• Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, B.A., 1972 (Art)

• The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A., 1974 (Film)


• Hampshire College, Professor Emeritus of Film and Photography (1991-Present)

• New York University, Cinema Studies, graduate Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, Adjunct Professor (2005-Present)

• School of Visual Arts, New York City, Summer Session (1987)

• San Francisco Art Institute, Summer Session (1986)

• Hunter College, CUNY, New York City, Adjunct Assistant Professor (1985-87)

• Collective for Living Cinema, Optical Printing Workshops (1980-90)

• Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Faculty in Filmmaking (1975-85)

• S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Summer Session, Center for Media Study (1976)

• S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, Instructor, Advanced Filmmaking Workshop (1974)

• The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Instructor, Summer Session (1973)


• ORNITHOLOGY 4  [color, silent, HD, 30 second loop] (2015)

• DOWN THE ALLEY  [color, sound, HD, 8 minutes] (2011)• DOWN THE ALLEY  [color, sound, HD, 8 minutes] (2011)

SUSIE’S GHOST [color, sound, 16mm, 7 minutes] in collaboration with Ruthie Marantz (2011)

SICÓMORO [color, sound, HD, 5 minutes] text by Carolina Noblega (2011)

RAMPLA JUNIORS [color, sound, HD, 16 minutes] (2011)

MISTAKES, OUT TAKES AND GOOD DEEDS [3 projector film and video installation] (2006)

SWAN'S ISLAND [color, sound, 16mm, 5 minutes] co- directed with Katy Martin (2005)

SUITE [color, sound DV video, 29 minutes] (1996-2003). Includes:

MY FATHER’S LEG [color, silent, DV video, 3 minutes]

INTERIOR OUTPOST [color, sound, DV video, 10 minutes]

MOXIBUTION [color, sound, DV video, 8 1/2 minutes]

DOUBLE NEPHRECTOMY [color, sound, DV video, 4 minutes]

GAZELLE [color, sound, DV video, 3 1/2 minutes]

SKINSIDE OUT [color, sound, 16mm, 10 minutes] co- directed with Katy Martin (2002)

I’M A PILOT LIKE YOU [color, sound DV video, 40 minutes] co- directed with Ruth Hardinger (2000)

DIALYSIS, LIVING WITH CHOICES [color, sound, DV video, 15 minutes] made with students at Hampshire College (1997)

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION PROJECT [color, sound, video, 8 minutes] made with students at Hampshire College (1996)

HUMAN RESOURCES UNLIMITED [color, sound, video, 6 minutes] made with students at Hampshire College (1995)

HOME LESS HOME [color, sound, 75 minutes] (1990)

COALFIELDS [color, sound, 39 minutes] (1984)

TRACY'S FAMILY FOLK FESTIVAL [color, sound, 10 minutes] (1983)

CHUCK'S WILL'S WIDOW [color, silent, 13 minutes] (1982)

SPLIT DECISION [color, sound, 15 minutes] (1979)

WORKS IN THE FIELD [color, silent, 40 minutes] (1978)

T.F.W. MARCH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS [color, sound, 7 minutes] (1977)

THE TRAIL TO KOSKIMO, HIS FIRST HUNT [color, sound, 35 minutes] (1976)

CARTOONS [color and b/w, sound and silent, 40 minutes total] (1974-75). Includes:

AN ANGRY DOG [color, silent, 5 1/2 minutes] (1974)

IT DAWN DOWN [color, silent, 5 1/2 minutes] (1974)

THE CENTRAL FINGER [color, silent, 5 1/2 minutes] (1974)

BEFORE THE FACT [color, sound, 6 minutes] made with Saul Levine and Students at S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton (1974)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN [color, silent, 4 minutes] (1975)

NEW YORK STATE PRIMARIES [color, sound, 5 1/2 minutes] (1975)

STILL AT WORK [color, sound, 4 minutes] (1975)

DEMOLITION OF A WALL [b/w, sound, 30 minutes] (1973)

TOUCH TONE PHONE FILM [b/w, sound, 8 minutes] (1973)

ACTS OF LIGHT [color, sound, 55 minutes total] (1972-74).  Includes:

CIRCLES OF CONFUSION [color, sound, 15 minutes] (1974)

ANGULAR MOMENTUM [color, sound, 20 minutes] (1973)

RATE OF CHANGE [color, sound, 18 minutes] (1972)

MOMENT [b/w, sound, 25 minutes] (1972)

ZIP-TONE-CAT-TUNE [color, silent, 8 minutes] (1972)

PONG PING PONG [film and sound environment, b/w, sound, 25 minutes] (1971)

ALWAYS OPEN/NEVER CLOSED [color, silent, 13 minutes] (1971)

TREE [b/w, sound, 8 minutes] (1970)

ORGANIC AFGHAN [color, sound, 4 minutes] (1969)



College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, "The Modeling of of the Medium" curated by Ding Beili, Shanghai, China

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, "Bill Brand y Katy Martin," Paris, France.

