Carol Burch-Brown
Professor of Art
School of Visual Art
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Senior Fellow, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

M.F.A. University of Chicago, Art M.F.A. 1977

Selected Intermedia Projects Based in Documentary Research
These are multi-year projects.

"Salt Marsh Suite," a collaborative multi-channel video and sound installation piece with live performance, based on materials collected in a salt marsh in coastal North Carolina, the Cube, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, 2014. Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA 2015/2016. [Virginia Museum of Natural History and Piedmont Art Association, 2017]

"Singing Darwin," a collaborative intermedia project and performance art piece; the first exhibition was on the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech.

"Living Darwin," an original play about Charles Darwin and evoltion, co-written and co-directed by Ann Kilkelly, Carol Burch-Brown, and Robert Leonard, and with TWISTS (Theatre Workshops in Science, Technology, and Society); performed at Studio Theater at the Celebration of Darwin, a national conference at Virginia Tech, 2009. Portions of the play were performed at the Science and Technology Society Studies (4S) International Conference, Washington, D.C., 2009.

"Waiting Children," a 35 minute documentary video about adopting children through the foster care system in Virginia, commissioned by DePaul Family Services of Virginia; statewide distribution the VA Department of Social Services, County DSS agencies and DePaul, completed in 2008.

"The Shamrock Bar," a photographis and oral history project about a gay bar in Bluefileld, West Virginia, in existence 1964-2001; in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the National Archive Center, Washington, D.C., an ongoing project, main corpus completed in 2005

Book: Trailers, University of Virginia Press, 1996. A book about mobile homes in Appalachia, by Carol Burch-Brown and poet David Rigsbee. 50 original photographs

Screening and Intermedia Performances
“Iteration 13,” by Ico Bukvic, Carol Burch-Brown, and Ann Kilkelly: 2010: International Computer Music Conference, New York University and Stony Brook University; 2010 International Intermedia Festival, Purdue University and City Sponsors, Indianapolis; 2009 National Conference of the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), Sweetwater Sound Corporation, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 2009

"Reach," for “Revo-oveR,” collaborative piece created with Steve Harrison and Joy Roenthal, Digital Art Research Collective, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

“Darwin’s Delight,” collaborative piece with Simone Paterson, “Darwin’s Bicentennial: Art Science, and the Origin of Species,” Kuhn & Hopkins Galleries, Ohio State University, Columbus and Marion, Ohio, September 24-December 5, 2008

“Winnipeg 4th International Film Festival,” Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2008.

“Dawson City International Short Film Festival,” Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Yukon, Canada, 2008

“10th International Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival,” FL, 2008
Note: Burch-Brown’s documentary videos have been shown extensively in arts and activism events and workshops.

Selected Exhibition Venues (1977-2008, solo and group exhibitions):
Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Dorsky Gallery, New York
The Drawing Center, New York
Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
Gallery Taranto, New York
Books and Co, New York
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hollins College, Roanoke, VA
St. Peter’s Church, New York
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
Sullivan & Goss Books, Santa Barbara, CA
Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Chicago, IL
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bergman Gallery, University of Chicago, IL
Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Block Gallery at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
Tampa Museum, Tampa, FL
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Center for the Visual Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Grants, Funded Initiatives, and Honors:

Salt Marsh Suite: Revealing a Coastal Estuary through 3D Visualization, Max/MSP/Jitter, and Projection Mapping (Principal Investigator), Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Virginia Tech, 2013/2014.

Marsh Madness (Co-Investigator), Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Virginia Tech, 2013-2014.

College of Architecture and Urban Studies Creative Achievement Award, 2010

Funded Research Assignment, Spring 2009, VA Tech

Creative Achievement Award to members of the Digital Art Research Collective, SOVA, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment Summer Fellow, 2008, VA Tech (PI Eric Standley, Co-PI Carol Burch-Brown & Steve Harrison)

Funded Research Assignment, Spring 2000, VA Tech

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

Humanities Summer Stipend, VA Tech Small Projects Grants, for Trailers, VA Tech

Synergistic Activities: Selected musical and performance venues, collaborative projects with multiple artists(listed below):
New York Tap Festival at Symphony Space and Duke Theater, New York
La MaMa Theater, New York
Millennium Stage Series, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
University of El Salvador, San Salvador
Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT
University of Cambridge, U.K.
University of Glasgow, Scotland

Selected Collaborators:
Ann Kilkelly, Joan Grossman, Thomas Tucker, Tohm Judson, Ico Bukvic, Elise Witt, Steve Harrison, Yong Cao, Simone Paterson, Duncan Porter, Celeste Miller, Normando Ismay, Eric Standley, Frank Brown

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