Bateman is an artist and Assistant Professor in the Department
of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. He received his
from the University of Utah in 2003 and joined the faculty in 2008.
That same year he was awarded the Salt Lake City Mayor’s
Award for his contributions to the arts. In 2009, Nazraeli Press
a book of his work titled Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny, which
is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard
University, Art Institute of Chicago, Stanford University, Getty
Research Institute, New York University, Columbia University, Amon
Carter Museum Library, and George Eastman House, among others.
In 2010, he was a visiting professor at the Kaunas Faculty of the
Art Academy in Lithuania. In 2012, he was profiled in the UK publication
Printmaking Today, the authorized journal of the Royal Society
of Painter-Printmakers. Also in 2012, he was one of four professors
recognized by the University of Utah for an Early Career Teaching
Award. His work has been shown internationally in twenty-two exhibitions
in seventeen countries and is included in the collections of the
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Getty Research, the Pforzheimer Collection
of the New York Public Library, Cornell University, Brown University,
The work of Edward Bateman exists in a space between photography
and printmaking, although his extensive use of 3D modeling
is not common to either medium. Through a use of constructed and
often anachronistic imagery, he creates allegedly historical
examine our belief in the photograph as a reliable witness.
Although some elements in his work depict real things, many objects
have never had a tangible physical existence. These are modeled
completely inside the world of a computer. They are ghosts made
of nothing more
substantial than numbers; yet they seemingly share space with
objects that have both physicality and history. This digital
then be processed to mimic light itself, one beam at a time,
hours to days to complete and involving literally trillions of calculations.