John Knecht

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John Knecht

Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Art & Art History and Film & Media Studies, Emeritus

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Art and Art History


BSA, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, 1972; MFA, Idaho State University, 1974

University of Oklahoma School of Art 1974-78; Hunter College Department of Theater and Cinema 1980; Brown University Semiotics Program Spring 1981

Video and film production, history and theory of cinema, issues in contemporary art and mass media

Experimental video and film, digital animation, film and television history and theory

  • Current member Sculpture Space Board of Directors
  • Current member of the New York State Council on the ARTS Electronic Media and Film Panel
  • Former member, Board of Governors, National Council for Undergraduate Research; The Artists Advisory Committee, New York Foundation for the Arts; Executive Council, Collective For Living Cinema. 
  • Grants and awards: New Forms, Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts; Jerome Foundation; New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists Fellowship
  • “Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region,”  University Art Museum,  State University of New York at Albany, 2009
  • Martin Mullen Gallery, State University at Oneonta, 2009
  • The Black Maria Film and Video Festival, 2009
  • The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 2008
  • Beyond/In Western New York, 2005
  • European Media Arts Festival
  • World Wide Video Festival
  • American Film Institute Video Festival
  • The Lucerne Film and Video Festival
  • International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Rotterdam
  • "Fragments from the Wheels of Ezekiel," an exhibition of 15 digital animations on 15 flat screens and works on Paper,  Everson Museum of Art Jan-March 2012
  • Recent Visiting Artist Video screenings at The University of Colorado Boulder, 2010
  • The University of Ohio at Athens, 2009
  • Davidson College, 2008
  • Bard College, 2007
  • Castellani Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, The Alternative Museum, California Institute for the Arts