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Megan Roberts

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Roberts
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Megan

Megan Roberts is a composer and media artist. Raymond Ghirardo is a sculptor and media artist. Together they have been collaborators in video, sound sculpture, installation and performance works for the past 20 years. Roberts was born in 1952 in Hempstead, New York and received her M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Video from Mills College Center for Contemporary Music in 1977. Currently Associate Professor at Ithaca College teaching electronic media production. Ghirardo was born in 1953 in Oakland, California and received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1978. Currently Associate Professor at Ithaca College teaching sculpture and digital arts GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Prague Artist Residency May 2003 CALDERA, Portland, Oregon - Artist Residency January 2003 MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH - Artist Residency, March, 2002 FUNDACION VALPARISIO, Almeria, Spain - Artist Residency, January, 2002 NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS Performance Art/Emergent Forms fellowship 1997-1998 ELECTRONIC ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM, Project grant 1991 NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS research and development project 1990 NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS video fellowship 1988-1989 JAMES D. PHELAN AWARD in video 1988 HALLWALLS INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS Installation project grant 1988 ITHACA COLLEGE LODESTAR GRANT Installation project grant 1988 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS video fellowship 1983-1984 WESTERN STATES REGIONAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP video fellowship project grant 1983 SOUTHWEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION FUND video project grant 1981 MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD Installation/Performance Project Grant 1979 HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL Project Grant 1975 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Project Grant 1975 SIMPSON LUMBER CO. and LOUISANA PACIFIC LUMBER CO. Project Grants 1975 VIDEO AWARDS TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL Tokyo, Japan 1981 (Grand Prize) D.VISIONS NATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS FESTIVAL New York, NY 1981 MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL Minneapolis, Minnesota 1980 SAN FRANCISCO ARTS FESTIVAL La Mammelle Video Award, San Francisco, CA 1977 * COMMISSIONS ACCURATE ART GALLERY Sacramento, California - Sound Sculpture Video Installation 1987 CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL Cortland, New York - Sound Sculpture/Video Installation 1987 NORTHWEST ARTISTS WORKSHOP Portland, Oregon - Sound Installation 1985 MOBIUS INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART SERIES Boston, Massachusetts - 12 channel video composition and sound kinetic installation/performance 1984 INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS San Francisco, CA - outdoor installation 1984 HOUSTON BALLET Houston, Texas - Ochestral Composition, choreographed by Farrel Dyde, performed Jones Hall, Houston 1983 season * THEATER DANCE UNLIMITED DANCE COMPANY Houston, Texas - Music and mixed media works 1980-1981 THE HOUSTON FESTIVAL Houston, Texas - Kinetic sound sculpture 1981 NEW MUSIC CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Berkeley, California - vocal/electronic instrumental composition 1977 * MICHEAL WEISE film soundtrack "I Move" 1976 * GUEST ARTISTS/LECTURES OTAGO POLYTECHNIC, SCHOOL OF ART, Guest faculty**, Guest artist lecture* Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993-1994 TENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL COMPUTERS IN THE ARTS "Paradigm Shifts". University for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1990 TENTH ANNUAL LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FAIR Albany, NY 1990 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK -Post Currents- Buffalo, NY 1989 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - Electronic Arts Performance Series Troy, NY 1988 CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL Cortland, NY 1987 NEW YORK STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS Buffalo, NY 1985 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY Arcata, CA 1985 EASTERN MONTANA COLLEGE Billings, MT 1985 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Cambridge, MA 1984 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY Arcata, CA 1983, 1984 ST. JOOST ACADEMY OF ART Breda, Holland 1982 SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Boston, MA 1982 BOSTON FILM/VIDEO FOUNDATION Boston, MA 1982 TAMA ART UNIVERSITY Tokyo, Japan 1981 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING Laramie, WY 1981,1982 * TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Ft. Worth, TX 1981 MID-AMERICAN COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION Houston, TX 1981 ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY St. Cloud, MN 1979,1980 * UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Minneapolis, MN 1980 MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Minneapolis, MN 1980 * BROADCASTS and SCREENINGS of VIDEO WORKS FILMFEAST '94, AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, selected works. 