Sara Hornbacher

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Hornbacher
First Name: 
Sara

Hornbacher studied video with the Vasulkas and experimental filmmaking with Paul Sharits, Hollis Frampton and Tony Conrad, earning a graduate degree from the Center for Media Study at the University of Buffalo. She also studied with Dan Sandin, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. Her first Artist-in-residency at ETC was in the Spring of 1976, where she continues to work today. She served as Managing Director of The Center of Creative Performing Arts at the University of Buffalo, staging John Cage and Lejaren Hiller's HPSCHD at the Albright-Knox Gallery. Upon receiving a NYS CAPS grant to support her own work, Hornbacher became associated with the tool development community surrounding the Experimental Television Center, including Peer Bode, David Jones, Paul Davis, Rich Brewster, and Ralph Hocking. From 1981 until 1994, Hornbacher lived and worked in New York City where she established an international exhibition/screening record, worked in the Television industry, received numerous grants to support her work, curated a number of video art screenings and events, and taught video for 9 years at The School of Visual Arts. In 1985-86, she was the Guest Editor for The College Art Association's first Art Journal issue on Video. In 1994, she accepted the position as Video Chair at The Atlanta College of Art. Since 1995, she has been actively exhibiting her work in Atlanta, showing vdeo istallation environments and sculptural video works at: Nexus Contemporary Art Center, The City Gallery at Chastain, The Atlanta College of Art Gallery, and most recently at The Fay Gold Gallery. She was awarded a Nexus Studio in 1996, and has received several other artist grants in support of her work. She is at work on a video installation environment for Requiem an end-of-the-millenium' show, curated by the TABOO group, for Nexus Contemporary Art Center. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Fine Art, Hornbacher, moved to New York State in 1975 to study Media at SUNY Bflo. From '75-'78 she studied Video with the Vasulkas and experimental filmmaking with Paul Sharits, Hollis Frampton and Tony Conrad. Her first Artist-in-residency at ETC was in the spring of 1976. In 1978, she spent 4 months studying with Dan Sandin, at The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. In 1980, Hornbacher took over as Managing Director of The Center of Creative Performing Arts at SUNY/Bflo, staging John Cage and Lejaren Hiller's HPSCHD at the Albright-Knox Gallery. After the Center closed in the fall of 1980, and upon receiving a NYS CAPS grant to support her own work, Hornbacher moved to Owego, NY. During this period, (1980-81) she continued her pursuit of the 'electronic image' and became further involved with the tool development community in Owego, including Peer Bode, David Jones, Paul Davis, Rich Brewster, Ralph Hocking and Sherry Miller-Hocking. The artist has worked in electronic imaging for twenty-five years. She executed her first site-specific room environment in 1975 (one-person under- graduate thesis exhibition), her first installation environment utilizing electronic imaging in 1979, and her first New York City Installation environment at New Math Gallery, 1985. From 1985-1990, site-specific electronic environments were mounted at PostMasters Gallery and The Alternative Museum, NYC; The Islip Art Museum, South Dakota State University, The 1988 "PostCurrents Exhibition" at SUNY Buffalo, The Fourth Annual Australian Video Festival at Performance Space, Sydney, Australia, and The Bronx Musuem for the Arts where the she was an Artist-in-Residence from 1987-1990. The artist has continued to explore the parameters of site-specific, environmental installations - utilizing aspects of electronic imaging. Her single channel videotapes, films and sculptural works have been widely exhibited in the USA and Internationally. From 1981 - 1994, Hornbacher lived and worked in New York City. During this period she established an international exhibition/screening record, worked in the Television industry, received numerous grants to support her work, curated numerous video art screenings and events, and taught video for 9 years at The School of Visual Arts. In 1994, she accepted the position as Video Chair at The Atlanta College of Art. Since 1995, she has been actively