Curt Cloninger

Associate Professor of New Media

Contact Information

  • 251-6553
  • 311 Owen Hall

Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media. His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. His art work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Granoff Center for The Creative Arts (Brown University), Digital Art Museum [DAM] (Berlin), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and the internet. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from the National Endowment for the Arts (via and Austin Peay State University’s Terminal Award.

Professor Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of eight books, most recently Some Ways of Making Nothing: Apophatic Apparatuses in Contemporary Art.


  • MFA in Studio Arts, Maine College of Art
  • BA, University of the South, English

Courses Taught

  • NM231 Web Page and Interactive Des
  • NM320 Intermediate Interactive Design
  • NM344 History of Design
  • NM330 Internet Art
  • NM342 History of New Media

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