Discipline: Film/Video

Ken Kobland

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1978, 1981

Ken Kobland is film and video producer and writer who was born in the Bronx. He attended Union College and Columbia University School of Architecture. Since the early 1970s, he has produced independent film, video, and media art works. His works have been included in numerous film and video festivals worldwide, including in Atlanta, San Francisco, West Germany, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Tokyo. Kobland earned residencies from Cinque Terre Arts Council, Centre for Video Creation, DAAD-Berliner KunstProgram, MacDowell, and STUK Kunstencentrum. He has also won awards from CAPS, NYSCA, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Massachusetts Council on the Humanities, and the Rockefeller foundation. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1999. Kobland also taught at SUNY Purchase, the School of Visual Arts in New York, the School of The Art Institute in Chicago, the Carpenter Center at Harvard, the Visual Arts Program at Princeton, and a summer graduate program at Bard College in New York.



Ken Kobland worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast fa├žade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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