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Gene Gort

Professor, Media Arts

Integrated Media Arts

Hartford Art School
860.768.4618 V 210

MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

BFA, Fine Arts, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Gene Gort is a visual artist, video producer, and educator whose work aims to make the quotidian significant. Simple things are elegant, challenging, and revelatory. His use of technology in investigation focuses on the awareness of its role in determining meaning. His work employs diverse media, including video production, installation, multimedia performance collaboration, code-based drawing, photography, and digital print editions.

He has presented at numerous international locations, including Dark Music Days Festival, Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Calif.; TheVideoArtFoundation, Barcelona; Cyberarts Festival, Boston, Mass.

He has been nominated twice by the Rockefeller Foundation in the Film/Video/New Media and has received grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, LEF Foundation, and The New England Foundation for the Arts: National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artists Projects.


Videotapes Produced

  • Ice Is Water Is Ice Is, interactive performance video, Producer/Director/Editor, 2019

  • Cloudburst, interactive performance video, Producer/Director/Editor, 2017

  • Shift, two-monitor installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2017

  • Venetian Loops, video series for installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2015

  • Drifting Off, performance video, Producer/Director/Editor, 2015

  • THE SYNC EFFECT, performance collaboration with Hartford Sound Alliance, 2009

  • Here / There, video for installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2008

  • Still Life (with doubt), Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, 2008

  • Still Life (with exhaust), Producer/Director/Editor, 2008

  • Visible, (for “50,000 Beds”), Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, 2007

  • Narcissus O.C.D., video for installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2007;

  • Connecticut State Art Collection purchase, 2010

  • SAFE, video installation loop with live internet feed, Producer/Director/Editor, 2007

  • Escape Velocity, Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, 2006

Exhibitions and Installations

  • Don’t Boil the Ocean“…or forever hold your peace.”, interactive installation, ArtSpace, Hartford, CT, 2018
  • Venetian, solo exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, 2015
  • Missing Links, Gallery of the Library Institute, New Haven, CT, 2014
  • As it ever was, ATOM Space @ Chinatown, Hartford, CT, 2012
  • Intellectual Property, solo exhibition, Still River Editions / Connecticut Photographics, Danbury, CT, 2012
  • ASPECT magazine, screening, 46 Waltham St, Courtyard, Boston, MA, 2012
  • Black Maria Film and Video Festival, touring, Director's Citation Award, 2011
  • SPILL>>FORWARD, curated by Transnational Temps, Media Noche, New York, NY and online @, 2010
  • Liquid, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, CT, 2009
  • Speak to Me: Connecticut Biennial 2008, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, 2008
  • 50,000 Beds, group project, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Artspace, New Haven, CT; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2007
  • Videoramma, Event Horizon, installation, Central Connecticut State University, CT, 2006
  • Event Horizon, installation, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2005


  • Ice Is Water Is Ice Is, (world premier), Psalm 2 | CloudburstWaft, and As If, Brandon University New Music Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba; featured performers/artist-in-residence, 2019

  • Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet (this is not a toy), collaborative interactive performance project with Quey Percussion Duo; world premier: Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN, 2018

  • Babel, collaborative performance project with choreographer Stephen Pier; world premier: Hartt Dances, Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 2017

  • Psalm 2 | Cloudburst, collaborative interactive performance project with Bill Solomon of BENT DUO, composition by Sarah Hennies, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 2017

  • Drifting Off, collaborative performance, with Ken Steen, Robert Black, Adam Lenz, @MENGI, Dark Music Days Festival, Reykyavik, Iceland; Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, 2015

  • As If, collaborative performance project, Slingshot Kidõ collaborative, Dark Music Days Festival, Reykyavik, Iceland, 2014

  • Reliquary of Labor, solo version, Jeffrey Krieger soloist, Cohen Family Studio Theatre Cincinnati Conservatory; Centinel Hill Hall, Capital Community College, Hartford, CT, Buckman Theater, Quinnipiac University, 2012

  • Reliquary of Labor, solo version, Jeffrey Krieger soloist, Avery Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT; Boston Cyberarts Festival, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009

  • Reliquary of Labor, solo version, Jeffrey Krieger soloist, American Embassy Center Auditorium, Mumbai, India. 2008

  • Reliquary of Labor, collaborative performance, premier, with Ken Steen, Jeffrey Krieger and Quey Percussion Duo, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 2006