Light Cone, Scratch Projection series, "Bill Brand y Katy Martin," Paris, France.

CRATER-Lab,Barcelona, Spain


Docs, "Peephole Cinema - Kinetoscopic Records," Brooklyn, NY

Union Docs, "Refracting Lumière: Avant Garde Revisions of the Lumière Brothers," Brooklyn, NY

Orphan Film Syposium 10, Culpeper, Virgina


Mono No Aware, The Center for Performance Research, "Split Decisions," Brooklyn, NY


• Alliance Française of BuenosAires, Argentina


• The Museum of Modern Art, "An Evening with Saul Levine," New York, NY

• La Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay

• Centro de Documentactión y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Conteporáneo, "Seminario Bill Brand," Murcia, Spain

• Off Limits, "Cine hecho a mano: Charla sobre cine familiar," Madrid, Spain

• Unpainted Emporium Productions, LLC, "Time-Shifting" - An Experimental Multimedia and Live Performance Event," Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ

• UnionDocs, "A Color Box Opens," Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

Black Maria Film Festival (opens in new window)

• Orphan Film Symposium, "Making Films at AT&T/Bell Labs 1967-1980," Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY

• dm contemporary, "♥+Art: Artist Couples Collaborating and Exhibiting Together," New York, NY


• National Gallery of Art, "A Co-op Omnibus" in series "Film-makers’ Coop at Fifty," Washington D.C.

• BAMCinématek, "All City Shorts: Ny Stories" in "BAMcinemaFest," Brooklyn, NY

• Echo Park Film Center, "Perceptive Frame: Films by Bill Brand," Los Angeles, CA

• LA Filmforum, "Interior Landscapes: Films by Bill Brand," Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA

UCLA Film & Television Archive. “Celebrating Orphan Films,” Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (opens in a new window)

MassArt Film Society, "Bill Brand," Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Hampshire College "Faculty Art Exhibition curated by Bill Brayton", Hampshire College Art Gallery. Amherst, MA (opens in a new window)


Union Docs, "The Film-Makers’ Coop: After the Fact," curated by Colin Beckett and Jim Supanick, NY

Orphan Film Symposium 2010, NY

"Critical Mass: The Legacy of Hollis Frampton," University of Chicago


The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY, "It All Started Here! New York's 103 year relationship with the Animation Industry," curated by Howard Beckerman and J. J. Sedelmaier

Anthology Film Archives, NY

Vision Festival, NY

New York Transit Museum, NY

Fundacion de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay


Rotterdam International Film Festival

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, "Between The Still And Moving Image"

Museum of Modern Art, NY, "To Save and Project: The Sixth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation," introducing Hollis Frampton's magnum opus, "Hapax Legomena I-VII" (1971-72)


Pacific Film Archive, Avant-Garde Preservation Series, Berkeley, CA

Cinema Project, Portland, OR

Northwest Film Study Center, workshop on film and video preservation, Portland, OR

NewYorkRioToyko "e.V. and Ex’N’Pop," Berlin, Germany

Essential Documentaries: Classic New Directors/New Films, Lincoln Center, NY

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Espace Gantner, Belfort, France, “Paul Sharits, Figment”

Orchard, "Projection/Performance: Living Cinema Workshop" with Ruthie Marantz and Anya Maddow-Zimet in exhibition "On the Collective for Living Cinema," New York


Tribeca Film Festival, "In Black and White and Living Color," New York

The Tank, solo exhibition of film and video work, New York

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, “Media Mavericks”, guest artist, New York

Queens Arts Festival, "Through Our Own Eyes," Belfast, Northern Ireland

Queens University, lecture and screening, Belfast, Northern Ireland,

Dashanzi Arts Festival, "Art as a Form of Conversation," 798 Galleries, Beijing, China

Anthology Film Archives, "Results You Can't Refuse: Celebrating 30 Years of BB Optics," a 4-week retrospective, New York

Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, "12+ Retrospective," Shanghai, China


Barbican Art Gallery, "Colour After Klein: Films," London

Tribeca Film Festival


Art World Magazine (Yishushijie), 12+, Shanghai Doulun Art Museum, China, solo exhibition of films and videos.

