Video Artists connected to Seattle


A sampling of artists who have or do work in Seattle, using video as a significant part of their practice:

Wynne Greenwood: The Whitney Biennial and a solo show at The New Museum are two among many accomplishments for Greenwood, a “queer feminist artist who works with video, performance, music, and object-making to practice ‘culture-healing.'”  (via Henry Art Gallery) She lives in Seattle and teaches at Seattle U.

Gary Hill: (born 1951) is “an American artist who lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Often viewed as one of the foundational artists in video art, based on the single-channel work and video- and sound-based installations of the 1970s and 1980s, he in fact began working in metal sculpture in the late 1960s. Today he is best known for internationally exhibited installations and performance art, concerned as much with innovative language as with technology, and for continuing work in a broad range of media. His longtime work with intermedia explores an array of issues ranging from the physicality of language, synesthesia and perceptual conundrums to ontological space and viewer interactivity. The recipient of many awards, his influential work has been exhibited in most major contemporary art museums worldwide.” (via Wikipedia)

Rodrigo Valenzuela: “…Valenzuela’s gaze is directed at those who construct, clean, and maintain the palaces of illusion: the workers whom he names the 13th Man. Hidden from view, often under the cover of darkness, it is they who remove the debris left behind by the much vaunted 12th Man after passionate celebrations of the city’s athletes. As Valenzuela notes, his labor—his work—is to bring visibility to the 13th Man and to honor her and him through the construction of a counternarrative for and about the working class.” (via Frye Museum, in connection with the exhibition “Future Ruins”)

C. Davida Ingram: “…a self-described “cultural worker” whose creation takes many forms: performances, installations, photographs, videos and private performance art. Community is at the heart of all her work, as well as queer theory, gender politics and race. Her audiences can be many or one: For her project Come Hungry, 10 years in the making, she invited white men into her home and cooked for them, “which was a way for me to have a disarming conversation about white male supremacy.” She’s worked at the Seattle Art Museum, Gage Academy of Art, Video Machete, Insight Arts and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center and she’s a co-founder of the Seattle People of Color Salon. Last spring she curated Stereo*type* at LxWxH, featuring text-based pieces focused on poetics, type and typography that outlined and expanded upon racial identities.” (via CityArts )



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