Rhonda Abrams is remarkable among Canadian video artists for her captivating use of song to drive the narratives of her tapes. Using the operetta and folkloric song form she creates allegorical investigations into our relationship to nature....Marilyn Burgess, 1998
Rhonda Abrams is an award winning independent film and video producer of 15 films and videos. Since 1984, she has experimented with the musical narrative form, creating a body of work that has been screened in over 60 galleries and festivals around the world. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Modern Art, Art Bank, 49th Parallel, California Institute of the Arts, Concordia University, Trinity Square Video, Ed Video and Art Metropol. She has had solo shows at Oboro gallery, Video Pool, McMichael gallery, Art Metropol, Art Gallery of Southern Alberta, Ed Video, 4th Parallel, Gallery 101, Art Culture Resource Centre and Ten Foot Henry's.
She won commissions to produce two live performances: Lament of the Sugar Bush Man at John Workman Theatre and Myth of the Fishes at Dance Works. She was also commissioned to produce a video wall project, for Square One in Toronto. This year her work showed at the Art Gallery of Calgary retrospective, "Five Degrees of Separation", and at the Trivandrum Video festival in India. her work has been broadcast on WTN, SmartTV, and on Sound Calendar, an artist website. Abrams received her master of Fine Arts, Film and Video Production from York University and her Bachelor of Arts, with Honours in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa. She received the Canadian Artist Scholarship from the Banff Centre of Fine Arts. Rhonda Abrams teaches at Ryerson University.
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