For more than thirty years, August Muth has been an internationally exhibiting artist and pioneer in the exploration of light utilizing holography and light installations. He began his studies of art and physics at the University of New Mexico in 1974. From 1975 to 1978, he attended the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin to continue his studies. After an inspiring visit to New York City in 1978, he left Texas and moved to New York. In 1980, Muth began working with holographic processes at New York’s Museum Of Holography. In 1985, he moved to the Telluride, Colorado area to build his own holography studio. After seven years in Colorado, Muth’s studio was moved to Santa Fe and expanded to accommodate more ambitious projects in a more favorable artist environment. August Muth received a Holographic Art Grant from the Hologram Foundation in 2018.
‘Through my work, I strive to record with precision the perceptible lightspace–time phenomena. As these three elements intertwine, a three dimensional topography of pure light is formed, revealing a window into the elusive realms of the light-space-time paradox. Luminous veils of light invite the viewer into a multi-dimensional journey. The physicality of earthly materials becomes nonessential as one becomes enthralled by the tactile quality of this light.’
Holographic Embodiment at the HoloCenter on Governors Island
August 31 – October 27, 2019
Artist Photonics at the HoloCenter on Governors Island
May 4 – June 10, 2018