1994 OTAGO POLYTECHNIC, SCHOOL OF ART, Dunedin, New Zealand, screening of works, 1993 VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, No TV and Movies #10 "Time Based Review" selected work screening and broadcast. Rochester, New York 1991 VIPFILM 8 VIDEO/INSTALLATION/FILM FESTIVAL Berlin, Germany selected work 1990 DONNERSTAG, broadcast on Kanal 4, Cologne, West Germany selected work 1990 NOLLBUDGET FILMFESTIVAL selected work Stockholm, Sweden 1990 DALLAS VIDEO FESTIVAL, Dallas Museum of Art selected work Dallas, Texas 1990 THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILM/VIDEO PROJECT, Philadelphia, PA screening 1990 VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, No TV and Movies #9, selected work for cablecast. Rochester, New York. 1990 DELAPLAINE VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Frederick, Maryland screening 1990 THE OAKLAND MUSEUM selected works,Oakland, CA 1989 MILL VALLEY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL selected work, Mill Valley,CA 1989 VIDEO SHORTS FESTIVAL selected work, Seattle WA 1989 ELECTRONIC IMAGING, Florissant Vallery Gallery, St. Louis, MO selected work 1989 SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, San Francisco, California selected works 1989 VIDEO REFUSES FESTIVAL 1988 CA College of Arts and Crafts, Sincere Technologies, San Francisco, California selected work 1988 PCTV-TV Broadcast of selected work, Oakland, California 1988 INFERMENTAL 8, TOKYO EDITION Tokyo, Japan selected work 1988 EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Osnabruck, Germany, selected work. 1988 KEDT BREADTH OF VISION Broadcast of selected work Corpus Christi, Texas 1988 UNTAMED VIDEO SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton New York selected work 1988 PEPSICO SUMMER FAIR Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase selected work Purchase, New York 1988 VIDEO ART SACRAMENTO Institute of Design and Experimental Art, Sacramento, CA selected works 1987 STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL Kulturhuset,Sweden awarded work 1985 SVERIGES TELEVISION Swedish TV 2 Stockholm Broadcasts of selected work 1985 MOBIUS INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART SERIES Boston, MA 12 channel video work 1984 EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, San Antonio,TX selected work 1984 BOSTON FILM/VIDEO FOUNDATION Boston, MA selected work 1984 MEDIA STUDY Buffalo, NY selected work 1984 VIDEO FREE AMERICA San Francisco, CA selected work 1984 EXPLORATORIUM San Francisco, CA selected work 1984 PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVES Berkeley, CA selected work 1984 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY Nacogdoches, TX selected work 1984 TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Lubbock, TX selected work 1984 AIR GALLERY London, England selected works 1983 MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Mill Valley, CA awarded work 1983 TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL Tokyo, Japan selected work 1983 CENTER FOR IDEA ART Denver, CO exhibition of video works & 12 channel work 1983 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY Arcata, CA exhibition of video works 1983 ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES New York, NY exhibition of video works 1982 ST. JOOST ACADEMY OF ART Breda, Holland exhibition of video works 1982 LONDON VIDEO ARTS London, England exhibition of video works 1982 JUST ABOVE MIDTOWN GALLERY New York, NY exhibition of video works 1982 BOSTON FILM/VIDEO FOUNDATION Boston, MA exhibition of video works 1982 BOSTON MUSEUM SCHOOL Boston, MA exhibition of video works 1982 VEHICULE GALLERY Montreal, Canada selected work 1982 TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL Tokyo, Japan GRAND PRIZE AWARD, festival screenings 1981 TAMA ART UNIVERSITY Tokyo, Japan exhibition of video works 1981 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL San Francisco, CA awarded work, festival screenings and public television broadcasts KQED-TV San Francisco, CA broadcasts of selected works 1981-1982 D.VISIONS NATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS FESTIVAL New York, NY awarded work 1981 RICE MEDIA CENTER Houston, TX selected works 1981 TEXPO '81 Houston, TX selected works 1981 