Visual artist, software engineer and maker (she likes to call herself the engineering artist), Helena Sarin has always been working with cutting edge technologies, first at Bell Labs, designing commercial communication systems, and for the last few years as an independent consultant, developing computer vision software using deep learning. While she has always worked in tech, Helena has been doing commission work in watercolor and pastel as well as in the applied arts like fashion, food and drink styling and photography.
But art and software ran as parallel tracks in her life, all her art being analog... until she discovered GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks). Since then generative models became her primary medium.
She is a frequent speaker at ML/AI conferences, for the past year delivering invited talks at MIT, Library of Congress and Capitol One.
Her artwork was exhibited at AI Art exhibitions in Zurich, Dubai, Oxford, Shanghai, Lutz, Zaragoza, Miami, and was featured in number of publications including twice in the “Art In America” magazine.
When pretty much all of her 2020 exhibitions and talks were cancelled or postponed indefinitely, Helena used the time of lockdown as an opportunity to work on a few artists books, each featuring her AI artwork.
Since 2021 her main creative energy is directed towards the #potteryGAN - making ceramics using her GAN/AI work as designed to 3D functional objects.