About

Jeannette Louie is an award-winning Asian American filmmaker and visual artist whose experimental films and installations delve deeply into the netherworld of consciousness.  Known for her celebrated scientific fable depicting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Amygdala was awarded Best Avant-garde Film by the American Psychological Association.  It magnifies the dystopic diaspora of human cognition by depicting the impact psychology has upon neuroscience.  The philosophical musing of a neuron profoundly questioning the existence of a human soul is accentuated in The Land Within, which was awarded a Remi by WorldFest Houston.  This epic short deftly weaves film, animation, the language of science and streams of consciousness into a panorama of the mind.  In the fall of 2017, Louie will release Realm of An Inner Child, an Imagine Science Films commission.  This experimental narrative portrays the effect fetal microchimerism has upon the post-partum condition.  Louie's cinematic fables explore the inexplicable, the urgent, and the immersive, revealing a primal desire to understand human sentience and the molecular constructions of conscious identity.

Amongst her numerous notable awards are a Rome Prize in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome, a Creative Capital Foundation Fellowship, a MidAtlantic Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship, and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Fellowship.  Additional support has been provided by Willapa Bay AIR, Yaddo, Skowhegan, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Sculpture Space.  In the Fall of 2018, Louie will be in residence at Gapado AIR South Korea.

Louie screens globally, appearing at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), Platoon Kunsthalle (Berlin) and CineGlobe at CERN (Switzerland).  Her films are featured at Festival International Signes de Nuit, Underground FilmFest Munich, The Black Maria Film Festival, Imagine Science Films, STATE Experience Science Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, Columbus International Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, XXIII Message to Man International Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Athens International Film & Video Festival, and the American Psychological Association Film Festival.

She has exhibited at Artists’ Television Access (SF), Cinesonika 3 (Northern Ireland), [.Box] at Visual Container (Milan), Platform Seoul (South Korea), Esso Gallery (NY), The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (NM), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (MI), Homie (Berlin), Mills College Art Museum (CA), Spaces (OH), Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea (Turin), The Montclair Art Museum (NJ), and The Noyes Museum (NJ).

Educated at Parsons School of Design (BFA), Hunter College (Graduate Studies) and Vermont College of Norwich University (MFA), she lives and works in New Jersey, USA.

 

 

AWARDS

2018
Gapado AIR, Artist Residency, South Korea

2017
Worldfest Houston, TX - Silver Remi Award
Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, CA - Honorable Mention
Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, CA - Honorable Mention

2016
Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, CA – Honorable Mention
Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, CA – Honorable Mention
Willapa Bay AIR, Artist Residency, Oysterville, WA

2015
American Psychological Association Film Festival, Toronto, Canada – Best Avant-garde Film Award

2014
Columbus International Film & Video Festival, OH- Audience Award
Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH - Honorable Mention
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival, NJ - Directors’ Choice Awards

2007
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Artist Residency, NY
Blue Sky Project, Involvement Advocacy, Artist Residency, IL
New Jersey Print & Paper Fellowship, Brodsky Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2002
Yaddo, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts / New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship

2001-02
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Space Program, New York, NY

2001
Creative Capital Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2000
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, NM

1999-00
Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Italy

1999
Vermont Studio Center, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, Artist Residency, Johnson, VT

1998
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan Payson Governor’s Fund Fellowship, ME

1997-98
P.S. 122 Project Space Program, New York, NY

1996
Sculpture Space, Artist Residency, Utica, NY

1990
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NEA Fellowship, New York, NY

1988
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Aim Program, Bronx, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2006
Beat for You, Homie Berlin, Germany

2003/04
Words To Live & Love By, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2002
Rendering, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2001
monochrome (for u.s.), Esso Gallery , New York, NY

2000
Over There, Over Here, Hokusai, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Small Matters In A Dominion, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Fiction, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2017
Imagine Science Films Festival, Chimera Experiments, NY
Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
Mindscape Online Festival, Conscious Good
Underground FilmFest, Munich, Germany
Brainwaves, Labocine
XV Festival Internationale Segni de la Notte, Urbino, Italy
Sexual Selections, Labocine

2016
Mental Health Channel Film Festival, Austin, TX
Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival, Chicago, IL
London Experimental Film Festival, UK
35th Anniversary Black Maria Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, NY
GAZE at Artists’ Television Access, Here, Then, There, San Francisco, CA
New York State Psychological Association Clinical Division Film Festival, NY

2015
Coastal Currents, Altered States, Hastings & St. Leonards, UK
American Psychological Association Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Mykonos Biennale, Greece
Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Momentum: Women/Art/Technology, Institute for Women & Art, Douglass Library, Rutgers University, NJ

2014
Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia, MO
STATE Experience Science Festival, Berlin, Germany
Imagine Science Film Festival, NY
Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, MN
FLEXIFF, Sydney, Australia
Toronto Independent Film Festival, Canada
The Columbus International Film & Video Festival, OH
Fabrica Utopia, Festival Miden at Andros, Greece
Brooklyn Film Festival, NY
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, CA
Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH
Beyond the Frontier, CineGlobe, International Film Festival at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival, National Tour, USA. -
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC / Flying Monkey Arts Center, AL / Grounds for Sculpture, NJ / AMC Theatres West Orange, NJ
Digitize, [.Box] at Visualcontainer, Milan, Italy

2013
The Noyes Museum of Art Independent Film Festival, Oceanville, NJ
XXIII Message to Man International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
Festival Miden, Kalamta, Greece
Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL
Cinesonika 3, The University of Ulster, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK

2012
Dendrology, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
File 2012, Art Gallery of SESI at FIESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Noyes Museum of Art Independent Film Festival, Oceanville, NJ
Whistling in the Dark, Stomper at Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia
United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University Media Arts Center, NJ
Blue Sky Project New Media Festival, University of Dayton, OH

