Megan Roberts & Raymond Ghirardo
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Megan Roberts is a composer and media artist.  Raymond Ghirardo is a sculptor and media artist. Together
they have been collaborators in video, sound sculpture, installation and performance works for the past 36 years.
 
Roberts was born in New York and received her M.F.A. in ElectronicMusic and Video from Mills College
Center for Contemporary Music.   Ghirardo was born in  California and received his M.F.A. in Sculpture
from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
 
GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS and RESIDENCIES
 
FOUNDATION OBRAS, Estremoz, Portugal – Artist Residency September 2017
EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION, Venice, Italy – Artist Residency March-April 2015
THE STUDIOS AT KEY WEST, FL – Artist Residency May 2015
BRUSH CREEK FOUNDATION, Saratoga, Wyoming – Artist Residency August 2014
SIGNAL CULTURE, Owego, NY - Artist Residency March 2014
LADEMOEN KUNSTNERVERKSTEDER, Trondheim, Norway - Artist residency June 2013
ONDARTE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY, Akumal, Mexico - Residency December 2012
ARTS COUNCIL of the FINGER LAKES & NYSCA , Finishing Funds Grant 2012
EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION, Venice, Italy – Artist Residency June-July 2010
GOLDWELL OPEN AIR MUSEUM, Beatty, NV – Artist Residency Dec 2009
WHISKEYTOWN/Shasta NRA, Redding, CA – Artist Residency July 2009
ReD GATE GALLERY, Beijing, China - Artist Residency April 2008
YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY - Artist Residency, February-March 2008
MacNamara Foundation, Westport, Maine - Artist Residency, August 2007
SKAFTFELL, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland Artist Residency June 2007
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Artist Residency January 2007
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS Individual Artists Grant 2007
NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, Video Arts Fellowship 2006-2007
EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER, Finishing Funds Grant 2006
MILKWOOD ARTIST RESIDENCY, Czech Republic May 2006
JENTEL ARTIST RESIDENCY, Sheridan, Wyoming, Artist Residency, July 2005
MOOSTE KÜLALISSTUUDIO, Estonia, artist residency, July 2004
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Artist Residency January 2004
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, Media Arts grant 2003
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Prague Artist Residency May 2003
CALDERA, Portland, Oregon - Artist Residency January 2003
MACDOWELL COLONY, Peterborough, NH - Artist Residency, March 2002
FUNDACION VALPARISIO, Almeria, Spain - Artist Residency, January 2002
YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY - Artist Residency, February-March 2001
EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER, Finishing Funds Grant 2000
NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS Emergent Forms fellowship 1997
ELECTRONIC ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM, Project grant 1991
NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS research and development 1990
NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS video fellowship 1988-1989
JAMES D. PHELAN AWARD in video 1988
HALLWALLS INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS Installation project grant 1988
ITHACA COLLEGE LODESTAR GRANT Installation project grant 1988
EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISION CENTER, annual residencies 1985-2010
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS video fellowship 1983-1984
WESTERN STATES REGIONAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP video project grant 1983
TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL Tokyo, Japan 1981 (Grand Prize)
SOUTHWEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION FUND video project grant 1981
D.VISIONS NATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS FESTIVAL New York, NY 1981
MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL Minneapolis, MN 1980
MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD Installation/Performance Project Grant 1979
SAN FRANCISCO ARTS FESTIVAL La Mammelle  Award, San Francisco, CA 1977
HUMBOLDT ARTS COUNCIL Project Grant 1975
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Project Grant 1975
SIMPSON LUMBER CO. and LOUISANA PACIFIC LUMBER CO. Project Grants 1975
 
