Janis Crystal Lipzin

Janis Crystal Lipzin

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Film - Video

Competition: US & Canada

Janis Crystal Lipzin is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Sonoma County, California whose artistic practice embodies film, video, photo work, artist books, performances and installations wherein light and photo-chemistry collide and conspire to reveal aspects of our world deserving of more careful scrutiny. Her work blends an enduring interest in the volatility of nature and human events with a sympathy for alternative, hand-made methods that she interweaves with digital processes.

She was Director of the Film/Photo Program at Antioch College (Ohio) before teaching at the San Francisco Art Institute for three decades. Her work has received recognition internationally for fifty years with thirty-four grants, commissions, and awards including three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Center for Cultural Innovation grant, and by more than 300 exhibitions at showcases including the Whitney Museum, MoMA, Tate Modern, New Museum, Pompidou Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Venice Biennale, Exploratorium, and National Gallery of Art. She has been active in critical writing and curatorial actions and founded the pioneering San Francisco micro-cinema eye music.

Find her work at jclvision.com, kanopy.com, kinoscope.org, canyoncinema.com (San Francisco), lux.org.uk (London), film-makerscoop.com (NY), and lightcone.org (Paris).

Photo Credit: Bill Baldewicz

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