Katie Hadgis is a 3-D artist and programmer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, her generative world, Immaterial Girl Living in an Immaterial World, was featured in Pratt Institute's MFA & BFA Interactive Arts and Imaging Thesis Exhibition at Pablo's Birthday Gallery in Manhattan. Hadgis was a collaborative artist and programmer at The West Harlem Art Fund’s SYNCED: Under the Viaduct exhibition in October 2015, and her interactive application Tabloid Trash was featured in Pratt Institute’s Interlaced exhibition in December 2015. She received her MFA Interactive Arts from Pratt Institute in May 2017, and her BS Digital Arts and Sciences from Clarkson University in 2015. Hadgis rhymes with badges.
I develop digital worlds and environments using my broad skill sets in programming, 3-D modelling, texturing, lighting, and compositing; and 2-D imaging and motion graphics. These worlds are quiet and peaceful - they are places I want to get lost in. I am attracted to strong geometry and visual repetition, both of which are well suited for digital applications. While my still works are heavily visual, I also explore alternative immersive environments based in algorithms, code, and text. I aim to create an air of myth, history, loss, and mystery in depopulated human spaces.