We are very excited to announce that Hassan Pitts joins us as Visiting Artist in Residence from October 2014 through May 2015 and will also be advising the 37th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival. Hassan has an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in photography and film and his artwork crosses the still and moving image. We are proud to have a contemporary media artist whose work echoes the artistic values of the Big Muddy, i.e., independent in spirit, experimental in form and content, and passionately engaged with the world
Hassan Pitts is an interdisciplinary artist interested in fashioning images around absorption, sensation, emotion, movement and gesture. Currently he splits his time examining issues of memory and location with themes of transience manifested physically, emotionally, and digitally. Hassan received a BA in German studies from Denison University, a BFA in photography from Kutztown University, and holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Hassan’s work has been extensively shown in galleries, museums and film/video festivals in North America, Europe and Asia. He regularly collaborates with electronic artist Jennida Chase under the moniker S/N as well as performing nationally with experimental sound and multi-media ensemble Pilottone.