Meet Chomick and Meder
Husband and wife team, Peter Meder and Chris Chomick founded Chomick & Meder Figurative Art and Automata and have been making art together for over forty years. They met in 1978, while employed as clerks in an art supply store in the Chicago loop and discovered their mutual fascination with puppets, stop–motion films, and mechanical toys. Inspired by their interests in puppets and animation, they immediately began collaborating on various projects; one of the first being a stop-motion animated puppet of the Dutch Boy for Sherwin Williams Paints. This began a career creating special effects for national television commercials. Chomick and Meder describe their award-winning work as figurative art and automata: Art with Attitude, non-traditional, contemporary, and a “bit on the edge.” Working on technical and complex projects, they discover new mediums such as 3D ‘virtual clay’ to sculpt and print parts used in their figure. Utilizing the latest animatronics brings lifelike movement to their automata.