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JEANNE LIOTTA makes films, videos, and other ephemera including installation, projector performances, works on paper, and photography.

Her works encompass a constellation of mediums and her investigations of the ephemeral and the real in cinematic time is often located at a lively intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy.

OBSERVANDO EL CIELO (2007), her signature 16mm film of the night skies, was voted one of the top films of the decade by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, took the Tiger Award for Short Film at Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was listed in Artforum Top Ten Films of 2007.

In 2011 Liotta was voted among the top filmmakers of the decade by Film Comment magazine, and in she 2012 received the Helen Hill award from the Orphans Film Symposium. In 2013 Anthology Film Archives held a retrospective of her work called THE REAL WORLD AT LAST BECOMES A MYTH, and she installed STEIN TIMES (2013) an altered Gertrude Stein poem in the windows of Gridspace Gallery, Bklyn.

In 2014 she collaborated on an art/science project with the NOAA, to create a SOON IT WOULD BE TOO HOT (2014), a climate change media work for the 360 degree Science on a Sphere which premiered at The Fiske Planetarium in Boulder CO . Her TIFFANY ONE-CUTS collage series was exhibited at Songs For Presidents Gallery Brooklyn in 2016, and 2018 saw her first solo exhbiiton with Microscope Gallery, Break The Sky including a large scale triple screen live feed of the local cosmos IN THIS IMMENSE SPACE HIDDEN THINGS APPEAR BEFORE US

Her works have exhibited internationally, including The New York and Rotterdam Film Festivals, The Whitney Biennial, The Sharjah Biennial, The Centres George Pompidou, The Cinematheque Francais, The Arthouse/ Jones Center in Austin, The Exploratorium in San Francisco, The Wexner Center for the Art in Ohio, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Cornell Astronomical Society amongst other venues.

For 17 years she was the creative force behind Firefly Cinema, a community garden microcinema curated from the 16mm collection at The New York Public Library, and she wrote a short monograph on the Films of Joseph Cornell published by SF Cinematheque for Navigating the Imagination Cornell retrospective at SFMOMA, from her research on The Joseph Cornell Film Collection at Anthology Film Archives in New York.

She has taught widely and variously over the years, and is presently Associate Professor and Grad Director of Moving Image Arts at The University of Colorado Boulder, as well as Film/Video faculty for the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College (Bard MFA).

She is represented by Microscope Gallery and divides her time between Manhattan and the Colorado mountains.