KIT FITZGERALD is a media artist and director. Her video, multimedia, and performances have been exhibited worldwide. She has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time – composers Max Roach, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Peter Gordon; choreographers Donald Byrd, Bill T. Jones, and Yoshiko Chuma; poets Sekou Sundiata and Bob Holman, and theater companies The Talking Band, The Wooster Group, and Northern Netherlands Theatre.
Ms. Fitzgerald began her career as an artist-in-residence at the Television Laboratory at WNET New York. Her work was noted for the strength of its visual language and sensitivity to music. She was an early adopter of digital technology in live performance. With Peter Gordon she has created a series of live video-music operas that bring to video the immediacy and ensemble possibilities found in music and dance. On large screens, she projects the touch of the hand into high technology, combining hand-drawn video painting, animation, and sophisticated editing.
Ms. Fitzgerald also directs documentaries on art and culture (on Twyla Tharp, Kenneth Anger, The New York City Ballet, The Jewish Museum, sound art, avant-garde film), dramatic films (The Body Shop, The Deadman), music videos (King Crimson, Antarctica Records, Qbadisc Records, including the first music video by a Cuban performer to air on MTV), dance videos (Bebe Miller/Gotham Dance and Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane), public service announcements for MTV and VH-1, logos (Tokyo Broadcasting; WNYC New York), and hi-definition television (Tokyo Broadcasting System).
Ms. Fitzgerald’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art New York. Her video has twice been included in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennale. Her dramatic work, The Deadman, won 2nd prize at the Riccione (Italy) Film, Theatre, and Television Festival. Her hi-definition work, Painted Melodies, won 1st prize at the 1993 Electronic Cinema Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland and was featured in the 1994 New York Film Festival and the 1994 Tokyo International Film Festival. She has been the recipient of grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Japan Foundation.
Her work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.