EDUCATION

1994  M.F.A., School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles

1987  B.A., Creative Writing, Oberlin College, Ohio

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

     Museum of Modern Art, New York

     Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

     Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

ACADEMIC POSITIONS & LECTURES

2015 -- to present        Visiting Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Ohio

1997 – 2008                 Adjunct Professor, University of Redlands, California

 2006                             Visiting Lecturer, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

1997 – 2003                  Adjunct Professor, Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2017     Google Venice/Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Silent Auction, California

             Wexner Center for the Arts, Artist Residency Award, Columbus, Ohio

2016     Moulin a Nef, VCCA – France, Artist Fellowship, Auvillar, France

              Wexner Center for the Arts, Artist Residency Award, Columbus, Ohio

              Project: ARTspace: “Land Air Place,” Exhibit, New York, New York

              Venice Family Clinic Art Walk, Silent Auction at Google Venice, California

              Professional Activity Award for "Live Cinema!" Ohio University

              Special Project Award for "Live Cinema!"  Ohio University

2015     Natasha Maidoff: Featured Artist, Studio Tour, Venice Family Clinic Art Walk, California

               Venice Family Clinic Art Walk Silent Auction at Google Venice, California

               Artist-in-Residence for Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

2014      Artist-in-Residence, Santa Monica Mountains National Parks, California

               Natasha Maidoff: Studio Tour, Venice Family Clinic Art Walk, California

               Venice Family Clinic Art Walk Silent Auction at Google Venice, California

2013     Artist-in-Residence for Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

2012      Natasha Maidoff: Retrospective at Beyond Baroque, Venice, California

               Artist-in-Residence for Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

2010     Natasha Maidoff: Feminist Art Base, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY

2003     Pecci Museum, Uno Minuto Film Festival, Prato, Italy

2002      Natasha Maidoff: Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy

1995      Guggenheim Museum, Day Without Art,  New York

               Museum of Modern Art, Day Without Art, New York

 1994     Guggenheim Museum SoHo, Day Without Art, New York

SELECTED SCREENINGS & PERFORMANCES & AWARDS

2017      "CHERRY 2000" robot. Live at Cinema Meliés Jean Jaurés, St. Etienne and Cinema Scala, Thionville, France

2016      Project: ARTspace: “Land Air Place,” Exhibit, New York, New York

2015      Natasha Maidoff: “Live Cinema! The Cowgirl,” VCCA, Amherst, Virginia

2014      Natasha Maidoff: “Live Cinema! The Sleepwalker,” Electric Lodge, Venice, California

               Natasha Maidoff: “Live Cinema! The Sleepwalker,” Beyond Baroque, Venice, California

2013      Live Cinema Performer with RIA and 7 Dudley Cinema, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

2012      Natasha Maidoff: A Retrospective of Her Work, Venice, CaliforniaRetrospective of Natasha Maidoff's films, curated by Gerry Fialka of 7 Dudley Cinema at Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

2009      Natasha Maidoff: Little Red and the She Wolf, Electric Lodge, California

2007      Natasha Maidoff: Waiting for Goo-Goo, Women’s History Month, Pacific Palisades Public Library, California

2004      The Other Venice Film Festival, California

               Celebration City, Rock Opera, Electric Lodge, California

2003     Avignon Film Festival, France

               Madrid Experimental Cinema Week, Spain

               Rhode Island Film Festival  

              Berkeley Video and Film Festival, Grand Festival Award

               The Other Venice Film Festival

               WinnFemme Film Festival, Los Angeles  

2002    Black Maria Film & Video Film Festival, Director's Choice

              New Orleans Film Festival

              Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago

              Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Gold Medal, Best Experimental Film

              Manchester Film Festival

              Pitchfest at the Manchester Film Festival, Winner        

              Seattle Underground Film Festival

             Telluride Experimental Film Festival, Short Film Winner

              Edgeworks Film Festival

2001     Festival Tous Court, Aix-en-Provence, France

1998   Sundance Writer's Lab, Finalist  

1997      Free Speech TV, Colorado

              Sundance Writer's Lab, Finalist

1996      Art in General, “Artists and Illness,” New York City

1995      South Beach International Film Festival

              Chicago International Film Festival, Certificate of Merit

              USA Film Festival, Finalist

              Women In the Director’s Chair, Chicago

              Cleveland International Film Festival

              London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

              New York Gay and Lesbian Experimental Festival

              Hamburg Short Film Festival 

              Maison-LaFitte International Short Film Festival                                                                                                   

            Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, UCLA'S Spotlight Award Screening     

1990      Scholarship, Bennington Writing Workshop, Bennington, Vermont

1986      Mellon Grant Award

PUBLIC PROJECTS & PANELS

2017             Moderator, Women in Comedy,  Athens International Film & Video Festival -- a discussion with 3 writer/director/acting teams

                      Moderator, Q & A with Fawzia Mirza and Lisa Donato, SIGNATURE MOVE, Athens International Film & Video Festival

2016             Panel discussion of Women Artists working with Landscapes in their work, Project ARTspace, New York

                      Moderator Q & A with Eve Morgenstern, CHESHIRE OHIO, Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio

2015             Discussion of developing media program with American Indian Tribes: Rincon Band and San Manuel Band

2014             Proposed “Re-imagining the WPA;”  spoke with President Obama about re-initiation of WPA for Writers and Artists, Women’s                                         Leadership Program, Washington D.C. 

