Markus Vogl

Markus Vogl

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Graphic Design
Office: Folk Hall 124 A
Phone: 330–972–5952


Markus Vogl is a Professor in Graphic Design at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron and a NE Ohio based multimedia artist experimenting in multiple sensory experiences combining sound, environments and interactive installation. He holds a Masters of Fine Art degree in New Media from Donau Universitaet Krems/transart institute and has 25 years of experience in the field.

Originally from Salzburg, Austria he has exhibited internationally in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Australia. He has been recognized in Leonardo magazine for his collaboration Circadian Capital. He has received a 2012 NEA Media in Arts Grant for S.A.R.A.: Synesthetic Augmented Reality Application, a wearable synesthetic performance device. S.A.R.A. has been shown at ingenuityfest, Collider, the Cleveland Public Theater, the Academy of Visual Arts in Hongkong and Nanyang University Singapore. His collaborative research was recently presented at the 2014 International Symposium on Wearable Computing’s Design Exhibition at Seattle’s EMP, where the project S.A.R.A. received the ’aesthetic design’ jury award.

He has presented papers at the Shapeshifting conference in Auckland, New Zealand, the New Media Art Caucus Artist showcases during the Annual College Art Association Conference, South by SouthWest Austin, Texas, Digital Fashion, London, Computers and the History of Art conference, London and the BIFT/ITAA research Symposium at Beijing, has been part of over 60 exhibitions on 4 continents and has been a featured speaker at events in the US. He recently received a Fulbright Fellowship to be the artist in Residence at museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria.



  • B.S. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Multimedia and Web Design – 2000
  • M.F.A. Donau Universität Krems, transart institute – 2007