Jan Kather teaches photography and video art at Elmira College, Elmira, NY. She is the recipient of several artist grants, including the NYSCA Decentralization Artists Crossroads Program Grant to produce a community art installation titled Aleatoric Video (2007). She is an active member of the experimental artist group Rural Research Laboratories (Elmira), the artist cooperative State of the Art Gallery (Ithaca), and most recently the International Collaborative Exquisite Corpse Video Project.
In recent years her interest in the digital arts has expanded to include lenticular, video, sound and installation art in tandem with more traditional methods of art production. Collaborating with local artists continues to be a stimulating modus operandi, as well as finding new art partnerships on the World Wide Web.
Jan has curated several video exhibitions including "After Dark" at Elmira College (2007) and "The Exquisite Corpse Video Project" at Rural Research Laboratories @ the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY (2008). Currently RRL's video hall features "Kika Nicolela: Selected Videos" and "Alicia Felberbaum: Somewhere Between_Here and There, Narrativas Contadas_Narrativas Vividas" through January 2009.
Video exhibitions scheduled in 2009:
Water Preserves, A Photo/Video Installation at the State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY and Alfred State College, Alfred, NY (includes a collaborative international invitational video)
The Vitruvian Woman and The Exquisite Corpse Video Project
at Formverk, Sweden