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Donna Cameron

Brooklyn, NY & Arlington, VA

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M.P.S. New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Inter-Telecommunications, (ITP), Digital Photography, Social Networks,


              B.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Film/Video, Photography



2013     Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera, NY Film Festival, Shirley Clarke In Our Time, February 1

2011     Angel Orensanz Foundation, NY, video installation, January

2010     Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY, Shirley Clarke In Our Time, January 30

2009     Millennium Film Workshop, NY, Photography & Films, December

2007     The Museum of Modern Art Study Center, Donna Cameron… February

2004     Millennium Film Workshop, NY, Photography & Films, March-May

2003     Zeitgeist Theater, New Orleans, LA, March 21, photography and films,

            Shreveport Arts Fest, Shreveport, LA, March 22, films

            718 Gallery, Visionary Moving Image, paintings, photography, February

2002     Art Vanguard Gallery, NY, paintings, photography, April -June; November-December

             Anthology Film Archives, NY, Visual Communication, films, photography, March- April

2000     Museum of Modern Art, NY, MoMA 2000, Making Choices, Part 2, June 17, 23

            The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Cineprobe, June 19

            The Berrie Center for the Performing Arts, Mahwah, NJ, "Thunderbolt", March

1998     New York University, NY, NY, Directors Series, April

            TSOA Institute of Film & Television, NYU, NY, Freshman Symposium, April

1997     Berks Filmmakers, Reading, PA, February

            University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, April

            TSOA Dept. of Film & Television, NYU, NY, Freshman Symposium, April & Nov.

            San Francisco Cinemateque, SF, CA, Donna Cameron Film Retrospective, May

            The Entrance Gallery, Fordham at Lincoln Center, "Sequences of a Multiples Artist"

                 (Retrospective of Donna Cameron's art and films) October, 1996-January, 1997

1996    The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Cineprobe, March

           TSOA Dept. of Film & Television, NYU, NY, Freshman Symposium, April & November

            The Museum of Modern Art, NY, New Releases, MoMA Circulating Film Library, May

            New York University, NY, NY, Directors Series, May



2012     Microscope Gallery. NewYork, Photography, February

2012     Gallery Plan B, Washington DC, Photography, February-April

2011     Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC, Photography. November-December

2011     New Museum, Urban Landscapes, Millennium Film Workshop, Film, May

2010     Art League, Alexandria, VA, Photography, March

2009     Millennium Film Workshop, Photography & Film, December

2007     Galleria Cà Rezzonico, at 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, IT, Photography, Film, June -Sept

2005     The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Premieres, January
            Galleria Cà Rezzonico, at 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Video, June-October

            Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, Jazz Elegy, April

            Anthology Film Archives, NY, Light and Substance, Photography, April

2004     Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France, Film, February-March

            NuNu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Photography, April

            New York Expo, Marriott Hotel. Brooklyn, Photography, February

            Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, NY, Photography, Jan-April

            Black Maria Film Festival, Directors Citation, Film

2003     Madcat Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, Film, October

            Germaine Keller Gallery, NY, "Art as Seduction", Photography, April

2002     Sundance Channel, Shorts from the Underground, Film, November

            Museum Of Modern Art, NY, New Acquisitions from the Film Archive, May

            Exit Art, NY, REACTIONS, Photography, January-March

2001     Hudson River Arts, Art Culture & Technology, Video & Photography, June

2000     Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, The Color of Ritual, The Color of Thought:

                        Women in Avant-Garde Film in America, 1944-2000, Film, September 9

1998     Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn on Film: Then & Now, Film. November 12

            Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Independents: Seven Films, September 20, 25

1997     Heart Gallery, Paris, France, Video, installation, April

1996     Florida Int'l University, Miami, FLA, Festival of the Performing Arts, November

            National Flute Convention, Marriott Hotel, NY, New Collaborations, Video, August

            Philadelphia, PA, Crosswaves Festival, Video, March

1995    Beijing, China, Video Wall, Seeing the World through Women's Eyes, September

           14th Annual Black Maria Film &Video Festival, Photography & Video, 1995 Spring Tour



Museum of Modern Art, Film & Video Archive, NY (films & videos)

Museum of Modern Art, Circulating Film & Video Library, NY (films & videos)

Museum of the City of New York, NY (video)

Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Library, New York University (videos)

Fordham University, NY (photography)

Duggal Visual Solutions, NY, (photography)

The MacDowell Colony, NY (photography)


2009   Dantzic, Cynthia, “100 New York Photographers”, Schiffer Publishing, LTD, Pennsylvania

2008   Furness, Maureen, "Animation Bible", Lawrence King Publishers, London

2007   Spuytenduyvil Press, Donna Cameron, June

2003  "I LOVE MANHATTAN", review, Gallery & Studio, March/April

2000  'Thunderbolt, Indeed!” review, “New York Notebook” Gallery & Studio, November/December 

1998   Ford, Ruth, "BAM Now the Movies", and review, the Brooklyn Papers, Nov 13

1996   Sweeney, John F., "Donna Cameron Comes to the Entrance Gallery", review,

                                    The Observer, Fordham University, NY, NY, November 13

1995   Dunning, Jennifer, "The Veteran Artist behind the Steps", dance review,

                                    The New York Times "The Living Arts", New York, NY, June

1994  "Animator presents her work in N.O.", review, MOVIE NOTES,

                                    The New Orleans Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, December

          "Revolutionary Animator will screen works and demonstrate technique Dec 2-4"

                                    Journal of the New Orleans Video Access Center, (NOVAC), Nov-Dec

1994    Jensen, Jytte, "Shirley Clarke In Our Time by Donna Cameron", Museum of Modern Art, NY

1993    Wees, William C., Recycled Images, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY

1992    Herskowitz, Richard, "Experimental Legacies: Donna Cameron and Len Lye",

                                    Herbert F. Johnson Museum Newsletter, Ithaca, NY, November

           "Independent Filmmakers: New Yorkers and Other Americans',

                                    Exhibition brochure, Kuntshalle, Bonn, Germany, June

           Kelly, Kathleen I., "Hallwalls, End of the Season Art Exhibit", review,

                                    Art Voice, Buffalo, NY, May

           Lucia, Tony, "Glitches of Light: Berks Filmmakers will get a Glimpse of a Groundbreaker",

                                    Review, The Reading Eagle, April 19

1991   Gartenberg, Jon, "The Fragile Emulsion, Part 1", May



2011-present      Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC

2000-08             Art Vanguard Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1990-98             Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL



2005-09            Video Artist in Residence, The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, NY

1990-2005         Purchase of Films by Museum of Modern Art Film Archive

2001,’99.’98       MacDowell Fellowships (film and photography) (3)

1997                 University Council of Arts Educators, nominated to membership, February

                        Federation of Modern Sculptors and Painters, nom. to membership, January

1987, '91          Jerome Foundation Grants (film) (2)

1985, ‘84          Jose De Creef Memorial Awards (painting), The Art Students League, NY (2)



2011             The Split of Light, Electronic Arts Intermix. NY. April

2006             Laszlo Regos’ Sacred Spaces, Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, NY

2005             Earth, Death, Birth Angel, Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts, NY

1998             Other Voices, Directors Series, New York University, NY, NY, April

                     The Character of a Face, Anthology Film Archives, NY, February

1997             Other Voices, Directors Series, New York University, NY, May. November

                     Fresh Start, Bi-Weekly NYU Public Access Television Show

                     Online No Line, organize/panelist, Artists Talk on Art, Fulcrum Gallery, NY

1993             York Frames of Mind, Artists Talk On Art, NY, NY, November

                     Recycled Images, panelist, Anthology Film Archives, NY


2005            Arts From the Orensanz Foundation, Manhattan Cable Network, January

2003            The Sundance Channel, Shorts from the Underground, November

2000            MTV On-line & MTV Broadcast, The Real World, February & June

1998            Multi-Channel across Europe- ANAGRAM INTERNATIONAL

1997            Channel 14- A & E- “Artists Talk on Art” panel.           

                    Channel 31 -TIME-WARNER CABLE- Co-Curator/Interviewer

1996            Channel 4- A & E- Location interview about work and teaching.

                    Channel 9- KQED- Jack Walsh's “LIVING ROOM FESTIVAL” program


Photographer and Editor–in-Chief

New York Film/Video Council Newsletter

Photographer, Field Reporter, Senior Editor

Manhattan Arts International Magazine, e-zine, NY

Writer, Catalogue for "Big As Life: An American History of 8mm Film"

The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Writer, Ad copy on films, for promotional literature.

