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Palm Holo

Betsy Connors has earned acclaim as both a photographer and a video artist, but she now works primarily in holography. With Stephen Benton, director of the Spatial Imaging Group and a pioneer in holography, Connors designed and co-curated the holography exhibition at MIT Museum. She also served as a consultant to the Museum in the creation of the new holography lab, and in designing an education program to make holography accessible to area school children.Photo of Betsy Connors

A former fellow of MIT's Center for Advanced Visual studies and an alumna and lecturer in art holography at the Media Lab's Spatial Imaging Group, Connors operates the only private holography lab in the Boston area. She has worked in landscape holography since 1991 when she created the large-scale holographic installation Future Gardens, a 17' x 10' wall of holograms with computer-controlled lighting, at Boston University's Photographic Resource Gallery. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Experimental College at Tufts University.

A traveling exhibition of Connors' landscape holography, organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art, has toured the country. Connors has worked extensively in the United States and internationally. Her photographs have been featured in shows at the ICA and the Thomas Segal Gallery in Boston. Her video work has appeared on WGBH and WNET as well as in installations at the Clocktower Gallery in New York and the Transportation Building in Boston. She is a founder of the Boston Film Video Foundation.

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