Lynn Pocock


New Technology Building
16 W 61st St.
Room 912

Phone: 212.261.1716


  • MFA University of Massachusetts
  • MS University of Maryland
  • BA Rutgers University

Areas of Scholarly and Artistic Interest

Pocock's artwork has often taken the form of abstract experimental computer animation; her recent work takes the form of digital monotypes. These monotypes presents an intimate look at things which have gotten left behind during life's long process, ranging from a deteriorating garden fence to the toys and dreams of childhood. Her work begins with a collection of photographs which are digitized and then modified to emphasize their emotional content. The images are printed directly onto plates and then transferred to paper.

Career Summary

Lynn Pocock is an artist, and Professor of Fine Arts and Coordinator of Computer Graphics at New York Institute of Technology. Her art and research have been published in scholarly journals such as Leonardo and the Art Journal, and her artwork has been exhibited internationally, including in the New York Film and Video Expo, the London International Film Festival, and SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater and Art Show. Her professional activities have included chairing the SIGGRAPH 97 Ongoings: Fine Arts Gallery, directing an interactive educational project for the IBM Latin American Headquarters, co-producing the SIGGRAPH 93 Small Animation Theaters, Vice Chairing and Chairing the Board of Directors of NYC ACM SIGGRAPH, Chairing the SIGGRAPH 2001 conference in Los Angeles, and co-authoring a book on computer animation: The Computer Animator's Technical Handbook. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Art from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art from the University of Massachusetts.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Lynn Pocock/Liqin Tan, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, New Jersey, November -December 2001. - Two-Person show
  • ACM1: Beyond Cyberspace, San Jose, California, March 2001. - Invitational
  • WOMENTEK, ASCI collaborates with the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Virginia, March -June 2000. - Juried Exhibition.
  • 9th Annual National Computer Art Invitational, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, September - October 1999.
  • Thinking Digitally, New York Mercantile Exchange Gallery, New York, New York, June - August 1999.
  • Sixth Annual New York Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York, November 1998. - Juried Exhibition.
  • WOMENTEK, ASCI collaborates with Rosemont College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 1998. - Juried Exhibition.
  • Touchware, SIGGRAPH 98 Art show, Orlando, Florida, July 1998. - Juried Exhibition.
  • A Correlative History of Art and Computers, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, New York, June 1998.
  • Digital Visions, Muroff Gallery, Ulster County Community College, New York March - April 1998.
  • New York Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York, November 1995, catalog. - Juried Exhibition.
  • International Computer Artists, Francis Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, August - September 1995. - Group Exhibition.
  • SIGGRAPH 95 Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, August 1995, catalog. - Juried Exhibition.
  • Linger: Things Left Behind, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, April - October, 1995. - Solo Exhibition.
  • London Film Festival, London, England, November, 1992, catalog. - Group Exhibition.
  • SCAN 92, The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1992. - Juried Exhibition.
  • SIGGRAPH 92 Electronic Theatre Art Show, Chicago, Illinois, July 1992. - Juried Exhibition.
  • New York Film and Video Exposition, The New School, New York, New York, November 1991. - Juried Exhibition.
  • Humboldt Film and Video Festival, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1990. - Juried Exhibition.
  • Sacramento International Film and Video Festival, Sacramento California, 1990. - Juried Exhibition.
  • The Integration of Sound and Image,” Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, February - March 1990. - One Person Exhibition.
  • Sinking Creek Film and Video Competition,” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, June 1989. - Juried Exhibition.
  • First International Symposium on Electronic Art,” The Netherlands, September 1988. - Juried Exhibition.

Selected Publications

  • Pocock, Lynn and Judson Rosebush, The Computer Animator's Technical Handbook, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2001.
  • Cover Image (front and back). Leonardo, Vol. 34, No. 2, MIT Press, 2001.
  • Pocock, L., Visual Proceedings, "Ongoings: The Fine Arts Gallery", ACM SIGGRAPH, 1997.
  • Pocock, L., Guest Editor, Ongoings: SIGGRAPH 97 The Fine Arts Gallery Slide Set, ACM SIGGRAPH, 1997.
  • Pocock-Williams, L., "A Certain Uncertainty", The Leonardo Almanac, MIT Press, 1993.
  • Pocock-Williams, L., "A Certain Uncertainty", Leonardo, Volume 26, No. 3, p. 58, 1993.
  • Pocock-Williams, L., "Towards the Automatic Generation of Visual Music'', Leonardo, Volume 25, Issue 1, 1992.
  • Giloth, Copper and Pocock-Williams, Lynn, "A Selected Chronology of Computer Art: Exhibitions, Publications, and Technology'', Art Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 283-297, 1990.
  • Lauzzana, R.G. and Pocock-Williams L., "A Rule System for Analysis in the Visual Arts'', Leonardo, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp.445-452, 1988.
  • Pocock-Williams, L., SIGGRAPH's Computer Graphics journal, Cover Image, April 1988.
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