Resumé

Education

Harvard University, 1951- 53
Special Study with Joseph Cornell, 1955- 65

Co- Founder of Cultural Organizations

Camera Obscura Film Society, 1957- 59
THE MOVIE, an experimental film theater, 1957- 60
Canyon Cinema Coop, a distributor of independent cinema, 1965

Film Juries

Canyon Cinema Film Festival, 1960
American Film Institute Grant Selection, 1975
Bellevue Film Festival
Palo Alto Film Festival, 1969

Awards

Brussels International Film Festival, 1958
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1963
Yale Film Festival, 1964
Kenyon Film Festival, 1964
Chicago Film Festival, 1965
Marin County Film Festival, 1979
Big Muddy Film Festival, 1991
Black Mariah Film Festival, 1991
Atlanta Film Festival, 1991
National Film Registry 2010
Stan Brakhage Vision Awards Denver International Film Festival 2014

One-Person Film Shows (Selected)

Museum of Modern Art (5 shows 1974-1991)
Pompidou Center, Paris, 1981
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1972, 1974, 1976
San Francisco Museum of Art, 1968, 1969, 1970
Pacific Film Archive (6 shows 1974- 1991)
Filmex, 1982
Denver Film Festival, 1980
Telluride Film Festival, 1976
Kommunales Kino, Frankfurt, 1980
Hamburg Art institute, 1980
Austrian Film Museum, 1980
San Francisco Cinematheque (8 shows 1965- 1991)
Anthology Film Archives (75 shows 1965- 1994)
Millennium (5 shows 1974- 1994)
Film Forum, Los Angeles, 1981
Cornell University (4 shows 1978- 1994)
Chicago Art Institute (5 shows 1978- 1994)
Chicago Film Makers (2 shows 1978- 1990)
Pesaro International Film Festival, 1991
Harvard University (4 shows 1974- 1992)
London Filmmakers, 1991
Whitechapel Gallery, London 1991
Innis Film Society, Toronto, 1992
Art Gallery of Ontario, 1992
Museo Nationale del Cinema, Italy, 1993
Walker Art Center (2 shows) 1975, 1993
Carnegie Museum of Art (shows) 1975, 1986
Eastman House, Rochester, 1986, 1994
Berks Filmmakers Reading, PA 1991, 1994
Cleveland Art Institute, 1994
Bard College, NY, 1994
University of Wisconsin/ Madison, 1994
Images International Film Festival, Toronto, 1994
Images International Film Festival, Toronto, 1994
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1993
Pittsburg Filmmakers, 1994
Cooper Union NYC, 1994
SUNY, Buffalo, 1994
Film Artists Exhibition Group, Toronto, 1994
Oberhausen Film Festival Germany, 2001 (2 shows)
San Francisco Cinematheque, 2007
Huesco International Film Festival, Huesco, Spain, 2008
4th San Francisco International Animation Festival, 2009
Light Cone, Paris, 2009 (2 shows)
Brussels Cinematheque, 2009 (2 shows)
Fondazione Morra, Naples, 2009
Crossroads Festival, San Francisco, 2010
Chicago Art Institute Chicago, 2012
University Chicago, Chicago, 2012
Ankara Turkey, 2012
Complete Retrospective (7shows)
Anthology Film Archives New York City, 2013
Denver International Film Festival, 2014
University Colorado, 2014
Texas Tech University, 2014

Grants and Fellowships

Friends of New Cinema, 1967
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1971
National Endowment for the Arts, 1972
American Film Institute, 1982
Western States Regional Arts Fellowship (2 grants)
California Arts Council
SFAI Faculty Development Grants (2 Grants)
Fandor 2014

Text and Publications – by Lawrence Jordan

“Ivan the Terrible” (Art Book) 1959
“Orpheus” (Art Book), 1960
“Survival” (article) 1979
“An Abbreviated History of the Avant-garde Cinema” (a book in progress)

