Kal Spelletich

Instructor II
Sculpture/Ceramics Faculty and MFA Faculty

Kal Spelletich builds interactive machines and robots. He scours the city for industrial items whose technology can be reapplied and has collaborated with artists all over the world. Kal’s work involves, bio-morphic sensors, (sometimes uncontrollable) that trigger his robots providing viewers with a real-life experience. He is interested in the gap between what robots can't do and what humans can do and the other way around. Recent exhibits have been in Namibia, Lubjianna, Berlin, Vienna, New York, India, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He curates, is an activist and has been featured in the NY Times, PBS, and in movies.


  • M.F.A., Media Art. University of Texas at Austin, 1990
  • B.A., Media Art. University of Iowa, 1984


  • https://cclarkgallery.com/artists/works/kal-spelletich
  • https://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/artists-on-artists-chris-johanson-on-the-apocalyptic-machines-of-kal-spelletich/
  • https://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/profile.jsp?essid=4525
  • https://laughingsquid.com/intention-machines-an-upcoming-san-francisco-exhibition-of-praying-robots-created-by-kal-spelletich/
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