Rudie Berkhout, Catskill, 2009
Executive Director of the HoloCenter 1/21 - Present
Founding Director of the Virtual Museum of Holography 9/20 - Present
Online Instructor for "Understanding Holograms 2021- From Lasers to Light Fields" 5/21 - 7/21
Online Instructor for "Understanding Holograms - From Lasers to Light Fields" 9/20 - 12/20
Online instructor for “Tools for Creating in the 4th Dimension - An introduction to the next generation of media.” Holograms, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Lenticular Images, Autostereo, Volumetric Images, 3D Projection Mapping, Pepper’s Ghost.
Online instructor for "Creating Content for Digital Holograms" 2013 - 2015
Consultant on all aspects of 3D / 4D / 5D media 2012 - Present
Blogging about the Art of Holography and other dimensional media at www.artinthe5thdimension.com 2013 - Present
Executive Director of The Center for 4D Arts 2010 - 2014
Curator of the Rudie Berkhout Hologram Collection. 2009 - 2012
Digital/Holographic Artist exhibiting limited edition pieces and installation works. Since 1975
Teaching artist in schools and colleges presenting lectures, workshops, residencies, & teacher training in holography, virtual reality, digital imaging, and digital storytelling. See grants below. Since 1986
Freelance writer on 3D imaging technologies. Published extensively in Advanced Imaging magazine and Computer Graphics World magazine as well as others. Since 1980
Employed by AOL Time Warner Inc. in their graphics and printing division. 1998-2000
Freelance designer specializing in computer-generated holograms. Clients included: Intel, Sci-Fi Channel, Colgate-Palmolive, Jordache International, Rustoleum, Pepsi-Cola, MCI, Marvel Comics,
Burton, Blue-Cross/Blue Shield, Manitoba Tobacco. 1993-96
Established a holographic teaching center for the Oyster Bay Arts Council at SUNY at Old Westbury. Funded by the Natural Heritage Trust. 1987-90
Design of book covers, brochures, technical manuals, technical illustration, web design. Clients include: Yamaha, AMSCO Publications, Samson Technologies, Korg USA, IAEKM, 1988-2000
Advisor to the Shearwater Foundation for their awards to holographic artists.1987-88
Curator for the Museum of Holography. 1986-87
Assistant Director for the Center for Optics, Lasers, and Holography, NYIT. Research into new forms of 3D images. Worked with the Computer Graphics Department on projects that required advanced imaging techniques. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the facility. 1981-85
Freelance photographer, photojournalistic work, various organizations in the UK. 1977-81
Research Associate Biochemistry Department, SUNY, Stony Brook. 1971-77
Research Technician, Immunology Department, Cambridge University, UK. 1970-71
Hawnes School, Bedfordshire, O levels
Ely High School, Cambridgeshire, A levels
Cambridge College of Art and Technology, Cambridge, A levels
University of Wales Institute of Technology, Cardiff, Wales, Applied Biology and Pure and Applied Chemistry
New York School of Holography, Courses in Basic Holography, Rainbow Holography International Center of Photography, studied Dye Transfer color printing
Individual mentoring from Dr. Kenneth Haines, Holographic pioneer, and inventor, 1992 - Present
Individual mentoring from John Merritt, Founding Chair of the SPIE conference on Stereography, a world-renowned consultant on Stereoscopy and Human Factors. 2008 - Present
Holographic and Digital Imaging Residencies and Awards:
2012 Member of the program committee for art at the International Symposium for Display Holography at MIT, June 2012.
2011 Awarded grant from the Terri Chernick Charitable Trust for the Center for 4D Arts.
2009 Invited Co-chair for Digital Holography for the International Symposium for Display Holography in Shenzhen, China, July 2009.
2010 NYSCA LCB Residency grant for Catskill School District.
2006 NYSCA ESP Implementation grant for Middletown SD with CMP.
2005 NYSCA ESP Planning grant for Middletown SD with Children's Media Project.
2005 NYSCA SAP Project grant for Rondout Valley CSD 2nd year.
2004 NYSCA SAP Project grant for Rondout Valley CSD.
2004 NYSCA LCB Residency grant for Circle of Courage School, Poughkeepsie SD.
2004 NYSCA SOS grant for exhibition assistance.
2003 NYSCA LCB Residency grant for Marbletown Elementary School.
1993 NYFA Planning Grant, Cold Spring Harbor SD.
1992 NYFA Residency Grant, Port Washington SD.
1992 NYFA Developmental Grant, Port Washington SD.
1991 NYFA Residency Grant, Port Washington SD.
1990 NYFA Residency Grant, Lawrence SD.
1990 NYSCA Residency Grant, Westhampton Beach SD.
1989 NYFA Sponsored Project with the Westhampton Beach SD.
1987 NYFA Residency Grant, Children's Museum, Manhattan.
1986 Residency in a holographic facility in Vancouver, BC.
1985 Co-Chaired session on Art and Holography, Associate Art Director for the exhibition of
Holograms at the 2nd International Symposium on Holography at Lake Forest College, Illinois.
