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Shalom Gorewitz

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Professor of Video Art and New Media

Year Joined RCNJ: 1981

Contact Information


  • B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
  • M.F.A., Antioch International University

Courses Offered:

  • Art and Technology
  • Video Art
  • Art and Exile
  • Installation Art

Awards and Special Recognition:

  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant, 2008
  • New York State Council on the Arts Production Grant, 1995
  • National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Art Fellowship, 1993-94
  • Arts International, Pilot Travel Grant, 1993
  • Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, 1991
  • New York State Council on the Arts Production Grant, 1991
  • Suitcase Fund for Curatorial Research, 1990
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1989
  • National Endowment for the Art Media Production Grant, 1989
  • Arts America Foundation Fellowship, 1989
  • WNET-WGBH Postproduction Grant, 1987
  • New York Foundation for the Arts, 1986
  • Checkerboard Foundation, 1986
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1983, ’80, ’78
  • Media Bureau Postproduction Grant, 1982
  • New York State Council on the Arts Grant, 1981, ’79
  • Creative Artists Public Service Award, 1980
  • Poets and Writers Production Grant, 1976
  • America the Beautiful Foundation Grant, 1975

Selected Public Collections:

  • Museum of Modern Art, NYC
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Itau Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Kowasaki Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • George Potter Library at Ramapo College, New Jersey
  • NY Public Library/Donnell Branch
  • Library of California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
  • Getty Museum Video Art Archive, LA, CA

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments:

Recent Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2017 Beton7 Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  • 2010 Public Art Project, Chashama Gallery, NY
  • 2006 Virtual Amulets & Trivial Topographies, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, NYC
  • 2003 Paintings, Pictures, and Scrolls, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, NYC
  • 2003 Deep Listening Space, Kingston, NY

Recent Broadcasts:

  • 2006 Reel New York, Channel 13, NY/NJ Public Television (Soft Targets)
  • 2003 The Territory, Houston, Texas Public Television, Southwest U.S.

Recent Group Exhibitions:

  • 2017 Digital vrs. Pop, Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Italy
  • 2016  Kindred Spirits, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, VermontL’Anima del Fuoco, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
  • 2008 Eye on Zion, Two Boots/Pioneer Theater, NYC
  • 2008 East Village Retrospective, Varga Gallery, Woodstock, NY
  • 2007 Infinitu Et Contini, Repeated Histories, Reinvented Resistances
    • Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    • Video Histories, The Hopper House, Nyack, NY
  • 2005 Video Spirit: Mysteries, Myths, Meditations and Moving Image,
    • Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
    • Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY
  • 2004 Urban Eden, Jewish Museum, NYC
  • 2004 Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

Recent Festivals:

  • 2017 Haiti Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 International Animation Festival, Corfu, Greece
  • 2010 Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany
  • 2009  Artivist Film Festival, Hollywood, CA
  • 2008 Coney Island Film Festival (Hot Stains)
  • 2007 Athens, Greece Video Art Festival (The Shape of Emptiness)
  • 2006 Recontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid (Soft Targets)
    • Manifestation Internationale Videoformes 21 (Thrashing)
  • 2005 11th Biennale of the Moving Image, Geneva, Switzerland (Soft Targets)
  • 2004 VideoZone Biennial of Video Art, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel

Selected Published Writing:

  • “The Color of Silence”, THE MINDFUL EYE, Common Ground Press, Il.,2017
  • “Electric Breath: Pull the Plug and It’s Gone”, The Squealer, 2004
  • Regular Media Reviews for the Journal of Religion and Health 2002-04

Selected Presentations/Screenings:

  • Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece, 2015
  • The Athens Center, Athens, Greece, 2015
  • University of Corfu, Greece, 2015
  • Book Culture, Bookstore, New York, NY, 2014
  • Otto’s Shrunken Head, Dive Bar, New York, NY, 2014
  • Portland Literary Arts, Oregon, 2014
  • University of Houston, Texas, 2014
  • NYU Bookstore, Bookstore, New York, NY, 2104
  • Color of Silence, Contemplative Heart of Higher Education National. Conference, Amherst, MA, 2012
  • Syncretic Visions, University of Texas, Houston,2011
  • Constant Flow, Orange Community College, 2011
  • Invoking Spiritual Aspects of Color/ Student-Artists, Contemplative Heart of Higher Ed, Amherst, MA.,2009
  • Visual Polemics in Haitian Art, School of Visual Arts Conf, New York City,
  • Experiments in Art and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah U. of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana,2008
  • Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 2008
  • Art and Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2008
  • Practicing Jews: Art, Identity and Culture, Center for Jewish Studies, U of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • Regional Conference, Society of Photographer Educators, Panelist, 2003
  • College Art Association, The Signal Panel, Philadelphia, PA, 2002
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