Elisabeth Subrin

Associate Professor
130 Annenberg Hall, 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Elisabeth Subrin teaches Senior Projects, Screenwriting, feminist film studies, Advanced Problems and graduate theory/practice seminars on independent cinema and alternative film/video art practices. She received an MFA in video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in filmmaking from Massachusetts College of Art. Prior to teaching at Temple, she taught at Harvard University, Amherst College, Cooper Union, Bennington College and the Yale University School of Art MFA Program and was Distinguished Visiting Graduate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She produces both narrative work and video art and installations. Her work has received major awards at international festivals and have been exhibited extensively in museums, galleries and film festivals throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, the Guggenheim Museum, the Vienna Viennale, the Walker Art Museum, The New York Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Her films been presented in national broadcasts on the Sundance Channel and on public television. Professor Subrin is both a Guggenheim Fellow and a Rockefeller Fellow in Media Arts, and a Sundance Fellow in their Feature Film and Screenwriting Labs. She has also received grants from the Annenberg Foundation, Creative Capital, and the Andrea Frank Foundation. Recent video installations and photographic works have been presented in solo exhibitions at VOLTA NY 2011, the Jewish Museum, and a retrospective at Sue Scott Gallery in New York. Recent group exhibitions include at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh, La Musee D’Art Contemporain/Val De Marne in Paris, the “Greater New York” show at the Museum of Modern Art/P.S.1, and in a retrospective at Sue Scott Gallery in New York. She is the writer/director of two feature films in development with Forensic Films in New York. A Woman A Part will go into production in May, 2013.

Recent Work:

  • Professor Subrin’s two-channel projection Sweet Ruin is currently on view at the Hessel Museum of Art (through December 31, 2012) at Bard College.
  • Professor Subrin’s video installation Lost Tribes and Promised Lands is on view at the Haggarty Museum of Art in Milwaukee (through December 22, 2012).
  • In 2012 August, Professor Subrin’s film Shulie was cited as one of “Greatest Films Ever” in the just released British Film Institute Sight and Sound poll of international film critics.The film was also cited in a New York Times article on August 30th, 2012, about the recent death of Shulamith Firestone, a prominent feminist writer.
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