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Jud Yalkut is a pioneer in video art. In the 1970s he began experimenting with video in New York and influenced a number of other artists.
Born in New York City in 1938, he graduated from the High School of Music and Art with a diploma in Art, and attended The City College of New York and McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Member of the USCO media art collective since 1965. He taught film and video at the School of Visual Arts, the City University of New York, and New York University. A resident of the Dayton area since 1973, he was Assistant Professor of Art at Wright State University (where he founded the film and video area of the Art Department), and taught at Sinclair Community College in Dayton (as Artist-in-Residence through an Ohio Arts Council Grant), and at Xavier University in Cincinnati. From 2000 he was resident artist at USCO.
A six-time recipient of Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council (five in Media, and one in Arts Criticism), as well as three OAC Artist’s Project grants, he was also awarded a Writing-in-Media grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for his book-length manuscript Electronic Zen, and a Master Individual Artist Fellowship from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District. He was recipient of a One-Man Film/Video Retrospective, "Dream Reels: VideoFilms and Environments by Jud Yalkut" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City from November 4-December 3, 2000. His one-man video installation exhibition, "Videoscapes by Jud Yalkut", runs at the Miami University Art Museum April 21-June 19, 2002.
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