Gustavo Alfonso Rincon Jr.

| Art/Design Director | Computational Researcher | Curator | Architectural Design/Engineering | Educator | Media Artist |

Gustavo Alfonso Rincon

Rincon (Ph.D. Candidate, M.Arch., MFA, B.Sc., BA) was born in Queens, New York City; raised in the Washington, D.C. area. Rincon to be fluent in both English and Spanish and has lived in Bogota, Colombia and in five major metropolitan cities in the United States. is educated as an design architect | media arts researcher and currently is a Ph.D. Candidate | Graduate Student Researcher in the Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He currently works in the AlloSphere Research Group at the California NanoSystems Institute and was generously supported by the Mosher Foundation. During his tenure at UCSB he worked in the Technology Management Program for the College of Engineering.

Rincon holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as well as a Masters in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He holds Bachelor's degrees of Science in Architecture from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and of Arts from the Art Department at University of Maryland, College Park (UMD).

Rincon worked as an Architectural Designer for over ten years, serving clients in the U.S., Europe, United Arab Emirates and China. Simultaneously, he worked as an Industrial & Interactive Designer, creating events & theatrical set designs in which he combined media art, computational design, and engineering into new multisensorial manufactured environments.

Rincon’s involvement in the arts for over 25 years includes curating, educating, and exhibiting works nationally and internationally. Rincon served as Director of the Foundation for Art Resources (F.A.R.) in Los Angeles for 4 years and created events collaborating with the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery & Theatre, Barnsdall Art Park, MAK Center for Art and Architecture and Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles.