space, Baruch College, New York, New York, USA"Dose"/"Prizing Art and Praising Science," group show in Shanghai
[Art - Exhibition, Group] hinese Financial Information Center and Fudan University, Shanghai, China"NARGIFSUS," group video screening at TRANSFER Gallery
[Art - Exhibition, Group] TRANSFER Gallery, New York, New York, USA"Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Public Space (including the virtual)," Anderson Fine Arts Center
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Drake University, Anderson Fine Arts Center, DeMoines, IOwa"Ways of Something," The Wrong Biennial
[Art - Exhibition, Invitational] Online, International"WiMet Spinners," solo show, Metro Stations, City of Lausanne
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Virtuale Switzerland, City of Lausanne Tourism, Swiss Arts Council, Lausanne, Switzerland"Ways of Something," Art Institute of Chicago
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois US"Virtual Switzerland," Part 1, Basel
[Art - Exhibition, Invitational] Virtuale Switzerland, Basel, Switzerland"Proxy, 5-WM2A," Whitney Museum, NYC, solo show
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Whitney Museum of American Art, curated by Christiane Paul, New York, New York, USA"Biomer Skelters," ISEA, Dubai, UAE
[Art - Arts Festival] collaboration with Tamiko Thiel, ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dubai, United Arab Emerites"Fishing In The Sky," Lawn On D, Boston Convention Center
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Artlab, Lawn On D, Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA"Climate March Sky," Climate March, NYC
[Art - Arts Festival] Will Pappenheimer and Zachary Brady, AVAAZ, New York, NY"SFMOMA AR Expansion," San Francisco museum of Modern Art
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman, SFMOMA, San Francisco museum of Modern Art"Double Space, Opportunity Rover Too," Pace University
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Pace University,Peter Fingestin Gallery, New York, NYHans RichtAR, "Hans Richter: Encounters," Los Angeles County Museum of Art
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Will Pappenheimer and John Craig Freeman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Proxy 5-WM2A and Skywrite AR
November 2014 - November 2014. Whitney Museum of American Art, Private, $5,000.00. Funded. Two works, Proxy, 5-WM2A is a virtual “designer drug” specifically and Skywrite AR commissioned for the 2014 Whitney Gala and Studio Party, Nov 19

"Fishing in the Sky"
August 2014 - November 2014. Artlab Lawn On D, Private, $1,250.00. Funded. “Fishing in the Sky” is a virtual public artwork created for the new park at the Boston Convention and Events Center. The work uses a custom mobile application, Skywrite AR, to create and view large-scale phrases in augmented reality vapor trails located high above the South Boston park. The texts for this project appear as common sayings rewritten to evoke an interplay of the area’s history, its economic aspirations and possible future sea change. New texts will be added daily as previous entries accumulate in the surrounding skies. For special events at the BCEC Park, participants will be able to use the mobile application to draw and write imagery to add to the project.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ART 186: Basic Computer Design
ART 186: Basic Digital Design
ART 186: Digital Design I
ART 215: New York and the Visual Arts
ART 280: 3D Games and Worlds
ART 284: Desktop Publishing
ART 285: Flash Animation
ART 287: Digital Design II
ART 287: Digital Imaging
ART 288: Mobile Media: City as Screen
ART 289: Video Animation
ART 289: Video I
ART 293: Internship in Art I
ART 296: Project Studio (A)
ART 296: Video Animation
ART 297: Tpc: 3D Games and Worlds
ART 297: Tpc: Digital Games and Worlds
ART 298: Topics: Mobile Media
ART 380: Computer Illustration
ART 390: Art Sdo, Msm or Gllry Intrnshp
ART 395: Indpndnt Study in Art & Design
INT 298: Lords, Ladies, and Avatars
INT 299: The (Virtual) Poet's Walk

Publications and Presentations


"Otra realidad es posible" / "Another reality is possible"
(2016, June). https://www.fundacionaquae.org/blog/otra-realidad-es-posible

"Assemblage and Décollage in Virtual Public Space"
(2016, February). , pages 9 Pages.

"Dyson Professor Gives Reality A Makeover, "Leadership, Pace University
(2015, November). Vol Winter 2015 , pages 12.

"Last Hurrah: A Digital Trip through the Whitney Museum," Dyson Year In Review 2014-2015
(2015, November). Vol 2014-2015 , pages 18.

"Proxy 5-WMA2" acquisition for permanent collection by Whitney Museum
(2015, September).

"Ways of Something" video segment
(2015, September). Vol Part 4 (Issue NA) , pages NA.

Digital Art - art historical text - SFMOMA AR, Dose, Manifest.AR, and Virta-Flaneurazine
(2015, May). (Issue 3rd Edition) , pages 3 illustrations, 3 pages, book total - 256 pages. https://www.thamesandhudson.com/Digital_Art/9780500203989

Clocktower Radio Show - AR: Augmented Reality
(2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Vol 6 (Issue 13) , pages 33:33 minutes. https://clocktower.org/show/ar-augmented-reality

Hallucinogenic Hyperrealities - Artists and Algorists Blog
(2015, February). Vol blog (Issue February) , pages 50+. https://artistsandalgorists.com

Creative Augmented Reality App in San Francisco: Reimagining the SFMOMA
(2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Vol January, 2016 , pages 1. https://theglobalgrid.org/creative-augmented-reality-app-in-san-francisco-reimagining-the-sfmoma/

I Got High on an Augmented Reality Drug at the Whitney Museum Vogue Magazine
(2014, November). , pages 1.

Saying Goobye to the Old Whitney Museum with a Digital Drug Trip - Hyperallergic Blog
(2014, November). Vol ongoing (Issue ongoing) , pages 1. https://hyperallergic.com/163849/saying-goobye-to-the-old-whitney-museum-with-a-digital-drug-trip/

Scene Last Night: Graffiti at Trippy Whitney Farewell - Bloomberg Business Report
(2014, November). Vol ongoing (Issue ongoing) , pages 1. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-11-20/scene-last-night-

Re-collection, Bufo Colonies, Manifest.AR
(2014, June). Vol 1 , pages 42-45 0f 312pp. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/re-collection


Assemblage and Décollage in Virtual Public Space
(2016, February 5). College Art Association, New Media Caucus. College Art Association,

Artist Presentation - Augmented Reality works
(2015, September 2). Artist Talk with honorarium, Art Institute of Chicago. Art Institute of Chicago,

Augmented Reality Art and Proprioception: Towards a Theoretical Framework
(2015, August 18). ISEA 2015, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art,

Mobile Augmented Reality Art and the Politics of Re-assembly
(2015, August 14). ISEA 2015, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Art,

Recent Works
(2014, December 7). Hypersalon, Miami Basel Art Fair. TRANSFER Gallery/XPO Gallery/Hyperallergic Blog,

Artists Works and Collaborations in Augmented Reality
(2014, January 14). Shared Spaces- Social Media Artist & Museum Structures, Whitney Museum. Whitney Museum of American Art,