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Michael Robinson

Moving Image, 2012



Michael Robinson works in film, video and collage, exploring the joys and dangers of mediated experience.  His work has shown internationally at a variety of venues including The 2012 Whitney Biennial, Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA P.S.1, The New York Film Festival, Whitechapel Gallery, REDCAT Los Angeles, Walker Art Center, The Austrian Film Museum, Berlinale, Toronto Int. Film Festival, and The MMCA Seoul. Michael has received support from The MacDowell Colony, Creative Capital, The Kazuko Trust, Wexner Center for the Arts, 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 and his recent gallery shows have been reviewed in Art in America, Frieze, and Blouin Artinfo.  Michael is represented by Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, is distributed by Video Data Bank, and lives and works in Los Angeles.  He is currently writing and developing his first feature-length film project, I’ll Be Thunder.

Michael Robinson website
Michael Robinson on Video Data Bank

Awards and Accomplishments

2014:

Robinson's The Dark, Krystle wins the Melbourne International Film Festival Award for Best Experimental Short Film

2014:

Michael Robinson screens his work at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany 

2014:

Robinson’s The Dark, Krystle wins the Best EXiS Award at the EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea

2014:

Robinson is awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship for November-December 2014

2012:

Robinson is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

2012:

Robinson is a juror for the 2012 Ann Arbor Film Festival

2012:

Robinson screens work in the International Film Festival Rotterdam

2012:

Robinson featured as one of Cinema Scope magazine's 2012 "Best 50 Filmmakers Under 50."

2012:

Robinson premieres Circle in the Sand at the New York Film Festival: Views From the Avant Garde.

2012:

Robinson is one of two recipients of the innagural Kazuko Trust Scholarship Award Grant, presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Kazuko Trust.