Bill Creston, American (1932 - )

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
2006 “Bill Creston: New York Filmmaker” Red Gate Gallery Residency and Screenings, Beijing, China, June 1-30.

2005 “Creston, Rosenthal & Jarmusch: Iconoclastic Small Gauge Films:” Sugar Video Lounge, NYC. Sept.
“Ninth Annual Short Film & Video Festival,” Arizona State Museum, Tempe, AZ April.

2004 “Painting and Drawings, “ Westbeth Gallery NYC, Jan.
“ Film Grant Winners Festival Tour,” Abrons Art Center/Henry St. Playhouse, NYC, March

2003 “NYFA Film Grant Winners Festival Tour,” Anthology Film Archives, NYC Dec.
“International Works On Paper,” CVB Space, NYC, Sept.
“NYFA Film Grant Winners Festival Tour,” Center For Photography, Woodstock, NY, Aug.
“International Paper Exhibition,” Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC, Aug.

2002 “Photography and Video from NYC,” William Whipple Gallery, Walker, MN, Nov.
“Photography and Video, 2002,” Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NYC. Oct.
“New Drawings,” Westbeth Gallery, NYC, May.

2001 “Holiday Show,” Westbeth Gallery, NYC, Nov 01-Jan 02.
“Food,” Art In General, NYC. Nov.

2000: “Big As Life/An American History of 8mm Films,” Film “Garbage” Museum of Modern Art, NYC, April
“An Evening of Films by Bill Creston” Courtyard Community Room, NYC, Jan.

1999: “Video Barbecue,” Westbeth Gallery Courtyard, NYC, July
“Five Artists In Videotape,” Art Nation (Florence Lynch Gallery), NYC, Jan.

1998: “Big As Life/An American History of 8mm Films,” Film “Taxi, Taxi” at Museum of Modern Art, NYC. May

1997: “Family Trauma,” The Knitting Factory Video Lounge, NYC, August.

1996: “Super-8 Films By Bill Creston” Artpool/Belazs Bela Studio, (Guest) Budapest, Hungary. Nov.
“Super-8 Films By Bill Creston,” filmGalerie, (Guest) Regensburg, Germany. Nov.
”Super-8 Films By Bill Creston,” Arpool, (Guest) Budapest, Hungary. Nov.
“Super-8 Films By Bill Creston“ Super-8 Lebt Festival,” Austrian Film CoOp, Spittleburg Theater, (Guest) Vienna, Austria. Nov.
“Bruxelles International Film & Video Festival,” (Guest) Belgium, Nov.
“Super-Super-8” Festival, San Diego, CA. Sept.
“Family Trauma,” The Knitting Factory/ Art In General, N.Y.C. Aug.
“Open Screening,” Artists Space, NYC, June.

1995: “Anti-100 Years Super-8 Festival,” Anthology Film Archives, N.Y.C., Dec.
“Old & New Masters of Super-8,” Anthology Film Archives, NYC 1989, 90, 91, 92, 94, 96
“Brooklyn Waterfront Annual Spring Video Festival,” April-May
“Who’s Who In Mail Art,” Ministry Order 11-10-90, Madrid, Spain. March.
“Imagine,” Cynthia Gallery, Mesa, AZ. Spring.

1990-94: “Video From The Media Loft,” Anthology Film Archives, NYC. June, 94
“Atelier Super-8 De Tours,” Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours, France, March, 93
“Retrospective of Films By Bill Creston,” 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC, March 8-24, 93
“Recontres Du 8-em Type, Fondettes, France, Nov., 93
“Articulated Speculation,” Channel 30, Monmouth County, NJ, Aug. & Oct., 93
“Association: Le Vrais Folies Bergeres, Camares, France, Dec., 92
“Videospace: An Interview With Bill Creston by Kevin Lindenmuth,” Cable Access, April, 91
“Brussels International Festival of Super-8 (Guest of the Fest),” Belgium, 1990
“B&W 1/2” Open Reel Video History Programs I & II,” DCTV, NYC, 1989 & 90
“No TV,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. Screening & Cable Show, Spring, 90
“Three Films & An Inerview With Bill Creston,” “Young, Gifted & Broke” Cable Show, NYC, 90


