Shalom Gorewitz (b. 1949, NYC) began working as an artist with video and computers after studying with Nam June Paik, Gene Youngblood, Allison Knowles, and others at California Institute of the Arts (BFA, 1971.)  Since then he has been a prolific artist whose work has been shown internationally in museums, galleries, on television, and in other public and private places.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Reina Sofia in  Madrid, among others.  His artmaking has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Asian Cultural Council.  His videos and digital films are layered and personal, exploring contemporary themes through fluid media. The effect of militarism and consumerism on society has been a recurring  theme in his work since the early 1970’s.  “At the conclusion of The Last Tourist (1994)  I admit that ‘making a videotape about Haiti won’t improve things one damn bit.’  Nevertheless, one must at least witness, internalize, and transmit something about the nature of their times.” 

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