Biography

born in 1929 in Western Pennsylvania, USA
lives and works in Minneapolis, USA

Education
1970   Certificate of Completion, “Computer Concepts”, Control Data Institute, Mpls.
1969   Summer, Athens, Ekistics Seminar, Constantine Doxiadis  
1962-1963 Printmaking, Hayter's Atelier 17, Paris  
1961-1962   Columbia & NYU Graduate work in Art History
1961   MFA, Pratt Institute
1954-59 Theology, St. Vincent Seminary
1955   BA, Philosophy, St Vincent College
1949   Diploma, Art Institute of Pittsburg, Illustration & Graphics

Awards
2010 Nominated for the Bush Foundation “Enduring Visions Award” and for the d.velop digital art award [ddaa]
2009 SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.  
1995 ARTEC '95, Nagoya, Japan, Recommendatory Prize, International Biennale, Nagoya.
1994 Golden Plotter Award, First Prize, Gladbeck, Germany
1993 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention
1993 Director, Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art
1968- Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Professor Emeritus, 1995
1985 Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China, Visiting Professor
1970 Bush Leadership Fellow, Visiting Scholar, CAVS at MIT

Solo exhibtions
2010 ALGORITHMIC POETRY The Joy of Digital, Galerie [DAM]Berlin, Germany (6 Nov 2010 - 22 Jan 2011)
2007 Algorithmic Paintings   & Drawings, Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2006 Project dedication, Hortus Conclusus: Flowers of Learning  
2005 Pearl Park Scriptures, Gallery [DAM]Berlin, Germany  
2001 Algorithmic Fine Art - 20 Years, Computing Commons Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
1994/1995 Generative Art, U of St. Thomas, St. Paul, USA
1993 Recent Epigenetic Works, R. Halonen Fine Arts, Minneapolis, USA
1991 Art & Algorithm - Mind & Machine, St Sebastian Press Gallery, Minneapolis, exhibition with limited edition publication, George Boole’s “Laws. ..”
1989 Pathways: 25 Years From Brush to Plotter, Honeywell Corp. Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
1988 Pathways: Robotic Paintings and Drawings. Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, USA    
1982-1986 Magic Hand of Chance: four algorithmic sequences   (1982-86).   Shown at non-conventional
local venues from 1983-1985. This included the storefront window of John Scobee’s computer service &
parts and various events related to emerging technologies.
1986 Magic Hand of Chance, MCAD Centennial Version; Algorithmically generated text and image
sequences displayed on a 25 inch Sony XBR cabled to a PC. MCAD Gallery, USA
1982 – 1990. ARCADIA: Minnesota in Four Seasons, an audio visual program; presentations included:
MCAD 1982; University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (1983); Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts,
Hangzhou, PRC, 1985.
1973 Trajectory Gallery, London, Ontario. Paintings, Drawings
1972 Westlake Gallery, Minneapolis. Paintings, Drawings, Imaging the Unseen.
1967- 70 Psalms in Sound and Image, Marymount Manhattan College, NY. This audio-visual series was
presented at numerous sites including the Yale Disciple's House, New Haven; Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh; Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pa.; Hollins University, VA; Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.;
Loyola U., Chicago and various groups in Minneapolis including friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
1965/1966 Paintings by Roman Verostko, Benedicta Arts Center, College of St. Benedict, Minnesota, USA  
1965. Paintings & Drawings, Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA  
1963. Paintings and Drawings, Maison Biermans-Lapôtre, Cité Universitaire, Paris, France  

