Monmouth University Communication Professor Andrew Demirjian has received the highest fellowship award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The $10,000 award is for media/digital art.

Demirjian combines computer programming with audio/visual production to create experimental portraits that explore relationships between psychology and time. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and galleries, including Rush Arts and The Center for Book Arts in Manhattan. He has participated in international exhibitions in Belgium, England, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, and Russia. Andrew Demirjian received a 2006 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, a Puffin Foundation Grant, an Artslink grant, and has been awarded artist residencies at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Djerassi, LMCC Swing Space, the Bemis Center, the Newark Museum, The Clocktower Gallery, and the Experimental Television Center.

Mr. Demirjian received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, and he is a professor at Monmouth University teaching courses in media literacy, documentary film, intro to TV production, and responsive media.