Gene Gort is a visual artist, independent video producer, curator/programmer and independent media advocate who lives in Avon, Connecticut, USA. He has been producing video installations and single channel tapes for over 25 years.
His work has received recognition from The New England Foundation for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts "New Forms" Regional Projects Initiative; The Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program with awards in both the Video and Interarts disciplines; The Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship in Video; The Boston Center for the Arts / LEF Foundation; as well as receiving video production grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has been twice nominated for a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Film/Video/New Media; received a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant; a Roberts Foundation New Works Grant; has been twice in-residence at the MacDowell Colony, and recently in-residence at I-Park Artists' Enclave. His videotapes and installations have been shown at the Pacific Film; Atlanta Arts Festival; The Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Hallwalls; Real Art Ways, Visual Studies Workshop; Athens Film and Video Festival; Impakt Festival; Boston Cyberarts Festival, among others. He also has collaborated with sound artist/composer Ken Steen on multi-media, live performance, web and curatorial projects as "New Media New Music New England".
Gene Gort received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 1982 and his BFA from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford 1978. Currently he holds the position of Professor of Media Arts at the Hartford Art School, a program he designed and directs.