ELECTRONIC ARTS '81 University of Texas @ Dallas selected works 1981 KUHT-TV Houston, TX broadcasts of selected works 1981 TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Ft. Worth, TX exhibition of video works 1981 KTCA-TV Minneapolis, MN broadcasts of selected works 1980 MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS Minneapolis, MN exhibition of video works 1980 MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL Minneapolis, MN awarded work and festival screenings 1980 FILM IN THE CITIES St. Paul, MN selected work 1979 FORECAST GALLERY Minneapolis, MN selected works 1979 CAPRICORN GALLERY San Francisco, CA selected work 1977 SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC San Francisco, CA selected works 1976 INSTALLATIONS, INTERMEDIA EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES OF MUSIC COMPOSITIONS VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, Rochester, NY video installation 2003 SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Kansas City, Missouri video installation 2002 VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, Rochester, NY video installation 2001 SPACES GALLERY, Cleveland , Ohio Video/Sound Installation 2000 LAS VEGAS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, Las Vegas, Nevada sculpture/video/sound installation 2000 HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, New York sculpture/video/sound installations 1999 DOWD FINE ARTS GALLERY Cortland, NY Installation 1997 HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, New York sculpture/video/sound installations 1996 HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, New York installation 1995 EMPIRE STATE PLAZA, Albany, New York sculpture/video installation 1990 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NY, Buffalo, NY sculpture/video installation 1989 SPACES Cleveland, Ohio sculpture/video/sound installation 1989 HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, New York sculpture/video/sound installation 1988 ACCURATE ART GALLERY Sacramento, CA sound/video installation 1987 CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY Cortland, NY sound/video installation 1987 NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO featured artist, broadcasts of sound works 1985 NORTHWEST ARTISTS WORKSHOP Portland, OR sound installation 1985 MOBIUS INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART SERIES Boston, MA sound performance/installation 1984 INTERSECTION San Francisco, CA outdoor installation 1984 WALNUT CREEK CIVIC ARTS GALLERY Walnut Creek, CA sound installation 1984 CENTER FOR IDEA ART Denver, CO sound installation 1983 HOUSTON BALLET Jones Hall, Houston, TX premiere performances of orchestral composition "A Ballet in Eight Parts" choreographed by Farrel Dyde 1983 * SPEIL-UND KLANGSTRASSE Essen, West Germany Assembly Line installation/ performances 1982 COMMON DENOMINATOR Long Beach City Gallery, Long Beach,CA 1982 ** SUMFEST '81 Houston, TX instrumental & electronic music, mixed media/dance collaboration 1981 HOUSTON FESTIVAL Houston, TX sound kinetic sculpture 1981 3221 MILAM Houston, TX performance collaborations 1981 WALKER ART CENTER - NEW MUSIC AMERICA Minneapolis, MN Assembly Line installation and performances 1980 KTCA-TV St. Paul, MN featured artists "Wyld Rice" performance of Assembly Line 1980 NATIONAL SCULPTURE '80 traveling exhibition ** (McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC) (Ashville Museum, Ashville, NC) (Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL) (University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL) (Auburn University, Auburn, AL) (Clemson University, Clemson SC) 1980 KPFT-FM Houston, TX featured composer 1980 KPFA-FM Berkeley, CA featured composer 1976,1977,1979 * KSJR-FM Collegeville, MN featured artists, sound works 1979 KIEHLE GALLERY St. Cloud, MN sound kinetic sculpture and video installation 1979 MADE IN MINNESOTA Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN 1979 ** SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART San Francisco, CA performance of music compositions 1978 1750 ARCH STREET Berkeley, CA music and video performances 1977 MILLS COLLEGE Oakland, CA music and video performances 1977 80 LANGTON STREET San Francisco, CA music and video performances 1977 NEW MUSIC FOR ELECTRONIC AND RECORDED MEDIA (1750 Arch Records #1765) Anthology lp 1977 * KUSP-FM Santa Cruz, CA featured composer 1976 * RADIO AMSTERDAM featured composer 1976 * CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL Aptos, CA featured composer 1976 * RECORDINGS AND PUBLICATIONS TELLUS VIDEO ARTS MUSIC, Audio cassette magazine, August 1987 issue APPLAUSE FOR SMALL PEOPLE - A PYGMATIC FUNCTION score published in "In Case of Fire Break Glass" Center for Contemporary MusicAnthology 1978 * NEW MUSIC FOR ELECTRONIC AND RECORDED MEDIA (1750 Arch Records #1765) Anthology lp 1977 * OH FARRAH (Dumb Records #2) 1976