                     Artist-in-Residence, “Filming and Hiking," sponsored by Santa Monica National Parks.                                                                                                          Directed a program for inner city youth from A Place Called Home, Los Angeles, California.   

2008 -2010  Program Director of KidVid;  sponsored by Inside Out and the TV Academy of Arts and  Sciences

2002-2006  Theater Program at the Electric Lodge, Venice, California

SELECTED READINGS & PERFORMANCES before 1994

Saints Playground, play, Actors Theater of Louisville, Kentucky

Little Big Automobile, play, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

Big Bang Theory, performance/percussion group, The Cat, Ohio

Knock On Wood, play, Grafton Correctional Institituion, Ohio

A Different Animal, play, Warner Studio, Ohio

A Young Girl in A Small Room, play, Oberlin, Ohio

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Elyria Drive-In, Ohio

Danse Macabre, Nomads Theater, Boulder, Colorado

Plastique, Project Artaud, San Francisco

Oberlin Players Tour, Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Pian di Sco, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy

Hieroglyphics, Finney Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio

Junkyard Jukebox, multi-media performance art,  Oberlin, Ohio

Noodles and Cammy, radio play, WOBC-FM Oberlin, Ohio

Dog and Pony Show, physical theater, Finney Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio

Static, Finney Chapel, physical theater, Finney Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

2016 - present Director/Writer/Editor LIVE CINEMA! THE MOTHERBOARD -- in post-production

2016   Cinematographer, B-roll, MIRACLE MILE REUNION for French blu-ray release by Blaq Out

2015   Editor/Co-producer MIRACLE MILE REUNION for Kino Lorber blu-ray release  

            Editor EXCAVATIONS FROM THE TARPITS for Kino Lorber blu-ray release 

            Director/Writer/Editor LIVE CINEMA!  THE COWGIRL - multi-channel HD Installation

2014   Director/Writer/Editor LIVE CINEMA!  THE SLEEPWALKER - multi-channel HD Installation  

2011    Director/Writer/EditorTHE STONE THIEVES - DV

2008   Director/Writer/Editor  SAINTS PLAYGROUND - Super 8

2005  Director/Writer/Editor  A YOUNG GIRL IN A SMALL ROOM - Super 8                 

2003   Director AN AMERICAN PAINTER IN ITALY - Super 8                 

2001    Writer/Director/Editor THE ORANGE ORANGE - 35mm

1999    Writer/Director/Editor SACI: A SCHOOL WITH A VIEW - Super 8, Hi-8       

1995    Director/Editor of segment INDIGO GIRLS: WATERSHED - Super 8                 

             Director ROLLER HOCKEY: DUTCH TV - Hi-8        

1994   Director/Writer/Editor IS THERE A CURE FOR MY FRIEND - 16mm   

1993   Director/Writer/Editor TRAVERSE - 16mm   

1992   Director/Writer/Editor EYES, EARS, MOUTH - ¾ inch   

SELECTED WRITING & PUBLICATIONS

2017     A DIFFERENT ANIMAL, Memoir, in progress

2014      ERZULIE, essay                                                                                                       

               SHEELA-NA-GIG, Story

2010       ILLEGITIMATE, screenplay

2005       LOCKED OUT, screenplay

1996        HAT STORY, screenplay

1995        SHOSHINEYA TOUR, screenplay

1994        ME AND MY BOY, novella, screenplay

1992        “Collection Profiles,” UCLA Film and TV Archives, California

                 “Arts Pioneers,”  Anchorage Daily News, Alaska

                 “Dancing to Own Tune,” Cape Cod Times, Massachusetts

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Feb 2012  “Screenings of Natasha Maidoff,” editorial, The Argonaut, Marina Del Rey, CA

Jan 1995      “Mix-Defying,” by Robert Reid-Pharr, Afterimage, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014            Tin House Writing Workshop with Ann Hood, Portland, Oregon

                     Writing workshop with Jim Gavin, Writing Pad, Los Angeles  

1997 & 2014    Butoh movement study with Body Weather Laboratory, Venice, CA

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

CAMERA:  Red, Aaton 16mm; Arriflex 16mm; Éclair 16mm; Bolex 16mm; Beaulieu Super 8, BetacamSP

EDITING:     Final Cut Pro 7 & X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere,  Final Draft

SOUND:      Experience with mixing multiple wireless mics, shotgun and boom mic set-ups

ART DEPARTMENT:  Styling, Set Decorating, Costumes

ADDITIONAL:   Licensed Master Control Operator by FCC

LANGUAGES:   Italian and French

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Former member of the National Council Member for the National Museum of the Native American, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. 

 

Email:  natashamaidoff@gmail.com