JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


CV

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JAMES CONNOLLY

jconno[at]saic[dot]edu | jameshconnolly.com


EDUCATION

BFA With Emphasis in Art History, Theory, and Criticism
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Degree completed December 2009
Video, New Media, Printmaking, Modern & Postmodern Theory


EXPERIENCE

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lecturer, department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation

August 2013-Present
Courses taught: Media Practices: Moving Image; Realtime

Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Assistant Curator

January 2010-Present

Pentimenti Productions
Assist Editor, Research Assistant

January 2011-December 2011

The Estate of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Audio Archivist

January 2011-May 2011

Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Curatorial Assistant

August 2006-December 2009

Friends of Fred Smith
Preservation Assistant

Summer 2009

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Henry Darger Room Installation Assistant

Fall 2007

The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum Education Intern

Summer 2007

The Art Institute of Chicago
European Painting Research Assistant

August 2006-January 2007


EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2015

Physical Education

ChiTown Futbol, Chicago, IL

TCC Digital Art Buffet

Catalyze Chicago, Chicago, IL

RGB.VGA.VOLT

Coop Gallery, Nashvile, TN

VIRTUALPUBLIC.NETWORK

Museums and the Web 2015 Conference, Chicago IL

Dallas Medianale

McKinney Avenue Contemporary

2014

glitChicago

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

Frequency Fridays

Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

The Arcade Gallery Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2013

DINCA VISION QUEST

Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

Jon Cates & James Connolly

Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL

Articular Facet

The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

Expanded Cinematic

Tritriangle, Chicago, IL

Dither Doom & James Connolly

The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

NO MEDIA

Tritriangle, Chicago, IL

John Cage: Variations V

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


2012

GLI.TC/H 2112

High Concept Labs, Chicago, Illinois

Variations VI (John Cage)

The Leroy Neiman Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Vancouver New Music Festival

The Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

a.pe.ri.od.ic Presents A John Cage Festival: Variations V

Room 300, Chicago, Illinois

Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia

2011

Glitch Screening

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Floating World Animation Festival

Hollywood Theater, Portland, Oregon

GLI.TC/H 20111

Enemy, Chicago, Illinois

They, Who Sound

Avant Garden, Houston, Texas

Strange Electronics 2

Enemy, Chicago, Illinois

Version 11

Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, Illinois

Handmade Music Showcase, SXSW

Venue 222, Austin, Texas

TLVSN 2

Maria’s Community Bar, Chicago, Illinois

Acid Marshmallow Night

Beauty Bar, Chicago, Illinois

I:3 Current Trajectories in New Media Art

Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois

Strange Electronics

Transistor, Chicago, Illinois

2010

GLI.TC/H 2010

The Nightengale, Chicago, Illinois

Friday Night Live

Transistor, Chicago, Illinois

Critical Glitch Artware Category

NOTACON/BLOCKPARTY, Cleveland, Ohio

Xperiments in Realtime 2

The Nightengale, Chicago, Illinois

2009

SAIC Fall 2009 Undergraduate Exhibition

Sullivan Galleries, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

SAIC Undergraduate Film and Video Festival

Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois

Xperiments in Realtime

Hotti Biscotti, Chicago, Illinois

Cadaver Corpse

Golden Age, Chicago, Illinois

RESPONSE

Columbus Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

PUBLICATIONS

2014

Leonardo Music Journal

“Cracking Ray Tubes: Reanimating Analog Video in a Digital Context” published

Computer Music Journal, MIT Press

Cracked Ray Tubes featured on accomapnying DVD

2012

Afterimage Exhibition Catalog
The Depaul Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Contributed essay on audio/video performance artists Spectralina to exhibition catalog.

Composite Arts Magazine

Written text and image documentation of Cracked Ray Tube.

The Creator’s Project

Cracked Ray Tubes featured in writeup.

But Does It Float

Cracked Ray Tubes featured in writeup.

2011

Bad at Sports
Art podcast and blog, Chicago, Illinois

Interviewed on my work as curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection for Bad at Sports blog


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2012

Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ongoing
Assistant Curator January 2010-Present

Assisting in the interpretation, curation, and management of the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a museum and academic resource.

2011

Strange Electronics 2, May 2011
ENEMY Sound, Chicago, Illinois

Performance event featuring new media artists and experimental electronics musicians curated and organized by James Connolly and Kyle Evans.

Strange Electronics, February 2011
Transistor, Chicago, Illinois

Performance event featuring new media artists and experimental electronics musicians curated and organized by James Connolly and Kyle Evans.

2010

Roger Brown: Calif. USA,
The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

Curatorial Assistant


WORKSHOPS, TEACHING, AND PUBLIC LECTURES

2015

Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN

Artist talk and hardware hacking workshop

Dallas Medianale, Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange, Dallas, TX

Artist talk and hardware hacking workshop with Kyle Evans

2014

Systems Codes and Spaces, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist talk and discussion of realtime new media art.

History of Video Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist talk and demo of the Sandin Image Processor

Research Studio Class, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist talk and e-waste discussion

2013

Video Class, the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Video lecture on glitch art histories and practices

The Sound Department, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Artist lecture and performance

2012

Weekly Colloquium
The Sound Department, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Artist lecture and performance

2011

GLI.TC/H Conference and Festival, Chicago, Illinois

DIY hardware hacking electronics workshop organized and taught by James Connolly and Kyle Evans.

Handmade Music and Switched On workshop Series, Austin, Texas

DIY hardware hacking electronics workshop organized and taught by James Connolly and Kyle Evans.

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2015

Signal Culture Artist in Residence

June-July 2015

2013

Roger Brown and George Veronda Pavilion Residency

December 2013

2012

2nd Place Prize, Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Cracked Ray Tube (James Connolly and Kyle Evans) audio/video performance system.

2010

Roger Brown and George Veronda Pavilion Residency

December 2010-January 2012






I'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.


NEWS/EVENTS

9.23.2016: outdoor interactive video installation at the Paseo Festival in Taos, New Mexico

6.11.2016: performances at the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico

6.11.2016: hardware hacking and DIY video synthesis workshops at Meow Wolf for the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico [sign up here]

6.10.2016: performances at the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico

6.6.2016: hardware hacking and DIY video synthesis workshops, Austin, TX. [sign up here]

6.5.2016: hardware hacking and DIY video synthesis workshop at Oil and Cotton, Dallas, TX. [sign up here]

6.3.2016: performance at Strange Electronics MoHA 2, the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.

5.14.2016: RGB.VGA.VOLT HD performance at _r4w.EɌ̶Ɍ̶.b1t5! ___(A) RE:uɹnʇ TO: d1Ɍ+y̶ ̶N̶3WWW_M3DI∆, TCC, Chicago, IL.

1.9.2016: RGB.VGA.VOLT HD and Cracked Ray Tube performance at Strange Electronics MoHA, the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.

1.6.2016-1.11.2016: Residency at the Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.

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