Critical Essays on Lawrence Jordan’s Work

“A History of the American Avant-garde” (AFA Publication, 1976
“Visionary Film (book by P. Adams Sitney) 1980
“Experimental Animation” (book by Russsett & Starr) 1976
“Larry Jordan” (Monograph by P. Adams Sitney) 1980
“Duo Concertantes by Larry Jordan” (Animation Journal) 1992
“Larry Jordan: Interview” (Film Culture), 1971
“Film of Changes: Larry Jordan’s Sophie’s Place” (Article by Fred Camper in Film Culture), 1992
“Relationship of Filmmaking to Dreaming: a Study of Larry Jordan’s PATRICIA GIVES BIRTH TO A DREAM BY THE DOORWAY” (Don Frederickson), 1995
“An Introduction to the American Underground Film” (book by S Renan)
“Animation” (Book  by R. Nooke), 1988
“Oral History, Larry Jordan, 1934-1995” by Paul Karlstrom for the Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1995
“Larry Jordan, Collage Artist”, Paul Karlstrom, 1996
"Surrealism Symbolism and the Films of Lawrence Jordan, Thomas Faville, 1978
"Film of Changes" Fred Comper, 1987
"Animation and the Creative Process", Susan Pitt, Harvard, 1989
"Larry Jordan", Jackie Leger Animation World Magazine, September 1996
"Larry Jordan and the Underworld" G.T. Collins, 1996
"Moments of Illumination", P. Adams Sitney, Artforum, April, 2009
"Vistas: the Lawrence Jordan Album" Bill Gibron, Pop Matters, 6/16/2008
"The Lawrence Jordan Album", Michael Barrett DVD Spotlight, Video Watchdog, September 2008

Special Group Shows: (selected)

Cannes Film Festival, 1974
Oberhausen Film Festival, 1971
Zagreb International Animation Festival (2 shows), 1978, 1980
Annecy International  Animation Festival, 1982
Showtime, 1978
KQED Television, S.F. 1971
Public Broadcasting System, 1989
San Francisco Film Festival, 1974
New York Film Festival, 1991
Edinborough International Animation Festival, 1993
Tibetan Film Festival- New York and Zurich, 1993
Sundance Channel, 1999
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2003
Toronto Film Festival, 2004
Dallas Museum of Art, 2005
Onion City Festival, 2006
Festival International del Nuevo Cine, Havana Cuba 2008
3rd International Buddhist Festival Europe, 2008
Radical Light, SF Berkeley, California, 2010, 2011
Rotterdam Film Festival, 2011
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, 2011 (film and gallery art)
Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2011, 2012
National Gallery of Art Washington DC (2 shows) 2014

Teaching Experience

California College of Arts and Crafts, 1966- 69, 1992
University of California, 1967-69
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1980
University of Colorado, 1982
Sonoma State University, 1985- 92
San Francisco Art Institute (full professor), 1969- 1999
Malgene Nelseon Visiting Scholor Texas Tech University, 2014

Boards of Directors

Canyon Cinema, 1965- 68
San Francisco Art Institute, 1972- 74
American Film Institute, 1971- 75
Foundation for Art in Cinema, 1982- 84

Gallery Shows (painting, assemblage, collage)

Buzz Gallery (one-person), 1962
Sausalito Gallery (one-person), 1963
“The Object Plus 10” (group), 1974
“The Gluers” (Bedford Gallery-group), 1994SFAI Faculty (group 2 shows) 1975, 1994
“2 Artists” 92 person), 1994
“the Beat Experience” Whitney Museum of American Art 1995 & Tour
“Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950’s” The National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution, 1996
“Recent Works: Collage Paintings and animation Boxes”, one Person Show Claudia Chaplin Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA, 1996
DeRosa Preserve, Napa, CA, 2002
Catherine Clark Gallery, SF, 2002
Paule Anglim Gallery, SF 2003
Le Saisset Museum, Santaa Clara, CA 2003
Semina Culture (tour of 5 museums)
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2003
Extrana Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2009, 2010
Mythos Fine Art, Berkeley, CA 2011, 2012
K. Imperial Fine Arts, 2013
Gallery Paule Anglim, 2013
Texas TEch School of Art Satelite Gallery, 2014