ABOUT

Jeannette Louie is an award-winning Asian American filmmaker and visual artist whose experimental films and installations delve deeply into the netherworld of consciousness. She magnifies the dystopic diaspora of human cognition by building a world filled with narratives. In this terrain, individual minds construct multiple realms of realities defined by molecular memory and reaction. The shaping of subjective identity through this schema of neuroscience and psychology is elemental to the creation of this world. Using film, animation, the language of science and streams of consciousness, Louie magnifies our human interiorities and deftly illuminates the landscape of the mind.

She screens globally, appearing at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), Platoon Kunsthalle (Berlin), the Nerve Center (Northern Ireland), and CineGlobe at CERN (Switzerland). Her notable awards include the Rome Prize in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome, a Creative Capital Foundation Fellowship, a MidAtlantic Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Fellowship with additional support provided by Willapa Bay AIR, Yaddo, Skowhegan, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Sculpture Space. Her films are featured at The Black Maria Film Festival, Imagine Science Films, STATE Experience Science Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, Columbus International Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, XXIII Message to Man International Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Athens International Film & Video Festival, and the American Psychological Association Film Festival. She has exhibited at Artists’ Television Access (SF), Cinesonika 3 (Northern Ireland), [.Box] at Visual Container (Milan), Platform Seoul (South Korea), Esso Gallery (NYC), The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (NM), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (MI), Homie (Berlin), Mills College Art Museum (CA), Spaces (OH), Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea (Turin), The Montclair Art Museum (NJ), and The Noyes Museum (NJ). She lives and works in New Jersey and New York, USA.


Awards

2018
Gapado AIR, South Korea

2017
WorldFest Houston, Texas – Remi Award

2016
Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, CA – Honorable Mention
Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, CA – Honorable Mention
Willapa Bay AIR, Artist Residency, Oysterville, WA

2015
American Psychological Association Film Festival, Toronto, Canada – Best Avant-garde Film Award

2014
Columbus International Film & Video Festival, OH - 2nd Place Audience Award
Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH - Honorable Mention
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival, NJ - Directors’ Choice Award

2007
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Artist Residency, NY
Blue Sky Projects, Involvement Advocacy, Artist Residency, IL
New Jersey Print & Paper Fellowship, Brodsky Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2002
Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts / New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship
Yaddo, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY

2001-02
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program, New York, NY

2001
Creative Capital Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2000
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, NM

1999-00
Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Italy

1999
Vermont Studio Center, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Johnson, VT

1998
Skowhegan School, Skowhegan Payson Governor’s Fund Fellowship, ME

1997-98
P.S. 122 Project Space Program, New York, NY

1996
Sculpture Space, Artist Residency, Utica, NY

1990
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NEA Fellowship, New York, NY

1988
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aim Program, Bronx, NY


Solo Exhibitions

2006
Beat for You, Homie Berlin, Germany

2003/04
Words To Live & Love By, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2002
Rendering, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2001
monochrome (for u.s.), Esso Gallery , New York, NY

2000
Over There, Over Here, Hokusai, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Small Matters In A Dominion, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Fiction, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ


Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2017
Imagine Science Films Festival, Chimera Experiment, NY
Munich Underground FilmFest, Germany
Hapjungjigu Gallery, SeoLouie Productions, Seoul, South Korea
XV Festival Internationale Segni de la Notte, Urbino, Italy

2016
Mental Health Channel Film Festival, Austin, TX
Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival, Chicago, IL
London Experimental Film Festival, UK
35th Anniversary Black Maria Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, NY
GAZE at Artists’ Television Access, Here, Then, There, San Francisco, CA
New York State Psychological Association Clinical Division Film Festival, NY

2015
Hammerbrook Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Altered States, Hastings & St. Leonards, UK
American Psychological Association Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Mykonos Biennale, Greece
Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Institute for Women & Art at Rutgers University, Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, NJ

