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1939    Born, Los Angeles
1962    BA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1964    MA, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1970    Founding faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
1974    Founded Lookout Mountain Films
1976 - 1981 Founding member of Oasis, an independent film screening

Lives in Pasadena, CA


1966    Orlando Gallery, Encino, CA.
1968    "Plastics: LA," Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
            "NOW Technology in Art," Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
1978    Installation, "Let's Make a Sandwich," LACE, Los Angeles, CA.
1999    Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA.
2003    "The Turbulent Screen: The Structural Movement in Film and Video," Edith
                 Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenberg, Germany. (c)
2004    "Pat O'Neill: Views From Lookout Mountain," curated by Julie Lazar, Santa 
                 Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, traveling to Cornerhouse,
                 Manchester, UK. (c)
2005    Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2008    Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2011    “Watching Abstraction in Hollywood: The Work of Pat O’Neill,”
           The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA.  (May- June)
           installation of graphic work spanning 50 years accompanied screening.
2013      Cherry and Martin Gallery, Horizontal Boundaries
2014    FIAC, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris , Runs Good 3 channel
            Art Basel: Trouble in the Image and selected short films. Basel, Switzerland
2015    Cherry and Martin Gallery: sculptures, drawings, “Saugus Series” 3 channel, “In Betweens” slide projector installation


1969    "Electric Art," curated by Oliver Andrews, UCLA Art Gallery, Los Angeles,
1970    "A Plastic Presence," organized by Gerald Nordland, Jewish Museum, NY,
                 Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI, and San Francisco Museum of
                 Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
1979    Installation "Two Sweeps," curated by Grahame Weinbren, Mount San
                 Antonio College, Walnut, CA.
            Installation "Two Sweeps," The Kitchen Center, New York.
            "Cineprobe," MOMA, New York.
1982    "Frisco Cinema," Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
1985    "20-20," Twentieth-anniversary exhibition for UCLA's Photography
                 Department, Los Angeles, CA.
            "Cinema Immateriaux," Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
1991    "Water and Power" film, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American
                 Art, New York.
1992    "Water and Power" film, "Unknown Territory - American Independents," 
                 Six-Pack, Vienna, Austria.
1996    "Water and Power" film, "Art and Film Since 1945: Hall of Mirrors," Museum
                 of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA. (c)
            "White Light/White Heat," curated by Bruce Posner, toured USA.
1998    "Mister Exacto: Carl Cheng and Pat O'Neill, Photographic Work," University
                 of Nevada, Reno.
2001    "Made in California," LACMA, Los Angeles, CA.
2002    "Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film," curated by Jeffrey
                 Shaw and Peter Weibel, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany travels to Nykytaiteen
                 Museo, Helsinki, Finland and NTT
             InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Japan. (c)
2005     "Translation," Post, Los Angeles, CA.
2006     "Art in Los Angeles, 1955-1985," Centre Pompidou, Paris. (c)
             "Summer of Love- Art of the Psychedelic Era," Tate Liverpool UK, traveling
                  to Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Kunsthalle Vienna. (c)
2008     "Traces du Sacré," Centre Pompidou, Paris, traveling to Haus der Kunst,
                  Munich, Germany. (c)
             "The Underground," Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
             "Paul McCarthy: Film List," curated by Paul McCarthy, Whitney Museum of
                  American Art, New York.
2009      "Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions," MOCA, Los Angeles,
              "Crises de Films: 35th Anniversary of Cinema of the collections of
                  Cinedoc/Paris Film Coop," Centre Pompidou, Paris

2010      Open Day Book Project. curated by David P. Earle, LACE, Los Angeles, CA.
              'Crises 2 Films' De Cinema Experimental Dans Les Collections Cinedoc/Paris
                  Films Coop Au Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

2011      “Site As Symbol,” curated by Survey West Collaborative, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.


