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Ella Gant                                                                                                            

egant@hamilton.edu

ellagant.org

 

Education                                                                                                     

1991                  Visual Studies Workshop, Digital Video Workshops, Rochester, NY

1988                 M.F.A. Studio Photography/Video, University of Texas at Austin

1981                  B.S. Art Education, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI

1974                 Porter Scholar Honors Program, Beloit College, WI

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009                 little life II, State University of New York, Oswego, NY

2000                The Welcoming Table, Texas Folklife Resources, Austin, TX

1996                 Dead Bees Buzzing, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

1995                 Good Girl, University of Wisconsin at Madison, WI

1993                 little life, Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY

1991                 the Pressure of the Unspoken, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX

1990                 Rational/Irrational,  Farnham Galleries, Simpson College, Indianola, IA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Collaborations

2017                 micro moon, Music by Sam Pellman, Society for New Music,

“Vision of Sound  [Making Place],” Carrier Theatre, Syracuse Civic Center, Syracuse, NY

                        micro moon, Music by Sam Pellman, Waterman Theatre, State University of New                                 York, Oswego, NY

                       micro moon, Music by Sam Pellman, Wellin Hall, Shambach Center,                                                          Hamilton College, NY

2016              mind meld, Music by Sam Pellman, North Country Electronic Music Festival (NCEMF),                           Burlington, VT

                       mind meld, Music by Sam Pellman, Electroacoustic Music Festival, Interactive Sound                            and Image Performance, Music by Sam Pellman, Abrons Art Center, NYC, NY

                        Otherwise: Queer Scholarship into Song, Projection design, Conceived and directed                             by Kay Turner, Joe’s Pub, NYC, NY

                        When Gertrude met Susan: A Lesbian Literary Love Fest, Projection design,                                           Conceived and directed by Kay Turner, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, OUTsider,                                         Festival, Austin, TX

2015                 mind meld, Music by Sam Pellman, Kyma International Sound Symposium, Interactive                         Sound and Image Performance, Music by Sam Pellman, Bozeman, MT

2014                 When Gertrude met Susan: A Lesbian Literary Love Fest, Projection design,                                             Conceived and directed by Kay Turner, San Francisco Queer Arts Festival, Mission                                Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013                 Otherwise: Queer Scholarship into Song, Projection design, Conceived and directed                            by Kay Turner, Dixon Place, NYC, NY

                         Variant, Faculty Exhibition, Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, NY

2012                 Desire/Deseo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Invited contributor to installation and webcast                              by Regina Vater

                         Digital/Electronic Arts Fellows Exhibit, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA),                                 Brooklyn, NY

2010                 Bonanza! ‘Fit to Be Bound,’ Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

                         Private (dis)play: Contemporary Artists’ Sketchbooks, New York Academy of Art,                                   NYC, NY

2009                 the Auntie Project, w/ Kay Turner, Denison Farm, NY

                          Private (dis)play: Contemporary Artists Sketchbooks, Millbank Gallery at COCA,                                     (Center for Creative Art), St. Louis, MO

                         Private (dis)play: Contemporary Artists Sketchbooks, Emerson Gallery, Clinton, NY

                         head shot, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2007                she’s my eve pt.2, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO

                         Untitled, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2006                 Reciprocity, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, NY

2004                 Beauty Is Where You Find It, Ian Peck Gallery, NYC, NY

2002                 Polarities Undone, Exit Art, Reactions Exhibition, NYC, NY

                          Polarities Undone, The Library of Congress, Reactions Exhibition, Great Hall,                                           Washington, D.C.

                         Polarities Undone, Art Center College of Design, Reactions Exhibition, Williamson                                Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2000                 she’s my eve pt.1, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, TX

                          Untitled, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin

1999                 100 years, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, NY

1994-96            Get It Girl with Kay Turner

Berlin International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

London International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Los Angeles International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Melbourne International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

1993                 The Form That Wants to Be Married to Those Legs, Production design,                                                    Choreography Nancy Dean, Theatre Lab, University of Texas at Austin, TX

1992                 no more chalk, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

1991                 the Nature of the Impulse, 201 E. First Street Gallery, Austin, TX

1990                 the Spoon, Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX                                                              Juror’s Choice New American Talent

1988                 “Mythic Proportion,” Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin

                         the Spoon, Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1986                 Mind Over Matter, Theatre Lab, University of Texas at Austin, TX

1985                 Tasting the Blaze, Performance/Collaboration, Deborah Hay, Pauline Oliveiros, Tina                              Gerard, Austin Opera House, Austin, TX

 

 Collections

2017                 Otherwise: Queer Scholarship into Song, Projection design and videography for                                    Dixon Place 2013, Projection design for Joe’s Pub 2016, Conceived and directed by                                Kay Turner, website teaching portal for queer learning hosted by New York                                            University’s (NYU) Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYC, NY

2013                 Wellin Museum, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

2009                 Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2007                 Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2002                 Library of Congress, Permanent Collection, Washington, D.C.

Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection, NYC, NY

1999                 Hamilton College Library, Clinton, NY

 

Lectures, Panels and Publications

2013                 Queer Theory May Not Have a Beat, but Academicians Can Still Dance to It, Jennifer                            Schuessler, New York Times, April 5, 2013                                                                                                     http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/books/otherwise-queer-scholarship-into-song-                         at-dixon-place.html?_r=1

2010                 21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves #2, eds. Darin Klein and Suzanne                                   Wright, ‘zine release party at Baer Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009                 Devices of Wonder, Artist Talk, University of Texas-Austin, TX

Artist Talk, Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company- Grrl Action, Austin, TX

                          Sketchbooks Open Doors, The Post-Standard/Stars, Katherine Rushworth, Sept. 6,                                2009, Syracuse, NY

2008                 Contact Sheet, The Light Work Annual 2008, 35th Anniversary, Edition No. 147

2007                 Artist Talk, Indiana University-Purdue University, Ft. Wayne, IN

Art-Patrol- St. Louis, Exhibition Review, www.art-patrol.com

2006                 Hill Group Panel, Hamilton College, NY

2005                 Artist Talk, Auburn University/Cayuga College, NY

2003                 The Welcoming Table, “Texas, A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine,” Pat Jasper                                 and Dawn Orsak, Fall 2003

2002                 “Casio SK-10 Sampling Keyboard Tag #000129,” All My Life for Sale, John Freyer,                                     Bloomsbury Publishing New York and London, 2002

                          Remembering the Self,  Panel and Performance, 16th Annual National Conference on                           Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, School of Visual Arts, NYU (New York                                      University), NY

                          Digital Decoding: The Culture and Politics of New Media, Vassar Media Studies                                     Summer Institute, Vassar College, Arlington, NY

2001                 “Casio SK-10 Sampling Keyboard Tag #000129,” All My Life for Sale, John Freyer,                                      www.allmylifeforsale.com

2000                 Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da, The Heart of Human Perseverance Beats in ‘Kosova 24’ and ‘ The                          Welcoming Table,’ The Austin Chronicle, Robert Faires, June 26, 2000

1998                 dead bees buzzing, Artists Book, Lanana Creek Press at Stephen F. Austin                                               University, TX

1997                 Con-soling Passions: Feminism, Television, Video, Concordia University, Panel and                                Performance, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1996                 “‘dead bees buzzing‘ Pulls in the Audience,” The Daily Sentinel, Judy Morgan, Oct. 20,

199                     Transmedia Art is Buzzing at SFA, Stephen F. Austin University News,   Robin L.                                     Johnson, Oct. 1996

1994                 “Hamilton Students Focus on Photography,” Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov.23,                               1994, Vol. XLI, No. 13

1991                 Panel and Performance, Fifth North American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Studies                                           Conference, Rutgers University, NJ

                          the Pressure of the Unspoken, High Performance.,  Sarah Wimer, 1990

“Unusual Spaces for Art,” Austin American-Statesman, J.R. Oleson, April 13, 1991

1990                 Austin American-Statesman, Visual Arts, J.R. Oleson, June 16, 1990

1988                 Austin American-Statesman, Visual Arts, Francine Carraro, May 12, 1988

 

Grants and Awards

2014                 Dean of Faculty Development Grant, Hamilton College, NY

2011                  New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Named Fellow

2007                 Light Work Grant, Syracuse, NY

2005                 Dean of Faculty Development Grant, Hamilton College, NY

2003                 Richardson Award for Faculty Innovation, Hamilton College, NY

1999                 Kirkland Endowment, Research Grant, Hamilton College, NY

1996                 Visiting Artist Residency Stephen F. Austin State University, TX

1994                 Class of 1966 Career Development Award, Hamilton College, NY

1993                  Upstate Media Regrant from the Media Center at Visual Studies Workshop, through                            the New York State Council on the Arts

1991, 1995         Kirkland Endowment, Research Grant, Hamilton College, NY

1990                 Juror’s Choice: “New American Talent” Texas Fine Arts Association, TX

 

Selected Professional Experience

2016-19             New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artists’ Advisory Committee

2010                 External Reviewer, Studio Art Program, Wellesley College, MA

Mellon Foundation Diversity Symposium, Skidmore College, NY

2007                 National Institute of Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) Instructional                                          Innovation Fund, Moving Images Collaborative, NY

2003                 Faculty Research and Production Participant, Vassar Media Studies, Summer                                        Institute, “Digital Decoding: The Culture and Politics of New Media,” Vassar                                            College, NY

2002                 External Reviewer, Studio Art, Middlebury College, VT

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Art-Transmedia, University of Texas at                               Austin, TX

1999, 2000        Visiting Associate Professor, Transmedia, University of Texas at Austin, TX