Professor (Film Production), Cinema
Richard Kerr is a visual artist-media maker known for his expansive body of work, which has explored a multiplicity of genres and media since the 1970's. He has created over 30 films and videos that have been screened and collected around the world. In the mid 1990's, Kerr expanded his practice to encompass meta-cinema installation work, and most notably the conceptualization of the Motion Picture Weaving Light Box. Kerr is a teacher/ practitioner, as such his studio work informs his teaching, and his teaching inspires his studio work. In light of his concern for teaching cinema in the digital age, he has recently refined his pedagogical philosophy with the writing of The Aesthetic Wow! and Studio for Future Cinema [pdf]. This past spring he brought his latest exhibit, Snap, Crack, Pop to the FOFA gallery.
Kerr is the recipient of numerous Honors and Designations, including: Professor of Distinction, Faculty of Communication & Design School of Image Arts, Ryerson University Toronto (2008-2009); International Fellow, De Santis Center for Motion Picture Studies, Florida Atlantic University (2007); and the Inspiring Teacher Award, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Teaching Development Centre (1998).
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