Hailing from UCLA’s Design | Media Arts program, Will Wharton (American, 1995) studied under media artists Casey Reas, Refik Anadol and Toshio Iwai. Drawing inspiration from nature, Will Wharton uses constructed systems of logic to create playful digital ecosystems that both mirror and challenge our reality. These logic systems originate from a practice of speculative design, creating objects or things that would result from an imagined world.
The creation of these worlds is an open-ended process in which various mediums and technology are fused in a sort of media art alchemy. Everything from virtual reality sculpture to digital stop motion are used to create Wharton’s unique maximalist style. His work has been exhibited internationally at Milan Design Week, Broad Art Center, New York's Superchief Gallery, and Art Basel. Wharton is based in Los Angeles, California, working between the worlds of live-concert-visuals, fashion, projection mapping and new media art.