Faculty: Martha Swetzoff

Biography

Martha Swetzoff has an eclectic background in media design and production including film, video design for theater, CD-ROM and Web projects. She has made several short films and videotapes as an independent director/producer, which have been shown in the US and abroad. She has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (Media Arts), the LEF Foundation, the Kapor Family Foundation, the MA Cultural Council and the New England Regional Fellowship program.

In addition to her own projects, Swetzoff has worked on such diverse works as Dream On, Leona’s Sister Gerri, Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family, E.O. Wilson: Reflections on a Life in Science, the Addison Gallery of American Art’s videodisc Harold Tovish, Radio Interference, an interactive performance piece by Antenna Theater, the Laramie Project, Talking Heads’ Burning Down the House and Robert Wilson’s theater piece The CIVIL WARS. She was creative director for the CD-ROM magazine LAUNCH and a web-only art event by Yoko Ono. Swetzoff graduated cum laude from Harvard and earned an MS from the MIT Media Laboratory.

 

Martha Swetzoff

Martha Swetzoff

Senior Critic
mswetzof@risd.edu
401-454-6235

  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA, Harvard University

Courses
  • FAV-5103
    INTRODUCTION VIDEO
  • FAV-W519
    VIDEO EXPLORATIONS
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