1984-89 : “Solo Cineprobe Retrospective,” The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, May, 89
“Film Screening,” Films Charas, NYC, Summer, 89
“Film Probe Series,” The Gas Station, NYC, June & July, 1989
“Ann Arbor 8mm Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, Spring, 89
“Athens Festival of Super-8,” Athens, GA, Nov. 1989 & 90
“Taller de Cine la Red,” Encuentro, Revista de Cine y Video,” Puerto Rico, Fall, 89
“ Super-8 Films By Bill Creston,” The Gas Station, NYC, Feb. 89
“Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Super-8,” Caracas, Venezuela, Sept 84-89
“The ‘60’s Then & Now,” Grace Harkin Gallery,” Oct. 88
“Video Screening,” DCTV. NYC, Spring, 88
“International Forum For Super-8,” Exit Art, NYC, May, 1988
“The Mediated Journal Video Screening,” The Kitchen Center For Video & Music, NYC, Apr., 88
“Video Laughing,” The Kitchen, NYC, Fall, 1985

1980-84 : “Co-Ops of The ‘50’s: Then & Now,” Pleiades Gallery, NYC, Fall, 84
“Solo Retrospective of Super-8 by Bill Creston,” DCTV, Dec. 84
“Women, Artists, Filmmakers Series,” A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, April, 83
“Ann Arbor Super-8 Festival,” Ann Arbor, MI, Spring, 83
“Caracas Super-8 Festival,” Caracas, Vednezua, 1982
“Toronto Super-8 Festival,” Ontario, Canada, Fall, 82
“Dada & Surrealist Films,” Santa Barbara Film Festival, 1982
“Film Festival,” St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, 1980

1970-79 : “Miscellaneous Works,” The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Conn., 1979
“ Super-8 Films By Bill Creston,” The New York Avant-Garde Festival, Cambridge, MA, 1978
“Tenth Street Days: Co-Ops of the ‘50’s” Commemorative Travelling Exhibition, 1978
“New Films By Bill Creston,” Pleiades Gallery, NYC, Dec. 1977
“Films,” PS 1, Long Island City, NYC, Sept. 1977
“Bill Creston,” Vendome Trading Corp Window Installation, NYC, 1974
“The First Annual Documentary Video Festival,” Global Village, NYC, Jan. 1973
“Three Videomakers,” Video Free America, San Francisco, CA, , 1973
“(Solo) Five Separate Evenings in Videotape,” The Kitchen: Mercer Arts Cent., NYC, Jan 4-28, 72
“(Solo) Five Pieces in Videotape,” Loft Showcase Video Theater, NYC, Nov., 1970

1960-69: “Ten Downtown #1: Exhibition & Panel Discussion,” Colgate Univ., Hamilton, NY, Oct 68
“Ten Downtown (Number One),” NYC, April, 1968
“Construction Site,” (Original Conceptual Street Sculpture), NYC, Feb., 1968
“Go To 15th St,” (Original Conceptual Street Sculpture), NYC, Feb., 1967
“Bill Creston,” Dorsky Gallery, NYC, April, 1965
“Bill Creston,” Area Gallery, NYC, April, 1964]
“Bill Creston,” Camino Gallery, NYC, 1964
“Bill Creston,” Kraushaar Gallery, NYC, 1960

1957-59: “Bill Creston,” Allan Stone Gallery, NYC, 1958
“Bill Creston” Group & Solo Shows, Brata Gallery (Founding Member) Tenth St., NYC, 1957-60
“Bill Creston,” National Gallery of Design, NYC, 1957

MAJOR TEACHING EXPERIENCE
HUNTER COLLEGE, CUNY. Adjunct Asst. Prof. Of Art (Received highest student evaluation report in history of school), 1978-1985
COOPER UNION, NYC. Film Screenings & Lecture Series, 1977
STEPHENS COLLEGE, Columbia, Missouri: Visiting Artist, Video & Avant-Garde Media, Fall, 1976
COOPER UNION, NYC. Originated first Film & Video Dep; taught first video. Beginning & Adv. Video; Beg. & Adv. Filmmaking, 1971-75
LA SALA VINCON, Barcelona, Conducted the first Video workshop in Spain, 1974
CUNY, LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, “Communications:” (Film, Video, Photo, Audio, Slides, Performance & Presentation), 1972-73
SVA: THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NYC. Originated first Video Dept. Taught first video at SVA. Beginning & Adv. Video, 1970-72

