Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Michael Robinson

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Los Angeles
MacDowell fellowships: Fall 2014

Michael Robinson is a film, video and collage artist whose work explores the joys and dangers of mediated experience, riding the fine lines between humor and terror, nostalgia and contempt, ecstasy and hysteria. His work has shown in both solo and group shows at a variety of festivals, museums, and galleries including The 2012 Whitney Biennial, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, REDCAT Los Angeles, MoMA P.S.1, The Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, Anthology Film Archives, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Robinson was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital grant, a 2012 Kazuko Trust Award, a 2011-2012 Film/Video Residency Award from The Wexner Center for the Arts, a 2009 residency from The Headlands Center for the Arts, and his films have received awards from numerous festivals. He was featured as one of the “50 Best Filmmakers Under 50” by Cinema Scope magazine in 2012, and listed among the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000's by Film Comment magazine, and his work has been discussed in publications such as Frieze, Artforum, The Nation, Art Papers, Artinfo, Dazed and Confused, BOMBlog, and The Brooklyn Rail. Robinson holds a B.F.A. from Ithaca College, and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work is distributed by Video Data Bank and represented by Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago.


New Hampshire

Michael Robinson 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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