Georgie Friedman

Georgie Friedman is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects include large-scale video installations, single and multi-channel videos, sculpture, and photography.  Friedman is currently based in Boston and has lived, worked, and exhibited nationally and internationally.

She investigates our psychological and societal relationships to mild and severe natural phenomena and our changing climate.  She researches and bases her projects on a range of powerful atmospheric and oceanic conditions including: severe storms, hurricanes, glacial melt, the warming oceans, icebergs, and sea level rise.  She is fascinated by the power of these natural elements in relationship to human fragility and our culpability in their growing strength in the Anthropocene.  She has traveled to five continents to film for her projects and utilizes video, sound, installation, engineering and the physics of light, all in order to create new experiences for viewers.

Her fellowships and awards include:

  • Mass Cultural Council grant in Film/Video (2019)
  • A.R.T. Grant Award, Berkshire Taconic Foundation (2019, 2010)
  • Artist Traveling Fellowship to Antarctica (SMFA/Tufts, 2017)
  • Mass Cultural Council grant in Sculpture/Installation (2013)
  • City of Boston Artist-in-Residence (2016)

Screenings, public art projects, and exhibit locations include:

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (solo, 2019)
  • Georgetown University, DC (solo, 2019)
  • The Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland (2017)
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH (2016)
  • Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea, Bari, Italy (2018, 2019)
  • Boston City Hall – exterior, MA (2017)
  • Burlington City Arts, VT (2017)
  • Union College, NY (solo, 2016)
  • Shelburne Museum, VT (2016)
  • Lesley University College of Art and Design, MA (solo, 2015)
  • College of the Holy Cross, MA (solo, 2015)
  • Transylvania University, KY (2013)
  • The Armory Center for the Arts, CA (2013)
  • deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, MA (2010)

Friedman’s work has been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, NPR, CBS News, The Atlantic,and Orion Magazine, among many others.  She earned her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, and her B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz.

Her previous teaching appointments include Boston College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Lesley University, College of Art And Design.

Areas of Interest
Alternative Energy, Art and Technology, Climate Change, Environmental Planning, Feminism, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Globalization, Land Conservancy, Land Use, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Modern Architecture, Parks and Recreation, Postcolonialism, Public Art, Public Participation, Resource Management, Social Equity, Social, Inclusion, and Diversity Planning, Sustainability, Theory of Art, Trauma and Memory, Water Conservation