J. R. Lewis Creative Studio

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John R. Lewis, MA, MBA, MFA, Practitioner of Life-long Learning

As a 2D Studio Art 2023 MFA graduate and emerging artist, I divide my time between my home art studio and my research at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. In my studio, I carry out my own version of imaginative iteration, a process which allows me to recreate fantasies and images into a visual art medium which compliments their actualization as two-dimensional artworks for my viewers or customers. In my research I am currently focused on human-AI creative collaboration. I create acrylic and oil paintings, colorized pencil-pen-and-ink illustrations, and giclee prints. As a practitioner of life-long learning I am always expanding my knowledge base and exploring new ways to create evocative imagery and provide my customers with quality productions.

2023, Georgia Southern University, University Gallery, MFA Thesis Exhibition: “METAXIS: Collective Cognitive Dissonance By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet.”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 0: First Partition Left – “1977, Listening to Radio Bavaria 3 Before Leaving for Grafenwhoer.”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 0: First Partition Right- “The Great Comic Book Expansion Out of the Silver Age”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 0: Second Partition Left- 1987, “Checking Email on Dial-up Modem from Home Office”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 0: Second Partition Right- 1980s, “Another Saturday Night Watching the 5th Doctor, Peter Davison at Home.”
Into the 4IR: 1999, “Through the Y2K Boundary Layer”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 01: “The Very Thorny Issues of Quantum Supercomputing Extrude Themselves into the Multiverse”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 02: “Perplexing Quantum Realities”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 05: “Nanotech and AI Enhancement of Humankind”
MFA Exhibition Installation Series 06: “Human-AI Collaboration” – Photographic self-portrait run through Generative AI to produce “famed artist” style montage.
MFA Exhibition Series 06b: Original Rhyming Poem run through Generative AI and re-interpreted back to human hand with acrylic-and-oil on canvas diptych painting “The Tree That Owns Itself”
MFA Exhibition Series 06b: Original Arabic ghazal poem run through Generative AI and re-interpreted back to human hand with acrylic-and-oil on canvas painting “Untamed Love Under Desert Sky.”
The 2021 Precursor to MFA Exhibition was my MFA 30-Hour Review Exhibition: “The Entangling Conundrums of the 4th Industrial Revolution Emerge from the Remnants of the 3rd Industrial Revolution.”