W Michelle Harris
W Michelle Harris
BS, Carnegie Mellon University; MPS, New York University
W. Michelle Harris is an associate professor in RIT/IGM's New Media Interactive Development program and RIT/MAGIC resident faculty. Harris is a digital media artist who uses code as a medium for engaging discussions as a Black woman in American culture. Harris creates interactive installations and produces live-mixed visuals for collaborative performances. Her artwork has been shown at such diverse venues as the ACM SIGGRAPH, World Maker Faire, and INST-INT, as well as regional venues such as Visual Studies Workshop, Gallery 74, the Baobab Cultural Center, Community Folk Art Center, Schwienfurth Memorial, and Squeaky Wheel. Harris has also done live-mixed visuals for performances in collaboration with Juanita Suarez, fivebyfive, Dave Rivello, Reenah Golden, and for almost every Rochester Fringe Festival, BIODANCE.
In the News
September 13, 2021
Variety of RIT artists chosen for Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery
W. Michelle Harris, an associate professor in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, has had her piece In Their Wake, an interactive digital memorial to the forgotten Black people who developed Rochester, selected for the 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, the region’s longest-running juried exhibition. Harris is one of 28 members of the RIT community who had pieces selected for the exhibition.
April 29, 2021
Open@RIT Fellowship Program supports faculty and staff open projects
RIT’s open programs office has established a fellowship program to support faculty and staff with their work in the open community. Twenty-one projects have been selected from across the university for open work in everything from game development to ASL linguistics.
October 4, 2019
Why a D&C window will be an art exhibit for a month for the 'Current Seen' exhibition
The Democrat and Chronicle features artist W. Michelle Harris, associate professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media.