1969    Long Beach Museum of Art: Bump City, 7362, By the Sea
1970    Museum of Modern Art, New York
            Millennium Film Workshop, New York
1972    Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
            Yale University, New Haven, CT
            Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
            Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
            Annenberg Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
            Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, England
1974    J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY
            Millennium Film Workshop, New York
            Theater Vanguard, Los Angeles, CA
            Cannes Panorama du Recent American Underground Cinema (Easyout)                 
            Downwind at Whitney Museum of Art
1975    Saugus Series at SF MOMA “recent west coast independent cinema
            Saugus Series, NY Film Forum
            Saugus Series at California Museum of Science and Industry “Films by and about LA artists/filmmakers
            Moore College of Art, “American Independent Film” Saugus series, Sidewinder’s Delta, Down Wind
            School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Film Center (Saugus Series)
            Trickfilm @ School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Downwind)
            International Experimental Film Competition, Royal Film Archive, Belgium (Saugus)
            Melbourne Film Festival (easyout)
1976    University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
            San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
            Oasis, Los Angeles, CA
            Kurtzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany
1977    N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
            University Film Study Center, Cambridge, MA
            Collective for Living Cinema, New York
            University of California, San Diego, CA
            Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco, CA
            University of Ohio, Kent, OH
            University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
            Mills College, Oakland, CA
            Fox Venice Theater, Los Angeles, CA
            Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
            LACMA retrospective (Runs Good, Easyout, Persimmons, Down Wind, Saugus, Sidewinder’s)
            CA State University, Easyout, Saugus Series
            CA Museum of Science and Industry, LA Film Showcase, Sidewinder’s Delta
            Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery (Easyout, 7362, Saugus, DownWind)                 
            Vancouver Art gallery/Pacific Cinematheque
1978    University of California, Los Angeles, CA
            School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
            Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
            Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
            Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville, TN
            Museum Folkwang, Essen Germany “Film als Film”/ Saugus Series
1979    Millennium Film Workshop, New York
            Ohio State, Columbus, OH
            University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
            Pasadena Filmforum, Pasadena, CA
1980    Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
            University of California, San Diego, CA
            University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
            University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1982    Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
            Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
            San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
            La Cinema Parallele, Montreal, Quebec
            Sightline: Explorations in Personal Cinema, University of CO, Boulder, CO
1984    Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
            Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
            University of Ohio, Kent, OH
            Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
1986    Archives du Film Experimental, Avignon, France
            "Films from Canyon Cinema," San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco,
1988    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
            University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1989    "Water and Power" premiere, Experimental Film Congress, Toronto.
            University of New Mexico, Alburquerque, NM
            Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
1989    San Francisco Cinematheque at the Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA
            The American Film Institute, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
            Anthology Film Archives, New York
1990    UCLA Film Archives, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
            Northwest Film Study Center, Portland, OR
            Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
            New York State University, Binghamton, NY
            Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
            Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
            Retrospective of film work, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1991    Water and Power at Laemmle's Monica Theater, Los Angeles, CA
            The Public Theater: Film at The Public, New York
            Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan
            Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
1992    Retrospective of film work, Paris Film Archive, Paris.
            Black Box Theater, Dusseldorf, Germany
            Kimematheque, Bonn, Germany
            Kimematheque, Weisbaden, Germany
            Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1993    California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1996    Trouble with the Image premieres at LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
            University of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1997    Retrospective of film work, Pesaro Film Festival, Rome
            Pacific Film Archives at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
1998    Retrospective of film work, Anthology Film Archives, NY
1999    Retrospective of film work, Six-Pack, Vienna and Rencontres Paris-Berlin,
2000    Water and Power at Millennium Film Series, Whitney Museum of American
                  Art, New York
2001    "California Cultures," LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2003    "The Decay of Fiction" premiere at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles,
            Retrospective of film work, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
            University Film Archive, Berkeley
2004    Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
            The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
            Hampshire Collage, North hampton, MA2005The Decay of Fiction at    
                  Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
            The Decay of Fiction at Cornell University Cinema.
            Horizontal Boundaries (in progress), Trouble in the Image, Leeds Film
                  Festival, Leeds UK.
            The Decay of Fiction at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
            The Decay of Fiction at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2006    The Decay of Fiction, Edith Russ Haus fur Mediakunst, Oldenburd, Germany.
            The Decay of Fiction at Le Pantheon Cinema, Paris.
            Retrospective screening at Tate Modern, London.
            The Decay of Fiction, Anthology Film Archives. New York.
            Rotary Wobble and Horizontal Boundaries with soundtracks composed and
                  performed by Carl Stone at the Getty Center Los Angeles, Oct 7, 2006
2007    Runs Good at "Preservation and the Avant-Garde," Pacific Film Archive,
                  Berkeley, CA.
            Runs Good at "Academy Film Archive - Los Angeles Filmakers Restorations,"
                  UW Madison Cinematheque, Madison, WI.
            Runs Good at "To Save and Project: Experimental Films Made in Los
                  Angeles," Museum of Modern Art, NY.
2008    Trouble in the Image, Horizontal Boundaries and Coreopsis, Filmforum, Los
                  Angeles, CA.
            The Decay of Fiction and Squirtgun Step Print Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA.
            Horizontal Boundaries and I Open the Window, with sound by composer Carl
                  Stone, Buena Vista Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.
            The Decay of Fiction and others, Montclair State University, NJ.
            The Decay of Fiction and others, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia,
            Water and Power, Bump City, 7362, By the Sea, Coming Down at Austrian
                  Film Museuam, Curated by Thom Anderson in conjunction with the
                  Viennale, Vienna.
2009    Horizontal Boundaries, Walker Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN (in
            Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN (lecture/screening).
            7362 at "NFPF Treasures IV," in honor of the DVD release, Anthology
                  Film Archives, NY.
            By the Sea and Sears Sox at "Restoring and Rediscovering the Los Angeles
                  Avant-Garde," San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA.
            7362 at "Treasures From American Film Archives IV," Los Angeles
                  Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA.
            7362 at "Treasures From the American Avant-Garde," George Eastman
                  House, Rochester, NY.
            University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (lecture/screening).
            Cal Arts, Valencia, CA (lecture/screening).
            University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. 
            By the Sea and Sears Sox at "Things Are Always Going Wrong: New
                  Restorations of Los Angeles Experimental Films," Billy Wilder Theater,
                  Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (screening/panel).
            Sears Sox at "Restoring the Los Angeles Avant-Garde: Films from the '60s
                  and '70s," Cinematheque 108, USC, Los Angeles, CA.
            7362 at "Restoring the Los Angeles Avant-Garde: Films from the '60s and
                  '70s," UC Irvine, Irvine, CA.
            Saugus Series at Oporto, Lisbon, Portugul.
2010    University of Colorado, Boulder (lecture/screening).
            The Decay of Fiction at Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
            Open the Window, Hold out My Hands, & Starting to Go Bad (Video) &  
                 Horizontal Boundaries (Film) at Red Cat, Los Angeles, CA
            '21st Century Limited' series, co-curated by Mark McElhatten and Gavin
                 Smith of the 'Views from the Avant Garde' festival at Film Society at
                 Lincoln Center Film screening: Horizontal Boundaries
2011    ‘Evening with Pat O’Neill.’ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA
             Florida Experimental Film and Video Art Festival (FLEX FEST), Gainesville, FL,June 2011
             Screening and 1st Prize Award: Horizontal Boundaries.
             7362, I Put Out My Hands and Decay of Fiction at Muestra en el Espacio Fundacion: "Hibredez y creatión: cine/video/digital",      
             Buenos Aires .
2012    "Early and Recent Short Films by Pat O'Neill",Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Feb.
            Water and Power, Festival Ambulante, Xalapa, Mexico March.
            "Pacific Standard Time", Los Angeles Film Forum and The Getty Center,Jan-May,Various film screenings including Saugus Series.
            Screening and 3rd prize Award, Painter and Ball 4-14, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago.
            Water and Power, screening  and presentation by Harmut Bitomsky at Oporto, Lisbon, June.
            Water and Power and Horizontal Boundaries,  Ponrepo, National Film Archive Czech Republic
            Digital Works, FAMU, Praque, Czech Republic.
             "Pat O'Neill: The Decay of Fiction", a presentation by CinéDoc, Paris.
             Painter and Ball 4-14 at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
             "Film after Film" The Decay of Fiction @ The Musuem of the Moving Image
2013    51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, Invited Artist presenting selected works of 50 year of
             filmmaking in 2 one-person showcases


