Richard Clar, a Los Angeles/Paris new media interdisciplinary artist, founded Art Technologies in 1987 as a liaison between the worlds of art and technology. His philosophically-oriented artwork turned towards art-in-space in 1982 with a NASA-approved art payload for the U.S. Space Shuttle. Richard Clar's current work encompasses site-specific environmental issues ranging from orbital debris to water-management on Earth; war and peace; and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
Collaborating with such partners as the Naval Research Laboratory, Boeing, and the Aerospace Corporation, Richard Clar's unique artistic vision generates high-visibility projects that transform state-of-the-art technology and highly-engineered materials into evocative contemporary art. The work of Richard Clar and Art Technologies has been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries in the U.S. and Europe and appears in corporate collections such as JBL Sound, Home Savings of America, and the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.