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 has been seclected for the 2021 Athens International Film and Video Festival. “Curiosities….” Received and “Honorable Mention” from the 2021 Experimental Expo in Los Angeles. His 2010 animation “Deluge” is included in the 2021 “Straight Through the Wall” series, June 2021, which projects videos on various buildings throughout New York City. Most recent solo exhibitions: “after math”, Alexander/Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, Virgina Website “Animating Destiny: Electric Paintings and Other Works”, at the Esther Massry Gallery of the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. 2016, Website. 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 recently 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; “Making Movies”, Schweinfurth Art Museum; The @ LAB, Ohio Univeristy; The Tou Scene Contemporary Art Center in Stavanger, Norway, the Vienna Film Festival, Bard College, the Mix Festival, NYC.
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.