Hébert lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. He is a pioneer in the field of computer art from the mid-1970s on, merging traditional art media and techniques, personal software, plotters, and custom built devices to create an original body of work. He was the recipient of Pollock-Krasner Foundation and David Bermant Foundation awards. In 2012, he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art.
Hébert produces works on paper, including ink and pencil drawings, paintings, etchings and dry points from polymer and copper plates, and recently digital prints. He also creates sand, water and sound installations, algorithmic visual music, works for wall displays, physics based algorithmic pieces, and many more things. His work has been exhibited extensively and has been frequently juried in the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery. It is present in several museums and institutional collections, including the digital art collections of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (Northwestern University, Chicago) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London.)
This first series of twenty-four has been expertly and patiently put together by artist and printer Jennifer Mahlman. It will only be thanks to her taste, diligence and persistence that the actual prints have come to life and look as good as they do. A few larger related prints have been published in an edition of six by Binary Press (New-York) in the fall of 1999.
As for me, I consider the “Views” an on-going project. Although this portfolio remains aesthetically very different from my main line of work, I shall continue these explorations of MAX BILL’s Single Theme and other themes as well. The teachings of such experiments are now invaluable: they have become an indispensable path to my own progress.
The “One Hundred Views of a Metagon” are featured on http://jeanpierrehebert.com/metagon.html