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE
INNER CITY ROUND-TABLE FOR YOUTH, Federal Project Director & Instr. of Film & Video, NYC, 1977
SUNY, OLD WESTBURY, Visiting Artist, Film & Video, 1976
THE SOUTH BRONX EDUC. CENTER, NYC., FEDERAL PROJECT ART COORDINATOR, 1968-70
THE FIEDEL SCHOOL, Glen Cove, NY, Video Instructor, 1968-71


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Co-Director, eMediaLoft.com and eMediaLoft.org, NYC, (Originally “The Media Loft) 1992-Present
Bill Creston Total Super-8 Sound Studio, NYC, 1980-92
WCTV/COMMERCIALS FOR CABLE, NYC, 1985-92
“ Nineteen For Frankie,” Head Scriptwriter, 1984-87 (Completion)

GRANTS
NYFA New York Foundation for the Arts Film Grant, 2003
Amiga Computer Video Imaging Residency Grant, Experimental TV Center, Owego, NY, 1991;
Film Bureau, NYC. 1989, 90 & 91
NYSCA New York State Council on the Arts Video Facility Subsidy Grant at Margolis/Brown Adaptors, Bklyn, NY, 1990
Medal of Honor, Brussels Ministry of Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 1990; Artists Space/Artists Grant, NYC, 1986, 89 & 90
Electronic Arts Grant, Experimental TV Center, Owego, NY, 1989
C.A.P.S. GRANT (Video), New York State Council On The Arts, 1984
Global Village Documentary Festival Award, NYC, 1980

DISTRIBUTORS AND CABLE SHOWS
Video Distribution: The Kitchen Video Distribution Program NYC
M/W/F Video Club, NYC
eMediaLoft.org, NYC
Film Distribution: The Filmmakers’s CoOp, NYC
Canyon Cinema, San Francisco
e MediaLoft.org, NYC
Cable TV: “No TV & Video” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; CPN-12, Rochester, NY
“Night Light,” Raindance Video Foundation, Channels C&D, NYC
“Young Gifted & Broke,” NYC; Channel 30, Monmouth, NJ
“TV From the University of Bridgeport,” WUBC, Bridgeport, CT

ARTICLES, REVIEWS, PUBLICATIONS
“ Dictionary of The Avant-Garde, “ Ed. Richard Kostelanetz Paperback 2003, Hardbound, 2001
“ Big As Life: Small Gauge Cinema,” Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1998-99
“ Old & New Masters of Super 8” Catalogs For Festivals in the years 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996
“ Bill Creston, From Painter to Filmmaker” Spleen Film Magazine, Toronto, Canada, 1985
“ Masters of Small-Gauge Cinema,” Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice, NYC, 1989
“ Circle-8 Catalog,” Brodsky & Treadway, Boston, MA, May, 1988
“ Canyon Cinema Catalog,” Canyon Cinema, S. F., CA, 1988-on;
“ Filmmakers’ Co-Op Catalog,” Filmmakers ‘ Co-Op , NYC, 1987-on
“ City,” San Francisco, Aug. 1, 1973
“ Changes,” Article by Shalom Gorewitz, Summer, 1973
“ Art In America,” “Symptoms of the ‘70’s,” article by Jay Jacobs, Jan. 1970
“ The Art Gallery Magazine,” “Street Sculpture,” April, 1969
“ Art News, “ “Ten Downtown,” May, 1968
“ Arts Magazine,” “Ten Downtown, April, 1968
John Canaday, Embattled Critic: Views on Modern Art,” Farrar, Straus & Co., NY, 1963
“ Art News,” March, 1960
“ N.Y. Herald Tribune,” Feb. 28, 1960
“ Arts Magazine,” March, 1960

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