|Biography from Dassin Gallery:|
|Painting wasn’t Gunilla Feigenbaum’s first love – writing was. She began as a journalist in Sweden where she was born. In her twenties, Feigenbaum traveled around Europe, living in Spain, Greece, London and Paris, writing articles and short stories for Swedish publications, sometimes illustrating them with sketches.|
She came to New York in 1966, and got a green card by being a Ford fashion model. In the 1970s, she made video art (under the name Gunilla Mallory Jones) and did illustrations and graphic work for a variety of clients. The videos became increasingly scripted and, starting in 1979, she spent a decade as a playwright and director, supplementing her income with illustration work.
In 1987, she turned almost exclusively to fine art, starting to paint and ever since, painting has been her one, true love.
Among her more dubious accomplishments she counts having spent four months modeling for Salvador Dali and having lived three years in a Benedictine monastery.
2001 Century Club, N.Y.C. May 31 – July 12
Video (under the name Gunilla Mallory Jones)
1980 Extra Rooms (20:00 min)
1979 Black White and Married (58:00 min)
1978 In the Pictures (28:00 min)
1977 Jan Take 2 (20:00 min)
1976 The trouble I’ve seen (10:00 min)
1976 No Crystal Stair (12:13 min)
1976 Beyond the Mountains, More Mountains (12:00)
1976-1979 Co-director, with Philip Mallory Jones, of Ithaca Video Projects, Ithaca, N.Y., a non-profit organization, a resource center and video production house.
Grants and Awards
Videos purchased and shown by:
The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Donell Video Library, N.Y.C
Schomberg Library, N.Y.C.
Grants for video productions received from:
National Endowment of the Arts
Creative Artists Program (CAPS)
The New York State Council on the Arts,
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1985-1986 Artist-in-Residence, Ithaca College Theater department, Ithaca, New York 1982-1985 Playwright-in-residence, First Street Playhouse, Ithaca, New York
1981 Playwright-in-residence, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco
1980 Artist-in-Residence, WXXI
1977, 78,79 Video Arts Instructor, SUNY Buffalo Media Study summer program
1979 Artist-in-residence, WNET/13 TV-lab
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