John Knecht has been a practicing film and video artist since 1973. His films, videos and multiple channel installations have been shown widely. His most recent animation, “Curiosities From the Anthropocene”, 2020, was included in “X-PERI-MENTAL” at the Other Cinema in San Fransisco in March 2022 and the 2021 Athens International Film and Video Festival and the 2021 Revolutions Per Minute Festival. His 2010 animation “Deluge” was included in the 2021 “Straight Through the Wall” series, which projects videos on buildings throughout New York City. Most recent solo exhibitions: “after math”, Alexander/Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, Virgina 2017; “Animating Destiny: Electric Paintings and Other Works”, at the Esther Massry Gallery of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. 2016. Other recent exhibitions include “Considering the Probability of Divine Intervention”, a five channel video installation at the Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State College; “Fragments from the Wheels of Ezekiel”, a fifteen channel installation at the Everson Museum; four animation panels from that series were purchased by the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute for its permanent collection. 205 Hudson Street Gallery, NYC, “A History of the Experimental Television Center”; Westbeth Gallery, NYC “Triacontagon: 30 Years of the Artists Fellowship Program at NYFA; The “Urban Video Project”, an undertaking of, Syracuse University, Light Works Gallery and the Everson Museum; One Person Screening at Union Docs. “First Person Cinema” series, University of Colorado, Boulder.
John Knecht holds the Russell Colgate Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History and Film and Media Studies Chair, Emeritus at Colgate University.
Knecht lives and Works in Hubbardsville, New York.