Tristan Duke is an artist with a background in photography and holography. With a deep interest in the science of optics and visual perception, Tristan seeks to invent new forms of visual representation. His work has been exhibited internationally including: Art Villa Garikula, Georgia; The Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles; MASS MoCA, North Adams; and Holocenter, Long Island, NY.
Since 2008 he has been pioneering the development of hand-drawn holography as a creative medium. In 2014, he invented a new holographic technology to create the first ever hand-drawn holographic record for Jack White’s album Lazaretto. He has gone on to create hologram artwork for many records including the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sound track (2016).
He is a founding member (along with Lauren Bon and Richard Nielsen) of the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. With the Optics Division, exhibitions include: DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Les Rencontres d'Arles, France; The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn, Washington DC.
Tristan moved his studio, Infinity Light Science, to Los Angeles in 2010. He is a fellow at the Museum of Jurassic Technology.