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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

  Michael Robinson (b.1981) 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 screened 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 Walker Art Center, MoMA P.S.1, The London Film Festival, REDCAT Los Angeles, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Sundance Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Tate Modern, Media City, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Images Festival, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the San Francisco, Melbourne, Leeds, Vienna, Singapore and Hong Kong International Film Festivals. He was the recipient of a 2014 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a 2012 Creative Capital grant, a 2011-2012 Film/Video Residency Award from The Wexner Center for the Arts, a 2012 Kazuko Trust Award, a 2009 residency from The Headlands Center for the Arts, and his films have received awards from numerous festivals. Michael was featured as one of the "Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50" by Cinema Scope magazine in 2012, and listed as one of the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000's by Film Comment magazine, and his work has been discussed in publications such as Art In America, Frieze, Artforum, Art Papers, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Dazed and Confused, The Nation, BOMBlog, and The Brooklyn Rail. He has curated programs for San Francisco Cinematheque, Whitechapel Gallery, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Cornell Cinema, and The State Contemporary Art Center in Moscow, and served on the awards juries of The Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Aurora Festival, The Big Muddy Film Festival, and Migrating Forms. Michael holds a BFA from Ithaca College, an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and has taught at Binghamton University and UIC.
 

 

  CONTACT: michaelblayneyrobinson at hotmail dot com
  AND/OR: robinsonfilms at gmail dot com
 

 

  VIDEO DATA BANK: multiple titles for rental and sale
  CARRIE SECRIST GALLERY: collages, photographs, and video editions
 

 

  MUBI NOTEBOOK 'MAD LADDERS' ESSAY: read here
  FOUND FOOTAGE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: order here
  ART IN AMERICA REVIEW: read here
  4:3 INTERVIEW: read here
  NEWCITY ART REVIEW: read here
  ACID RAIN 'ART AND STATEMENT': read here
  LITTLE JOE INTERVIEW: order here
  ARTINFO REVIEW: read here
  DIRTY LOOKS NYC ARTICLE: read here
  OUT 1 FILM JOURNAL ARTICLE: read here
  FRIEZE REVIEW: read here
  THE DISSOLVE ARTICLE: read here
  BROOKLYN RAIL REVIEW: read here
  BOMBLOG INTERVIEW: read here
  CINEMA SCOPE BEST 50 UNDER 50 ARTICLE: read here
  ARTINFO VIDEO INTERVIEW: read here
  WHITNEY BIENNIAL CURATORS' VIDEO COMMENTARY: watch here
  BAD AT SPORTS INTERVIEW: read here
  ARTFORUM ARTICLE: read here
  DIRTY LOOKS 'THESE HAMMERS' ESSAY: read here
  DAZED ARTICLE: read here
  WHEEL ME OUT INTERVIEW: read here
  THE L MAGAZINE ARTICLE: read here
  AURORA FESTIVAL 2008 CATALOGUE ESSAY: read here
  CINEMA SCOPE ARTICLE/INTERVIEW: read here
  FILM COMMENT POLL: read here
  IDIOM ARTICLE: read here
  INCITE INTERVIEW: read here
  TRIPLE CANOPY 'VICTORY OVER THE SUN' ESSAY: read here
  CHRIS STULTS 'LIGHT IS WAITING' ESSAY: read here