Gene Gort is a visual artist, video producer, media programmer and educator who lives in Torrington, Connecticut, USA. His artwork, videotapes, and performance projects have been shown internationally including; Sonorities Festival, Queen’s Unversity, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Bang on a Can Live Online; Dark Music Days Festival at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland; New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2020; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; TheVideoArtFoundation, Barcelona, Spain; 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art, 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.
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: 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 each at the MacDowell Artist Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire and at I-Park, East Haddam, CT. He is Professor Emeritus, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.