Digital art is a problem child in the art world. You can’t hold it in your hands, but you know you love it. General Anxiety frames digital art where it can be seen, heard and talked about. All aiming to be part of a larger, more tangible discourse, connecting people and context with form, rhythm and idea to generate unique, intimate and memorable experiences.


Brett Phares, founder of General Anxiety, is an artist and curator working in computer simulation and physical installations. With 20+ years in interactive media, he has created innovative projects for both startups and international brands alike. He earned his MFA from Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts, and MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism from SUNY Stony Brook. He has shown in North America, Asia and Australia; has written and taught on our pre-disposed blindness in everyday experience; and is curator of Alys Beach’s annual projected art festival Digital Graffiti (going into its 11th year) and its artist residency.