2014
Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia, MO
STATE Experience Science Festival, Berlin, Germany
Imagine Science Film Festival, NY
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, MN
FLEXIFF, Sydney, Australia
Toronto Independent Film Festival, Canada
The Columbus International Film & Video Festival, OH
Fabrica Utopia, Festival Miden at Andros, Greece
Brooklyn Film Festival, NY
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, CA
Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH
CineGlobe, International Film Festival at CERN, Beyond the Frontier, Geneva, Switzerland
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival, National Tour, USA
(National Gallery of Art, Washington DC/ Flying Monkey Arts Center, AL/ Grounds for
Sculpture, NJ/ AMC Theaters West Orange, NJ)
[.Box] at Visualcontainer, Digitize, Milan, Italy

2013
The Noyes Museum of Art Independent Film Festival, Oceanville, NJ
XXIII Message to Man International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL
Cinesonika 3, University of Ulster, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK

2012
The Noyes Museum of Art, Dendrology, Oceanville, NJ
File 2012, Art Gallery of SESI at FIESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Noyes Museum of Art Independent Film Festival, Oceanville, NJ
Stomper at Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia
United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University Media Arts Center, NJ
Blue Sky Project New Media Festival, University of Dayton, OH

2011
Stomper, Whistling in the Dark, London, United Kingdom
Cine Athens, Tresor Trove: Lost & Found, Flotsam & Jetsam, GA
Washington Project for the Arts, The Final Girl, Washington, DC
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Made in Woodstock, NY

2010
Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica Flux, Queens, NY

2009
SAMUSO, Platform in Kimusa, Seoul, Korea
Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Godor Club, Budapest, Hungary
Carbunari Experimental Film Festival, Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania
Brancaleone, Human Emotion Project, Rome, Italy
Squardi Sonori Festival of Media & Time-Based Art, Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy
CEC ’09, Carnival of e-Creativity, Uttarakhand, India
Directors Lounge, 5th Berlin International, Berlin, Germany
Korean Cultural Center, Women’s Caucus for Art 5th International Video Shorts Festival, LA, CA

2008
CologneOFF IV Film Festival, Here We Are, Cologne, Germany
Optica International Festival of Video Art, Gijon, Spain
Carnegie-Mellon University, Miller Gallery, Rewind, Remix, Fast Forward, Pittsburgh, PA
Wharf Road Projects, The Beautiful Children, London, United Kingdom
Modern Fuel, Square Pegs: Video Art in the Square, Ontario, Canada
CUNY Graduate Center, Consent, New York, NY
Rutgers University – Mason Gross Galleries, New Editions from the Brodsky Center, NJ

2007
Blue Sky Projects at Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
Roswell Museum & Art Center, Beyond a Gift of Time, Roswell, NM
Columbia University – Macy Gallery, Short Stories: Photographs 1890-2006, NY

2006
Esso Gallery, Anniversary, New York, NY

2005
Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos College, Props for a Romantic Comedy, NY

2004
College of Santa Fe, Twitch, NM
Rutgers University-Camden Ctr. for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship
Exhibit, NJ

2002
Islip Art Museum, Paper Cuts, East Islip, NY
The ISE Cultural Foundation, WATERwalks, New York, NY
Ace Gallery, Artists to Artists, New York, NY
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, Open Studios, New York, NY

2001
Esso Gallery, Les Joux Sont Faits, New York, NY
Knoedler Gallery, Skowhegan Alumni, New York, NY
Spaces, Drawing on Language, Cleveland, OH

2000
Turin Art Fair - Esso Gallery, Turin, Italy
Sala 1, Home Abroad, Rome, Italy
American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize Fellows, Italy
Accademia di Romania, Strade Incrociate, Rome, Italy

1999
Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Lontana Da Dove?, Turin, Italy
Site Simpatico, Interactive Drawing, New York, NY
Hereart, Confined, New York, NY
T.W. Wood Art Gallery - Vermont College, Thesis Exhibition, Montpelier, VT

1998
Ben Shahn Galleries - William Paterson University, Faculty Exhibition, Wayne, NJ
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Bank Holiday, Skowhegan, ME
The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, Montclair, NJ