INSTALLATIONS, INTERMEDIA EXHIBITIONS AND
PERFORMANCES OF MUSIC COMPOSITIONS
 
SIGNAL TO CODE, 50 YEARS OF MEDIA ART, Rose Golden Archive, 
Hirshland Gallery, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 2016
HUNTER COLLEGE ART GALLERY, The Experimental Television Center,
A History, Etc… New York, NY 2015
WESTBETH GALLERY, Triacontagon, NYFA 3oth Anniversary Exhibition, NY, NY 2015
EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION, Personae, audio sculpture, Venice, Italy 2014
ORGANIZACION NELSON GARRIDO, video installation, Caracas, Venezuela 2014
BABEL Visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim, Norway 2013
PRICHARD ART GALLERY, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2012   
COE ART CENTER Everglades National Park, FL 2011
GOLDWELL OPEN AIR MUSEUM, Beatty, NV – January 2010
SQUEAKY WHEEL, Buffalo, NY video installation 2009
HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, NY video installation 2009
TRANSPARENT, Fiskars Village, Finland video installation 2007
MÅSELNICE GALLERY, Český Krumlov, CZ video installations 2006
ART MISSION GALLERY, Binghamton, NY video installation 2005
KIMURA GALLERY, Anchorage, AK video installations 2005
MAHUDY GALLERY, Scranton, PA video installations 2004
CONSOLIDATED WORKS, Seattle, WA video installation 2004
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PRAGUE, video installation 2003
VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, Rochester, NY video installation 2003
SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, Kansas City, Missourivideo installation 2002
VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, Rochester, NY video installation 2001
SPACES GALLERY, Cleveland, Ohio Video/Sound Installation 2000
LAS VEGAS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, Las Vegas, Nevada installation 2000
DOWD FINE ARTS GALLERY Cortland, NY Installation 1997
HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, New York installations 1996
EMPIRE STATE PLAZA, Albany, New York sculpture/video installation 1990
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NY, Buffalo, NY sculpture/video installation 1989
SPACES Cleveland, Ohio sculpture/video/sound installation 1989
HANDWERKER GALLERY Ithaca, New York sculpture/video/installation 1988
ACCURATE ART GALLERY Sacramento, CA sound/video installation 1987
CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY Cortland, NY installation 1987
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO featured artist, broadcasts of sound works 1985
NORTHWEST ARTISTS WORKSHOP Portland, OR sound installation 1985
MOBIUS INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART SERIES Boston, MA sound kinetic performance/installation1984
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS San Francisco, CA installation 1984
WALNUT CREEK CIVIC ARTS GALLERY Walnut Creek, CA installation 1984
CENTER FOR IDEA ART Denver, CO sound installation 1983
HOUSTON BALLET Jones Hall, Houston, TX premiere performances of orchestral
Composition "A Ballet in Eight Parts" 1983 *
SPEIL-UND KLANGSTRASSE Essen, West Germany installation 1982
COMMON DENOMINATOR Long Beach City Gallery, Long Beach, CA 1982 **
SUMFEST '81 Houston, TX electronic music and dance collaboration 1981
HOUSTON FESTIVAL Houston, TX sound kinetic sculpture 1981
3221 MILAM Houston, TX performance collaborations 1981
WALKER ART CENTER - NEW MUSIC AMERICA Minneapolis, MN Assembly Line
Installation and performances 1980
NATIONAL SCULPTURE '80 traveling exhibition **
(McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC)
(Ashville Museum, Ashville, NC)
(Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL)
(University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL)
(Auburn University, Auburn, AL)
(Clemson University, Clemson SC) 1980
KPFT-FM Houston, TX featured composer 1980
KPFA-FM Berkeley, CA featured composer 1976,1977,1979 *
KSJR-FM Collegeville, MN featured artists, sound works 1979
KIEHLE GALLERY St. Cloud, MN sound sculpture and video installation 1979
MADE IN MINNESOTA Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN 1979 **
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART San Francisco, CA Performance of music compositions 1978
1750 ARCH STREET Berkeley, CA music and video performances 1977
MILLS COLLEGE Oakland, CA music and video performances 1977
80 LANGTON STREET San Francisco, CA music and video performances 1977
NEW MUSIC FOR ELECTRONIC AND RECORDED MEDIA (1750 Arch Records #1765) Anthology lp 1977 *
KUSP-FM Santa Cruz, CA featured composer 1976 *
RADIO AMSTERDAM featured composer 1976 *
CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL Aptos, CA featured composer 1976
 
