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Kathy Brew

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Brew
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Kathy

Kathy Brew's hybrid career spans the realms of media and contemporary art. From 1997 through 2001 she was Director of Thundergulch, the new media arts initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council that provides new forms of interaction between artists, audiences, and new technologies. She has served on the Mayor's New Media Subcommittee on Digital Arts and Culture, and the Steering Committee/Board of Advisors of New York New Media Association's Art and Culture Special Interest Group. She is a panelist for the New York State Council on the Art's Electronic Media and Film program, and is on the Curatorial Committee of Eyebeam Atelier where she recently served as Exhibition Director for Beta Launch, the first exhibition of work coming out of Eyebeam's artist-in-residence program. Kathy Brew is also a video-maker, whose experience spans experimental work to independent documentaries and public television productions. For the past six years, she has been collaborating with Roberto Guerra, working on a range of different independent projects including a recent video connected with an exhibition at MIT Media Lab, entitled, ID/entity Portraits in the 21st Century, where artists and technologists collaborated on interactive projects. The piece was selected for the 2003 International Festival of Art on Film in Montreal. Brew and Guerra have also independently produced segments for WNET's City Arts and Egg, and have received two Emmy awards for Outstanding Fine Arts programming (1999 and 2000). Ms. Brew has worked over the years with several other artists/producers on a range of media projects, including REGRET TO INFORM, a documentary about widows of the Vietnam War that garnered awards at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and the Independent Feature Project's American Spirit Awards, as well as having been nominated for a 1999 Oscar in the documentary category; and RABBIT IN THE MOON, a documentary about Japanese-American internment during World War II, another award-winning film at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, which aired on POV in 1999 and won a national Emmy. Ms. Brew has also written on media and contemporary art for catalogs and other publications. She has recently written for an upcoming book to be published by MIT Press on women, art, and technology; and has published articles in World Art, Civilization, High Performance, Shift, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco Focus, and Artcoast. She also currently serves as Series Consultant/Curator for Reel New York, WNET/Thirteen's series for independent film and video makers. She teaches in the MFA Computer Arts department at the School of Visual Arts and NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.