Kathryn Ramey

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS

B.A. Evergreen State College
M.F.A. Temple University
Graduate Certificate Temple University
Ph.D. Temple University


Contact Information

Office: Ansin 1308
Phone: 3822
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Kathryn Ramey is a filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the intersection of experimental film processes and ethnographic research.  Her award winning and strongly personal films are characterized by manipulation of the celluloid including hand-processing, optical printing, and various direct animation techniques.

Her scholarly interest is focused on the social history of the Avant-Garde film community, the anthropology of visual communication and the intersection between avant-garde and ethnographic film and art practices.  She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Social Science Research Council on the Arts fellowship, the LEF New England moving Image Grant and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship.  She has published articles in Visual Anthropology Review and The Independent as well as the anthology Women's Experimental Cinema and Made to Be Seen.   Her films have screened at multiple film festivals and other venues including the Toronto Film Festival, MadCat Women's Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film festival, L'Alternativa Barcelona, 25fps Experimental Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC.


Publications

  • 2015
  • Experimental Filmmaking: BREAK THE MACHINE, focal press, 2016. 


Grants

  • 2013
  • 2013: Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist grant finalist
    2011: Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College- post-production on WEST: What I know about her
    2008: Huret Grant, for Production work on for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION
    2007: LEF New England, Moving Image Fund, Grant -Preproduction for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION
    2007: Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION
    2005-2006: Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College for work on the passenger
    2005: LEF New England Moving Image Fund, Grant for Preproduction on the passenger
    2004: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Media Artist Fellowship

  • 2014
  • 2014: Faculty Advancement Fund Grant, Emerson College for production on ? (the empty sign)
    2014: Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant for production on ? (the empty sign)

  • 2015
  • LEF New England moving image grant for (the empty sign)

  • 2015
  • 2015: Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship
     


Awards & Honors

  • 2014
  • 2014: Jury’s Choice Selection (1st prize), Black Maria Film + Video Festival, for WEST: What I know about her
    2013: Grand Champion, Haverhill Experimental film festival, Haverhill, MA for WEST: What I know about her
    2013: Best 16mm film, 21st 100$ film festival, Calgary CANADA for WEST: What I know about her
    2012: Jury prize, 14th annual Paris Festival of Cinema Experimental and Different, for WEST: What I know about her
    2010: First Place Short Documentary, Athens Film + Video Festival, Athens OH, for Yanqui WALKER and the OPTICAL REVOLUTION
    2010: Jury’s Choice Selection (1st prize), Black Maria Film +
    2005-2006: The Corporation of Yaddo, Artists Residency for work on the passenger


Expertise

Experimental Film