Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke
Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since June 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, new media, curation and criticism, but their primary practice is in art video. They live in rural New York State. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals in North and South America, Asia and throughout Europe, including the Walker Center (Minneapolis), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), The Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), The Renaissance Society (Chicago), The New York Video Festival (NYC), Oberhausen, The European Media Arts Festival (Osnabruck), Impakt (Utrecht), The Images Festival (Toronto), The Musee d’Art Contemporain (Montreal), DUMBO (Brooklyn), and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. Battersby received his diploma in computer programming at Okanagan College, and completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Vey Duke received her degree in Intermedia from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1998, and completed her Masters of Fine Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago. They are both tenured faculty in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University in Central New York.