shana moulton

shana moulton  whispering pines

source: art21org
Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. She earned a BFA from University of California, Berkeley (1999), an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2004) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2004) and De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2006). She has been an artist in resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011) and Harvestworks, New York (2008), and has received grants and fellowships from Harvestworks (2010), The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2009), and the Experimental Television Center (2009). Her work has been included in the exhibitions The Castle of Secrets, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2010); Puzzle Saga, Gimpel Fils, London (2010); Whispering Pines 6, 7, 8, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Cleveland (2010); Acting Out, Bronx River Art Center, New York (2010); DO / REDO / UNDO – 50 YEARS OF VIDEO PERFORMANCE, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels (2010); Greater New York Cinema, MoMA/PS1, Long Island City (2010); Video Dada, UC Irvine University Art Gallery (2010); Deterioration, they said, Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009); Erratic Anthropologies, Art in General, New York (2009); Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2009); Repetitive Stress Injuries, Pianissimo, Milan (2008); Whispering Pines, Contemporary Museum of Art, Uppsala, Sweden (2008); Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson (2008); and Float, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City (2007). She has performed at the New Museum, New York (2011); The Kitchen, New York (2010); Exit Art, New York (2010); Performa 09, New York (2009); Participant, Inc., New York (2008); Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (2008); Diverseworks, Houston (2008); Electronic Arts Intermix, New York (2007); Glasslands, Brooklyn (2007); and De Appel, Amsterdam (2006).
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source: shanamoultonweb
Shana Moulton works in video and performance. Moulton studied at the University of California, Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where she received her MFA. Moulton has also recently attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and studied at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her video work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at The Armory Show Art Fair, New York; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Loop ’05 Video Festival, Barcelona; Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris; Aurora, Edinburgh; Dark Light Festival, Dublin; Impakt Festival, Utrecht; Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen; Canada Gallery, New York; and Bellwether, New York. Moulton currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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source: southlondongalleryorg
Shana Moulton presents a new performance embedded in a selection of recent and past moving image works. The new material was developed in conjunction with Moulton’s most recent video Mindplace Thoughtstream. Her performances, videos and multidimensional installations weave together anxiety and dreams associated with bio medical advance and alternative medicine.

The hysterics of personal improvement and self-healing find their manifestation in hypercoloured video animations that blend together the aesthetics of children’s programmes and home shopping infomercials. In her work Moulton creates worlds at the threshold of absurdity and truth, catharsis and cliché, the material and the spiritual. She positions herself in the role of an individual moving with worry and wonderment through environments designed from autobiographical experiences, subconscious associations and fantasy. Ascribing healing properties to the banal trappings of everyday life, Moulton’s works elicit a potent empathy on the part of the viewer that allows for these narratives to continue beyond the immediate experience of an artwork.

Shana Moulton grew up near Yosemite, California, earned her BA from University of California, Berkeley in Art and Anthropology and her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Over the past ten years she has been developing her ongoing video/performance series Whispering Pines, in which she plays the role of “Cynthia”, both a fictional figure and the artist’s alter ego. Moulton has had solo exhibitions or performances at The New Museum, SFMOMA, MoMA P.S.1, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Electronic Arts Intermix, Art in General, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Palais De Tokyo in Paris, The Migros Museum in Zurich and the Times Museum in Guangzhou. Moulton’s work has been reviewed in the Village Voice, Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, the New York Times, Artnet Magazine, Frieze Magazine, Art Review, Artpress and Flash Art. She is a featured artist at Electronic Arts Intermix and Art21 and teaches art at The Kunstakademie Münster.