Princeton University, "Gloria! The Legacy of Hollis Frampton" conference, moderated panel on “The Algorithmic Aesthetic: Frampton as Digital Pioneer”

Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference, Minneapolis,  exhibition and panelist for "Fixing the Moment: Preserving Expanded Cinema." Talk titled “Artist as Archivist: A Preservation Pickle”

Art in General, "Through our Eyes," exhibition and panel discussion, organized by Jo Wood-Brown, NY

"Chicago Filmmakers 30th Anniversary Show," Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago

"Chicago Filmmakers 30th Anniversary Show," Anthology Film Archive, NY

"Save Our Films benefit for Anthology Film Archive," live music by Animal Collective

"Open Zone Friends & Co-Conspirators Program," Ocularis at Galapagos Art and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY

Athens Film Festival, Athens, Ohio


Tribeca Film Festival

Chicago Filmmakers

San Francisco Cinematheque

California Institute of the Arts

Ocularis at Galapagos Art and Performance Space, “Scratch, Sniff, Pet: Open Zone Friends & Co-Conspirators Program,” Brooklyn, NY My Father's Leg

Massachusetts College of Art Film Society, Boston

“Selected Film and Video 1973-2003” Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, “Cine y casi cine,” Madrid, Spain

Donnell Media Center, New York Public Libarary, "Meet the Maker" series

Brooklyn Academy of Music, in "The Nearest Far Away Place" as part of the "Next Wave Festival"


Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY

Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna, Italy


Bennington College, VT, (reconstruction of 1971 film installation Pong Ping Pong plus other work)

Cooper Union, NYC

Dallas Video Festival, TX


Whitney Museum of American Art, “American Century,” NYC

Fundació Antoni Tápeis, “Calculated Cinema", Barcelona, Spain

Marlboro College, VT


Barbican Centre, Lux Cinema, Underground America, “Ways of Seeing,” London

Lux Cinema, “Underground America” curated by Mark Webber, London


Harvard University Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts


Pleasant Street Cinema   1 week run, Northampton, MA

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley


Rotterdam International Film Festival, Holland


Berlin Film Festival, "Forum of New Films," Germany

Museum of Modern Art, "New Directors/New Films," NY

New York Historical Society, "Race and Class in N.Y.C.", NYC

Munich Documentary Festival, Germany

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

AFI LA Film Festival, LA

American Film and Video Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland

Montreal World Film Festival, Canada

Port Washington Library, NYUpstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH

Crandell Library, Glens Falls, NY

PS122, New York, NY

Massachusetts College of Art Film Society, Boston, MA


Independent Feature Project Market, NY

Rutgers University, Visiting Artist, NJ


Collective for Living Cinema, NY

Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY

Media Mix, Rutgers University, NJ

Whitney Museum of American Art, "Image World", NYC


American Museum of the Moving Image, "Independent America: New Film, 1978 1988", Astoria, NY


Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY

Collective for Living Cinema, NYC


Filmforum, Los Angeles

Munson Williams Proctor Institute, "Frames of Mind," Utica, NY

Three River Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Montclair State College, NJ

Long Island University, NY


New York Public Library "Bill Brand presents Coalfields" in "Meet the Makers: Experiments in Documentary Film," Donnell Library, NYC

Gallery 400, "Sites and Solutions," University of Illinois at Chicago.

Bromfield Gallery, Boston

University of Kentucky, Lexington

West Virginia Institute of Technology, Montgomery

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Kent State University, Filmworks, Kent, Ohio

P.S.1, NYC

Black Maria Film Festival, NJ

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan

Bromfield Gallery, "Independent Film Series," Boston, MA.


Collective for Living Cinema, NYC

University of Hartford, CT

Freedman Gallery, "Sites and Solutions," Albright College, Reading, PA

Edinburgh Festival, Scotland

Collective for Living Cinema, "Super 8 Films Against U.S. Intervention in Central America", NYC:  Organizer.


The Boston Film/Video Foundation, MA

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Berks Filmmakers', Reading, PA

The Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

Pasadena Filmforum, Pasadena, CA

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Collective for Living Cinema, "Art in Nicaragua", NYC

The Kitchen, "Filmworks '83", NYC

Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, NY

The Exploratorium, "Light Currents" by Eye Music, S.F., CA

Bleeker Street Cinema, "Film Pulse", NYC

The Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

University of California, Los Angeles, CA


PS1 (Institute for Art and Urban Resources), Long Island City, NY


Collective for Living Cinema, Idiolects Benefit, NYC

Media Study/ Buffalo, NY


State University of New York at Plattsburgh, NY

International Center of Photography, NYC

Artists Space, NYC

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA

Institute of Contemporary Art, "Urban Encounter," University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


London Film makers' Co operative, London, England

Colgate College, Hamilton, NY

Media Study/ Buffalo, NY

California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Oasis Films at Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Arts, CA

The Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC

Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL

Hayward Gallery, "Film as Film, Formal Experiment in Film, 191O-1975", London, England