1997
P.S. 122 Gallery, Benefit Exhibition, New York, NY
MAP/Godzilla/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Bank: Inside the Counting House, NY
Aronson Galleries - Parsons School of Design, Fermented, NY
CCNY Compton-Goethals Gallery, Travel-sized, New York, NY

1996
Shirley Fiterman Gallery at BMCC, Godzilla at BMCC: And We Speak, New York, NY
The Puffin Room, Genderplex, New York, NY

1995
La Bacheca Galeria D’Arte, Useless Information, Sardinia, Italy

1994
Time & Art, Traveling Goods, Sardinia, Italy
New Jersey State Museum, New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, Trenton, NJ

1993
Ten on Eight, Packaged Goods: New and Improved, New York, NY
Trans Hudson Gallery, Forms of Life?, Jersey City, NJ
Good Citizens Product System, Packaged Goods, Jersey City, NJ
Art Center on First, Racizms & Otherness in the USA, Jersey City, NJ
Longwood Arts Gallery, Female Body Parts: From Geography to Fetish, Bronx, NY

1992
Progressive Cultureworks, Adult Children of Catholicism, Jersey City, NJ
Progressive Cultureworks, Cannibalism, Jersey City, NJ

1991
The Upstairs Gallery, Artists from the Printmaking Workshop NY, Ithaca, NY

1990
P.S. 122 Gallery, Out of Landscape, New York, NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, A Decade in the Marketplace, Bronx, NY
Soho Center for Visual Arts, Recollections, New York, NY

1989
Bronx River Arts Center, Art Against Apartheid, Bronx, NY
Interior Space Design, Shamanism, New York, NY

1988
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Annual Invitational, Hempstead, NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx, NY
BACA Downtown, The Small Works Show, Brooklyn, NY
Ariel Gallery, Homage to the Human Form, New York, NY
The Emerging Collector, Group Invitational, New York, NY

1987
The Queensborough Community College Gallery, Works On/Of Paper, NY
22 Wooster Gallery, Freedom, New York, NY


Education

1998
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME
Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT, MFA

1994-95
Hunter College, New York, NY

1985
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, BFA


Lectures, Invitations & Teaching

2017
Chimera Experiment, Imagine Science Films, Simons Foundation, NY, Filmmaker Presentation
New Jersey City University, Media Arts Dept., Jersey City, NJ, Adjunct Professor

2016
Willapa Bay AIR, Washington, Juror
35th Anniversary The Black Maria Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NY, Filmmaker Q&A

2015
Institute for Women & Art at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Artists’ Conversation

2014
Black Maria Film Festival, Juror
Imagine Science Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NY, Filmmaker Q&A
Brooklyn Film Festival, Windmill Studios, NY, Filmmaker Q&A
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, CGV Cinemas, CA, Filmmaker Q&A
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Filmmaker Q&A
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival, West Orange AMC Cinemas, NJ, Filmmaker Q&A

2013
The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, Filmmaker Q&A

2012
United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University Media Arts Center, NJ,
Filmmaker Presentation

2009
Cornell University, Art Architecture Planning NY, Visiting Critic
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, Filmmaker Q&A

2008
Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowships, Pennsylvania, Sculpture, Juror
Mid-Atlantic Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowships, New Jersey, Sculpture, Juror

2007
McHenry County College, Blue Sky Projects in Residence, Crystal Lake, IL, Artists’ Presentation

2003
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, Artist’s Talk

2002
The ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY, Artist’s Talk

2000
Temple University, Rome, Italy, Visiting Critic
Rhode Island School of Design, European Honors Program, Rome, Italy, Visiting Critic

1998-99
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, Foundation 2D & 3D Design, Adjunct Professor

1998
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, High School to Art School, Mentor
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Visiting Artist Lecturer

1997
The Caldwell Center of Community & Continuing Education, NJ, 35MM Photography, Instructor
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Artist’s Talk