1968    Ann Arbor Film Festival, Film: "7362"
1971    Ann Arbor Film Festival
1972    Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, England
            Filmex, Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Los Angeles
            Ann Arbor Film Festival
1973    Ann Arbor Film Festival
            Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, England
            Filmex, Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Los Angeles
1974    Ann Arbor Film Festival
            Filmex, Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Los Angeles
1975    Ann Arbor Film Festival
            Experimental 5 Annual Film Competition, Knokke Heist, Belgium
1977    Ann Arbor Film Festival
1978    Ann Arbor Film Festival
            Netherlands Experimental Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1979    Ann Arbor Film Festival
            Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, England
1989    Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO
            New York Film Festival, New York
            Chinsegut Film Celebration, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
            London International Film Festival
1990    Berlin Film Festival, Germany
            Miami International Film Festival, Miami, FL
            Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
            Sundance exchange program, Warsaw, Poland
            Bombay Festival of Documentary and Short Films, India
            AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los Angeles
            Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Japan
            Santa Fe Expo, Santa Fe, NM
            Helsinki Film Festival, Finland
            Auckland Film Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
            Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
            Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
            Los Angeles Festival, Los Angeles
            Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO
1994    "Scratching the Belly of the Beast: Cutting Edge Media in Los Angeles, 1992-94," Filmforum Festival, Los Angeles, CA
1996     The American Film Institute, Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los
1997     Retrospective of film work, Pescaro Film Festival, Pescaro, Italy
             Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia
             Trouble with the Image, Viennale, Venice, Austria
1998     Retrospective of film work, Europe Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck,
             Retrospective of film work, The Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
1999     Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ
2000     Festival Dei Populi, Florance, Italy
2001     Retrospective of film work, Galway Film Festival, Ireland
2003     “Views from the Avant Garde,” New York Film Festival, “Decay of Fiction” premier
             Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam
             London Film Festival, London
             Pesaro Film Festival, Rome
             Hong Kong Film Festival, Hong Kong
             Image Forum, Tokyo
             Film Festival, Seoul
             Austrian Film Archive, Vienna
             New Zealand Film Festival, Auckland
             Danish Film Archive, Copenhagen
             Athens Film Festival, Athens, Greece
             The Athens Film Festival, Athens, OH
2004     Viper Film Festival, Basel
             Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul
             Northwest Film Studies Center, Portland
             Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2005     Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto
2007     Expresion en Corto Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
2008     Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto
             New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde, New York
             London International Film Festival, London
             Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
2009     Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, WI


