GENE GORT

Gene Gort is a visual artist, video producer and educator whose work aims to make the quotidian significant. Simple things are elegant, challenging and revelatory. His use of technology in this transformation focuses on the awareness of its role in determining meaning.

Digital printmaking, photography, video production, installation, and multi-media performance collaboration are the main output of his work. He is part of Slingshot Kidõ, a performance ensemble, with Ken Steen, Stephen Pier, Vito Pasquale, Megumi Masaki and Tim Lawless. He has also collaborated with Jeffrey Krieger, electronic cellist and principal cellist for the Hartford Symphony and Robert Black, double bassist of Bang on a Can All-Stars.

He has shown internationally including Dark Music Days Festival, Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; TheVideoArtFoundation, Barcelona; Cyberarts Festival 2001 + 2010, Boston, among others. He has been twice nominated by the Rockefeller Foundation in the Film/Video/New Media and has received grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Pollack-Krasner Foundation; LEF Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts: National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artists Projects.

Gene Gort received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 1980 and BFA from the Hartford Art School in 1978.

Image: from Venetian, an installation, 2013-15, (video stills and digital archival prints)