PORTLAND, ORE – Two Portland-based filmmakers have received RACC’s 2016 Fellowship Awards. In addition to being recognized for their artistic excellence and achievements in the media arts, Vanessa Renwick and Brian Lindstrom will each receive a cash grant of $20,000.
Vanessa Renwick has been making provocative films in the Portland region for decades. Her work ranges from documentaries to video installations, most recently part of the Portland Art Museum’s APEX series. Her unique subjects often focus on environmental change and can be both captivating and biting. She has screened and distributed her films across the country as well as internationally, including The Museum of Modern Art, Art Basel, Oberhausen, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Centre Pompidou, Bread and Puppet Theater and True/False Film Festival, among many others. She would use the Fellowship to purchase new equipment, upgrade her studio and create a new installment of the Portrait Series focused on Michael Hurley, a singer/songwriter extraordinaire.
photo credit Lisa Schonberg