exhibiting her work in Atlanta, showing Video Installation environments and sculptural video works at: Nexus Contemporary Art Center, The City Gallery at Chastain, The Atlanta College of Art Gallery, and most recently at The Fay Gold Gallery. She was awarded a Nexus Studio for 5 years in 1996, and has received a number of other artist grants in support of her work. Hornbacher has continued as an Artist-in-Residence at ETC on a yearly rotation schedule. * AWARDS: ------ Selected by Atlanta Airport Art Program, to submit proposal for permanent interactive public art work at Hartsfield International Airport - Sept. 15, 1999; Selected with nine Atlanta Artists for Whitney Biennial Curatorial Review - August 12,1999; Selected for City of Atlanta Public Art Roster - October, 1997; Individual Artist Project Grant -1997, City of Atlanta; Atlanta College of Art, Faculty Development Grants -1996, 1997, 1998, 1999; Nexus Contemporary Art Center - Studio Artist 1996 - 2001; New York State Electronic Arts Grant - 1993; New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) - Bronx Museum Exhibition Grant for artist's site-specific installation environment -1990; U.S. Information Agency Travel Grant/American Installation artist, Fourth Annual Australian Video Festival, Sydney, Australia - 1989; Women Make Movies, Video Post-production Grant -1989; B.A.C.A. (Bklyn) Video Postproduction Grant -1989; NYSCA funded Artist-in-Residency - Bronx Museum of the Arts -1987-89; NYSCA Individual Artist Media Grant -1988-89; New York Foundation for the Arts New Works Grant -1987; Checkerboard Foundation Video Production Award -1986; The Kitchen Center, NY, Media Bureau Grants - 1983 and 1988; New York State Creative Artist's Public Service Award - 1980; Center for Media Studies, Full Three-year, Graduate Fellowship, State University of New York, 1975-1978. * SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS ATLANTA 2001 - 1995 * Indicates Upcoming Exhibitions 2000 - 2001 -------------------- "A Thousand Plateaus", solo interactive installation environment Nexus Contemporary Art Center, January - February 2001 *; Atlanta College of Art at SunTrust Plaza - Feb. 2000 *, "The Moving Picture Show", Agnes Scott College, curated by Cathy Byrd, video installation environment - Jan. 20 - Mar.3, 2000 *; Atlanta College of Art Gallery, 1999 Faculty Exhibition, "Altered States Redux" - Aug. 27 - Oct. 3, ; "Requiem: Artists Commenorate a Dying Century", curated by the TABOO Group, "G-Force Erasure 99", a site-specific sculptural installation, Nexus Contemporary Art Center - Jan. 15 - Mar. 6, 1999; Fay Gold Gallery, "Altered States", solo site-specific video installation environment - Oct.9 - Nov.4, 1998; "Transfigured Time", site-specific installation environment, City Gallery at Chastain, Jan. 16- Mar. 8, 1998; Atlanta College of Art Faculty Exhibition, "Bandwidth", sculptural installation - Aug. 29 - Oct. 5, 1997; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Studio Artists exhibition with Nexus Biennial - April 4 - 26, 1997; "Art In General Celebrates 25 Years of The Experimental TV Center", NYC - Nov. 8, '96 - Jan. 25,1997; Atlanta College of Art Faculty Exhibition, "G-Force Erasure '96", Oct. 11- Nov. 17; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, "Meta-mapping", site-specific video installation environment, Sept. 7, 1996; TABOO Olympic Exhibit, "Gone with the Wind: "The Fabrication and Denial of Southern Identity", "Double Entendre", site-specific installation City Gallery at Chastain - July 14-Sept. 20, 1996; "November Show", Atlanta -1995, curated by Dan Cameron, senior curator, The New Museum, NYC; Atlanta College of Art Faculty Exhibition, "Precession of the Simulacra", five-monitor installation - Aug. 25 - Oct. 1, 1995; Second Annual New York International Video Festival - July 1995. 