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Benjamin Jay Britton, American Artist. Avocations: reading, attending performance art, hiking in nature, conversing. M C. Recipient Festival Selection award San Francisco International Video Festival, 1986. With United States Army, 1977-1979. Member Artists television Acess (board directors since 1988), Boston Film/Video Foundation (facility manager 1983-1984, Letter of Appreciation 1984), Bay Area Video Coalition (facility associate 1989-1990).

Background

Britton, Benjamin Jay was born on February 6, 1958 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Chase and Shirley Anne (Schwartz) Britton.

Education

Certified graduate with honors, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, 1978;Master of Arts, Vermont College, Montpelier, 1983;Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1991.

Career

Facility manager, Boston Film/Video Foundation, 1980-1984;independent producer, Video Free American, San Francisco, 1984-1985;independent producer, Varitel Video, San Francisco, 1985-1986;media consultant, Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, 1986-1990;director, Subterranean Video/Video Alpha, San Francisco, since 1980. Producer Subterranean Video/Viacom Cable, San Francisco, since 1987. Member Boston Film/Video Foundation, 1980-1984.

Curator videos Video Refuses, San Francisco, 1985, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, 1984-1986. Consultant Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, 1986-1991. Board directors Artists television Access, San Francisco, since 1988.

Achievements

  • Avocations: reading, attending performance art, hiking in nature, conversing. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Friends, 1978. Producer, director videotapes: Sisyphus, 1983, Miercoles Para Dos, 1984, Root Three (Massachusetts Institute of Technology award 1984), Erste Nacht, (1984 (First Night Boston award), Space Shuttle Stamp, 1984, Nocturne Troupee (Art Motel award 1985), The Daily Ink (New American Makers award 1988), The Fruit of Chardin, 1986 (News Language Arts award 1986), Rezerection, 1987, je suis, 1990 (un readymade, Ars Electronica award 1990).

Membership

With United States Army, 1977-1979. Member Artists television Acess (board directors since 1988), Boston Film/Video Foundation (facility manager 1983-1984, Letter of Appreciation 1984), Bay Area Video Coalition (facility associate 1989-1990).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, attending performance art, hiking in nature, conversing.

Connections

Married Lisa Renee Jamison, February 21, 1980.

father:
Henry Chase Britton

mother:
Shirley Anne (Schwartz) Britton

spouse:
Lisa Renee Jamison