Monteith McCollum is an inter-media artist working in film, sound, and sculpture. His feature non-fiction films often explore intersections between man and the natural and constructed environment. His latest experimental films have focused on more esoteric scientific explorations into experimental sound practices. Several of his independent feature films and shorter works have screened and won top honors at festivals including South by Southwest, Slamdance, Hot Docs, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Chicago Underground and San Francisco International Festival. Museum screenings include The Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Work has been funded and supported by the New York Foundation for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, NEA, the Jerome Foundation and Kodak and has screened nationally on PBS’s POV series. He received an IFC Independent Spirit Award for his feature work “Hybrid” and the NYFA Prize in addition to 12 top festival awards. He has been an advisor for New York Foundation for the Arts and juror for numerous film festivals including the wonderful Slamdance and Bermuda International. Recent live Audio / Visual performances include the projects “Hidden Frequencies” and “Rabbit in the Sand.” Some of his sound work can be found on NYFA’s Innova label.
Monteith’s seminal occupational experiences have included: Truck driver for a Chicago south side soup kitchen and Cameraman for the Chicago Polish network PolVision. He’s currently Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director in Cinema at Binghamton University.
- BFA, Chicago Art Institute
- MFA, Syracuse University