Tihanyi and Athreya’s Math-Art Collaboration Featured by Geekwire and Linda Hodges Gallery

TihanyiThe tech news site Geekwire recently published a story about the collaborative work of Jayadev Athreya (Mathematics) and Timea Tihanyi (Art), a project supported by the Simpson Center studio grant Axiomatic: The Creative Process in Art and Mathematics.

Timea is an interdisciplinary visual artist in the School of Art + Art History + Design. Jayadev is Director of the Washington Experimental Mathematics lab, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and teaches in the Comparative History of Ideas program. The two are interested in common traits across their fields, especially regarding speculation and imagination.


From Geekwire:

Athreya and Tihanyi describe their studies as “what if” disciplines—disciplines searching for new ideas and new ways of looking at things. In Axiomatic, the pair takes a literal approach to the idea of looking at knowledge in different ways.

Their work has led to 3-dimensional ceramic renderings of 4-dimensional objects and other puzzling creations. Their work was recently on display at the 9e2 Exhibition at Seattle’s King Street Station.

Timea also has an exhibition at Seattle’s Linda Hodges Gallery featuring work from Axiomatic. Parlor Games: Scientia runs January 5-28, 2017.

There’s more, including photos, in the Geekwire story by Clare McGrane.

Congratulations, Jayadev and Timea!

Ceramic artwork on table

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