From early video art to recent feature films, Rynard has worked across a range of approaches: dramatic, experimental, documentary and installation. Her interest in science, ecology and the human relationship with the natural world has informed and inspired her recent work.
Su Rynard’s films and video art have screened film festivals world wide, and in galleries including the MOMA in New York and the National Gallery of Canada. She has won several awards for her work including; the Nature People's Choice Award and Runner up - Nature Scientific Merit Award for As Soon As Weather Will Permit at the Imagine Science Film Festival, New York 2015. Her recent documentary, The Messenger documentary won Best Conservation Film at the Jackson Hole Film Festival in the USA and the Top Ten Audience Award at Hot Docs in Toronto. In 2006 Su Rynard’s fiction film Kardia won the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award Feature Film Prize. In 2005, Bug Girl won the Creative Vision Award at the Earth Dance Film Festival and Signal was awarded Best Short Film at the Cabbagetown Film and Video Festival in 1993.
Su Rynard was awarded the George A. Reid Scholarship and the Melvile P. White Scholarship before graduating with honours from the Ontario College of Art. She was one of ten filmmakers from across Canada selected to be a resident at the Canadian Film Centre in 1996. An in depth discussion of her work is featured in Mike Hoolboom’s 2008 book “Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists” published by Coach House Books.
Su Rynard is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art. She lives and works in Toronto.
2014, 15:00 minutes, colour, English
2010, 01:15 minutes, colour
2009, 01:20 minutes, colour
2009, 06:45 minutes, colour, English
2004, 09:15 minutes, Colour, English
2003, 05:47 minutes, Colour, English
1999, 03:15 minutes, colour, English / French subtitles
1997, 22:00 minutes, colour, English
1996, 12:00 minutes, colour, English
1995, 24:17 minutes, colour, English
1993, 03:00 minutes, colour, English
1992, 25:00 minutes, colour, English
1989, 04:30 minutes, Colour, French
1988, 09:00 minutes, colour, English
1987, 01:00 minutes, colour, English
1987, 05:40 minutes, colour, English
1986, 05:30 minutes, colour, English
1985, 04:00 minutes, colour, English
1984, 05:00 minutes, colour, English
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