Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tom Leeser

Tom Leeser is a media artist, educator, curator, and writer. He is Program Director of the Art and Technology Program and Director of the Center for Integrated Media at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). 

Tom received his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). His film, video, online work, interactive installations, and public performances have been exhibited at Eyebeam, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Machine Project, the Mount Wilson Observatory, MassMoca, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The Fowler Museum, Redcat Theater, The Kitchen, The Millennium, Siggraph, and film and video festivals worldwide, with support from Art Matters, Creative Time, and the Daniel Langlois Foundation.

Recent projects include: DryRun, a public art and sound/poetry project for the City of Santa Clarita, CA, History Refused to Die and The Futures Project at the Alabama Contemporary Center for the Arts and the Los Angeles Filmforum, Artist Resident for a Day at Machine Project, Radical Cosmologies at ISEA2012, Indirect IntentionA Home and Garden Intervention at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Future Imaginary at the Ben Maltz Gallery of the Otis College of Art and Design, The Lament Project—An Evening at the Manual Archives, Underground Cinemamachine at Machine Project and Object Lessons for Gigantic Artspace in New York City. 

He is an editor and producer for the web-based journal and curatorial project

Learn more about his work and collaborations through these links – Play: Active and Dry Run and NASA Future Tense Project and 24 Fragments of Purifoy and Video, Solo Trombone and Electronics- A Collaboration and The Center for Integrated Media.

Joe Minter/Tom Leeser video installation Alabama Center for Contemporary Art: History Refused to Die
Claire Phillips/Tom Leeser video/spoken word NASA Future Tense Project
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  1. […] Tom Leeser is an experimental filmmaker, curator, writer, and Program Director of Art and Technology at the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts. He also works as a curator, writer, and media artist. Presently he is collaborating with a composer to create a video project incorporating spoken word and tuba. Leeser has exhibited his work at Eyebeam, Santa Monica Museum of Art, and The Kitchen to name just a few. Of the blending of his practice as an artist and his work as an educator, Leeser says he holds on to “notions of progressive arts education in relationship to practice and doing.” His background in experimental filmmaking has led him to “favor more risk taking and experimental approach.” […]

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