Don Relyea graduated from SMU in 1992 with B.B.A. management information science and B.F.A. studio art degrees. Upon graduation, Relyea immersed himself in the multimedia software industry, producing video, interactive CD content and games.
Relyea’s primary focus is on print and video computational art. He writes his own custom art software in C++ and Open GL. He often weaves cultural, social and political dimensions into his work; nature and mathematical forms are also common subjects.
Relyea is also an electronic musician. His first foray into generative art in the late 1990s was programming midi-controlled visuals for bands and electronic music projects. He currently releases music under the moniker “evilcomputergenius.”
His work has been in exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions all over the world. Relyea’s video art has been installed in shows in Oslo, Norway; The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands; the Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Florida; W Hotel, Seoul, South Korea; and International Free Exchange Zone in Incheon, South Korea.
He is also an avid inventor with six U.S. patents awarded and over 60 patents pending.