Adam Frank is an artist and product inventor. His body of work represents an ongoing investigation of light and interactivity. This investigation naturally blurs the boundaries between fine art, toys and products for the home.
Adam created Dogz and Catz, The world’s first virtual pets. These interactive, autonomous virtual characters, allow their users the unprecedented experience of actually touching an on-screen illusion of life. For this work he is widely credited for defining a new category of computer software. More than 18 million pets have been sold to date.
LUMEN, Adam’s first completely independent product, is one of the MoMA Store’s best selling items. This shadow casting oil lamp has been featured in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Dwell and USA Today. REVEAL has just been released. This small projector implies the presence of a real window by simulating sunlight entering through an imaginary window. REVEAL has been featured in the New York Times, Metropolis and Architectural Record and is now also sold at MoMA. Both LUMEN and REVEAL are made entirely in the USA.
Adam is currently designing art installations for many sites around the world. At Eyebeam, a new media arts lab in Chelsea NYC, Adam produced an interactive artwork using real-time, autonomous characters. This work was selected to represent the United States in an exhibition at the Athens Summer Olympic Games. He has recently been awarded a NYFA Grant, a NYSCA grant and was a Yaddo fellow. He has completed a commission for The City of Denver for an outdoor, permanent public installation. Recently Adam has received a large-scale commission to install eight artworks in New Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis IN. This work will be completed in 2013.
In 2012, Adam was named the Seattle City Light Conservation & Sustainability Artist-in Residence. During this residency, he produced A large-scale, temporary artwork for the City of Seattle featuring their hydroelectric power sources and highlighting sustainability issues.