1979 - 1994 ----------- "Iterations: The New Digital Image", International Center for Photography (ICP) NYC, Timothy Druckrey/Charles Stainback curators - Oct.16, '93 - Jan. 21, 1994; "Life Lessons" - An exhibition of new acquisitions, Colin Westbrook, Chicago Art Institute - March-April, 1994; "National Showcase Exhibition", The Alternative Museum, NYC - July 1993; "Montage '93", Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY- July 1993; Whitney Museum, "Image World: Metamedia" - Nov. 9, 1989 - Feb. 18, 1990; "Video and the Computer", Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Barbara London, Nov.2 - Dec. 31, 1989. "Making Their Mark: Women Enter the Mainstream 1970-1985", Touring Exhibition: Cincinnati Art Museum, Feb. 22- April 2, 1989; New Orleans Museum of Art, May 6 - June 18, 1989; Denver Art Museum, July 22-Sept. 10, 1989; Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, October 20 - Decrmber 31, 1989. Infermental Video Festival, 1988: Warsaw, Poland, Kunstverein: Bonn, West Germany, Monitor: Frolunda, Sweden, Art Metropole: Toronto, Film Archives Turku, Finland; 1988 Reina Sofia Festival: Madrid, Spain; "Future Histories: the Impact of Changing Technology", Marilyn Zeitlin curator, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA, Nov. 14-Dec. 15, 1985. "Alternating Currents", Curators: Terry Berkowitz and David Donihue, Alternative Museum, NYC, June 15-July 6, 1985. Other Selected 1980's Exhibitions/Screenings: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, NYC: The Whitney Museum of American Art, ; The Kitchen Center, Postmasters Gallery, White Columns, New Math Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, The Limelight, 8 BC, Limbo Lounge, The Mudd Club, The Pyramid Club, Theatre for a New City, The American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT Gallery, Cambridge, MA; American Film Institute, Los Angeles; Berlin Film Festival, ARS Electronica; Kijkhuis Video Festival; American Centre in Paris; Hallwalls, Albright-Knox Gallery, SUNY/AB and Media Study/Bflo, all Buffalo, NY. * ARTISTS RESIDENCIES ------------------- Hambidge Center A.I.R - Rabun Gap, Georgia - June 15 - 26, 1999; Large Format Digital Imaging Workshop, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University - May 24 - June 5, 1999; Nexus Studio Artist: 1996-2001; Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY, Artist-in-Residence, May 20 -26, 1998; Film/Video Arts: Video Synthesis Studio AIR - Aug. 8 -13,1988 - Feb. 20 - 25,1990; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYSCA - funded A.I.R. - Oct. 1987 - Oct. 1989; Harvestworks - P.A.S.S: Electronic Music Studio Residency, April 1987; New York Foundation for the Arts: Islip Art Museum A.I.R. , East Islip, Long Island, NY, May 3-June 8,1987. ZBS Electronic Music Studio A.I.R: collaboration with David Held; Fort Edward, NY, April 1 - 5, 1982. Experimental Television Center: In-residency, Owego, NY; Oct. 1980 - Dec.- 1981. Filmmaker-in-Residency: Cinemedia, Rochester, NY; sponsored access to Steinbeck Editor; Spring 1977. Experimental Television Center: Owego, New York; Annual rotation schedule 1976 -1999. * PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ----------------------- Atlanta College of Art, Video Department Chair, 1994 - present; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Board Member,1995-1997; Production Manager & Postproduction Supervisor for "On Translation: The Games", a site-specific Olympic Premiere Exhibit by Antonio Muntadas, Atlanta College of Art Gallery - June - Aug. 4, 1996; Video Faculty, School of Visual Arts, Film/Video Department, 1986 - 94; Technical Consultant: Electronic Atelier, Bronx Museum -1992-94; Video Curator: "Techno-Bop", The Kitchen, NYC - 1987 and "The Other New York: Regional Reflections"- 1986 American Film Institute National Video Festival, Los Angeles. Publication Editor: "Video: The Reflexive Medium", College Art Association ART JOURNAL, 1985; Studio Camera person/News Editor: WPIX-TV, NYC and WABC-TV, NYC, 1983 - 1986; Administrative Director, Locus Communications, NYC, 1982 -83; Video Curator: "Video-in-the-Boroughs"- 1983, "Hi-Tech Mudd Video", Mudd Club, NYC and WNYE-TV CH-25 Broadcast - 1982; Managing Director, Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, SUNY/ Buffalo - 1979-80. * SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY --------------------- ART IN AMERICA, "Sara Hornbacher at Fay Gold", review of "Altered States" exhibition - Rebecca Dimling Cochran, March 1999, Vol. 87, No. 3, p.123. ARTPAPERS, exhibition review "Sara Hornbacher: Altered States", Cathy Byrd, p. 46, Mar./April 1999. CREATIVE LOAFING, ARTS, "Picture Perfect: "Museum Shows, Alternative Spaces Highlight 1998, Great Exhibitions: City Gallery at Chastain - Sara Hornbacher, "Transfigured Time", p. 32, Dec. 30, 1998. ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION, Weekend Preview, "Audacious Video Does Justice to Complex Topics", Visual Arts review of "Altered States"- Jason Forrest; p. Q8, Oct. 30, 1998. ARTPAPERS: "New Trends in Contemporary Art", review of Transfigured Time, Deanna Sirlin, July/ August, 1998, Vol. 22, Issue 4. NEW ART EXAMINER, Transfigured Time review, - Rebecca Dimling-Cochran, July, 1998. Atlanta Journal Constitution Weekend Section, "Story in their Eyes", review of Transfigured Time, City Gallery at Chastain - Jason Forest, p. Q7, February 20, 1998. "Driven to Abstraction", article by Cathy Byrd, CREATIVE LOAFING, Arts & Entertainment Section, Feb. 7, 1998, Vol 26, No. 38, p. 31. Creative Loafing, Atlanta: Nexus Art Party preview, photo of artist's Bronx Installation; August 28, 1996. "Lessons in Life", Catalog for Chicago Art Institute Exhibition of new acquisitions; published Spring 1994. "Iterations: The New Imaging", November 1993; Catalog published by (ICP) The International Center of Photography & MIT Press; Timothy Druckrey and Charles Stainback. "Video Etc.", Montage '93 Catalog, July 1993; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; Bob Doyle. Tema Celeste, "Abstract Video in America", Alan Moore, International Ed., pp. 61-62, Jan. - Mar. 1992. High Performance Magazine, #54, Summer 1991, Vol. 14, No. 2, "Formerly Formalist: Beirne and Hornbacher Cross the Line into Content"; pp. 38-41, Ann-Sargeant Wooster. "Making Their Mark: Women Enter theMainstream 1970 - 85", Exhibition Catalog published by Abbeyville Press,1989; Curators: Randy Rosen and Catherine Brawer; pp. 68, 151, 153, 247-48, 287. "Bits and Bytes are Computing in Dearborn", Sisson Gallery Exhibition review of the artist's work, Detroit Free Press, Mar. 3, 1989. "Armor-Piercing Electronic Art", PostCurrents Exhibition at SUNY/Buffalo, review by Tony Conrad, The Squealer, Jan., 1989. "A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation", Exhibition Catalog; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, published by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA; May 1989, p. 108 with Peter Nagy. SCAN +:A New Magazine for Video and Time-Based Arts; 4th Annual Australian Video Festival Catalogue, Vol. 2, Oct. 1989. "Infermental" Video Exhibition Catalogue, published by Hallwalls Contempory Art Center, Buffalo, NY, ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria, April 1988, pp. 7, 14, 18; Editors: Chris Hill, Tony Conrad. "Infermental 7", International traveling exhibition, interview by Elizabeth Licata with curators Chris Hill and Tony Contad, The Squealer, p. 5, April 1988. "Artist's Video": New York Times Weekend Section, front page review of "Techno Bop '87" at The Kitchen Center by William Zimmer; Sara Hornbacher, Curator; March 6,1987. "Spare but Thought-Provoking Geometry", Newsday Weekend Section, Islip Art Museum "Geometry" exhibition review by Karin Lipson; Friday, May 15,1987, Section S, p.3. "Seven Ways of Dealing With Geometry", Islip Art Museum "Geometry" exhibition review by Helen A. Harrison; New York Times Long Island Section, p. 22; Sunday, May 24, 1987. "Second Emerging Expressions", Bronx Museum of the Arts Exhibition Catalog, Sept. 17, 1987 - January 24,1988, "Writing Degree Z", pp. 69, 77. Afterimage, "The Other New York: Regional Reflection" review by Laura Hoptman, published by Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 18-19, Oct. 1987. "Video Art Music": Tellus, The Audio Cassette Magazine, #17, Fall 1987 - Curator: Peer Bode; Tellus Editor: Joesph Nechvatal, published by Harvestworks, NYC. "Artists Computers: An Alternative Medium, An Alternative Process", Isaac Kerlow, Sara Hornbacher, Joseph Nechvatal, Graduate Thesis by John Volney, Dec.7, 1987. "Engendered Species", Afterimage, Vol.13, No. 8, March 1986, published by Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; New Math Gallery exhibition review, Ann-Sargent Wooster, Sept. 1985. Art in America, "Engendered Species", New Math Gallery Exhibition review, June 1986, pp.127-128. "Sara Hornbacher: The Torque Habit", Differentia: Review of Italian Thought, article by Collins & Milazzo pp. 123-127, Vol. No. 1, Autumn 1986. 