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Dmitry Kemell - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Dmitry Kemell

Professor of Multimedia Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Professor of Multimedia Arts (Studio Arts Program)





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SPaRks (audio-visual installation) Banu Choshech Legaresh (We've Come to Chase Away the Darkness)



Dmitry Kemell (formerly Kmelnitsky) is a Professor of Multimedia Arts within the Studio Arts program at Loyola Marymount University. He is also the founding director of Lustre, an interdisciplinary art studio that develops work for the gallery, the screen, the stage and the city. These works include video art installations and environmental projections, concert visuals, music videos and animated digital films. Professor Kemell's diverse artistic repertoire explores the fusion of myth, memory, culture and transcendent states through creative media transformation of surface, form and space. In addition to his artistic repertoire, he is also a composer and music producer with credits on diverse video, animation, and multimedia projects.

Dmitry Kemell's creative work has been featured in numerous online publications and art reviews as well as in Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and CNN, and has been exhibited widely at venues such as: Art Platform, Art Basel, Glow-Santa Monica, Boston Jewish Music Festival, Autumn Lights, Athens Video Art Festival, ISEA, 404 Festival of Art and Technology, Optronica, Digital Graffiti, Festival Miden, Nanjing Institute of Visual Arts Museum, Archaeological Museum of Messenia, The Fowler Museum at UCLA, Bell-Roberts Contemporary Art Gallery, e4c media gallery, Gallery 825,The Standard Hotel, Highways Performance Space, Ford Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Performances, Los Angeles Theater Center.

Education (2)

University of California, Los Angeles: M.F.A., Design|Media Arts 2001

University of California, Los Angeles: B.A., Art History 1997


Areas of Expertise (14)

Media Arts

Art Direction

Creative Direction

Installation Design

Projection Design

Motion Graphics

Graphic Design

Multimedia Design

Video Production

Visual Effects & Compositing

3D Design

Audio Production

Music Composition

Sound Design

Industry Expertise (4)


Media Production

Audio Visual


Accomplishments (2)

Best of Show Award (professional)


Best of Show Award for "Lure of the Sirens", Digital Graffiti Festival. Alys Beach, Florida.

Stage Raw Theater Awards Nomination (professional)


Nominated for Best Projection Design by Stage Raw Independent Theater Awards

Affiliations (3)

  • Los Angeles Art Association
  • American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
  • Multiplex Dance

Media Appearances (2)

LandEscape Art Review Anniversary Edition 2015

LandEscape Art Review  print

I seek to create multi-dimensional poetry that opens portals onto the transcendent by applying artistic vision, creative expression and innovative uses of technology to the interplay of physical, virtual, musical and visual forms...

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Stigmart VideoFocus Special Edition ESP

Stigmart Artpress  print

SOURCE is an audio-visual meditation on the mystical origins of creation and future states of consciousness. This short motion graphics film presents a coded ambient journey laden with inspiration from quantum physics, Kabbalah, and science fiction. SOURCE is a prologue for the multichannel multimedia installation "SPaRks" that is a larger investigation of the theme of creation...

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