Yale School of Art
1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
(203) 432-2600

John Pilson, Photographer and Video Artist

Mr. Pilson received a B.A. in 1991 from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied photography and philosophy, and an M.F.A. in photography in 1993 from Yale University. He has exhibited his work at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and at the Museum of Modern Art and recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany. Mr. Pilson has been an artist-in-residence at the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the LMCC World Views Program. At the Venice Biennale in 2002 he was awarded one of four prizes given to artists in the International Exhibition. A grant from the Penny McCall Foundation made possible several projects, including St. Denis, which was shown in October 2003 at Nicole Klagsbrun (NYC). Mr. Pilson was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2001 and is currently critic in photography.

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Tuesdays 11-3:30 B03 GREEN (Smart Room)

Students are invited to participate in this weekly event consisting of programmed screenings, visiting artists, student presentations and discussion. Each week John Pilson will present a 100min film video program examining various moving image histories, practices and critical issues followed by student screenings and presentations. Attention will be given all aspects of student productions both technical and conceptual. Video and moving image work is increasingly explored throughout the School of Art. Hopefully this weekly event will bring students from all corners to give shape and form to the evolving discussion of the moving image as a truly interdisciplinary medium. Screening programs will be posted each week in the School of Art’s iCal page. Students are encouraged to schedule their screenings in advance by contacting John directly at john.pilson@yale.edu. Special consideration will be given to allow for the presentation of Installations and/or site specific work. Students who plan to attend class weekly and wish to receive credit can elect ART 902a; others are welcome to participate ad-hoc on a regular or irregular basis.

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