ORIGIN: 6 MARCH 1950 Defiance, Bedford County Pennsylvania, USA
FAMILY STATUS: Janette Toth, wife (fine artist)
MEMBERSHIPS: American Institute of Graphic Arts, since 1987 New York Type Directors Club, since 1988 Eyebeam, NYC, since 2005 Rhizome, since 2006
EDUCATION: 1971, Associate of Arts, Education/Social Sciences Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1973, Bachelor of Science, Communications Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1993, Professional Workshop, Design Theory w/Wolfgang Weingard of Basel, Switzerland Maine College of Art Portland, Maine
Numerous international/national visual design awards since 1974. Numerous international film awards since 1980.
PRESENTATIONS: 1979, Alternative Education Program Filmmaking/Instruction State College, Pennsylvania
1982, Guest Artist Series The Harrisburg Academy Film Lectures/Presentations Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1982, Fotokring Eindhoven Guest Photographer Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1982, PVOC Fotoclub Guest Photographer Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1984, Pennsylvania School of the Arts Films/Photographs Marietta, Pennsylvania
1986, Pennsylvania School of the Arts Graphic Design Marietta, Pennsylvania
1990, Annual Middelburg Film Fest Filmmaking w/Paul deNooijer Middelburg, The Netherlands
2004, York College of Pennsylvania Biographic Presentation York, Pennsylvania
GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS: 1979, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Artists-In-Schools Program, Filmmaking State College, Pennsylvania
1981, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Film/Performance Fellowship Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1984, National Endowment for the Arts Pittsburgh Filmmakers Independent Film Fund Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
EXHIBITIONS: 1980, The People Place Gallery Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1980, The Garden Gallery Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1981, The Camera Workers Gallery Avon, Connecticut
1982, Art Association of Harrisburg Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1982, Fotogalerie 'tPepertje Diepenbeek, Belgium
1983, The Sunprint Gallery Madison, Wisconsin
1984, Pennsylvania School of the Arts Marietta, Pennsylvania
1984, York Art Association York, Pennsylvania
1993, Pa School of the Arts & Design Typography Invitational Exhibit Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Since 1994, Art Association of Harrisburg Various Inclusions into Shows Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2004, YorkArts Sound Exhibition York, Pennsylvaia
2005, YorkArts Media Lounge York, Pennsylvania
2005, Art Channel Entire library of video work broadcast continually in rotation. Paris, France (seen via satellite to Europe, North and South Africa).
2005, Digichannel.net Featured artist, Florence, Italy.
VIDEO AWARDS/HONORS/EXHIBITS: 2004, RES Magazine & DVD inclusion, December Issue (‘Piano Sfera’). 2005, Chicago Really Short Film Festival (Piano Sfera, Codes, and Glimpse). 2005, Festival Némo, Paris, France (Piano Sfera). 2005, RESFEST Korea (‘Piano Sfera’). 2005, Polish Television Program, ‘Feedback’ (various shorts). 2005, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal (Tazza Rotta). 2005, Long Island Film Festival (Artiquette, Piano Sfera, Reluctant Angels, and Svankmajer). 2005, Dam/Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (video art). 2005, 404 International Festival of Electronic Art, Rosario, Argentina (Svankmajer, ass’t audio). 2005, DigiChannel.net, Featured Artist, Florence, Italy (nine films). 2005, Casoria International Art Museum, Naples, Italy-included in permanent collection (Glimpse, Piano Sfera, Thought Generation, Svankmajer). 2005, Body of work featured within University of Utah’s film curriculum. 2006, Optica 2006 Festival, Gijón-Asturias, Spain (Svankmajer: ‘Independent Artist’ Award). 2006, Body of work featured within Pratt Institute’s Foundation curriculum. 2006, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA; Video Cocktail exhibit (invitation). 2006, L’Autre Vidéo Compilation DVD inclusion, Paris, France (Here). 2006, Instants Vidéo Numériques et Poétiques, Marseille, France (Piano Sfera, Glimpse, Reluctant Angels, Svankmajer, Tazza Rotta, Circumstantial Evidence). 2006, VideoBardo, Archivo de VideoPoesía, Buenos Aires, Argentina (6 various). 2006, Aurora Picture Show (3rd place), Extremely Shorts 9, Houston, Texas, USA (Svankmajer). 2006, Circulo de Bellas Artes (SHOOT Madrid), Madrid, Spain (Svankmajer). 2007, VideoBardo, Loop, Centre Civic Pati Limona, Barcelona, Spain (Tazza Rotta). 2007, Galerie 13 Sévigné, curated by Art Channel, ‘Television As Art’ exhibit (various works). 2007, Judge, DigiChannel.com, Art Video Awards. 2008, TankTV, London, England, featured website artist ('Lost Lyrics'). 2008, CasZuidas, Amsterdam; managed by TankTV ('Lost Lyrics'). 2008, WMSU Radio, Americana Crossroads Radio Program, music of 'Silktown Scramblers.' 2008, CaixaForum, Barcelona (collection of work); Permanent Collection. 2008, CaixaForum, Madrid ('Tazza Rotta'); part of screening performance. 2008, FotoGrafic Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (assorted works), 'Plan 9 Experimental Film Festival.'