Andy Lomas

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Creative Computing
Department Computing
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Andy Lomas

Andy Lomas is a computational artist, mathematician, Emmy award winning supervisor of computer generated effects, and lecturer in Creative Computing at Goldsmiths. His art work explores how the complex nature of form can be created emergently by simulating growth processes.

He has exhibited internationally, including at the Pompidou Centre, V&A, Royal Society, Science Museum, SIGGRAPH, Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica Festival, Kinetica, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Watermans, and the ZKM. His work is in the collections at the V&A, the Computer Arts Society and the D'Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection. In 2014 his work Cellular Forms won The Lumen Prize Gold Award.

Production credits include Walking With Dinosaurs, Avatar, Matrix: Revolutions, Matrix: Reloaded, Over the Hedge and The Tale of Despereaux. He received Emmys for his work on The Odyssey (1997) and Alice in Wonderland (1999).

Publications and research outputs


Lomas, Andy. 2016. Morphogenetic Creations. In: "Morphogenetic Creations", Watermans Art Centre, United Kingdom, 13 June 2016 - 21 June 2016.

Conference or Workshop Item

Lomas, Andy. 2023. 'Digital Chemotaxis'. In: EVA London 2023. London, United Kingdom 10-14 July 2023.

Lomas, Andy. 2022. 'Synthesis of Abstract Dynamic Quasiperiodic 3D Forms using SIRENs'. In: EVA London 2022. London, United Kingdom 4-8 July 2022.

McCormack, Jon; Cruz, Camilo and Lomas, Andy. 2021. 'The Enigma of Complexity'. In: EvoMUSART 2021. Seville, Spain 7 – 9 April 2021.

Lomas, Andy. 2020. 'Enhancing Perception of Complex Sculptural Forms using Interactive Real-time Ray tracing'. In: EVA London 2020. London, United Kingdom 6 – 9 July 2020.

McCormack, Jon and Lomas, Andy. 2020. 'Understanding Aesthetic Evaluation using Deep Learning'. In: evoMUSART. Seville, Spain 15-17 April 2020.

Lomas, Andy. 2019. 'Morphogenesis: working with unruly systems'. In: Making as Paradox. Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom 26 October 2019.

Lomas, Andy. 2019. 'Morphogenetic Vase Forms'. In: The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life: A Hybrid of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) and the International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE). Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 29 July - 2 August 2019.

Bowen, Jonathan P; Giannini, Tula; Ara, Rachel; Lomas, Andy and Siefring, Judith. 2019. 'Digital Art, Culture and Heritage: New constructs and consciousness'. In: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2019). London, United Kingdom 8 - 11 July 2019.


McCormack, Jon and Lomas, Andy. 2021. Deep Learning of Individual Aesthetics. Neural Computing and Applications, 33(1), pp. 3-17. ISSN 0941-0643