1971    First Prize for "Runs Good," at Ann Arbor Film Festival
1973    First Prize for "Down Wind" at Ann Arbor Film Festival
1974    Tom Berman Award for "Saugus Series," at Ann Arbor Film Festival
1976    American Film Institute filmmaker grant
1978    First Prize for "Saugus Series" at Ann Arbor Film Festival
1979    National Endowment for the Arts Filmmakers Grant for "Let's Make a
1985    National Endowment Grant in Film for "Water and Power."
1990    Sundance Film Festival, "Water and Power," Jury prize for documentary,
                Salt Lake City, CO.
            James Phelan Award, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
1992    Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
                New York
            National Endowment Grant in Film for "Trouble with the Image"
1993    Maya Deren Award for Independent Filmmaking, lifetime achievement
            American Film Institute (AFI), awarded at Anthology Film Archive, NY
1997    Rockefeller Foundation Grant for "The Decay of Fiction"
1999    First Prize for "Trouble with the Image," Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey
                City, NJ
2003    Los Angeles Outfest award for "The Decay of Fiction"
            Persistence of Vision Award, San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco
2004    Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Experimental Film
2008      Library of Congress National Film Registry
2011      First Prize for Horizontal Boundaries, FLEX Festival, Gainesville Florida
2012      Third Prize for Painter and Ball 4-14, Onion City Film Festival
2013      Center for Cultural Innovations, artist grant for individual project
              California Community Foundation, Artist Fellowship



1996    "Trouble in the Image," premiere, Los Angeles County Museum of Art with
                live performance by George Lockwood and musicians of "Let's Make A
                Sandwich" and " Two Sweeps."
2003    Performance of live sound versions of "Let's Make A Sandwich," "Two
                Sweeps," and "Horizontal Boundaries" (works-in-progress), Toronto Film


2002    "Tracing The Decay of Fiction: Encounters with a Film by Pat O'Neill,"
                collaboration with The Labyrinth Project, released by The Annenberg
                Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
            The Journal of Film and Video, Spring 2002. A DVD collection The 
                Handmade Film


Youngblood, Gene. Expanded Cinema. E.P. Dutton (New York): 1970.

