Artist

Michelle Anne Bess

Michelle Anne Bess is a writer and media artist who lives in Toronto.
Roland Jean: A Modernist Portrait is her first documentary completed in 1999. She has also completed two short experimental works, The 4th Dimension screened at Woman Shoots! Film Video and Performance in Toronto.
Her writings have been published in La Revue Noire in Paris; Possibilities and Images in Ottawa and Montreal; WORD and At The Crossroads both in Toronto.
She studied English Literature at Concordia University and took translation courses at l'Alliance Francaise. She recently completed video and writing workshops in the New Media program at Ryerson.
Her memberships in film and video organizations include Women in Film & Television, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto, The Film Reference Library, Trinity Square Video and Charles Street Video.
She has volunteered at BRAVO!; CKUT radio in Montreal and Canadian Black Artists in Action.
Roland Jean: A Modernist Portrait is included in the Art2Life: The Canadian Century website produced by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, York Region District School Board and ecentricarts inc.

Videography

Roland Jean: A Modernist Portrait

1999, 22:00 minutes, colour, English & French w subt.