Markus Vogl is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron and a NE Ohio based multimedia artist experimenting in multiple sensory experiences combining sound, environments and interactive installation. He holds a Masters of Fine Art degree in New Media Art from Donau Universit├Ąt Krems/Transart Institute and has 25 years of experience in the field. Originally from Salzburg, Austria his work is held in international collections and he has been a featured speaker at events in the US.

His current research explores 3D printing and transformation of the human form through concepts of biomimicry, interactive sound and visual installations, open source tools for artists and material explorations for fused filament fabrication.

His collaborative work has been showcased on 4 continents with exhibitions at Art Basel Miami, G2 Gallery Chicago, Eyebeam New York, Collider, museumsquartier Vienna, Austria, Academy of Visual Arts, Hongkong, Beijing Fashion Institute, Beijing, China and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His collaborative research has been presented at Shapeshifting in Auckland, New Zealand, the BIFT/ITAA Symposium in Beijing, Digital Fashion, London, South by SouthWest, SIGGRAPH and at the New Media Art Caucus Artist showcases during the Annual College Art Association Conference.

With his collaborator Margarita Benitez he received a 2012 NEA Media in Arts Grant for S.A.R.A.: Synesthetic Augmented Reality Application, an open source wearable synesthetic App. The project S.A.R.A. received the ‘aesthetic design’ jury award at the 2014 International Symposium on Wearable Computing’s Design Exhibition at Seattle’s EMP and most recently their project versus 0.02 received an Honorable mention from CO.design’s Innovation By Design Awards.

Biography Key Points


  • born in Salzburg, Austria

  • 25 years of experience

  • work presented on 4 continents