3D artist and filmmaker Jeremy Kamal creates modern geomyths using animation, sound, and media installation. His narrative environments challenge our understanding of ecology, culture, and technology through a radical juxtaposition of improbable elements. He is a NEW INC/ONX fellow and was previously an artist resident at the Sundance Institute, NYU ITP, Folly Tree Arboretum, and AFROTECTOPIA. As a freelance motion graphic and VFX artist, he has collaborated on projects for musicians and brands including Marine Serre, The North Face, Gucci, Trippie Redd, Yo Gotti, Sa Babi, and Lil Miquela.
Jeremy is a design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard GSD and a Master of Arts from SCI-Arc’s Fiction and Entertainment program.
INSTA / VIM
What if A$AP Rocky designed a landscape? What if he and others like him shaped the future wonders of the world?
I’m an artist and filmmaker working in 3D animation, game environments, and media installation to reimagine our landscapes through a contemporary Black gaze. My work combines elements of pop culture, ecology, and emerging technology to make synthetic and natural landscapes that are inclusive and accessible. Using my training as an architect and landscape architect, I depict modern geomyths that render Black identity as an “Earth Shaper”.
I am driven by my desire to challenge predominant narratives about culture, technology, and ecology. My work blurs the distinction between humans, machines, plants, and animals by placing them in productive friction and embracing the novelties that emerge. As a result, each project forces us to question our relationship to its various elements and the status quo. Collectively, my work frontiers new landscape mythologies that offer inclusive ways of engaging in discourse on climate/ environment and how we process its changes.
Awards + Residencies
2022 Folly Tree Arboretum Art Residency
2021 NYU ITP Postgrad Fellow
2021 New Forms Residency
2020 ONX Studio Fellowship
2020 Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Fellowship
2019 Alfred P. Sload Foundation Award
2017 Norman T. Newton Prize
Press + Screenings
2022 Spectra Studio: Mirror Launch event
2023 TORRENTS: New Links to Black Futures
2022 Around the World Summit, Guggenheim NY
2020 Dezeen Magazine
2023 Venice Biennale Vernissage x Metrotopia Metaverse
2022 Venice Biennale of Architecture
2020 ONX Studio Showcase
2023 Columbia University GSAPP Artist Talk
2022 UCLA Sci Art Lab Artist Talk
2021 Reassemble Lab Artist Talk+ Workshop
2021 University of Pennsylvania - Artist Talk
2020 SCI Arc Black Lives Matter Action Week Artist Talk
2020 Afrotectopia Artist
2019 University of British Colombia “Forbidden Fruit” Artist Talk + Workshop
2019 University of Viriginia Workshop “Realtime Storytelling”