Tyler Calkin-Low, MFA

Assistant Professor; Area Head of Digital Media
Tyler Brownlow-Calkin


Tyler Calkin-Low is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He received his MFA in art and integrated media from the California Institute of the Arts and his work has been exhibited and performed in art and educational institutions around the world, including Cercle Blanc Gallery in Berlin, studio1.1 in London, THE ROOM in Venice, Tsinghua University in Beijing, KUArt in Nepal, Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, Harvestworks in New York City, Centre for the Living Arts in Mobile, AL, University of Southern California, Leonardo ISAST, and Supernova.

His multi-modal practice uses objects, performance, video, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning and motion capture, often in recursive combination. Responding to current developments in consumer technologies, he constructs interactive and immersive propositions for interpersonal experience.

As an educator, Calkin-Low teaches courses in digital media, which emphasize critical discourse and experimental practices in video, VR and AR, interactive media, creative coding, performance and game design. Before coming to the University of Nevada, Reno, Calkin-Low taught in the Program in Art and Technology and The Center for Integrated Media at CalArts, where he developed an experimental VR lab.

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • 3D modeling and fabrication with motion capture
  • XR interactivity and social experience


  • MFA, Art and Integrated Media, California Institute of the Arts, 2011
  • B.A., Art, Whitman College, 2009