Group exhibtions
2010 ThinkLine - Concept, Computer, Code, Drawing, [DAM]Cologne, Germany (4 Oct - 7 Nov)
2009/2010 Digital Pioneers, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (7 Dec 2009 - 20 Jun 2010)
2008 Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, USA  
2007 Feedback, LAboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain. This Grand Opening exhibition included a presentation by Roman using the original pen plotter he used for creating the George Boole limited edition;
The Algorists: Jean-Pierre Hébert (France), Roman Verostko (USA), Mark Wilson (USA), Manfred Mohr (GER-USA), Hans Dehlinger (GER). Gallery [DAM]Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2006 20th Century Computer Art: Beginnings & Developments, The work and thought of
pioneers and contemporary practitioners of algorithmic art. Toma Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan  
The Algorists: Four Visual Artists in the Land of Newton. Verostko, Horwitz, Hébert, Dehlinger. Kavli Institute for
Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA  
2004/2005,   Algorithmic Revolution: The history of interactive art. ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany  
2003 Contemporary Art & the Mathematica Instinct, Tweed Museum of Art, University of
Minnesota, USA;
CODE: THE LANGUAGE OF OUR TIME,   Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria - Works shown from each period of Roman’s algorist work along with his historic pen plotter and demo’s by Roman during the Ars Electronica symposium.
ARTWARE2, digital art exhibition curated by Umberto Roncori, PUCP Cultural Center, Lima, Perú
2002 Computerkunst/Computer Art 2002 (9th International) at the Innovationszentrum Wiesenbusch, Gladbeck, Germany
2001 Retrospective of Digital Art, London Guildhall University, London, USA
The New York Digital Salon, The Corning Gallery at Steuben, New York, USA
2000 Computerkunst/Computer Art 2000 at the Innovationszentrum Wiesenbusch, Gladbeck, Germany
1999 Ars (Dis)Symmetyrica '99, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
1998 Aesthetics + Artificial Life, Center for Digital Arts, University of California, USA  
1998 The Digital Artist : Art, Abstraction and Algorithms, The Williams Gallery, Princeton, USA  
1996 Creativity & Cognition, LUTCHI, Loughborough, UK
1995 ARTEC '95, International Biennial, Nagoya City Science Museum  
1994 International Exhibition of Digital Art, Academy of Fine Arts & Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
1993 Genetische Kunst - Kunstliches Leben: Genetic Art - Artificial Life, Linz, Austria;  
Digital Salon des Independents, Cyberspace Gallery & Los Angeles New Art Foundation, West Hollywood, USA 1992 Seoul International Computer Art Festival, Korea
1991 Dada-Data: Developing Medias Since 1970, Maryland Art Place & Fine Arts Gallery (U of M), Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  
Interface, Art & Computer, Park Avenue Atrium, New York City, USA;  
El Art: International Exhibition of Electronic Art, Retretti Art Center, Finland;
1991-1993 traveling Western States; Fourth National Computer Art Invitational, originating at
Eastern Washington University
1990-93 SIGGRAPH '90 Art Show, Dallas, Aug 1990 traveled to the Computer Museum, Boston, 1991;
Barcelona, Frankfurt "et al" in Europe (1991-93)  
1989 The Technological Imagination: Machines in the Garden of Art, Intermedia Arts Minnesota and
MCAD. This invitational show complemented a national symposium on electronic art at the host
institutions.
1988 CRASH, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit. An invitational show focused more on computer art
than technology; this show stressed works of archival quality and was intended to 'CRASH' certain
assumptions about ComputeR AssiSted Hard copy. Traveled through 1990.

Murals
2008   Project dedication of the Upsidedown Mural, Fed Rogers Center, Latrobe, Pa.
1997 Epigenesis: The Growth of Form. Eleven pen plotted units spanning 360 square feet. Frey Science and Engineering Center, University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota.
1967-68. Cast concrete reliefs in load bearing walls. Installed in the monastery at St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pa.; Molds prepared in studio and cast on construction site. Project architect: Tasso Katselas (Pittsburgh).

Collections

Anne & Michael Spalter Collection

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL

College of St Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota


Duquesne University, Pittsburg, Pa.

Frank Dietrich Collection

Fred Rogers Center, Latrobe, PA

Robert Hendel Collection

Howard Stein Collection

Janssen Pharmaceutica Corp

Larry Greenburg Collection

Miles Fiterman Collection

Minneapolis College of Art & Design

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Museum der Stadt Gladbeck, Gladbeck, Germany 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

St Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pa.

St Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa

St John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN

Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth Minnesota

University of St. Thomas, St Paul Campus

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (Patric Prince Collection)

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky

ZKM Museum, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany

Academic positions
Current: Professor Emeritus, Minneapolis College of Art & Design (since 1994)
1998   Visiting Professor, China Art Academy (former Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art), PRC
1994 – 1968   Active teaching,MCAD Humanities Faculty  
1985 Visiting Professor, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art (China Art Academy), Hangzhou, PRC  
1970 Visiting Scholar as Bush Leadership Fellow, Center For Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T,  
1963-68 Faculty, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa
Current: Professor Emeritus, Minneapolis College of Art & Design (since 1994)
1998   Visiting Professor, China Art Academy (former Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art), PRC
1994 – 1968   Active teaching,MCAD Humanities Faculty  
1985 Visiting Professor, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art (China Art Academy), Hangzhou, PRC  
1970 Visiting Scholar as Bush Leadership Fellow, Center For Advanced Visual Studies, M.I.T,  
1963-68 Faculty, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa

