Luke Jerram (UK) is an artist whose sculptural practice is a poetic fusion of science, technology and art.
Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations, live arts projects and gifts. Living in the UK but working internationally since his career began in 1997, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. His celebrated street pianos installation Play Me, I'm Yours is currently touring and being shown in over 25 cities around the world. Launched by Mayor Bloomberg in NYC, the installation received extensive press coverage around the globe and Jerram was voted ABC "Person of the week".
Jerram is known worldwide for his large scale public engagement artworks. The Sky Orchestra is one such project, which grew out of a 3 year NESTA Fellowship Jerram was awarded in 2001. In 2006 they were commissioned by the RSC and Fierce to fly over Statford-Upon-Avon and in 2007 they launched the Sydney Festival. In 2011 Jerram was commissioned by the Mayor of London and LIFT to fly over London to celebrate the Olympics, and 30th anniversary of London International Festival of Theatre.
Jerram's Glass Microbiology artworks are in private collections and in museums around the world. The work has recently been shown in Glasstress at the Venice Biennale and Museum of Art and Design in NYC. In 2010 Jerram won coveted Rakow Award for this work and a fellowship at the Museum of Glass, Washington. In 2009 his sculptures were presented at Mori Museum, Tokyo along with work by Damien Hirst, Warhol and Leonardo da Vinci and in 2007 Jerram won an Institute for Medical Imaging Award for this work.