Discipline: Film/Video

Louva Irvine

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1976, 1978
Louva Elizabeth Irvine is an American artist, filmmaker, and design consultant. She was the recipient of Meyer Goldman award in 1977, a Fellow at the MacDowell in 1976 and 1977, the Millay Colony in 1978. She was also an artist-in-residence at the National Endowment for Arts. She was a student at the Art Students League from 1960 to 1961 and attended the School Visual Arts form 1962 to 1963. She received her B.A. at Hans Richter Film Institute, City College of New York in 1967 and her M.A. in communication arts at the New York Institute of Technology in 1986. Over her career, Irvine has created over 200 experimental film studies since 1966, including Rain, Elegy for My Sister, Waterdance, Murray Hill Morning, Blue Moment (which won her the Cine Golden Eagle award in 1977 and is in permanent collection at Guggenheim Museum), and Circus. She co-authored script for Homeward Bound (1973) and was a consultant on The Birth Film (1971). She was co-producer, director, and production manager on the documentary Three Lives (1971). She was an associate director for the play Halleluiah Day (1973) and set designer for Bathtub (1969). Irvine was film designer on Traveling Light (1979) and film coordinator at the Women's Interart Center from 1972-1973. She was script consultant, production manager, set and costume designer on the original production No Place to Be Somebody (Pulitzer prize, Obie award 1965-1968). She was the co-founder and vice president of Tape and Television (1975-1976). She is a member of Society Women in Film, Association Indiana Video and Filmmakers (charter member, chairman experimental film distribution committee since 1974), and Graphic Artist Guild F C.


New Hampshire

Louva Irvine worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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