2011
Whistling in the Dark, Stomper, London, United Kingdom
Tresor Trove: Lost & Found, Flotsam & Jetsam, Cine, Athens, GA
The Final Girl, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
Made in Woodstock, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY

2010
Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH
Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Queens, NY

2009
Best of NY, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Platform in Kimusa, SAMUSO, Seoul, Korea
Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Godor Club, Budapest, Hungary
Carbunari Experimental Film Festival, Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania
Human Emotion Project, Brancaleone, Rome, Italy
Squardi Sonori Festival of Media & Time-Based Art, Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy
Human Emotion Project, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
CEC ’09, Carnival of e-Creativity, Uttarakhand, India
5th Berlin International, Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany
Women’s Caucus for Art 5th International Video Shorts Festival, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Here We Are, CologneOFF IV Film Festival, Cologne, Germany
Optica International Festival of Video Art, Gijon, Spain
Rewind, Remix, Fast Forward, Miller Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
The Beautiful Children, Wharf Road Projects, London, United Kingdom
Square Pegs: Video Art in the Square, Modern Fuel, Ontario, Canada
Consent, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
New Editions from the Brodsky Center, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ

2007
Blue Sky Projects, Starline Gallery, Harvard, IL
Beyond a Gift of Time, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM
Short Stories: Photographs 1890-2006, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, NY

2006
Anniversary, Esso Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Props for a Romantic Comedy, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos College, NY

2004
Twitch, College of Santa Fe, NM
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibit, Rutgers University, Camden Ctr. for the Arts, NJ

2002
Paper Cuts, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
WATERwalks, The ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
Artists to Artists, Ace Gallery, New York, NY
Open Studios, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, New York, NY

2001
Les Joux Sont Faits, Esso Gallery, New York, NY
Skowhegan Alumni, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing on Language, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

2000
Turin Art Fair, Esso Gallery, Turin, Italy
Home Abroad, Sala 1, Rome, Italy
Rome Prize Fellows, American Academy in Rome, Italy
Strade Incrociate, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy
                            
1999
Lontana Da Dove?, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Interactive Drawing, Site Simpatico, New York, NY
Confined, Hereart, New York, NY
Thesis Exhibition, T.W. Wood Art Gallery at Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

1998
Faculty Exhibition, Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Bank Holiday, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

1997
Benefit Exhibition, P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY
The Bank: Inside the Counting House, MAP/Godzilla/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY        Fermented, Aronson Galleries at Parsons School of Design, NY
Travel-sized, CCNY Compton-Goethals Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Godzilla at BMCC: And We Speak, Shirley Fiterman Gallery at BMCC, New York, NY
Genderplex, The Puffin Room, New York, NY

1995
Useless Information, La Bacheca Galeria D’Arte, Sardinia, Italy

1994
Traveling Goods, Time & Art, Sardinia, Italy
New Jersey Fine Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1993
Packaged Goods: New and Improved, Ten on Eight (Window Installation), New York, NY
Forms of Life?, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Packaged Goods, Good Citizens Product System, Jersey City, NJ
Racizms & Otherness in the USA, Art Center on First, Jersey City, NJ
Female Body Parts: From Geography to Fetish, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronx, NY

1992
Adult Children of Catholicism, Progressive Cultureworks, Jersey City, NJ
Cannibalism, Progressive Cultureworks, Jersey City, NJ

1991
Artists from the Printmaking Workshop NY, The Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca, NY

1990
Out of Landscape, P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY
A Decade in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Recollections, Soho Center for Visual Arts, New York, NY

1989
Art Against Apartheid, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
Shamanism, Interior Space Design, New York, NY

1988
Annual Invitational, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY
Artist in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
The Small Works Show, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY
Homage to the Human Form, Ariel Gallery, New York, NY
Group Invitational, The Emerging Collector, New York, NY

1987
Works On/Of Paper, The Queensborough Community College Gallery, NY
Freedom, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY

 

EDUCATION

1998
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME
Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT, MFA

1994-95
Hunter College, New York, NY, graduate studies

1985
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, BFA

 

LECTURES, INVITATIONS & TEACHING

2017
New Jersey City University, Media Arts Dept., Adjunct Professor
Imagine Science Films, Simons Foundation, Chimera Experiments - Filmmaker Presentation

2016
35th Anniversary The Black Maria Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NY, Filmmaker Q&A

2015
Institute for Women & Art at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Artists’ Conversation

2014
Imagine Science Films Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NY, Filmmaker Q&A
Brooklyn Film Festival, Windmill Studios, NY, Filmmaker Q&A
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, CGV Cinemas, CA, Filmmaker Q&A
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Filmmaker Q&A
The Black Maria Film & Video Festival, West Orange AMC Cinemas, NJ, Filmmaker Q&A

2012
United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival, Rutgers University Media Arts Center, NJ, Filmmaker Presentation

2009
Cornell University, Art Architecture Planning NY, Visiting Critic

2007
McHenry County College, Blue Sky Projects in Residence, Crystal Lake, IL, Artists’ Presentation

2003
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, Artist’s Talk

2002
The ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY, Artist’s Talk

2000
Temple University, Rome, Italy, Visiting Critic
Rhode Island School of Design, European Honors Program, Rome, Italy, Visiting Critic

1998-99
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, Foundation 2D & 3D Design, Adjunct Professor

1998
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, High School to Art School Program, Mentor
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Visiting Artist Lecturer

1997
The Caldwell-West Caldwell Center of Community & Continuing Education, NJ, 35MM Photography
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Artist’s Talk