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Phil Solomon

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Phil Solomon teaches film aesthetics and film production at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 1998. Since arriving in Boulder in 1991, Mr. Solomon has produced, among other films, several collaborations with colleague Stan Brakhage, including Elementary Phrases (1994), Concrescence (1996) and Seasons... (2000-01). He is currently working on a feature length series of short films entitled The Twilight Psalms, a cinematic poem to the 20th century. The second film of the series, Walking Distance premiered at the New York Film Festival and won the Juror's Award (First Prize) at the Black Maria Film Festival. Mr. Solomon's work resides in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Binghamton University, Hampshire College, The Chicago Art Institute, San Francisco State University, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and the Oberhaussen Film Collection. He has been honored at many festivals, including Three First Prize awards at Black Maria, The Oberhaussen International Short Film Festival and Ann Arbor for his experimental films. Mr. Solomon received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1994 and an Artist's Fellowship form the Colorado Council on the Arts in 1996-7. He has exhibited his films in every major venue for experimental film in Europe and the U.S. over the past twenty years, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, the Viennale, the Pacific Film Archive, the San Francisco Cinematheque, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Stadkino Cinema, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium, and three Cineprobes (one man shows) at the Museum of Modern Art.