I’m a digital artist, living in London, Ontario. I’m currently working on generative and interactive works which build on the abstract painting tradition. I’m doing a lot of work in the Processing language at the moment.
Giles Whitaker was born in England, and emigrated with his parents to New Zealand in 1981, at the age of eight. He went to school in Wellington and Auckland before completing a Masters degree in chemistry at Auckland University, after which he worked in the field of plant disease resistance for four years.
He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Massey University, Wellington in 2007. His abstract video work was shown in May 2009 at the Digital Phenomena solo exhibition at Toi Poneke gallery, Wellington. In July 2009 he showed an interactive artwork written in Java, at Enjoy Gallery, Wellington. His short films were included in the touring Artists’ Film Festival (2008) shown at The Film Archive (Wellington), The Physics Room (Christchurch) and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth). His work was also featured in the Hey Student! exhibition at The Film Archive, Wellington, in 2007, and the Optical Pop screening of abstract video work, also at the Film Archive, in November 2010. Many of his abstract video works are held in The New Zealand Film Archive collection.
Giles moved to London, Ontario in July 2009, where he is currently living.