Louis Pratt is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist best known for his sculpture, painting and video works. His work predominately focuses on big data and climate change; which he sees as the major challenges of our time. Pratt has already achieved significant recognition as a leading Australian contemporary artist pioneering the application of new technologies to the production of sculpture. He built the first open source 3D printer in Australia in 2009, which he donated to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Louis Pratt graduated from the Australian National University, School of Art in 2002 with first-class honours in sculpture. He was awarded an Australian Post-Graduate Research Scholarship from the College ofFine Art, University of NSW, which he completed in 2004. He is currently completing a PHD in Engineering and Information Technology (exploring its application in art) at the University of Technology in Sydney, with a post graduate scholarship. Alongside his work with technology, Pratt casts work in coal, to explore issues around climate change. His sculptures have won numerous prestigious awards and are held in private and public collections in Australia and internationally.