BROADCASTS and SCREENINGS of VIDEO WORKS
 
SIGNAL TO CODE, 50 YEARS OF MEDIA ART, Rose Golden Archive, 
Hirshland Gallery, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 2016
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES   screening, New York, NY  2011
DUMBO VIDEO ARTS FESTIVAL, Brooklyn, NY 2010
SQUEAKY WHEEL 6th Annual Outdoor Animation Festival, Buffalo, NY 2009
VIDE-O-RAMA  The Shooting Gallery, New York, New York, 2000
FILMFEAST '94, AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND VIDEO
FESTIVAL, Auckland, New Zealand , selected works.  1994
OTAGO POLYTECHNIC, SCHOOL OF ART, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993
VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, No TV and Movies #10 "Time Based Review"
selected work screening and broadcast. Rochester, New York 1991
VIPFILM 8 VIDEO/INSTALLATION/FILM FESTIVAL Berlin, Germany 1990
DONNERSTAG, broadcast on Kanal 4, Cologne, Germany selected work 1990
NOLLBUDGET FILMFESTIVAL selected work Stockholm, Sweden 1990
DALLAS VIDEO FESTIVAL, Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, TX 1990
THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILM/VIDEO PROJECT, Philadelphia, PA screening 1990
VISUAL STUDIES WORKSHOP, No TV and Movies Rochester, New York. 1990
DELAPLAINE VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Frederick, Maryland screening 1990
THE OAKLAND MUSEUM selected works, Oakland, CA 1989
MILL VALLEY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL selected work, Mill Valley, CA 1989
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE selected work, NYC, NY 1989
VIDEO SHORTS FESTIVAL selected work, Seattle WA 1989
ELECTRONIC IMAGING, Florissant Valley Gallery, St. Louis, MO 1989
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, San Francisco, California 1989
VIDEO REFUSES FESTIVAL 1988 CA College of Arts and Crafts, Sincere Technologies,
San Francisco, California selected work 1988
PCTV-TV Broadcast of selected work, Oakland, California 1988
INFERMENTAL 8, TOKYO EDITION Tokyo, Japan selected work 1988
EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, Osnabruck, Germany, selected work. 1988
KEDT BREADTH OF VISION Broadcast of work Corpus Christi, TX 1988
UNTAMED VIDEO SUNY PURCHASE New York PEPSICO SUMMER FAIR
Performing Arts Center, SUNY selected work Purchase, New York1988
VIDEO ART SACRAMENTO Institute of Design and Experimental Art, Sacramento, CA selected works 1987
STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL Kulturhuset, Sweden awarded work 1985
SVERIGES TELEVISION Swedish TV 2 Stockholm broadcast of work 1985
MOBIUS INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART SERIES Boston, MA 1984
EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, San Antonio, TX selected work 1984
BOSTON FILM/VIDEO FOUNDATION Boston, MA selected work 1984
MEDIA STUDY Buffalo, NY selected work 1984
VIDEO FREE AMERICA San Francisco, CA selected work 1984
EXPLORATORIUM San Francisco, CA selected work 1984
PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVES Berkeley, CA selected work 1984
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY Nacogdoches, TX selected work 1984
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Lubbock, TX selected work 1984
AIR GALLERY London, England selected works 1983
MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Mill Valley, CA awarded work 1983
TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL Tokyo, Japan selected work 1983
CENTER FOR IDEA ART Denver, CO exhibition of video works 1983
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY Arcata, CA exhibition of video works 1983
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES New York, NY exhibition of video works 1982
ST. JOOST ACADEMY OF ART Breda, Holland exhibition of video works 1982
LONDON VIDEO ARTS London, England exhibition of video works 1982
JUST ABOVE MIDTOWN GALLERY New York, NY exhibition of video 1982
BOSTON FILM/VIDEO FOUNDATION Boston, MA exhibition of video 1982
BOSTON MUSEUM SCHOOL Boston, MA exhibition of video works 1982
VEHICULE GALLERY Montreal, Canada selected work 1982
TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL Tokyo, Japan GRAND PRIZE AWARD, 1981
TAMA ART UNIVERSITY Tokyo, Japan exhibition of video works 1981
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL San Francisco, CA 1980
D.VISIONS NATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS FESTIVAL New York, NY award1981
RICE MEDIA CENTER Houston, TX selected works 1981
TEXPO '81 Houston, TX selected works 1981
ELECTRONIC ARTS '81 University of Texas @ Dallas selected works 1981
KUHT-TV Houston, TX broadcasts of selected works 1981
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Ft. Worth, TX exhibition of video works 1981
KTCA-TV Minneapolis, MN broadcasts of selected works 1980
MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS Minneapolis, MN video works 1980
MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL Minneapolis, MN
Awarded work and festival screenings 1980
FILM IN THE CITIES St. Paul, MN selected work 1979
FORECAST GALLERY Minneapolis, MN selected works 1979
CAPRICORN GALLERY San Francisco, CA selected work 1977
SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC San Francisco, CA selected works 1976
 
