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EDUCATION

MFA     School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts University, MA

                Interdisciplinary MFA: Video Art, Installation, Film & Photography

                Graduate honor: Cincotti Prize in Video


BA       University of California, Santa Cruz  Studio Art: Photography, Digital Media, Sculpture

           UCLA Summer Session Art & Art History Program in Rome, Italy


EXHIBITIONS PAGE


PRESS & PUBLICATIONS PAGE


AWARDS | GRANTS | COMMISSIONS

2019

Massachusetts Cultural Council Film/Video Finalist Grant

Artists' Resource Trust grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, MA


2016

2017 Traveling Fellowship: Antarctica, awarded by SMFA/Tufts University, Boston, MA

Boston AIR: Artist-in-Residence for The City of Boston, Feb - Nov 2016 | Boston Globe article, Feb 19, 2016


2015

Brother Thomas Fellowship Award, Nominee, Boston, MA

Public Media Art Commission: Art on the Marquee, Future Fossils, a collaboration with Ria Brodell, curated round,

    Boston Cyberarts/Mass Convention Center Authority, Boston, MA


2014

Public Media Art Commission: Art on the Marquee, Digital Waterfall, Boston Cyberarts/Mass Convention Center Authority,

    Boston, MA (Dec)

Public Media Art Commission: Art on the Marquee, Contained Lightning, Boston Cyberarts/Mass Convention Center

    Authority, Boston, MA (Jan)


2013 

Massachusetts Cultural Council 2013 Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation

Public Media Art Commission: Art on the Marquee, Science Influenced Art, Snow Study, Boston Cyberarts/Mass

    Convention Center Authority, Boston, MA


2012 

Temporary Public Art Commission, Overhead Current and Electrified Sky, Boston Harbor Island Pavilion,

    Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

Shortlisted: International Beers.Lambert Award for Emerging Art, London, UK

Public Media Art Commission: Art on the Marquee, Seas and Skies, IV, Boston Cyberarts/Mass Convention

    Center Authority, Boston, MA

Finalist, 2011 New England Art Award for New Media

St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Grant, Nominee


2011

Finalist, 2010 New England Art Award for New Media


2010

Artists' Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, MA

2009 New England Art Award: Critic’s Choice Award for “Standout work by a local artist in 2009 a group showfor:

  1. "Geyser," Boston College, Boston Cyberarts Festival and "Spiraling Water," H20: Film on Water, Newport, NH

St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Grant, Nominee


2009

Nominated for two 2008 Boston Art Awards, categories: “New media” & “Standout performance by a local artist in a group show”


2008
Public Art Program, artist pool for Art + Technology, San Jose, CA
Cincotti Prize in Video
Montague International Travel Grant: Iceland
Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Video Art I, Fall 2008, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Video Art I, Spring 2008, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Foundation Photography, Spring 2008, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2007
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Courtyard Gallery Curatorial Opportunity
Barlet Travel Grant: Alaska
Graduate Student Research Grant, Tufts University: Aurora Borealis
Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Video Art I, Fall 2007, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Graduate Teaching Fellowship: Foundation Photography, Fall 2007, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2006
Museum of Fine Arts Graduate Grant, Boston, MA



ARTIST TALKS | LECTURES | SYMPOSIA


2020

Lecture: Understanding Video Art in a Contemporary Context - Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives (exhibit), McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, MA (canceled – RE: COVID-19)


2019

Artist Talk, 60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Celebration, Environmental Studies Program and Science Diplomacy Center,

    Tufts University, MA | Nov 21, 2019

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fragments of Antarctica Artist Talks:

    Medici Group and MFA Friends of Photography, Riley Seminar room   

    Facebook LIVE event: "Georgie Friedman, Live Exhibit Talk"

    Spotlight Talks, gallery 268

Presenter and panelist, Art + Science of Climate Change, with Nathalie Miebach, moderated by Leonie Bradbury,

    HUBweek Open Doors, CBT Architects, Boston, MA

Artist Talk, Georgetown University Art Galleries, Washington, DC


2018

Artist Talk, Interdisciplinary Arts M.F.A. Program, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


2017

Artist Talk, Focal Point Series, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA


2016

Boston Artist-In-Residence panel talk with L’Merchie Frazier and Shaw Pong Liu, City Hall, Boston, MA

City of Boston Artist in Residence Finalist Presentation, Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Roxbury, MA

Artist Talk:Slippery Slope, Site-specific Video Installation, Wold Center, Union College, Schenectady, NY


2015

Artist Talk & Panel Discussion with the Environmental Studies program, Science Complex, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Artist Talk, Advanced New Media Dept., Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


2014

Catalyst Conversations: Art + Science, Georgie Friedman and Kerry Emanuel (MIT), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,

    Cambridge, MA

Artist Talk: Into the Wind, for Lesley College of Art and Design at the Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA

Georgie Friedman: Capturing Weather in Video and Installation, Art Technology New England (ATNE), Boston, MA

Artist Talk, New Materials Mixer, Cultural Organization of Lowell, MA

Itinerant Photography, artist panel discussion, moderator: Leslie K. Brown, BRINK v1 exhibit, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