Lectures and workshops related to algorithmic art
Feb   4, 2010 Verostko on algorithmic art, Digital Pioneers conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Feb 16, 2008,   Patterns, Pixels, and Process: Discussing the History of the Computer Print, the Mary and
Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Roman Verostko, panel presenter.
Sep 8, 2003 Epigenetic Art Revisited, paper & demo with historic plotter, Ars Electronica, Linz Austria.
Sep 8, 2003. Presentation for the symposium: Code: the language of our time, Ars Electronica,
Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria. Illustrated paper: "Epigenetic art revisited: software as genotype".  
Dec 4, 2001. London Guildhall University, Unit 2 Gallery,   Slide-lecture on Algorithmic Fine Art.
Oct   14 - 19, 2001.   Experimenta 2001,   Lisbon (Arrabida), Portugal.   Roman Verostko: Algorithmic Form
Generators, Oct 17 in the Thought as Design colloquium   Convento da Arrabida.  
Jan 18, 2001. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Slide / Lecture   presentation. Algorithmic Fine
Art
Apr, 2000. New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury. 12:00 PM.   Slide presentation. Algorithmic
Fine Art.
Oct 14, 1999. El Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo, Saltillo. Mexico. Invited artist-presenter for the Septimo
Simposium Internacional Desistemas Computacionales.   Slide/lecture presentation: Computers and the
Calculus of Form in Art.  
1999. Art and Algorithm: Classical Traditions Revisited., Oct 18, 1999. Slide lecture. Workshop on Oct 19.
Department of Art & Design.   Iowa Sate University, College of Design,   Ames, Iowa.
Oct 1998. Lecture Series on Algorithmic Art , China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, PRC.   Verostko was
invited to return to the academy where he taught in 1985. This series of lectures, hosted by the academy's
Computer Department, addressed issues related to use of   computing procedures in the practice of Fine Art.
1998. Algorithmic Art: Epigenetic Form Generators, Keynote Speaker, "Under Construction" Opening,
Loughborough University, UK, May 20,.  
1995. Algorithms and Artists, Panel Participant, SIGGRAPH 95, Los Angeles.  
1994. Artist & Algorithm, Panel participant, Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art, Helsinki-St.
Petersburg, 1994
1994 Lecture on algorithmic procedures and presentation of a workshop, AM 94, Art and Mathematics
Conference, University of Albany, SUNY, NY, May 25-28, 1994.  
1994. Applied epigenetic procedures, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, April 28, 1994.  
1993. Form Generation as Epigenesis: A Revolutionary Artistic Procedure, "State of the Image" Festival,
Antwerp, Belgium, September 25, 1993
1993. How One Artist Throws Dice, Form Generators Old and New, Third Annual Chaos Network
Conference, Sept 8, 1993, St. Paul, USA.
1992. Images Beyond Imagination, A lecture and discussion on the interplay of arts, science and
technology, Roman Verostko, Gordon Lescinsky and Delle Maxwell. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Australia, Nov. 14, 1992.  
1992. Art & Algorithm: The Classical Tradition Revisited. Third International Symposium on Electronic
Art, Sydney Australia, 1992.  
1992. Mind & Machine: Art & Algorithm, Painting Department, Moscow Architecture Institute, May 7,
1992.  
1991. Art & Algorithm - Mind & Machine, Symposium, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and St.
Sebastian Press Gallery, Feb 23/24, 1991. Symposium Chair and Panelist. Organised and presented the
work of 23 artists and scientists from 6 countries in a spectacular audio visual show: "Images of the Unseen
From the Worlds of Art & Science".  
1989.Artist's Who Write Software, Panel Presentation, Ninth Annual Conference On Small Computers In
The Arts, Philadelphia, November 1989
1988. Epigenetic Painting: Software As Genotype, A New Dimension of Art, an illustrated presentation,
First International Symposium On Electronic Art (Utrecht, 1988)
1986. The Artist in Today's China: Conflict and Change, illustrated, four part, public lecture series, MCAD,
Feb - March, 1986.  
1985. Computers and the Future of Art, Hong Kong Polytechnic, the Swire School (Kowloon), March 12,
1985.
1985. The Future of Art and Artists", Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou, PRC., March 1985. This lecture was
given as a public lecture in addition to a course taught at the Academy in the spring term, 1985. Included
demo of the artist's developing software and issues on the unfolding technology in 5 of China’s major
academies.  
1978 Artists and Designers: Educating for the Future, illustrated presentation, International Symposium,
The World Future Society, Education Section, University of Houston, Oct 20-23, 1978
1975. The Artist In Our World Today, paper for the session on A Future For the Arts, Second Assembly,
World Future Society, June 2, 1975, Washington, D.C.  
1974. "The Sacred and the Profane in Art". Keynote paper for a panel on art and religion for the Inaugral
Celebration, The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts Park, Sept. 30, 1974.
1974. The Future of Art and Artists; Towards the Humanistic Responsibility, University of Georgia, Athens
Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art, Annual Meeting of Friends to honor founder, featured address,
November 26, 1974.