Greg King is a filmmaker and multimedia artist based out of Brooklyn, NY, but he is quick to add that he was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, the “jewel of the Ohio” and birthplace of the Derby Pie.
In the mid-nineties King made oil painting his primary artistic focus, and has exhibited widely in a diversity of venues across the country and abroad, such as the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Foreman Art Gallery in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Organization of Independent Artists in New York, and the Butcher Shop Gallery in Chicago. He has received grants from Arts Midwest (an NEA Regional Fellowship), the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and the Mustard Seed Foundation in the form of a Harvey Fellowship. He holds an MFA from Hunter College for experiments in painting, drawing, film and video, and while there he received a scholarship to attend the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland as an exchange student. His film and video work was expanded during his time at Hunter College, where he became more invested in digital video and non-linear editing.
From 1995 to 2007, he was a member of the music group Rachel’s, and projected original Super-8 films to accompany their live performances. King looks at this body of work of “cutting film to music” as the basis for his sensibilities as an editor and general approach to film, or “cinematic” media. He toured extensively with Rachel’s throughout America and Europe, with special appearances at the Merkin Concert Hall in New York (WNYC’s New Sounds Live Series 2006), the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2000-05), On the Boards, Seattle (2003), and the 2002 All Tomorrow’s Parties Music Festival in southern England.
In recent years, King has also branched into film and video projection design for experimental theater in New York, working with acclaimed director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company (“Hotel Cassiopeia” and “Systems/Layers”) and artistic director Lear deBessonet from Stillpoint Productions (“Bone Portraits” and “The Eliots”).
He recently finished production on an experimental film cycle entitled ‘Rotating Mirror‘ (which received grant support from Angels Net Foundation and the Jerome Foundation), which is available on DVD through the artist. He is in post production on a documentary film called “Our House” (with filmmaker/collaborator David Teague), and developing new projects in narrative and documentary film.