Lauren Petty | Part-Time Associate Teaching Professor | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Lauren Petty

    Part-Time Associate Teaching Professor

    MA, Video Art and Performance, New York University

    Lauren Petty is a digital media artist working collaboratively with interdisciplinary artist Shaun Irons. Together, they have created multi-disciplinary performances, multiple-screen media installations, single-channel works, documentaries and interactive video scores for live performance. Their work has been exhibited in diverse locations in New York and internationally including BAM’s Next Wave Festival (in collaboration with Phantom Limb Company), the Abrons Arts Center, Anthology Film Archives, and the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM. Petty and Irons have received numerous awards in support of their work including two NYFA Fellowships, multiple grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Experimental TV Center, and the Asian Cultural Council, and residencies from MacDowell, Yaddo, Harvestworks, LMCC and the Tokyo Wonder Site. Their video design work has been seen at venues such as St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Public Theater, HERE, PS 122, the Pompidou Center, Holland Dance Festival, the Venice Biennale, and BAM. Petty is a lecturer at The International Center of Photography and Pratt Institute and teaches Projection Design at Sarah Lawrence College.

    Courses Taught

    • Media Practices: Concepts
    • Integrated Media Production
    • Editing with Final Cut Pro
    • Digital Video Production

    Research Interests

    • media and live performance
    • live image processing 
    • video installation
    • documentary

    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

    • Keep Your Electric Eye On Me, multi-media performance, HERE Arts Center
    • Atmospheres and Accidental Ghosts, two-channel, self-generating video installation; Brooklyn BEAT Festival
    • Is Anyone Not Ready?, feature length documentary; Anthology Film Archives
    • 69°S, video design for Phantom Limb Company; BAM Next Wave Festival
    • Revolving Twilight, multiple-channel video installation with sculptural objects, The Chocolate Factory
    • Here, Everything Is Still Floating, video/audio installation; Currents New Media Festival
    • the horror the horror, multi-media performance, Abrons Arts Center

    Awards and Honors

    • National Endowment for the Arts Grant: Access to Artistic Excellence
    • New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists Grant
    • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Video
    • Jerome Foundation Media Arts Grant
    • Experimental Television Center Finishing Funds Award
    • The MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship
    • Yaddo Residency Fellowship
    • Asian Cultural Council Travel and Study Fellowship