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Betsy Connors Holographer | Video Artist | Photographer
Born Cambridge, Massachusetts
Education University of Massachusetts, B.A. in Art/French
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France, Certificate, 1974
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. in Holography, 1986
Appointments WGBH-TV New Television Workshop Artist, 1976
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Visual Studies Research Fellow, 1977-1983
Awards and
Honors
The Artists Foundation Fellowships: Video, 1976, 1979
Massachusetts Artist-in-Residence Grants, 1978, 1985, 1986
Synapse Video Center Grant (Syracuse, New York), 1979
Wadsworth Video Festival Award (Hartford, Connecticut), 1980
Council for the Arts at MIT and The Polaroid Corporation: Photography, 1981
Spaces Between Video Production Grant, WGBH-TV (Boston), 1982
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: Partnerships in Production, 1983 and Massproductions, 1986-1987
Mary R. Rollins Electro-Optical Arts Fellowship (MIT), 1984
Boston Arts Festival, 1985
Council for the Arts at MIT: Holography, 1986
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities: New Works, 1989
Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio) and WGBH-TV New Television Workshop: Boston collaboration with William Wegman, 1991
New England Foundation for the Arts: New Forms Grant, 1992
Massachusetts Cultural Council: Science Literacy Grant, 1993
Somerville Arts Council, 1994
AT&T: New Experiments in Art and Technology,1995
Council for the Arts at MIT, 1996
One Woman
Exhibitions
Boston Film Video Foundation, 1979, 1988
"The Gallery" Video Installation, Helen Schlien Gallery (Boston), 1980
University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
Thomas Segal Gallery (Boston), 1982
Federal Reserve Bank (Boston), 1983
Boston Film Video Foundation, 1988
"Star Cores" Holographic Installation, Thomas Segal Gallery (Boston), 1988
"Future Gardens" Holographic Installation, Photographic Resource Center (Boston), 1991
"What's New, What's Real," The Children's Museum (Boston), 1994
Group Exhibitions
(partial list)
Invitational Video Expo (Rhinebeck, New York), 1977
Boston Film Video Foundation, 1976, 1978, 1982
"Centerbeam," Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS)/MIT (Washington, D.C.), 1978
Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, Massachusetts), 1978
Massachusetts College of Art (Boston), 1979, 1981, 1982
Athens Video Festival (Athens, Ohio), 1980
"Video in the 70's," DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, Massachusetts), 1980
"Collaborations," Connecticut College (New London, Connecticut), 1981
Centervideo, MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (Paris, Cologne, Zurich), 1981
La Mamelle (San Francisco), 1981
Phoenix Video, Alte Oper (Frankfurt, Germany), 1981
Anthology Film Archives (New York, New York), 1982
Thomas Segal Gallery (Boston),1982
S.I.G.M.A. Video Festival (Bordeaux, France), 1982
Monserrat School of Art (Beverly, Massachusetts), 1982
"Boston Now," Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), 1983
Watching Television, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1983
San Paulo Biennal (San Paulo, Brazil), 1983
Atlantic Film Video Festival (Halifax, Nova Scotia), 1983
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1984
East West Video Exchange, San Francisco, 1984
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), 1984
Nam June Paik Collaboration, Pompidou Center (Paris, France), 1984
Cambridge Video Festival (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1984, 1985
"Made for TV," Women in Film and Video, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), 1985
Thomas Segal Gallery (Boston), 1986
Brockton Art Museum (Brockton, Massachusetts), 1986
Stebbins Gallery (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1986
Nam June Paik, Living Theater and the Korean Tape, 1986
MIT Museum (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1987
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1987
"Point of Vue" Video Installation, Artists Foundation, CityPlace, 1987
New York University Video Festival, 1987
"High Tech/New Pop," Photographic Resource Center (Boston), 1987-1988
Somerville Historical Museum (Somerville, Massachusetts), 1988
"Alternative Mediums," Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, Massachusetts), 1989
Nam June Paik Collaboration, Whitney Museum (New York), 1989
International Exhibition World of Holography (Nagoya, Japan), 1989
Clocktower Gallery, P.S. 1 (New York City), 1990
ArtTransition, MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1990
