Georgie Friedman (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She is interested in our psychological and societal relationships to mild and severe natural phenomena. She investigates a wide range of powerful atmospheric and oceanic conditions, and is fascinated by the power of these natural elements in relationship to human fragility. She utilizes photography, video, sound, installation, engineering and the physics of light, all in order to create new experiences for viewers.
Friedman is currently based in Boston, MA and has lived, worked and exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been commissioned to create site-specific video-based public art pieces and has exhibited in national and international venues including: Geneva International Film Festival (Switzerland), The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Burlington City Arts, City Hall Park (VT), Peabody Essex Museum (MA), Union College (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (MA), Boston’s City Hall (MA), Transylvania University (KY), The Rose Kennedy Greenway in partnership with the National Park Service (MA), College of the Holy Cross (MA), and The Armory Center for the Arts (CA).
She has been awarded a number of grants and fellowships including: Artist Traveling Fellowship to Antarctica (SMFA/Tufts, 2017); Artist-in-Residence with The City of Boston, Boston AIR (2016); Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation (2013); five Public Media Art Commissions for Art on the Marquee (Boston Cyberarts/Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2012-15). Her Boston AIR residency and project were supported in part by an award from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS and was made possible through the Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
Friedman earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts University and her BA from UC, Santa Cruz. She is a Lecturer in the Art, Culture and Technology program at MIT, and her previous teaching appointments include: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston College, LUCAD, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other institutions.
CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
Georgie Friedman, Journey to the Sun, 60 mins, silent | 16 ft. x 35 ft. video wall
Commissioned in 2020 by Boston Properties for the Atrium at 100 Federal St, Boston, MA
Free and open to the public | Screening times: TBA
UMW Media Wall
Hurley Convergence Center, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Screening: Georgie Friedman, “In the Wake of Icebergs, single-channel version I,” custom piece, 11:42 min, silent, 2019
24hour Public Art Screenings featuring the work of three artists.
UMW media wall is over two stories tall and is comprised of 43 separate Laser Phosphor Display tiles.
Georgie Friedman: Snow Study
2021-2022 season – dates forthcoming
Freedman Art Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
HURRICANE LOST, Jan 27 – April 4, 2021, Emerson Contemporary, Media Art Gallery, Emerson College, Boston, MA
Georgie Friedman: Fragments of Antarctica, April – Sept. 2019, Contemporary Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Vortex, Jan – May 2019, Spagnuolo Art Gallery, Georgetown University Art Galleries, Washington, DC
Traces of Wind and Water, Boston AIR (Artist-in-Residence) Project, site-specific video installation, Strand Theatre (exterior), Dorchester, MA
Slippery Slope, site-specific video installation, Wold Center, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Eye of the Storm, Roberts Gallery, Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
Sky Studies, Vandernoot Gallery, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
Under the Icy Sky, two site-specific outdoor video installations, The Building Storm, Shifting Ice, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Into the Wind, Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA
Ice Study I (Iceland), screening, FROST, Boston, MA
Above the Clouds, concurrent public art video installation at Anthony Greaney and Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA
Geyser, Boston College, 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival & Boston College Arts Festival, Chestnut Hill, MA
2008 Seas and Skies, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tisch Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA
2007 Five Videos, The Artists Foundation, The Distillery, Boston, MA
2001 Lost & Everywhere, L.P.K., New Orleans, LA
1998 Night Lights, Wild Abandon, Portland, OR
1997 Blue Note Nights, Fellini, Portland, OR
1995 Coin in the Campo, Bridge Gallery, UC Santa Cruz, CA
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS | OUTDOOR PROJECTS
2018 – 19 Long-term commission: Film Haiku: Water Cycle – Four Corners of the Earth
16 ft. x 35 ft. video wall, 60 mins | Commissioned by Boston Properties | Location: 100 Federal St, Boston, MA
installation documentation video | video stills
Sea Like a Mirror, site-specific video installation on windows, 9 x 19 ft. Temporary public art project for Of Land & Local, commission by Burlington City Arts Center, City Hall Park, Burlington, VT
Rising Tide, video projection onto the façade of Boston’s City Hall, City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA.
Temporary public project commissioned by HUBweek: Immersion
City of Boston Artist-In-Residence project – Altering the City – Video Landscape: Traces of Wind and Water, site-specific video installation on existing architecture, Strand Theatre (exterior), Dorchester, MA. This public art project was supported in part by an award from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS and made possible through the Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
Shifting Ice | The Building Storm, two site-specific outdoor video installations on existing architecture, Science Center Complex (exterior), College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Commissioned by the Arts Transcending Borders program with funding from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Overhead Current | Electrified Sky, two site-specific outdoor video installations on existing architecture, The Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA. Commissioned by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and created in partnership with Boston Cyberarts, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the National Park Service.