Connie Coleman 1947 – 2011

            Utilizing the video camera as a drawing tool, Connie Coleman has been a producer and director in the electronic arts since the late 1970s. Educated at the Rhode Island School of Design, Professor Coleman joined the Media Arts Faculty at the University of the Arts in1989 becoming the first member of the faculty to teach computer animation. She also teaches in the Communications Program of Arcadia University and recently coordinated the Digital Design Senior Capstone Projects at Philadelphia University. Her work has always explored the formal properties of electronic imaging while addressing issues of personal identity, gender, politics and media spectacle through single channel videotapes, multi-channel mixed media installations, digital photography and electronic printmaking. It has been shown at MOMA, The Kitchen, The Alternative Museum, The Munson Williams Proctor Institute and The Museum of the Moving Image in New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Michener Museum in Pennsylvania; The Hunterdon Museum of Art and the Zimmerli Museum in New Jersey; The Long Beach Museum in California; the Musee d’Arte Moderne in Paris and The Museum of Art of Rhode Island School of Design. Her videotapes have also been broadcast on Swiss, Danish and Japanese television, the Learning Channel, and PBS and her experimental printmaking has received significant recognition through prizes at select exhibitions..   Coleman engaged in collaboration in media with her partner, Alan Powell from 1978 – 2011

Connie Coleman Memorial Book (2011)