Third International Avant garde Film Festival, "Film London", London, England

The Kitchen, "Filmworks '79", NYC

Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA


Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Collective for Living Cinema, NYC


Colgate College, Hamilton, NY

Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC

Berks Filmmakers', Reading, PA

Canyon Cinema, San Francisco, CA

Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

Filmgroup at N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago,IL

Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Artists Space, NYC

Municipal Building Arcade, "Arcade", outdoor sound and film show, curated by Charlie Ahearn, NYC

Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL

Theater Vanguard, Los Angeles, CA


Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Invitational:  "MOVED", John Weber Gallery, NYC


Wimbleton College of Art, Wimbleton, England

Derby College of Art and Technology, Derby, England

Reading University, Reading, England

Maidstone College of Art, Maidstone, England

London Film makers' Co operative, London, England

Slade School of Art, London, England

Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris, France

Arsonal Cinema, Berlin, Germany

Kommunales Kino, Frankfurt, West Germany

Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, Austria

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY

Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Festival International du Jeune Cinema, Toulon, France


State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC

State University of New York at Binghamton, NY

Fifth International Experimental Film Competition at Knokke Heist, Belgium

American Film Festival, "Film as Art", NYC


Millennium Personal Cinema, NYC

Festival of Independent Avant garde Film, London, England

Filmgroup at N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago,IL

Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Filmmakers Cinematheque, organized by Jonas Mekas at the Elgin Theater, NYC


Western College, Ohio


Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio


WNET, New York, "Independent Focus"

ZDF, Germany

Denmarks Radio, Denmark

RTE, Ireland

SBS, Australia

CDN, Canada

NHK, Japan

Super Channel, England


WNYC, "Brooklyn Magazine", NYC, April 9, 1982

Fuji Telecasting Co., "Science and Art", Itsuo Sakane, Tokyo, March 6, 1982

WPIX, "Action News", Frank Casey, NYC, Sept. 19 & 21, 1980

NBC, National Network News, "John Chancelor Show," Sept. 18, 1980

NBC, "Channel 4 News", NYC, Sept. 17, 1980


Archives du Film Experimental D'Avignon, France

Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsbrugh, PA

Espace Gantner, Belfort, France

Royal Film Archives of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

New York Public Library, NYC

Educatinal Film Library Association, NYC

Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio

West Virginia Library Commission, Charleston, WV

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

The School of the Art Instutute of Chicago Film Center, Chicago, IL

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Hampshire College/ Five-College Film Collection, Amherst, MA




AWARDS: [top]


• Anthology Film Archives Film Preservation Honoree (2006)

• Hampshire College, MacArthur Chair (1994-97)

• Blue Ribbon for Home Less Home, American Film and Video Festival (1991)

• Ann Arbor Film Festival (1985)

• Three River Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA (1983)

• Certificate of Merit, The Municipal Art Society of New York for Masstransiscope (1981)



• Board of Trustees, Flaherty Film Seminar (2008-present)

• Parabola Arts Foundation, Inc. founding member and artist director (1982-present)

• 30th Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Juror (2011)

• NEA/Open Society Artlink, Visual Arts Panelist (1997)

• Mass. College of Art, Peer Review Panel for Media and Performing Arts Dept (1996)

• New England Film Festival, Jurist (1992)

• Jerome Foundation NYC Film/Video Panelist (1989-91)

• National Endowment for the Arts/ Jerome Foundation Midwest Regional Film/Video Panelist (1988, 1989)

• Collective for Living Cinema,Children's Film programmer (1870-90)

• Collective For Living Cinema, Board of Directors, Treasurer (1985-91)

• New York State Council on the Arts, Film Panelist (1985-88)

• Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, film and steering committees (1983)

• Ventana, Artists for Nicaraguan Culture, founding member (1983)

• Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL, founder (Filmgroup at N.A.M.E. Gallery) (1973)

GRANTS: [top]


• Hampshire College Faculty Development Grants (1992-2011)

• Josef and Anni Albers Foundation for restoration of Masstransiscope (2005)

• Massachusetts Cultural Council, Film Production (1995)

• National Endowment for the Arts, film production (1990)

• New York Foundation for the Arts, fellowship in film (1990)

• New York State Council on the Arts, Production Assistance Grant (1989)

• New York Council for the Humanities (1989)

• Art Matters Inc. (1989)

• North Star Fund (1989)

• New York State Council on the Arts, Production Assistance Grant (1987)

• New York Foundation for the Arts, fellowship in film (1985)

• Jerome Foundation (1984)

• American Film Institute, Independent Filmmaker Program (1982)

• National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Public Places/ Planning Grant for Artists (1978-79)

• New York State Council on the Arts, Production Assistance Grant (1978-79)

• Creative Artists Public Services (CAPS), film section (1978-79)



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