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Carolyn Tennant

(Born Ithaca, New York)

I am a media artist, curator, and archivist interested in hybrid nonfiction forms. My work is informed by a background in documentary production and literary journalism. I am a  PhD candidate in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where my research investigates the archive as a platform for 21st Century storytelling. I am currently working on an expanded documentary that is inspired by newly digitized home movies produced by Muriel Orr-Ewing at the Grove Finishing School for Young Ladies, where she served as headmistress from 1947-1969. I received my MFA from the Department of Media Study at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in American Studies and Documentary Journalism from Hampshire College. From 2006-2013, I was Media Arts Director at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, where I continued to serve as archivist. I live in Troy, New York with my partner and frequent collaborator, composer and media artist J.T. Rinker.

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