Guest Artist/Lectures/Presentations
 
LADEMOEN KUNSTNERVERKSTEDER, Trondheim, Norway – guest lecture 2013
NY STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 2005
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, Anchorage, guest lecture, Anchorage, AK 2005
MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY, Scranton, PA 2004
TSUKUBA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo, Japan 2003
NY STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS Cazenovia College, 2003
NEW YORK SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE MEDIA ARTS, Ithaca, NY 1997, 1998
OTAGO POLYTECHNIC, SCHOOL OF ART, Guest artist lecture Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993-1994
TENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL COMPUTERS IN THE ARTS "Paradigm Shifts".
University for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1990
TENTH ANNUAL LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FAIR Albany, NY 1990
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK -Post Currents- Buffalo, NY 1989
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - Electronic Arts Series Troy, NY 1988
CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL Cortland, NY 1987
NEW YORK STATE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS Buffalo, NY 1985
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY Arcata, CA 1985
EASTERN MONTANA COLLEGE Billings, MT 1985
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Cambridge, MA 1984
HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY Arcata, CA 1983, 1984
ST. JOOST ACADEMY OF ART Breda, Holland 1982
SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Boston, MA 1982
BOSTON FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION Boston, MA 1982
TAMA ART UNIVERSITY Tokyo, Japan 1981
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING Laramie, WY 1981, 1982
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Ft. Worth, TX 1981
MID-AMERICAN COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION Houston, TX 1981
ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY St. Cloud, MN 1979,1980
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA Minneapolis, MN 1980
MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Minneapolis, MN 1980
 
COMMISSIONS
 
ACCURATE ART GALLERY Sacramento, California -Installation 1987
CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL Cortland, New York - Installation 1987
NORTHWEST ARTISTS WORKSHOP Portland, Oregon - Sound Installation 1985
MOBIUS INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART SERIES Boston, Massachusetts –
12 channel video composition and sound kinetic installation/performance 1984
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS San Francisco, CA - outdoor installation 1984
HOUSTON BALLET Houston, Texas - Orchestral Composition, choreographed by
Farrel Dyde, performed Jones Hall, Houston 1983 season *
THEATER DANCE UNLIMITED DANCE COMPANY Houston, Texas
 Music and mixed media works 1980-1981
THE HOUSTON FESTIVAL Houston, Texas - Kinetic sound sculpture 1981
NEW MUSIC CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Berkeley, California
 vocal/electronic  instrumental composition 1977 *
MICHEAL WEISE film soundtrack "I Move" 1976 *
 
RECORDINGS AND PUBLICATIONS
 
ETC: The Experimental Television Center 1969-2009 - Electronic Arts Intermix 2011
NEW MUSIC FOR ELECTRONIC AND RECORDED MEDIA (Women in Electronic Music,
c. 1977) Composers Recordings, Inc re-release 1997
TELLUS VIDEO ARTS MUSIC, Audiocassette magazine, August 1987 issue
APPLAUSE FOR SMALL PEOPLE - A PYGMATIC FUNCTION
score published in "In Case of Fire Break Glass"
Center for Contemporary Music Anthology 1978 *
NEW MUSIC FOR ELECTRONIC AND RECORDED MEDIA (1750 Arch Records #1765)
Anthology lp 1977 *
OH FARRAH (Dumb Records #2) 1976 *
 
Works distributed in Europe through Inter Media Art Institute – Erenhof 2 D –
40479  Dusseldorf
 
* Megan Roberts only ** Raymond Ghirardo only