Jason Krugman works at the intersection of physical computing, fine art and lighting. He runs a studio specializing in interactive architectural LED systems and public artworks. As an artist and a designer, Krugman specializes in arranging electricity and light within 3-dimensional spaces, taking advantage of many different materials and manufacturing processes to do so. He currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and has also taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Eugene Lang. Krugman holds degrees in Economics and Interactive Media from Tufts University and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Jason Krugman Studio
Field of Work
Rhythm and Form —
Rhythm and Form is a series of 3 public sculptures installed in Bethesda, Maryland. Commissioned by the Donohoe Companies for a new public plaza at 4800 Auburn Avenue, we created a series of twisted forms that change materials as they intersect with glass and water. A ribbon of stainless steel appears to flow through the surface of the plaza, emerging out of its three water features. As the stainless steel ribbon surfaces in the reflecting pools at either end of the plaza, the metal passes through large panes of glass, transforming into a lattice inset with custom LED fixtures.
Digital Garden —
In early 2011, Jason Krugman Studio was commissioned to design and build a custom interactive LED skin for the interior of the administrative headquarters of the Claremont University Consortium in Claremont, California. "Digital Garden" features an ambient interactivity, displaying waves of blue light in response to motion in the surrounding space. The installation's low-resolution and slowly changing appearance subtly displays the building's awareness of its inhabitants. Comprised of 6000 bi-color LED pixels, the installation uses a custom-designed cable system to provide each pixel with power, data and physical support.
Basket - Austin Residence —
We created this elongated design of our Basket form to suit a rectangular space such as a dining table. This version of the piece comes with a rectangular enameled white ceiling canopy and a wall-mount radio dimmer. The one pictured is 6500K color temperature and incorporates 2890 individually soldered LEDs.