Nathaniel Dorsky

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1943 in New York, NY

Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

(upcoming) Nathaniel Dorsky, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

UNCONSCIOUS RATIONALE: Artists Amend Reality, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Arboretum Cycle (premiere), SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Nathaniel Dorsky: Four Films, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Nathaniel Dorsky: Four Films, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Nathaniel Dorsky and Devotional Cinema, Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

2017

Poetic Cinema: Films of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

2016

Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

David Totah Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Film Stills, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

Films by Nathaniel Dorsky: How Delicately the Light Imbues our Fleeting Life, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Luminous Intimacy: The Cinema of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2014

Film Stills, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema, Lisboa, Portugal

Contemporary Arts Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013

Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Whitney Biennial 2012, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Seeing and Awakening: New Films by Nathaniel Dorsky, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Nathaniel Dorsky, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Works by Nathaniel Dorsky, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2006

Lightcone Preview Show, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

2004

London Film Festival, Tate Modern, London, England

2001

ExperimentaDesign, Musée de Louvre, Paris, France

2000

Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2018

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Block Cinema, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Centro Galego de Artes da Imax, A Coruña, Spain

Sheffield Doc/Fest, Sheffield, UK

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Punto de Vista International Film Festival of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

18 at 18: Nathaniel Dorsky at Duke, Duke University, Durham, NC

2017

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

Silent and Sanctuaries, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

Cinema before 1300, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

2016

New York Film Festival, New York, NY

John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2015

New York Film Festival, New York, NY

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO

OFFoff Art Cinema, Ghent, Belgium.

Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe, Coruña, Spain

British Film Institute Southbank, London, England

Gijón International Film Festival, Gijón, Asturias, Spain

Courtesane Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium

2014

Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland

2013

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

The Illuminations of Nathaniel Dorsky, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2012

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

2011

Beyond Kandinsky: Revisiting the Spiritual in Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Signals: Nathaniel Dorsky, Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Image Forum Festival [in three cities], Tokyo; Fukuoka; Nagoya, Japan

Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2010

London Film Festival, London, England

Nathaniel Dorsky Filmshow, National Film Archive, Prague, Czech Republic

New York Film Festival, New York, NY

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2009

The Histories of the Avant-Garde Part I, The Workingmen’s Club London, England

2008

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2001

New York Film Festival, New York, NY

2000

Nathaniel Dorsky: Intimate Light, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

1998

New York Film Festival, New York, NY

1965

Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2017

Arboretum Cycle (137 min.) Comprised of:

Elohim, (31 min.)

Abaton, (19 min.)

Coda, (16 min.)

Ode, (20 min.)

September, (20 min.)

Monody, (16 min.)

Epilogue (15 min.)

2016

Ossuary, (43 min.) [1995-2005, Original Kodachrome only]

Death of a Poet, (21 min.) [2003/2016, Original Kodachrome only]

Other Archer, (9 min.) [2003/2016, Original Kodachrome only]

Lux Perpetua II, (31 min.) [1999-2002/2016, Original Kodachrome only]

Lux Perpetua I, (23 min.) [2000-2002/2016, Original Kodachrome only]

The Dreamer, (19 min.)

Autumn, (26 min.)

2015

Prelude, (18 min.)

Intimations, (20 min.)

2014

Avraham, (20 min.)

February, (16.5 min.)

December, (14.5 min)

2013

Summer, (22 min.)

Spring, (23 min.)

Song, (18.5 min.)

2012

April, (26 min.)

August and After, (18.5 min.)

2011

The Return, (27 min.)

2010

Aubade, (11.5 min.)

Pastourelle, (16 min.)

2009

Compline, (18.5 min.)

2008

Sarabande, (15 min.)

2007

Winter, (21.5 min.)

2005-06

Song and Solitude, (21 min.)

Kodachrome Dailies from the Time of Song and Solitude (Reel 1), (40 min.)

Kodachrome Dailies from the Time of Song and Solitude (Reel 2), (40 min.)

2004

Threnody, (25 min.)

2002

The Visitation, (18 min.)

2000-01

Love’s Refrain, (22.5 min.)

1999-00

Arbor Vitae, (28min.)

1992-98

Variations, (24 min.)

1974-96

Triste, (18.5 min.)

1985-87

17 Reasons Why, (19 min.)

1976-87

Alaya, (28 min.)

1983

Ariel, (16 min.)

1977-83

Pneuma, (28 min.)

1980-82

Hours For Jerome Part 1, (21 min.)

Hours For Jerome Part 2, (24 min.)

1966-67

Two Personal Gifts a.k.a. Fool’s Spring, (with Jerome Hiller), (7 min.)

1965

Summerwind, (14 min.)

1964

A Fall Trip Home, (11 min.)

Ingreen, (12 min.)

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

eye Film Institute Netherlands, Frankfurt, Germany

Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA

Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan

Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Les Archives du film experimental d’Avignon, Avignon, France

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

 

AWARDS

2005

Rockefeller Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

2003

Rockefeller Foundation

2002

National Endowment for the Arts

2001

LEF Foundation

2000

Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art

1998

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1997

California Council for the Arts

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1988

National Endowment for the Arts

 

FILM AWARDS

2018

Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award, San Francisco International Film Festival

Jean Vigo Award for the Best Direction, International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra Punto de Vista

2015

Stan Brakhage Vision Award, Denver Film Festival

2013

Best Experimental Documentary, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

2011

Tiger Award for Short Film, Rotterdam International Film Festival

1967

Emmy Award for Art Cinematography, for Gauguin in Tahiti

 

PUBLICATIONS

2003

Dorsky, Nathaniel, Devotional Cinema, Tuumba Press, 2003

1985

Dorsky, Nathaniel. “The State of the … Art,” Cinematograph, 1985.


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