Curtis, David. Experimental Cinema. Universe Books (New York): 1971, pp 27, 38, 53-54, 62, 140-41 reproductions 96-97.

Houston, Beverle and Marsha Kinder. Close-Up. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972, pp 92-100.

McDonald, Scott. "The City as Motion Picture: Notes on Some California City Films." Wide Angles Volume 19, Number 9. Ed. Clark Arnwine and Jesse Lerner, Ohio University School of Film, 1997. 109-128.

Albertini, Rosanna. "Pat O'Neill: Sculptures of Time." Technological Ritual: Stories from the Annenberg Center.
University of Southern California, Annenberg Center for Communication, 1999. 73-98.

McDonald, Scott. "Coda: Reinventing the City Film in Water and Power and Invisible Cities." The Garden in the Machine. U. California Press, 2001. 208-214.

"Pat O'Neill: Views from Lookout Mountain", Santa Monica Museum, Steidl Verlag, Gottingen, Germany 2004 - articles by
Paul Arthur, Howard Singerman, Erika Suderbrg, John C. Hanhardt

James, David. "Pat O'Neill: The Most Typical Avant-Garde Filmmaker." History and Geography of Minor
Cinemas in Los Angeles. U. California Press, 2005. 428-440.

Arthur, Paul. A Line of Sight, American Avant-Garde Cinema Since 1965. U. Minnesota Press, 2005, pp 92-110.

Another Kind of Record, The Iceplant Press and DAP, A collection of graphic work and found texts, 2008.

Young, Paul and Duncan, Paul (Ed.). Art Cinema.  Taschen, 2009.

Earle, David P. The Open Daybook, Random House, 2010.


1972     Swarthout, Miles. Interview, Filmculture No. 53, Spring 1972.
1974     Panel member, Symposium on Special Effects and Animation, Boston
                 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
             Panel member, Symposium on the Personal Film, Pacific Cinematique,
                 Vancouver, B.C.
1977     Guest artist on "Screening Room" television program. Ninety-minute
                 interview with Robert Gardner, Feb. Chinsegut Film Symposium,
                 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
1979     Juror, Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville, TN
1985     Panel member, University Film-Video Association Convention "The
                 Avant-Garde and the Industry" at USC , Los Angeles
1986     Juror, San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
1989     O'Neill, Pat. "Introduction to Water and Power at the International
                 Experimental Film Congress, (discussion)."
1990     Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, Chicago, IL
             "Independent Eye," KCET Television, Los Angeles, CA
             WNET Television, New York, NY
1993     Panel member, Effects Conference, Hamburg, Germany
             Cal State San Francisco, Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, San Francisco,
             Cal Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, Valencia, CA
1998     University of Southern California School of Cinema and TV, Visiting Artist
                 Lecture/Screening, Los Angeles
1999     Panel member & participating artist, Interactive Frictions Conference and
                 exhibition at USC Fisher Gallery, Annenberg Center for Communication,
                 USC, Los Angeles
2006     "Anticipating the Past" A Symposium on the use of archival film materials
                 by artists. presenter and panelist, Take Modern, London May 11 -12,
2010     Los Angeles Film Forum presents: Symposium on Postwar Experiental Film at
                 USC, November 12 - 14, 2010
2011    “Evening with Pat O’Neill”, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, Ca.,
            with accompanying graphic work selected from 1980s to 2010
            “Pacific Standard Time”, Los Angeles Film Forum and the Getty Center, Jan-May,
            in person presentations of selected works at multiple venues.  Oral history published on-line by L.A. Film Forum
            Visiting artist in residence, “Early and Recent Short Films by Pat O’Neill”, Duke University
            Graduate Film Program, spring
            Festival Ambulante, Xalapa, Mexico, invited artist touring with “Water and Power”.
2012    National Film Archive, FAMU Czech Republic, artist in residence, screening new digital work and selected films.
            Le Cinema de Pat O’Neill”, 2 day symposium at Universite de Paris 8,
            invited speakers presenting critiques, 2 day event sponsored by Cine Doc.
            “Film After Film”,month long installation of “Decay of Fiction”, Museum of the Moving Image.
2013      51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, invited artist, screening selected works from 50 years of filmmaking in  2 one-person showcases.


