Moving between fine arts, sound, media art, and design, Polish-born, United States-based Piotr Szyhalski’s multilayered works often explore communication/exchange, extreme historical phenomena, and relationships between the individual and society/history/time.
Szyhalski's work has been exhibited worldwide at such venues as the International Center of Photography, the New York Expo Film Festival, Siggraph, ISEA Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the San Jose Museum of Art, and Experimenta Design in Lisbon, Portugal. It has also been featured in a variety of catalogs and publications.
In addition to his own performance-based projects, Szyhalski was commissioned to develop large-scale, interactive, live projections for Wim Mertens quartet in Brussels, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and VocalEssence. As Labor Camp Orchestra, he has released two albums for the multimedia installations.
Szyhalski established the Labor Camp—an ongoing art project that includes interactive components (digital and physical), original music, performances, videos, printed ephemera, texts, and an archive of online resources. He is the recipient of the 2009–10 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Visual Artists.