Electrifying Images: Clint Baclawski & Georgie Friedman, Malden Public Library, Malden, MA


2013

Presenter: New England Foundation for the Arts, Public Art Discussion Series: Building for the Outdoors, Boston, MA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Film/Video Department, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Visiting Artist Guest Critique, Studio for Interrelated Media Department, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA


2012

Artist Talk, Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery, Middlesex School, Concord, MA


2011

Artist Talk, Flash Forward Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA


2010

Symposium panelist: “Who’s Afraid of New Media?” Contemporary Art Lecture Series, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Visiting Artist Lecture, Film/Video Department, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Artist Talk, The 2010 DeCordova Biennial Exhibition, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA


2009

Artist Talk, H2O: Film on Water, The Newport Mill, Newport, NH

Artist Lecture, Boston CyberArts Festival, Higgins Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Panelist, MIT Sloan MBA Program Seminar: “21st Century Visual Arts for Business Leaders”

Visiting Artist Lecture, Post-Baccalaureate Program, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2008

Artist Talk, Tisch Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA


2007

Artist and Curator Talk, Courtyard Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA



JUROR: AWARDS, RESIDENCES, EXHIBITIONS, & SCREENINGS

2016

Boston Artist-In-Residence Program 2017, Boston Art Commission, Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, Boston, MA

The Quad Competition, Art/Design/Installation Competition to Create a Social Space, WHAT'S IN for

    ArchitectureBostonExpo 2016


2015    

SMFA Film, Video & Animation Annual Festival, Screenings and Awards determined, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


2014  

Massachusetts Cultural Council, 2015 Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Artist Fellowship, with Denise Markonish    

    (MASS MoCA) and Beth Galston

Boit Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA


2012  

Thoreau Medal for the Arts, Middlesex School, Concord, MA


2008    

I was just looking for a pot of gold…, Weems Atrium, Boston, MA



EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2008   Islands of Isolation, Courtyard Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2007   Hijacking the Future: Hugs and Kisses, co-curated from a national call for work, Donnelly Gallery, Boston, MA




COLLECTIONS

Boston Properties

Fidelity Investments

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Noble and Greenough School

Scotiabank

Private Collections




SELECTION OF ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT), Cambridge, MA

Lecturer, Art, Culture and Technology


Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), Boston, MA

Assistant Professor, Film/Video Department

Visiting Lecturer: Film/Video Department | Fine Arts 3D | Studio Foundation Department |

                          Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) | Film/Video Graduate Program


Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Part-Time Faculty, Fine Arts | Film Studies Departments


Lesley University College of Art and Design (LUCAD), Cambridge, MA

Studio Adjunct, Interdisciplinary Studies

Artist Mentor for Graduate Students, MFA program


Northeastern University, College of Arts, Media ad Design, Boston, MA

Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Art and Design


School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), Boston, MA

Visiting Part-Time Faculty, Video Art Department

Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, Video Art Department



SELECTION OF COURSES

Introduction to Video Art

Video Art I

Video Art II

Video Art III

Video Art, Directed Studies (BFA, MFA)

Fundamentals of Video

Introduction to Video and Related Media

Advanced Video and Related Media

Narrative Video

Film/Video Graduate Studio Class


Intro to Video Installation

Intermediate and Advanced Video Installation

High-Definition Video Installation


Space, Time & Form

Installation Art: Site, Space, Interaction


4D Studio Fundamentals

TIME / Visual Language II (intro to time-based media)

Motion, Matter, Meaning


Art & Digital Technology

Recycle, Revamp and Reposition (2D and digital)

Intro to Digital Media

Photoshop I

Photoshop II


B&W Photography

Digital Photography

Color Photography & The Digital Darkroom


Art, Life, Money (professional practices course)

Mentor for MFA candidates






Last updated: June 2020

BIO


Georgie Friedman (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She is interested in our psychological and societal relationships to mild and severe natural phenomena. She investigates a wide range of powerful atmospheric and oceanic conditions, and is fascinated by the power of these natural elements in relationship to human fragility. She utilizes photography, video, sound, installation, engineering and the physics of light, all in order to create new experiences for viewers.


Friedman is currently based in Boston, MA and has lived, worked and exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been commissioned to create site-specific video-based public art pieces and has exhibited in national and international venues including: Geneva International Film Festival (Switzerland), The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Burlington City Arts, City Hall Park (VT), Peabody Essex Museum (MA), Union College (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (MA), Boston's City Hall (MA), Transylvania University (KY), The Rose Kennedy Greenway in partnership with the National Park Service (MA), College of the Holy Cross (MA), and The Armory Center for the Arts (CA).


She has been awarded a number of grants and fellowships including: Artist Traveling Fellowship to Antarctica (SMFA/Tufts, 2017); Artist-in-Residence with The City of Boston, Boston AIR (2016); Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation (2013); five Public Media Art Commissions for Art on the Marquee (Boston Cyberarts/Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2012-15). Her Boston AIR residency and project were supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and was made possible through the Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.


Friedman earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts University and her BA from UC, Santa Cruz. Currently, she is a Lecturer in the Art, Culture and Technology program a MIT, and her previous teaching appointments include: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston College, LUCAD, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other institutions.