Lecturer, Video Art
A film/video artist, John Warren explores the lyrical and subjective frontiers of experimental and documentary. He works primarily with a 16mm Bolex motion picture camera to make films and installations that seek to question, to interpret, and to express that which transcends language. A Nashville native, Warren moved to Boston in 1999 where he earned a BFA in Visual & Media Arts from Emerson College. He worked for years as an Emmy-nominated video editor for PBS and MTV before relocating to Los Angeles in 2008 where he earned an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Warren returned to Nashville in 2013 and began teaching Video Art and Fundamentals of Film/Video Production at Vanderbilt University, where he is currently a Lecturer. He has also taught workshops for underserved public high school students, Girl Scouts, older adults, former military members, and people interested in changing careers.
- John Warren debuts “Hot Pursuit” in The Smoke Show at Elephant Gallery.
- John Warren, “Future Tense” exhibition at Seed Space reviewed in Number Magazine issue 93.
- John Warren selected; to install “Future Tense” at the 2018 Art Fields in Lake City, South Carolina.
- John Warren brings Black Mountain College to Vanderbilt with symposium February 1-2, 2018.
- John Warren is the recipient of a FY2017 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards from the Tennessee Arts Commission.