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Georgie Friedman

fine arts department

Georgie Friedman



Part-time Faculty

Devlin Hall 418


Academic Profile

Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary media artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She investigates a wide range of phenomena including mild to severe atmospheric and oceanic conditions, along with deconstructing perceived geographic boundaries. She merges HD video, sound, site-specific installation and the physics of light, all to create immersive spaces and experiences for viewers.

She has lived, worked and exhibited throughout the United States. Her speaking engagements and exhibitions include museums, universities, galleries, film screenings and public art installations. She earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts University and her BA in Studio Art from UC, Santa Cruz. At Boston College, she teaches classes in Video Art, Art and Digital Technology, and Photography.

Selected Awards, Grants and Public Art Commissions

Massachusetts Cultural Council 2013 Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation (2013)

Public Media Art Commission for Art on the Marquee - Science Inspired Art: "Snow Study," commissioned by the Mass. Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts, Boston, MA (2013)

Temporary Public Art Commission for The Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion: Two site-specific video installations, "Overhead Current" and "Electrified Sky," commissioned by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston Cyberarts and The National Park Service, Boston, MA (2012)

Public Media Art Commission for Art on the Marquee: "Seas and Skies, IV," commissioned by the Mass. Convention Center Authority and Boston Cyberarts, Boston, MA (2012)

Shortlisted, International Beers.Lambert Award for Art, London, UK (2012)

Finalist, 2011 New England Art Award: "New Media" (2012)

Finalist, 2010 New England Art Award: "New Media" (2011)

Artists' Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, MA (2010)

2009 New England Art Award: "Critic’s Choice" for standout works by an artist in a group show (2010)

Finalist for two 2008 Boston Art Awards (2009)

Selected for San Jose, California's Public Art Program "Artist Pool for Art + Technology" (2008)

Montague International Travel Grant: Iceland (2008)

Cincotti Prize in Video, for outstanding work in Video Art (2008)

Barlet Travel Grant: Fairbanks, Alaska (2007)

Tufts University Graduate Student Research Grant: Aurora Borealis (2007)

Selected Recent Exhibitions

Waves & Currents: Georgie Friedman and Lenka Novakova, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY (2013)

Water, Water Everywhere, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (2013)

Lightwaves: Georgie Friedman and Alexander Reben, Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA (2012)

Vast Vistas: Landscape in New Media, Boston Cyberarts Gallery (2012)

Ripple Effect, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (2011-12)

Pixilerations [V.8], Brown University, Providence, RI (2011)

Georgie Friedman: Above the Clouds (solo), public art video installation hosted by Carroll and Sons & Anthony Greaney galleries, Boston, MA (2011)

The 2010 DeCordova Biennial, DeCordova Sculpture Park+Museum, Lincoln, MA (2010)

The New Landscape, Canal View, NY, NY (2009)

Subtidal Goals, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Oakland, CA (2009)

Selected Artist Talks and Symposia

Presenter: Public Art Discussion Series: Building for the Outdoors, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA (2013)

Massachusetts College of Art, Film/Video Department, Boston, MA (2013)

Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery, Middlesex School, Concord, MA (2012)

Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA (2011)

Presenter: Contemporary Art Symposium, "Who's Afraid of New Media?” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (Other presenters: George Fifield, Wendy Richmond, Michael & Ann Spalter and Mark Tribe) (2010)

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA (2010)

Boston CyberArts Festival, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (2009)

Visual Artist Panel: “21st Century Visual Arts for Business Leaders,” MIT Sloan MBA Program Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2009)

Selected Interviews

"Interview: Georgie Friedman," Andrea Sherrill Evans, Temporary Land Bridge, Oct 8, 2013

"Artist to artist interviews: Work You’ve Set Aside part 1," Dan Blask, Mass Cultural Council Artsake blog, Oct 1, 2013

Video interview with Lenka Novakova and Georgie Friedman, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University YouTube channel, Sept 6, 2013

"Georgie Friedman, Photographs: Flight Series," Introduction by Joshi Radin, PDR Journal, Vol. 2, No.1, Spring 2012

"Science, art share aerial imagery’s goals," Sebastian Smee, The Boston Globe, October, 13, 2010

NPR interview: "Inquiry: 2010 DeCordova Biennial special," Host Mark Lynch, National Public Radio: WICN 90.5 FM, 46 min, Feb 17, 2010

On Dark Swells and Geysers: A Conversation with Georgie Friedman," Matthew Nash, Big Red & Shiny, Issue #125, Feb 14, 2010

Current and Past Academic Appointments

Boston College, Part-Time Faculty, Studio Art and Film Studies

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Assistant Professor, Film/Video Department

Visiting Lecturer: Studio Foundation Department, Film/Video, Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Visiting Part-Time Faculty, Video Art and Photography

Artist website

Artist videos