1986 National Video Festival Catalogue, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 1986. "At Video Festival, Satire, Welles and Technology", New York Times, Dec. 6, 1986. "National Video Festival Has it All, From Surreal to Political", Chicago Tribune, Dec. 6, 1986. "The Other New York, Regional Reflections" American Film magazine, December 1986. Alternating Currents Catalogue; Terry Berkowitz/David Donihue; Alternative Museum, June 15,1985. Village Voice, Voice Choices, Video : Alternating Currents Exhibition, "Writing Degree Z", July 3,1985. East Village Eye, New Math Gallery "Computer Age Show", review by Amy Slaton, April 1985. New York SIGGRAPH Electronic Gallery at Expo Catalog, April 11 -15, 1985. "Video: The Reflexive Medium", Editor's Statement, College Art Association 'Art Journal", Vol. 45, #3, pp.191-193, Fall 1985. Emerging Expression Biennial: The Artist & The Computer Catalog, Bronx Museum, 1985. "The New Sleep: Stasis & The Image-Bound Environment", Collins & Milazzo; College Art Association Art Journal, Vol. 45, #3, pp. 246-48, Fall 1985. Pan Arts "Art & Ego Show" review, East Village Eye, Dec. 1984 - Jan. 1985, Vol. V, No. 50. Kijkhuis World-wide Video Festival Catalogue, 1984. Video 80 Magazine, p. 53, Winter 1983. ARTFORUM, Kitchen "Image-Process Show", Charles Hagen review; Curator: Shalom Gorowitz, April 1983. "Video Music: New Correlations" Catalogue; Whitney Museum, May 1982. Bajajaga International Women's Film/ Video Festival Catalogue; Rome, Italy, June 1982, pp.16-17. Kijkhuis World-wide Video Festival Catalogue, 1982. The Monumental Show 1981 Catalog; Gowanus Memorial Art Yard, Exhibition, May 1981. "Installation: Video", Exhibition Catalog: Diagrams, Documentation, Video Installations, Hallwalls Gallery, May 1980, 3 pages. Art News, 1980 New York State/CAPS Traveling Video Show review; October 1980. "Beau Fleuve" Catalogue, Buffalo Film/ Video Screening in Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, Fall, 1979. "In Western New York", Exhibition Catalogue; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, Feb. 1979. * SELECTED LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS ------------------------------- Georgia Institure of Technology/School of Literature, Communication & Culture, Artist's Presentation, April 8, 1999. Georgia State University / Graduate Photography Program, Artist's presentation in conjunction with Fay Gold Exhibition; Nov. 4, 1998. Video History Conference: Artist's Presentation, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; Oct. 16-18, 1998. "Transfigured Time", Talk in conjunction with exhibition; City Gallery at Chastain, Jan. 29,1998. "G-Force Erasure", Artist Gallery Talk(s) during Atlanta College of Art Faculty Exhibition: ACA Board of Directors, Oct. 24; students and faculty, Nov. 13, 1996. "Placing Practice: The Role of The Art Practitioner in the Culture of Postmodernism" School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography Department Symposium, Spring 1993; Other panelists: Gretchen Bender, Max Kozloff, Tim Druckrey, John Hanhardt. "The Luminous Object: The Relationship Between Painting and Video", Penine Hart Gallery, NYC, screening/panel discussion with panelists: Hans Breder, Herman Rappaport, Ann Sargeant Wooster, Berta Sichel, Nov. 18, 1993. "Precession of the Simulacra", Oct. 15 Artist's Talk, in conjunction with Bronx Museum exhibition; Sept. 27 - Nov. 27,1990. 4th Annual Australian Video Festival Artists Panel: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Oct.14, 1989. "PostCurrents: A Gallery of Electronic Art": Artists Panel; Baldy Hall, SUNY/ Buffalo; Nov. 12,1988. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, "Controversies Panel ", held in conjunction with exhibition, "Artists in the Computer Age", Cambridge, MA, May 8,1987. Newark Media Network Annual Conference: Artist's Distribution Panel Speaker, May 15,1987. "Video/Computers & Postmodernism", Artist Talk in Conjunction with "Natural Geometries" installation and New York Foundation for the Arts New Works Grant /AIR; Islip Art Museum, June 7, 1987. 1986 AFI National Video Festival: curator's rationale and presentation of clips from "The Other New York: Regional Reflection", American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA; December 6, 1986. New York State Museum, Albany, New York; curatorial rationale and presentation of clips, in conjunction with the New York State premiere screening/ exhbition of "The Other New York: Regional Reflections"; Dec., 13, 1986. Anthology Film Archives: Artist's Retrospective (1982 - 86) Screening and Talk, May 15, 1986. * EDUCATION --------- Graduate Fellow, Center for Media Studies, State University of New York/Buffalo, Master of Arts in Humanities - 1975-78; BFA, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN, Magna Cum Laude, 1975.