Cecelia Condit

An internationally known video artist, Condit has previously made works focused on autobiographical or feminist themes. Why Not a Sparrow departs from these subjects, marking a new direction for Condit. With her disttrinve style, Condit develops the video's central concerns of environmental degradation and extinction.
Selected Collections
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Selected Awards
1996 Barbara Latham Award, Dallas video Festival
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
Canal +, French Television Award, Paris, France
The International Film and TV Festival of New York
1976 Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1971 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1986 to present, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Director of Graduate Film Program.

Artist Code: 064


Little Spirits

2005, 08:40 minutes, colour, English

Why Not A Sparrow

2005, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

All About A Girl

2004, 05:25 minutes, colour, English

Oh, Rapunzel

1996, 35:00 minutes, colour, English

Suburbs of Eden

1992, 15:17 minutes, colour, English

Not A Jealous Bone

1987, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

Possibly In Michigan

1983, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Beneath The Skin

1981, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Lost in the Badlands
by Kerrie Welsh.
Cecelia Condit
by Mary Lucier and Cecelia Condit.
Cecelia Condit
by Heidi Howard. The Brooklyn Rail, Oct 2008.
Cecilia Condit: Becomings and Betrayals
by Judith Harway. Fellowships for Individual Artists, 2004. Milwaukee: The Greater Milwakee Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2004.
Overcoming the Family Script: Becomings and Betrayals
by Kelly Mink. Afterimage, Jan 1998, v. 25, no. 4. Rochester: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1998.
To Live and Die in LA
by Christine Tamblyn. Afterimage, Jan. 1988, v. 15, no. 6.
Consuming Passions: Feminist Video and the Home Market
by Nadine McGann. Afterimage, Summer 1988, v. 16, no. 1.
Writing on the wall: Image and Text at the Woman's Building, Los...
by Robert Raczka. Artforum, May 1988, v. 15, no. 10.
Social studies: Social Engagements: Women's Video in the '80s...
by Lorraine Kenny. Afterimage, May 1987, v. 14, no. 10.
"The heat is on!":conference notes on women's sexuality in art
by Varda Burstyn. Canadian Art, Spring 1986, v. 3, no. 3.
'Uncanny' Feminism: The Exquisite Corpses of Cecelia Condit
by Patricia Mellencamp. Afterimage, Sept. 1986, v. 14, no. 2.
Possibly in Michigan
by Unknown. Spiral, Jan. 1985, no. 2.
Speculations: Narrative Video by Women
by Helen deMichiel. The Independent, Apr. 1985, v. 8, no. 3.
Feminist Video: Reiterating the difference
by Marita Sturken. Afterimage, Apr. 1985, v. 12, no. 9.
An Interview with Julia Lesage
by Lorraine Kenny. Afterimage, Oct. 1985, v. 13, no. 3.
Revising Romance: New Feminist Video
by Marita Sturken. Art Journal, Fall 1985, v. 45, no. 3.
Love Stories
by Kathleen Hulser. American Film, Nov 1, 1985, v. 11, no. 2. New York: MediaBistro Inc., 1985.
Manhattan Shortcuts: Recent Acquisitions at the MOMA, New York
by Ann-Sargent Wooster. Afterimage, Nov. Winter 1984, v. 12, no. 4.