About

An Ann Arbor MI native and Bisbee AZ resident, Orin works in visual, audio and computer arts. Having pursued English and history majors at the University of Michigan, he is mostly self-trained in painting, photography, videography, computer programming and music. In his teens he began painting seriously and playing bass guitar in bands. In the 1980s he began creating algorithmic computer music/graphic videos, attempting to unite his visual and musical interests in one medium. He made computer art videos for events and for public access television and went on to bring photographic and audio engineering skills to his video art. Recently he played bass in the eclectic New York rock band Fist of Kindness (fistofkindness.com). He works professionally in web design, graphic design, and videography. He exhibits computer art (lightdreams.tv), video art, photography, and painting (orinbuck.com).

 


Statement

While painting, drawing and music are basic modes of expression that I will always practice, I believe that newer media like photography, video and audio recording, and computer arts are basic tools of expression that artists should be familiar with. Having explored a variety of modes in these new media, I find that they bring out different aspects of my artistic involvement with the world.

In painting and drawing I explore the possibilities of abstract art as they were revealed in the 20th century. Abstract art came partly from an attempt to find a visual equivalent to music, and much my 2D work can be seen as little songs of line and color.

I express my love of landscape and the textures of nature in photography and some of the video. “Clouds Inside” and “Two Minutes, 2012, San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area” can be viewed as landscape photography that has added dimensions: time and sound.

In addition to straight video, some of my video art (such as “Sitting Dance”) utilizes overlays, time distortion and other effects to make objects for the senses that are meant to be seen more than once, just as you would look at a painting. The computer artworks are algorithmic compositions that endlessly generate new images. I hope to someday see them in one of the new emerging formats for video art: framed monitors hanging on the wall like paintings.

 


Exhibitions, Video Releases and Installations

2018

See You Again, Orin Buck, solo show, May 19 – June 10, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Free Mind in Spring, April 5 - May 5, gallery onetwentyeight, New York NY

19th Annual WAH Salon Show, January 20 – February 18, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Kakizome, January 13 - 28, gallery onetwentyeight, New York NY

2017

Wabi Sabi, December 6–23, gallery onetwentyeight, New York NY

SJAC 2017 Exhibition, October 4–14, Gallery Max New York, New York NY

WAH Celebrates Volunteers, September 16 – October 8,  Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Songs of Color (solo show), June 14 – July 18, International Center of CCCS, New York NY

Garden of Color (solo show), April 22 – May 14, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

18th Annual WAH Salon Show, January 28 – February 19, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2016

101 Scenes from the Land of Color (solo show), October 4–9, gallery onetwentyeight, New York NY

Fridge Art Fair: The Fridge Freeze Project, May 7–9, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York NY

2015

"Broadway Corners" video premiere at Raciality, gallery onetwentyeight, August 14 – September 12, New York NY

"Mariana Trench", Benjamin Miller/Orin Buck video premiere Saturday May 9, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

16th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, January 25 – February 23, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2014

Come Rain or Come Shine, July 5 – July 26, gallery onetwentyeight, New York NY

15th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, January 24 – February 22, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2013

Attractive Summer Paper Plate Art Exhibition, August 10 – 31, Sans Quoi, Tamano City, Okayama Japan

14th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Jan. 26 – Feb. 24, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2012

Clouds Inside (30 min HD loop) in The Grand Harvest, Oct. 27 – Dec. 9, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY 

Street Level video projection for Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra, June 30, 17 FROST Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn NY

Two drawings in Drawing Matters, April 19 – 29, gallery onetwentyeight, 128 Rivington St., New York, NY

2011

"Sitting Dance" video in 'gallery onetwentyeight LES NY', Sept. 1 – 15, Hofkabinett, Linz, Austria

Planet Alert, Aug. 3 - 27, Gallery Onetwentyeight, 128 Rivington St., New York, NY

