DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS
B.A. Hampshire College
M.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art
Paul Turano is an award-winning visual artist working in film, video, installation art and new media. His work incorporates lyrical observational strategies and meditations on personal space, as well as subjective reportage of marginal media events and in short and long form essay films. His work has been presented throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. The focus of his current work is the exploration of our relationship to natural environments in both local and global ways.
Recent screenings include: the Pirate Cinema screening at the Maldives Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; Mykonos Biennale; New Filmmakers New York at the Anthology Film Archives; Black Maria Film and Video Festival; Crosstalk Video Art Festival in Budapest, Hungary; the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Harwick, Scotland; L'Alternativa in Barcelona, Spain; VideoEx in Zurich Switzerland; and Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, France.
Turano is the recipient of a Media Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Moving Image Fund Grant from the LEF Foundation, and has been nominated for the Boston Foundation's Brother Thomas Fellowship.
Based in Boston, Turano has shown work at the Harvard Film Archive, the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Peabody Essex Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, and his films have been programmed in over 60 national and international film festivals. He has taught previously at Hampshire College, Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He is a fellow at Emerson's Engagement Lab.