About Courtney E. Grim
Courtney Grim has been at Medaille College since 1996. She holds a master's of fine arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in imaging arts and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio University in photography, with minors in ceramics and art history. Grim has been an artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center in New York and was recently award an Individual Artists Grant from the New York State Council in the Arts for her project entitled, Eerie Tales.
Grim's artistic works have been installed, screened and exhibited throughout the country, most recently at the Sound Experiment Film Festival in Lardeo, TX; the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center in Philadelphia, PA; Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; American Cinematic Experience, New York, NY; and the Athens International Film and Video Festival.
Grim will present her research on "Integrated Student Learning" at the College Art Association conference in Los Angeles, California. She is an active participant in the community, most recently serving on the Board of Directors at Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo's Media Art Center. Currently Grim is working on new works that are informed by a coal freighter trip on the Great Lakes. Two videos, side-by-side, tell the tale of repositioning landscapes, dwindling resources and the illusion of plenty. "Loss of Control and the Disillusion of Certainty" corresponds to a broader uncertainty of our natural resources including issues of energy, fresh drinking water, food distribution and climate change currently affecting our planet.