The MoMA Circulating Film & Video Library, NY

Photographer/Writer Correspondent

The Miami Herald, Miami, FL



2010-2011       Chair, Filmmakers’ Cooperative Web Committee

2009-2010       Vice-President of NEW YORK FILM VIDEO COUNCIL

2009-2011       Photography and Imaging Contributing Member  (PAI)

1995-2011       Board of Directors of NEW YORK FILM VIDEO COUNCIL.

1990-2011       Board of Directors of the Filmmakers’ Cooperative, NY

1994-2005       Special Consultant, Archive Technologist, MoMA Circ. Film Library

1997-1999       Curriculum Committee, NYU, TSOA, UG Film & Television



2005      The Orensanz Portfolio

              With Angel Orensanz (Artist, Angel Orensanz Foundation for The Arts, NY)

              A digital photography & video portrait of Orensanz at work, at his global art site locations.

            MoMA, NY; Ca Rezzonico gallery, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. 

2005-8   Live Reel

             With Mark Stewart, (Bang On A Can, Paul Simon) David Cossin (Bang On A Can)

             A reel of five short 35m photography and 16mm film montage works

             Angel Orensanz Foundation; Ca Rezzonico, Venice, Italy.

2003-5  Jazz Elegy

             With composer Mark Stewart, Andrew Sloan

             Live music & 35mm film imaging tribute to the French painter Henri Matisse,

             (supported by a MacDowell Fellowship).

             Sundance Channel, Shorts from the Underground, November

             MoMA, NY, June 2002

1996   Meditation for a Lonely Flute

             With Fred Kaufman: Composer (Director, School of Music, Florida Int’l University)

             Live music & video collaboration, Disney Enterprises a sponsor.

             Festival of the Performing Arts, Florida Int’l University, Miami, November


            With Flutist Barbara Siesel, Elena Reuhr (Professor of Composition, MIT)

            Live music & video collaboration commissioned by /performed for:

            The National Flute Convention, Marriott Hotel, NY, NY, August           

1993   Felice

          With Jazz pianist Don Militello (Dr. Billy Taylor, Nanette Bearden Dance Theater)

            Live music & photography slide show commissioned by /performed for:

          Jazz Mobile, Fordham at Lincoln Center, NY, February



1993- current Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, Instructor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Committee Member, Academic Advisor

Maurice Kanbar Institute, Dept. Film & TV; Dept. of Special Programs; Dept. of Photography & Imaging; BFA & MFA.

"Politics of Portraiture” research, develop, teach own syllabus

“Digital Video for Photographers" research, develop, teach syllabus

“Video for Photographers” research, develop/, teach syllabus

“Black & White Photography” develop/teach department syllabus

“Sight & Sound Video Production", department syllabus

“Narrative Multimedia Workshop” research, develop, teach own syllabus

2005-6 New School University, NY, Instructor

           Film and Multimedia Workshops                                   

2000-03 NYU, School of Continuing & Professional Studies, (SCPS) Instructor

Certificate Program, Dept. of Journalism & Television

 "Design of the Frame in Film, Video, New Media”

  research, develop, teach own syllabus

1998-01 School of Visual Arts, NY, Instructor, Summer Program Developer;

BFA Program, Dept. of Computer Arts

 “Photo and Dynamic Media Thesis” design & teach own syllabus

 “Pre-Thesis Program”, design & teach own syllabus           

 "Digital Video High School Production Workshop", design, direct staff, teach 



2000-1  High School Production Workshop, School of Visual Arts, NY             

                          design program; supervise staff; research, write & teach syllabus

1999     Computer & Video Workshop, The Berkeley Carroll Lower School, Brooklyn, NY

1997     Advanced Producing Class, Tisch, Dept. of Film/TV, NYU

             Scriptwriting, Tisch School of the Arts, Dept. of Film & TV, NY

1995     Autobiography  Class, Tisch School of the Arts, Photography Dept., NYU
1993     Time-Based Projects Class, Tisch School, Photography Dept., NYU

1992     Time-Based Projects Class, Tisch School of the Arts, Photography Dept.,

             Independent Cinema Lecture, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell  University, Ithaca, NY

1991     Parent Classroom Volunteer, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY

1990     Creative Process Class, International Center of Photography, NY

1989     Creative Process Class, International Center of Photography, NY