Competition: US & Canada
Sheri Wills an artist who works with film, video, and sound to make single-channel videos, installations, sound works, and live video performances. She explores the material, psychological, and philosophical potentials of cinema to reveal small moments that often go unseen and pull forward the emotional content of abstract imagery. She has had one-person shows at venues including the Director’s Lounge in Berlin, the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema in NYC, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Her films have been screened internationally, such as at the Museum of Modern Art in NY, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cinémas Différents in Paris, the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, the London Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, Fisura in Mexico City, and the Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse, France. Her films are distributed by Light Cone in Paris. She has made installations and participated at residencies including the At Home Gallery in Slovakia, the Narva Art Residency in Estonia, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Studios at MASS MoCA, among others. Sheri Wills is a professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in New York City.