ARTIST BIO

I was the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the performance company Doorika (1990-1999) where I directed various multimedia performance projects in Chicago and New York. Since 1999, I have focused on video and filmmakingCurrently, I am working on a documentary project The Bachelors of Broken Hill Farm. 

SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2010        THE FRONT GALLERY, New Orleans

2009        GALAPAGOS ART SPACE, Brooklyn, NY

2007        THE TANK, NYC

2004        PIONEER THEATER, NYC

FILM + VIDEO

ENUF DAYS (5:00,Animation, Music Video LoveyDove 2017)

ENTR'ACTE (3:50, HD, Music Experimental, 2013)

BROWN DWARFS (8:00, HD, Sci Fi Experimental, 2012)

GRAND GORGE: No God But Me (12:00, HD, Western Experimental, 2008)

BOO! (4:00, Horror Experimental, 2008)

FRAGMENTS FROM DEATH COMES FOR BRITNEY SPEARS, THE MUSICAL!  By Ben Greenman (9:00, DV, Musical, 2008)

PAGING DR. FREUD (17:00, Multi-Frame, 2007)

POSE DOWN (86:00, S16, 2007)

CHUBBY BUDDY (“the last castrato”) (13:00, S8, 2003)

THE FORGERY (26:00, DV, Noir Experimental, 2000), Cinematographer Ken Kobland)

HARDHEAD FLAIR (6:00 Experimental, 35mm, Casey Spooner, Jim Skish, 1998)

IN SEARCH OF BAS JAN'S MIRACULOUS (39:00, Experimental, Documentary, 1997)

SARA RANCHOUSE (Pat Healy, Producer Sally Alatalo)

BUNNY BOY (5:00, Beta-cam, Music Video, Casey Spooner, 1995)

SELECTED PRESS

Hyperallergic - In Search of Bas Jan Ader the Artist

Snobby Robot TV Comedy is Dead

Gulf Coast, Fort Myers News-Press, Florida

Nerve Pop.com

AOL News, Ben Greenman

 New York Magazine’s Vulture Picture Palace, by Bilge Ebiri

Kodak Magazine's IN CAMERA, April 2007

Shadows on the Wall - Rich Cline

Film Threat

The Forgery, Theater Choices, Village Voice  

Retro-Active Doorika, Surface Magazine, by Meaghan Murphy

The Forgery, Critic's Choice, Chicago Reader, by Albert Williams

Doorika's Back for One More, Performink, Chicago 

Throes: Morphing Cultures, Women in Performance Journal, by Jon McKenzie

NPR’s This American Life Interview: Ira Glass + Margy Rochlin    

The Many Faces of Faust, Chicago Sun Times, by Hedy Weiss  

Saajury, Critic's Pick, Chicago Reader 

US Magazine, Margy Rochlin

Strange Works Reign In Chicago Theaters, Chicago Sun Times, by Joe Pixler  

Doorika Show Quite a Concept, Chicago Sun-Times

Doorika's North of The Lake, Chicago Reader, by Justin Hayford

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016       The Arch and Bruch Brown Foundation

2008       Twin Rivers Media Festival, Pose Down Third Place Winner

2005        New York State Council on the Arts Media Grant 2004-2005

2004        Magnolia Independent Film Festival Best Experimental Film, Chubby Buddy

2002        Magnolia Independent Film Festival Director Award for the Advancement of Cinema, The Forgery

2000        Cinewomen NY Special Jury Award, The Forgery

1999        Levi's & Downtown Arts Festival Commission 

1999        Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds 

1998        Illinois Arts Council 

1998        Franklin Furnace Performance Fund for Performance Art Award 

1995        Franklin Furnace Production Assistance Grant 

1995        NEA-Midwest Tour Grant    

1994        CAAP Grant, Chicago

1994        Performance Zone, NYC 

1991        New Orleans’ Gambit Weekly Best Original Play Award

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS        

Samples International Video Festival Tour, Entr’acte London, Mexico City,    

Interference Festival Poland, Entracte

Reel: Project Gallery Toronto Canada Entracte  

Into The Wilderness, Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Time Code NOLA, New Orleans

