Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos and several photographic series. She is interested in our psychological and societal relationships to mild and severe natural phenomena. She investigates a wide range of powerful atmospheric and oceanic conditions, and is fascinated by the power of these natural elements in relationship to human fragility. She utilizes photography, video, sound, installation, engineering and the physics of light, all in order to create new experiences for viewers.
Friedman is currently based in Boston, MA and has lived, worked and exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been commissioned to create site-specific video-based public art pieces and has exhibited in national and international venues including: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Geneva International Film Festival (Switzerland), The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), Burlington City Arts, City Hall Park (VT), Peabody Essex Museum (MA), Union College (NY), deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (MA), Boston's City Hall (MA), Transylvania University (KY), The Rose Kennedy Greenway in partnership with the National Park Service (MA), College of the Holy Cross (MA), and The Armory Center for the Arts (CA).
She has been awarded a number of grants and fellowships including: Artist Traveling Fellowship to Antarctica (SMFA/Tufts, 2017); Artist-in-Residence with The City of Boston, Boston AIR (2016); Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation (2013); five Public Media Art Commissions for Art on the Marquee (Boston Cyberarts/Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, 2012-15). Her Boston AIR residency and project were supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and was made possible through the Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
Friedman earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in conjunction with Tufts University and her BA from UC, Santa Cruz. Currently, she is a Lecturer at MIT in the Art, Culture and Technology program.
(Last updated Aug. 2020)