John Fillwalk is an intermedia artist working in video, interactive installation, virtual reality and hybrid artforms. Fillwalk directs the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts [IDIA Lab} at Ball State University. Initially founded though support by Eli Lilly Foundation, Inc. the IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary and collaborative studio exploring the intersections of art, science and technology. Fillwalk also serves as Senior Director of Hybrid Design Technologies through the Office of Information Technology at Ball State University. Fillwalk is an leading figure in the design and application of virtual and hybrid environments in the arts. He is president of the Hans Breder Foundation – an international non-profit for the study, archive and sponsorship of intermedial artforms. Fillwalk serves on the advisory board of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory and hosts a node in the Upgrade! Network. He has received numerous grants, awards, fellowships and presentations.
His artwork has been exhibited internationally at festivals, galleries and museums. His most notable exhibitions include: SIGGRAPH 2010 Los Angeles; SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, Singapore; 404 International Festival of Electronic Art –Italy and Switzerland; Prix Ars Electronica 2004: International Cyberarts Festival in Linz, Austria; CYNETart 2004: 8th International Festival for Computer Based Art in Dresden, Germany; Les Instants Vidéo: Numériques et Poétiques, France, Italy and India; 4th Salón de Arte Digital at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Maracaibo, Venezuela; VIDEOFORMES 2007 and 2005: International Video and New Media Festival, Finalist for Grand Prix de la Création Video, Clermont-Ferrand, France; SIGGRAPH 2003 and 2001 International Computer Graphics Conferences; 404 International Festival of Electronic Art (2005), Rosario, Argentina; Galerie Paris-Sud, France; InteractivA ’03 at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán, Merida, Mexico; Synthese 2005 and 2004: 35th and 34th International Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Bourges, France; 2003 and 2002 Digital Art Competitions, Beecher Center for Art and Technology, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; iMOCA: Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Digital Sur Festival- Arte Digital Rosario 2003, Rosario, Argentina; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven; Boston Cyberarts; Virtual Broad Art Museum; ISEA, Belfast; Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai; Beijing Science and Technology Museum; and the ASCI Digital '02 Exhibition, New York Hall of Science, New York.