"de jouer," Campredon Art et Culture (L'Isle-sur-la Sorgue, France), 1991
"The Country Between Us," Mass College of Art (Boston), 1992
Montgomery Museum of Art (Montgomery, Alabama), 1992
UMass Alumni Show, Transportation Building (Boston), 1993
"Fused: Art, Science and Industry," Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, 1994
MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies 25th Anniversary Show (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1994
Cybersmith Electronic Cafe (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1995
"13 Grant Winners," Brickbottom Gallery (Somerville, Massachusetts), 1995
"New Directions in Holography-The Landscape Reinvented," Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, Mississippi), 1995
"Images du Future," (Montreal, Canada), 1995
J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A.&M. University, 1995
"A Celebration of Light, Technology and Art," Palm Beach Community College of Art, (Palm Beach, Florida), 1995
West Virginia Museum of Art, "ART Venture," (Roanoke), 1995-1996
"New Directions in Holography," Harn Museum (Gainesville, Florida), 1996
Works Broadcast "Batteries Not Included," WGBH-TV (Boston), 1980, 1981
"Selected Works," Cambridge USA, WLVI-TV (Boston), 1981
"The Gallery," WGBH-TV (Boston), 1981
"Green Lagoo," CBS-TV National Broadcast, 1982, 1983
"Vusac," Nam June Paik Collaboration for Belgium TV, 1984
"Mixed Signals," N.E. Foundation for the Arts (Boston), 1985, 1986
"New Television," WGBH/WNET-TV (Boston, New York), 1987
"New Television," PBS Broadcast in the USA, 1991
"Made in Maine," Cable Broadcast, 1993, 1994
Professional Activities Founding Member, Board of Directors, Boston Film Video Foundation (Boston), 1975-1979
Board of Trustees, The Artists Foundation (Boston), 1981-1983
Artist-in-Residence, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1981, 1986
Artist-in-Residence, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis, Minnestoa), 1984
Member, First International Congress on Art and Holography, St., Mary's College (South Bend, Indiana), 1990
Publications S.P.I.E., Proceedings from the Forth International Symposium on Display Holography, Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois), 1991
S.P.I.E. Proceedings from the Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography (Lake Forest, Illinois), 1994
Reviews (partial list) The Boston Phoenix, Getting into the Picture (September, 1982)
Art in America, Report from Boston (May, 1983)
Boston Magazine, New Medium, Old Messages (November, 1983)
The Boston Phoenix, Experimental Media (September, 1987)
The Boston Globe, Wild Wild Wit (November 26, 1987)
Metropolitan Home, State of the Art: Young, Gifted, and Affordable (November, 1987)
The Boston Globe, Grace Notes (November 30, 1987)
The Boston Globe, Upgrading High-Tech Art (December 14, 1987)
Visions BFVF Magazine (Winter 1987)
The New York Times, Video Spin Offs (February 2, 1990)
The Boston Globe (August 11, 1988)
The Boston Phoenix (August 5, 1988)
Photographic Resource Center Magazine (May, 1991)
The Brookline Tab (June 18, 1991)
Photo Design Magazine (Volume 8, Number 3, 1991)
Boston Sunday Globe (May 5, 1991)
Boston Sunday Herald (June 23, 1991)
The Cape Cod Register (February 10, 1994)
Boston Sunday Herald (March 6, 1994)
Experience Teaching Tufts University Experimental College, "Laser Art: An Introduction to Holographic Imaging" (1995)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spatial Imaging Group, "Creative Holography Workshop" (1990-1996)
Polaroid Corporation (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Basic Holography Course (1989)
Cultural Educational Collaborative, Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts), Poetry and Video Workshop with poet David Raffeld (1989)
Boston Film Video Foundation Video Animation Workshops (1987-1988)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spatial Imaging Group, Teaching Holography Labs and a Seminar on Holographic Art and Artists (1985-1986)
Artist-In Residence, North Middlesex Regional High School (Townsend, Massachusetts) (1986)
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Full-time Video Instructor of Beginning and Advanced Courses (1984-1985)
Artist-In-Residence, New Bedford High School (New Bedford, Massachusetts) (1985)
Artist- In-Residence, Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School (1979)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Advanced Courses in Video Animation, Performance and Video, and Historical Seminars on Video Art and Artists (1978-1981)

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