DUSTIN ZEMEL is a video artist exploring concepts relating to media literacy and expanded documentary. He received his MFA in science and natural history filmmaking from Montana State University, and made a transition into the conceptual art world after moving to Portland, OR. Dustin is the founder of Grand Detour, a contemporary gallery, classroom, and microcinema dedicated to building a community around Portland's burgeoning experimental media scene. Dustin is currently working at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh as the school's Visiting Documentary Filmmaker where he is teaching advanced courses in documentary production and conducting research related to generative and algorithmic documentary systems.
Dustin is the 2011 recipient of RACC's Innovation Prize for his installation "SCOOP 6pm... All is Well."