Exec­u­tive Director

Jes­sica Gomula-Kruzic
Artist Jes­sica Gomula-Kruzic’s inter­me­dia instal­la­tion work employs the use of ani­ma­tion and video sequences pro­jected into large scale instal­la­tion envi­ron­ments which elicit viewer inter­ac­tion and par­tic­i­pa­tion. Her work has been exhib­ited exten­sively both nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally, in tra­di­tional and non-traditional set­tings. She is pro­fes­sor of Time Based Media at Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­sity, Stanis­laus. This project con­tin­ues her goal to cre­ate col­lab­o­ra­tive inter­me­dia art­work in alter­na­tive pub­lic spaces and will expand her social-consciousness sub­ject mat­ter through the metaphor­i­cal use of architecture.

Exec­u­tive Director

Chris­t­ian Hali
Artist Chris­t­ian Hali uses archi­tec­ture and land­scape as a visual metaphor for the human con­di­tion. Hali’s award-winning col­lab­o­ra­tive work includes art direc­tion for Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues and Play­house Dis­ney. His fine art work has been exhib­ited in New York, New Jer­sey, and Cal­i­for­nia, and he has taught new media courses at CSU Stanis­laus. This project builds upon his artis­tic inter­est in the inter­sec­tion of peo­ple, infra­struc­ture, and com­mu­nity and will allow his work to be used as a pub­lic vehi­cle for aware­ness and change.

Museum Direc­tor and Project Advisor

Bob Barzan
The project will receive advis­ing from Bob Barzan, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Modesto Art Museum.  Barzan will be the pri­mary con­tact between the artists and the museum and will meet with the artists reg­u­larly. He will work with the artists in the orga­niz­ing of pub­lic screen­ings of the fin­ished videos, and has already coor­di­nated their exhi­bi­tion with the Gallo Cen­ter, Ander­son Art Gallery, and the Char­treuse Muse in Modesto.

Sound Direc­tor and Tech­ni­cal Advisor

Christo­pher Gomula-Kruzic
Artist Christo­pher Gomula-Kruzic is a man­ager of infor­ma­tion by day and a dig­i­tal asset artist by night. For more than 15 years he has been exper­i­ment­ing with sound and sur­veil­lance, cre­at­ing com­po­si­tions for per­for­mances, engi­neer­ing mobile instal­la­tions, and doing a bit of live DJ-ing along the way. Mov­ing to Modesto in 2005, he has been inspired by events such as Wood­stock­hausen and 01SJ. His per­for­mances and cre­ations tend to use unusual per­spec­tives, rang­ing from hid­den video cam­eras to helium blimp surveillance.

Col­lab­o­rat­ing Artis­tic Pro­duc­ers for the Video Series

We are very excited to have an excel­lent crew of col­lab­o­rat­ing artists to work with us on the pro­duc­tion of this large scale project. Meet each of them first hand by watch­ing their own video self-portraits. Col­lab­o­rat­ing Artis­tic Pro­duc­ers: Brit­tney Miller, Julie Strong, Alyssa Mar­tinez, and Cyn­thia Soto.