Tom Sepe is a multidisciplinary artist, fabricator, designer, and organizer with a penchant for collaboration, community, and activism. His practice has deep roots in the theater, starting with performances as early as five years old. In the many years since then, Tom has made a home for himself at the intersection of art, technology, and social issues, where he has created a robust portfolio that features documentaries, projection mapping, interactive installations, big art, and — most recently — dapper robots.
Tom has worked with a wide range of organizations and artists throughout his career, including renowned Burning Man artist Michael Christian and artist collectives like Five Ton Crane. From 2012-2015, Tom served as the Technical Director for Obscura Digital, a boutique technology studio known for designing, building, and installing advanced solutions like touch-screen kitchen tables and larger-than-life immersive video projection events. There, he led teams of fabricators, software designers, and event producers for clients like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Diageo, Genentech, Westfield, and the City of San Francisco. In 2015, Tom was part of a team that hacked a Tesla Model S electric car, transforming it into a mobile projections vehicle for the environmental documentary Racing Extinction, directed by Academy Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos.
Tom received his BA in Creative Studies with a focus on multi-disciplinary art and performance from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He currently resides in Portland, OR, where he can frequently be found dancing with his robots.