Gene Gort is a visual artist, video producer, media programmer and educator who lives in Torrington, Connecticut. His artwork and videotapes have been shown internationally including; Sonorities Festival, Queen's Unversity, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dark Music Days Festival at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; TheVideoArtFoundation, Barcelona, Spain; Cyberarts Festival, Boston, MA; University of Rochester; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts; Vtape Salon and the Art Gallery of York University/Prefix Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto; Black Maria Film and Video Festival, touring; Athens Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio.
Gort has collaborated with composer and sound artist, Ken Steen; e-Cellist, Jeffrey Krieger; choreographers and dancers, Stephen Pier + Miki Orihara; composers and musicians, Bent Duo (Bill Solomon and David Friend) and Sarah Hennies; double bassist, Robert Black; creative programmer, Timothy Lawless; pianist, Megumi Masaki; composers and musicians, Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious); and artist/designer, Patrick Kennedy.
He has been twice recognized by the Rockefeller Foundation with nominations in the Film/Video/New Media categories for individual fellowships. He has received numerous grants including: an Award for Artistic Excellence, Connecticut Office of the Arts Fellowship Program; Connecticut Commission on the Arts; Pollack-Krasner Foundation; LEF Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts, "New Forms": National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artists Projects and has been awarded two residencies at the MacDowell Artist Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire and at I-Park, East Haddam, CT. He currently holds the position of Professor of Integrated Media Arts at Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, a program he designed and directs, and is a core faculty member of the interdisciplinary MFA program, Nomad/9.