ARTISTS RESCUE TEAM for JAPAN, June 10 – 11, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Body Music video premiere, Full Moon Audio Visual Series IV, March 20, Gershwin Hotel, New York NY

12th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show, Jan. 15 – Feb. 13, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

New Year. New Works: Year of the Rabbit: "Eye Candy" video compilation, January 4 – 29, gallery onetwentyeight, 128 Rivington St., New York, NY

2010

Transfer of Intelligence video premiere, Full Moon Audio Visual Series II, Sept. 23, Gershwin Hotel, New York NY

Video for Full Moon Audio Visual Series I, March 29, Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn NY

Light Dreams (video art projections with musicians Tomomi Adachi, Andrea Parkins, Ben Miller and Frantz Loriot), Jan 7, Monkey Town, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY

2009

10th Annual Williamsburg Salon Art Club Show, Jan. 17 – Feb. 15, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2008

Photographs (solo show), Sept. 21 – Nov. 16, Amarin Café, Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY

Celebrating John Milton’s 400th Birthday, Sept. 22 – Nov. 10, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

Men on Maps, Sept. 3 – Oct. 10, Haven Arts Gallery, Bronx NY

Funky Pop Show, July 10 – Aug. 8, 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

9th Annual Williamsburg Salon Art Club Show, Jan. 19 – Feb. 24, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2007

In The Beginning Is (poetry video with Carol Novak, Amy Marie Bucciferro, Austin Publicover London and Paul A. Toth), Drunken Boat #10

Sun Pictures to MegaPixels: Archaic Process & Digital Process (photography), Sept. 27 – Nov. 4, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2005

8th Annual Williamsburg Salon, Jan. 15 – Feb. 6, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2004

7th Annual Williamsburg Salon, Jan. 10 – Feb. 1, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2003

Brave Destiny, Sept. 20 – Nov. 2, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Lines From Beauty, Sept. 5 – Nov. 9, Amarin Café, Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY

Guilty Pleasures, June 7 - June 29, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

6th Annual Williamsburg Salon, Jan. 11 – Feb. 2, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2002

Perspectives, June 1 – 30, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

Salon 2002: The Williamsburg Salon Show, Jan. 12 – Feb. 3, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2001

No Ads (paintings) in Art on the Bowery, July 21, 1st Annual Village Voice Siren Music Festival, Coney Island, Brooklyn NY

4 1/2 Years at the WAH Center, June 9 – July 1, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

2000

Williamsburg Salon & Williamsburg / Greenpoint Artists Group Show, Sept. 9 – 24, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

1999

Apocalypse 1999, Oct. 16 – Nov. 14, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

1998

Small Works, Dec. 5, 1998 – Jan 3, 1999, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY

1992–1995

Conceived, supervised and created work for multimedia lobby installations for the  Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor MI

1990

Motor City Revue: 50 Detroit Artists (painting in group show), Sept. 10 – 29, Michigan Gallery, Detroit MI

1988

Excerpt from Brief Light Dreams included in Computer Dreams, internationally distributed documentary by Digital Visions Entertainment

1987

Sleep (installation with video, audio, sculpture, painting and drawing), 111 Art, Ann Arbor MI

Drawings from the Model, Eyemediae Gallery, Ann Arbor MI

Light Dreams premiere (solo show), 111 Art, Ann Arbor MI 

1985–1986

Computer Art I, II & III (with Chris Chapman), Ann Arbor Community Access Television, Ann Arbor MI

Computer art videos in Michigan Film/Video Series, Eyemediae, Ann Arbor MI

 


Links

Art Sites

LightDreams.tv

Paintings and Drawings on Saatchi Art

lightdreams-tv @ Deviant Art

Videos on Vimeo

Light Dreams artMachines @ Facebook

Instagram — orin.buck

Tumblr blog

Flickr Photostream

ArtSlant profile

Buck Art (art services)
buckart.com

My wife Sanae Maeda Buck's video documentation and art

youtube.com/onsaplanet

sanaemaeda.blogspot.com