New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, New York City

Curate NYC       

Mediawave 2012 International Film + Music Festival, Komarom, Hungary

Videodrome Libary P-Silo, Marseille, France

New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, NYC, Brown Dwarfs

The Front, New Orleans

Dallas Video Festival, Texas, Paging Dr Freud

Phantoms of Perception, ArtVideoKoeln, Videoart  

New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Cologne Off, Hong Kong

The Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida         

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California

Arizona State University Museum of Art Film & Video Festival

Twin Rivers Media Festival, North Carolina

Magnolia Independent Film Festival

Pioneer Theater, NYC

Freewaves, Los Angeles

NYCAMS Gallery, Latitude Exhibition, New York, Tour Curated Andrea Stanislav 

Enchanted Show, Curated by Andrea Stanislav, Mpls, MN 

Vulture Picture Palace, New York Magazine Online

The Fieldgate Gallery, Latitude Exhibition, London

Kultprom, Dutch-Russian Tour, Museum of Russia

Portobello Film Festival, London

Dallas Video Festival

Asterfest, Macedonia

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival  

Hell on Reels, Queens, NY

The Soap Factory, Latitude Exhibition, curated by Andrea Stanislav 

Exploding Cinema, Cologne, Germany

Portobello Film Festival, London

Take 291, 291 Gallery, London

Ms. Film Fest, Durham, NC 

Pioneer Theater, NYC

Freewaves, RedCat Theater, Los Angeles

Silverlake Film Festival, Los Angeles

New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center, NYC

Moviate, Whitaker Art Center, PA

New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives

D.C. Independent Film Festival, Washington DC 

Cucalorus Film Festival, N.C.

Exploding Cinema!, London

IFP/Buzz Cuts, Pioneer Theater, NYC

Art in General Gallery, NYC

Transmediale - International Media Art Festival, Berlin

Silverlake Film Festival, Los Angeles  

Video Arts Plastique, Wharf, Centre d'art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Normandy

Art in General, New York 

 Magnolia Film Festival, Mississippi

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara

Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix

Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia  

Long Island Film Festival, NYC, 

New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, NYC 

Silverlake Film Festival, Los Angeles,

Brooklyn Film Festival, NYC

Ocularis, Galapagos, Brooklyn

911 Media Arts Center, Seattle

Ars Electronic Festival 2000, Linz, Austria

New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives, NYC 

In The Mix Experimental Film & Video Festival, NYC

Scope 3, Artists Space, New York

Cinematek, Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen 

Tampering with the Reel: Curated by Pip Day, Group Exhibition, Artists Space, NYC

Impakt Festival, Utrecht, Holland 

World Wide Video Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

MULTI-MEDIA PROJECTS

2001    Chubby Buddy, Ann Chu's PROJECT ROOM; Sound Off Series, New York

2000    Delaware Museum Biennial - Cardboard, Vinyl Rhinestones, with artist Virgil Marti 

1999    Cardboard, Vinyl, Rhinestones, Downtown Arts Festival, NYC

1996    Sara Ranchhouse, Video + Reading Kate Walsh + Lizzy Yoder, Printed Matters NYC

DOORIKA EXPERIMENTAL THEATER

Artistic Director 1990-1999, Collaborators: John Dooley, Casey Spooner, Marianne Potje, Eric Koziol, Scott Leuthold, Magica Bottari, Scott Fulmer, Wilhem Hahn, Debra Shirley, Bobby Conn, Kelly Kuvo, Lizzy Yoder, Celia Bucci, Doug Huston, David Seradin, Amy Galper, Ford Wright among others

Select Performances  

Airj Fist, Ohio Theater, NYC 

The Forgery, Links Hall, Chicago

The Forgery, Ohio Theater, NYC  

The Forgery, Downtown Arts Festival, NYC

The Forgery, HERE's American Living Room Festival, NYC

Bathe Me, Gertrude Stein's Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights, Ontological Theater, NYC  

Bathe Me, Gertrude Stein's Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights!, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago  

Dear, Ohio Theater, New York

Dear, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago

Saajury, Performance Art Festival, Cleveland

Saajury. Blue Rider, Chicago

Akogare No Pari, Bailiwick Art Center, Chicago 

Throes, Vineyard Theater, Performance Zone, NYC

Throes, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago

CBGB's, NYC

P.S. 122's, Avant Garde-A-Rama, NYC  

The Most of Shave, Doorika Gallery, Chicago

In a Way It Was a Crisis, Edge of the Lookingglass, Chicago

North of the Lake, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago

VIDEO & FILM COLLECTIONS

I'm Just Sayin' Lizzy Yoder Podcast

The Film-makers Co-op 

Franklin Furnace - Performance Archives 1999

White Columns Gallery, Video Library, New York 

Artfile, Artists Space, New York

Visual Arts Department |The University of Western Ontario

San Jose Sate University, Art Library