Art is my second career.
In a previous life I was a well-known researcher, university professor, founder and Chief Technical Officer of a high-tech startup, and textbook author in computer engineering. I have 31 patents and over 100 publications. I am a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
But in 2008 I discovered my inner artist hiding in the scientist shell. My first passion was photography. I am fascinated by reflections and abstract patterns, and sometimes I use my imagination to create surrealistic images. I have no formal art education, but my artwork got a lot of recognition.
" Guardian at the mental ward" took first place in the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP – NJ) 2009 Fine Art Photography Competition. I also got a Silver Award in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards "Portrait & People" 2010 juried competition. " Crazy" was selected as "Kodak Picture of the Day" and projected in Times Square. The Assistant Curator of MOMA selected " Metamorphosis" for the 2016 “Color” juried show at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. I was selected by Jersey Arts as the NJ artist of the month for January 2011.
My artistic horizon enlarged to include sculpture from found/recycled objects. It's very satisfying to create art from "junk"! One of my sculptures - " Junkie" - was selected by the curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for the Barrett Art Center’s (Poughkeepsie, NY) 2015 Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition.
And last, but not least, kinetic art! The installation " Time has stopped" provided an artsy opportunity to use my skills in programming and electronics. It's my first artwork in a museum - in the exhibit " A Cache of Kinetic Art: Timeless Movements" at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, March-August, 2022