Timothy Rollin Pickerill
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Br. 1967, Syracuse, Nebraska

Education
San Francisco State University (Art, multi-media/Anthropology, video)

Biography
Mr. Pickerill is a poet and multimedia artist from the great planes. Having begun college, studying Cosmology, he finished with a double major in Anthropology (Shamanism & Metaphysics) and Multimedia Art. In 1997 he began developing The Omen Project, a series of performances, music, video, photography, painting, and installation work inspired by Nuclear War and the themes in the Iliad and the Odyssey - now spanning 20 years, 16 productions, 2 play scripts, and multiple series of videos, photography, painting and media. He has been greatly influenced by artists such as Brion Gysin, Mike Kelly, and the Viennese Actionists; the writing of W.S. Burroughs, S. Beckett, A. Artaud; and Avant Garde Electronic Music such as John Cage, and Pauline Oliveros. Mr. Pickerill has taken part in many video festivals internationally, and performs in the Brooklyn ‘Noise’ scene under the name Black Mass. He lives in Brooklyn and after many years working in theater, as a Technical Director and Designer, he now works at MoMA and the Met Museum and other NY art spaces. Most recently he has installed one of his video loops as a 360 degree wall covering at Friedman Benda Gallery in Chelsea, NY.

Video Festivals and Screenings

2017 Static, static video installation for a group design show, Friedman Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Abstract Liberation, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Lab Film Projects at the Hackney Wicked proudly present: Very Moving Pictures, London, England
2013 Videospin 2013, Videocontainer, Milan, Italy
2012 Holy Bos!, Films & Videos curated by Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2012 Magmart,, Naples, Italy
2011 Instants Video, Milan, Italy
2011 Videocontainer, Milan, Italy
2011 Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria
2011 P'Silo video library at Videodrome, Marseille, France
2010  Art Channel, www.artchannel.info, Paris, France
2010  Optica Festival, international festival of video arts, Paris, France
2010  Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, Greece
2010 P'Silo video library, Marseille, France
2009  Optica 2009, international festival of video arts, Cordoba, Spain
2009  ABSTRACTA 2009, International Abstract Cinema Exhibition, Rome, Italy
2009  Video Library 'a la carte,' Festival Images Contre Nature, Marseille, France
2009  Hypogeum, the Tank, Manhattan, New York, USA
2009  Maximum Bonkers, Envoy Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA
2009  Flash, The Prospect Range, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2009  Art Channel, www.artchannel.info, Paris, France
2009   Exquisite Corpse Project (group) vol. 1, The Lupa Art, Melbourne, Australia; Formverk,
Eskilstuna, Sweden; Formverk, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden; Núcleo de Produção
Digital Orlando Vieira, Aracaju, Brazil; AS220 Gallery, Providence, Rode Island, USA;
Community Screening Center, Berkeley, California, USA; Head Quarters, Melbourne, Australia;
dconcept, São Paulo, Brazil; Artists Access Television, San Francisco, California, USA;
VideoDanzaBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Braziliality, 16MM CAFE, London, England;
Manipulated Image #10, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA;
Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2008  Optica 2008, international festival of video arts, Gijon, Spain
2008  Digital Fringe, international festival of digital arts, Melbourne, Australia
2007  Story Tellers, group show of international video art, Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy
2007  The Man Show, Gitana Rosa Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2006  Pierogi Gallery, Flat file for video, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2006  Optica 2006, international festival of video arts, Gijon, Spain
2006  Passion, Liverpool Biennial Independents, The Projection Gallery, Liverpool, England
2006  The 2nd annual Pixel Pops!, at C2C gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2006  METU Video Festival, Ankara, Turkey
2003   Brave Destiny, International Surrealist Film Festival, WAH Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Performance

2016 Black Mass, noise event, Ambient Chaos at Spectrum, Manhattan, New York, USA
2016 Black Mass, noise event, Sonic Front at Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2015  Noise events, Legion, Trans-Pecos, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2014  Mind Destroyer, (noise) Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2011  The Plague, a play by Fulya Pecker, Theater For The New City, New York, USA
2010  The Omen Project, Site Fest, 3RD Ward, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2010  dancing with Hoverbound dance co., Cool NY Festival @ White Wave, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2007 The Gerard Withman Show, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2005  Plush, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2005   Noise! Seen and unseen, Ontological Theater, Manhattan, New York, USA
2004  Falling Off The Earth, Cave, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2002  Dada Fest 2002, SOMARTS, San Francisco, California, USA
2002  Necropolis, Theater of Yugen, San Francisco, California, USA
2001  Necropolis, Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, California, USA
2001  Dada Fest 2001, SOMARTS, San Francisco, California, USA
2001  Nowhere, Theater of Yugen / Noh Space, San Francisco, California, USA
2000  NORCAL Noise Fest, with Gary Singh, Bo Jangles, Sacramento, California, USA
2000  Dada Fest 2000, SOMARTS, San Francisco, California, USA
1999  Body of Light, The Lab, San Francisco, California, USA
1999  The Messenger Service, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, California, USA
1999  w/ High Voltage Capacitor, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, California, USA
1999  w/ High Voltage Capacitor, Theater Artaud, San Francisco, California, USA
1998  Body of Light, Uff Galleria, Budapest, Hungary
1997  Ape Theater Presents Play Time, CCA Wattis ICA, San Francisco, California, USA
1994  Ape Theater Presents The Tree Of Life, San Francisco, California, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2004 BRIC Studios, Brooklyn, New York, USA
1998  Body of Light, Uff Galleria, Budapest, Hungary

Group Exhibitions
2017 2017 Open Call Art Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2017 Learning To Fly, at Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange,New Jersey, USA
2009 the Anarchist Art Show, Bay Area Anarchist Book fair, San Francisco, California, USA
2004  Night of 10,000 Drawings, Artists Space, benefit auction (sold), Manhattan, New York, USA
2002  Dada Fest 2002, SOMARTS, San Francisco, California, USA
1998  Internal Drawing, Juried (National Exhibition of Miniature Drawings), Nador Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
1998  Anti Pessimism, Show N Tell, Nador Galleria, Budapest, Hungary
1996  SF Street Theater Festival, Interactive Sculpture Garden, San Francisco, California, USA
1995  Show N Tell, Show N Tell Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
1995  Mission Sole, Collision Gallery, Juried exhibition, San Francisco, California, USA
1993  Object, Intersection for the Arts, juror: Armando Rascon, San Francisco, California, USA

Awards
2004 Foundation For Contemporary Performance Arts, Finishing Grant

Bibliography
2009 Ninja, January, issue #10, Paris, France
1999  UFF Gallery 1997 –1999, Pub. Ujlak Foundation, Budapest, 1999, ISBN: 963 03 9111 2
1998 Internal Drawing, Pub. Belvarosi Muviszetek Tarsasaga, ISBN: 963 03 5970 7

 

 

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