Bio

John Fireman obtained a BFA in Film Studies from Yale University, following which he worked as a story editor and producer at New Line Cinema. He currently teaches in the New Media Department at the Maine College of Art. John’s focus is feature-length, experimental documentary films. He also works in video, sound, multimedia installation, photography, electroacoustic music composition, and performance.  His work was included in Perfoma 2011, and has been presented in such venues as the Abrons Art Center (NYC), Judson Church (NYC), and the Museum of Art and Design (NYC) (for which his music and sound design received a positive mention in the New York Times). Holland Cotter, art critic for the New York Times called John’s documentary work ‘very funny.’  He has been commissioned to create a documentary to be included in an upcoming exhibition for Colby College Museum of Art curated by Diana Tuite. John Fireman has recently founded a film screening collective known as Film Interruptus, which had its first event in June ‘16 at the Institute for American Art. In collaboration with artist Lauren Tosswill, John presented an interactive multimedia installation at Space Gallery in August 2016.  John’s still photography work has appeared in Wilt Magazine, a Portland-based arts journal.  John’s next film project is a feature-length courtroom drama made with hand puppets.

 

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