1981 Visiting Artist at Loughborough University's Holography Facility.
1979-81 Resident Artist in the Physics Department at City University, London, UK. Organized a series of seminars for the British Holographic Community.
2015 “Liquid Light” LifeBridge Foundation, NY, June - August 2015.
2014 “Liquid Light” Expanded solo show at Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY.
2014 "Liquid Light" Invited Artist at Beacon Artists Union, BAU, in the Beacon Room.
2011 "Nature/Spirit/Art" Sacred Space, Beacon, NY.
2007 "Elemental Spirits" Ellenville, NY.
2006 "Elemental Spirits" and "Spirits of the Mountain", LifeBridge Foundation inaugural show.
2006 "Elemental Spirits" Sam's Point Preserve Center,
2004 "Elemental Spirits" and "Spirits of the Mountain" The New York Open Center, Soho, NY.
2004 "Elemental Spirits" Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY.
2004 "Elemental Spirits" Gallery at Deep Listening Space, Kingston, NY.
2003 "Spirits of the Mountain" Intermedia Arts Center, Huntington, NY.
2002 "Spirits of the Mountain" Stone Ridge Center for the Arts, Stone Ridge, NY.
1994 "Facing Pain/Taking Power" Antony Giordano gallery. Funded in part by NYSCA.
1993 "Facing Pain/Taking Power" Cold Spring Harbor Gallery.
1989 "Seeing Myself" Hologram/photo portrait collages. East End Arts. Funded by NYSCA.
1983 "Three Phases" Photographs and Holograms. Sea Cliff Photograph Gallery, Sea Cliff, NY.
2007 The Pearl Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY, August/September 07.
2005 Mercuralia, a multi-media celebration. Center for Symbolic Studies.
2003 "Environmental Visions" The Art Alliance, Museum of the Hudson Highlands.
1985 2nd International Exhibition of Holography, Lake Forest College, Illinois.
1985 "Sculptors of Light-Holography" Wunsch Art Center, NY. Funded by NYSCA.
1985 "Perceptions: Selected Women's Holography". Interference Gallery, Toronto.
1985 Invitational Show - Central Hall, Soho, New York.
1984 "I Love New York Photography". Nassau Community College, NY.
1984 "Licht-Blicke" Deutches Filmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany. Holograms.
1984 "Best of British Holography" York Festival, UK, Interference Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Holos Gallery, San Francisco, California, Museum of Holography, New York.
1983 "Light Dimensions" Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK. Holograms.
Multimedia / Performance:
2010, 2011, 2012 Performance pieces as the GreenWoman for the Winter Solstice, in Beacon, NY, sponsored by Beacon Arts. Laser installation in 2010.
2006 Performance piece and ritual as The Green Woman LifeBridge Foundation Sanctuary.
2001 Video-manipulated images for David Hykes & the Harmonic Choir, Stone Ridge, NY, and Omega Institute, NY.
1983 Directed and Co-produced an audio-visual about holography for the Royal Photographic Society's exhibition on Holography, Bath, UK. Sponsored by Agfa and NYIT's Computer Graphics Department.
1979 "You Are the Light" an audio-visual experience of the colors of the rainbow. NY Film Festival, Lincoln Center, NY.
2011 "Holography - The Art of Shaping Light" Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Beacon, NY.
2009 "Legacy in Light - The Art of Rudie Berkhout" at the Union Mills Gallery, Catskill, New York. 40 holograms in a 200' x 30' space + laser installation.
1990 "Captured Light" Holograms. Museum of Holography, New York.
1990 "Captured Light" Holograms. Chelsea House, Muttontown, New York. Sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Natural Heritage Trust, and Nassau County Office of Cultural Development.
1988 - Installation of holograms in the windows of FAO Schwartz department store on 5th Avenue, NY
1987 "Airwaves" Museum of Holography, New York. Work from the AIR program of the MOH. Funded in part by NYSCA.
1985 2nd International Symposium on Holography, Durand Art Institute, Lake Forest College, Illinois.
1985 "Sculptors of Light: New York Holographic Artists" Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY. Funded in part by NYSCA.