Gustavo RinconPostdoc at AlloSphere
Rincon was born in Queens, New York City; raised in the Washington, D.C. area. Rincon is fluent in both English and Spanish and has lived in Bogota, Colombia and in five major metropolitan cities in the United States.
Rincon (Ph.D. Candidate, M.Arch., M.F.A, B.Sc., B.A.) is educated as a design architect | media arts researcher and currently is a Ph.D. Candidate | Graduate Student Researcher in the Media Arts & Technology Program (MAT) at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Rincon holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as a Masters in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
He holds Bachelor's degrees of Science in Architecture from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and of Arts from the Art Department at University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). He currently works in the AlloSphere Research Group at the California NanoSystems Institute as a Senior Graduate Researcher, collaborating on international projects exhibiting at ACMMM, ISEA, and SIGGRAPH.
During his tenure at UCSB he simultaneously worked in the Technology Management Program (TMP) as a Teaching Assistant for the College of Engineering. He also worked for the Computer Science Department (CS), the UC Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), and MAT on special projects.
Rincon worked as an Architectural Designer serving clients in the U.S., Europe, United Arab Emirates and China. Simultaneously, he worked as an Industrial & Interactive Designer, creating events & theatrical set designs in which he combined media art, computational design, and engineering into new multisensorial manufactured environments.
Rincon’s involvement in the arts includes curating, educating, and exhibiting works nationally and internationally. Rincon served as Director of the Foundation for Art Resources (F.A.R.) while acting as Lead Curator in Los Angeles for 4 years. He collaborated in creating events with the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery & Theatre, Barnsdall Art Park, MAK Center for Art & Architecture, and Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles.