Experimental filmmaker Jeanne Liotta to screen works, lecture at Western

Jeanne Liotta will discuss her work, screen several pieces she has produced and talk about conceptual ideas and the process of creating.

When: Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: University Center Theater

             Western State Colorado University

             600 N. Adams Street, Gunnison, CO

Tickets: Free and open to the public


Jeanne Liotta, an experimental filmmaker, artist and educator, is currently an associate professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Film/Video faculty member at Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Liotta splits her time between Boulder, Colorado and New York City.

Liotta’s work has been shown at the Anthology Archives in New York, the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, the European Media Arts Festival, the San Francisco Cinematheque, the New York Film Festival and the Edinburg Film Festival—all within the last nine years.

In 2005, she served as an artist in residence at the McDonald Observatory in Texas. The same year, she won a Tiger Award for Short Films at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The next year, she exhibited work in the Whitney Museum Biennial.

In 2013, Liotta received the NOAA-CIRES Innovative Research Commission for Arts and Sciences award for her film “Soon.”  

Liotta returned to the Whitney in 2016 to screen her film “Subverted Horseplay.”

These impressive awards and accomplishments are only a drop in the bucket. Liotta maintains one of the most rigorous and exciting film production careers while continuing to excel in her teaching career.


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