kara lynch, associate professor of video production, is a video, sound and performance artist. She has received several awards for her video work, such as the Planet Out/ifilm Short Movie Award in 2000 and the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council for the Arts Individual artist awards in video and new media.

In 1994 she received an Arts International six-month Artist Residency in Moscow, Russia and in 1996 and 2001 she attended thematic artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts. During the summer of 2006 she participated in el Laboratorio Fronterizo de Escritores/Writing Lab on the Border in Tijuana, Baja MX and Chula Vista, CA, sponsored by the Fondo de Cultura Economica and ITESM Toluca Campus.

Recent works include: ‘Invisible: episode 03 meet me in Okemah, Ok’ 2003/4 a speculative fiction audio/video installation; ‘Xing Over’ 2003 6hr performance 2.36min 3 channel audio piece; ‘Black Russians’ 2001 117min documentary video; ‘The Outing Trilogy’ experimental video piece including: ‘Mi Companera’ 2002 12min and ‘Me-ba… I’m Coming’ 1998 9min.

Her writing can be found in the online journal, XCP Streetnotes Spring 2005, inUlbandus Review no. 7 and Black Filmmakers Magazine. kara has also contributed audio work to Cabinet Magazine no.13 and video to the DVD zine, PocketMyths: Odysseus.

She has served as a Juror for Outfest Los Angeles, on the selection committee for MIX: New York Experimental Film and Video Festival, and has been involved with the New Festival as a member of the shorts selection committee and print traffic co-coordinator.

kara currently serves on the board for The Mountain School, Clockshop, and the Denniston Hill Foundation. She is a member of La Linea Interdiciplinario, a collective of women writers and artists in dialog across the US/Mexico borderlandia. She completed her M.F.A. in Visual Arts at University of California, San Diego.