Coleen Fitzgibbon recently finished two documentaries, one on the nether-world installations of sculptor Johnathan Silver (Infidel in the Studio) and a canoe tour of superfund site in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Greenpoint 2017). Fitzgibbon is in the 1980’s work of The Offices at the HirshHorn Museum’s current show Brand New and is currently working with Carolina Mandia on a tapestry for BravinLee Productions and has two new scripts in the works.
Fitzgibbon is an experimental filmmaker/artist based in NYC and Montana who exhibits work at film festivals, museums and galleries, including the HirshHorn, MOMA NY, Cuchifritos Gallery, New Museum, Salon94, MOCA/LA Film Forum, Austrian VIENNALE, TIFF, IFF Rotterdam, BERLINALE, Subliminal Projects Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, Light Industry, Printed Matter, James Fuentes Gallery, Stephen Harvey Gallery, Dorian Grey Gallery, Knokke EXPRMNTL Festival, DeAppel, Palais des Beaux Arts (Bruxelles) and others.
Fitzgibbon studied at Boston U. Fine Arts, graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (under Owen Land, Stan Brakhage and Carolee Schneemann) and the Whitney Independent Study Program (under Yvonne Rainer and David Diao); in the early 1970’s worked for Jack Smith, Dennis Oppenheim and Gordon Matta-Clark. She co-founded the collaborative X+Y Offer with Robin Winters, The Offices of Fend, Fitzgibbon, Holzer, Nadin, Prince and Winters, Collaborative Projects, Inc. (Colab), Ocean Earth Inc (with Peter Fend, Paul Sharits and Jenny Holzer), created 5 Bleecker Store and was a producer for AT&T Technologies/Bell Labs, John Lurie’s “Fishing with John” TV series, Mark Rappaport’s video narratives and worked for a cattle ranch in Montana.