Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson (b.1981) is an American film, video and collage artist whose work explores the joys and dangers of mediated experience, riding the fine lines between humor and terror, nostalgia and contempt, ecstasy and hysteria.  His work has shown in both solo and group shows at a variety of festivals, museums, and galleries including The 2012 Whitney Biennial, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, REDCAT Los Angeles, MoMA P.S.1, The Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, Anthology Film Archives, The Images Festival, The European Media Art Festival, and Whitechapel Gallery in London. Michael was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital grant, a 2011-2012 Film/Video Residency Award from The Wexner Center for the Arts, a 2009 residency from The Headlands Center for the Arts, and his films have received awards from numerous festivals. He was featured as one of the “50 Best Filmmakers Under 50” by Cinema Scope magazine In 2012, and listed among the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000's by Film Comment magazine. Based in New York, Michael holds a BFA from Ithaca College, and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  His work is distributed by Video Data Bank and Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago. 

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