Arthur, Paul. Review. Whitney Museum of American Art screenings, Artforum, May 1972.

Hammen, Scott. "Four Films by Pat O'Neill," Afterimage, March 1975.

Hammen, Scott. "Pat O'Neill's Saugus Series," Afterimage, October 1975.

"A Collection of Photographs," Glass Eye, Vol. 2-3, 1976.

Tuchman, Maurice. "Pat O'Neill In All Directions," Film Comment July 1976.

O'Neill, Pat. "Portions of Sidewinder's Delta: Construction Details," LAICA Journal, April 1977.

Fearless, Frank. "Excerpts from an Interview with Pat O'Neill," New Magazine 8, No. 3, May 1977, pp. 25-27.

Moritz, William. "A Note on Serial and Series Arrangements in Pat O'Neill's Recent Films," New Magazine 8, No. 3, May 1977, pp. 25-27.

Cameron, Evan, Peter Feinstein, and Barry Levine. "Catching Up with Pat O'Neill: An Interview," University Film Study Center Newsletter (Research Program: A Symposium on the Future of Special Effects and Animation.Vol. 7 No. 4) April 1977.

Welling, James. "Pat O'Neill and Morgan Fisher-Film Spaces," Artweek, January 14, 1978.

Hoberman, J. "Flash in the Panorama," review, The Village Voice, June 19, 1978.

Carroll, Noel. "Reality and Illusion," Soho Weekly News, July 6, 1978.

Perlbeg, Deborah. "Pat O'Neill at Film Forum," Artforum, September 1978.

Edwards, Douglas. "Film Contemporary: Pat O'Neill," Gosh!, January 1979.

Weinbren, Grahame. "Six Filmmakers and an Ideal of Composition," Millennium Film Journal, Winter/Spring 1979, pp. 39-54.

Brinckmann, C. Noll and Grahame Weinbren. "The O'Neill Landscape: Four Scenes From Foregrounds," Millennium Film Journal, No. 4/5,Summer/Fall 1979, pp. 101-116.

Brinckmann, C. Noll and Grahame Weinbren. "Selective Transparencies: Pat O'Neill's Recent Films," Millennium Film Journal, No. 16, Spring 1980, pp. 50-72.

Brinckmann, C. Noll and Grahame Weinbren. "Pat O'Neill: A Monograph," Film in The Cities, No. 9, October 1980.

Arthur, Paul. "Oil of L.A. IV. Science Fiction: The Time Machine," Millennium Film Journal, No. 12, Fall/Winter 1982-83, pp. 22-27.

Weinbren, Grahame. "Film Space, An Outline Study," Millennium Film Journal, No. 16-18, Fall/Winter 1986-87, pp. 328-35.

Sitney, P. Adams. "Saugus Series," Millennium Film Journal, No. 16-18, Fall/Winter 1986-87, pp. 158-61.

Cohn, Lawrence. "Breaking in to be Finale at French-Heavy Fest," Variety, August 14, 1989. The Hollywood Reporter, "Blier's 'Belle' to open N.Y. Fest," August 15, 1989.

Revaux, Tony. "Thinking Person's Koyanisquatsi (sic)," Artweek Vol. 20, No. 29, September 9, 1989.

Arthur, Paul. "No More Causes? The International Experimental Film Congress," The Independent (FIVF), Vol. 12, No. 8, October 1989, pp. 22-26.

O'Neill, Pat. "Water and Power: A Fragmentary Synopsis," Canrill's Film Notes, No. 59-60, September 1989, pp. 24-28 & 20-23. (reproduction)

Wolff, Kurt. "Taking High Tech to the Limits," San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vol. 23, No. 49, September 13, 1989, p.19 reproductions.

James, Caryn. "Uncommon Places in Avant-Garde Trilogy," (review) The New York Times, October 1, 1989, p.1.

Taubin, Amy. "Opening Wide," (review). The Village Voice, October 3, 1989.

O'Neill, Pat. "Water and Power: A Fragmentary Synopsis," Motion Picture, Vol. 3, No. 1/2, Winter 1989-90, pp. 19-20. (reproduction)

Arthur, Paul. "In Two Dimensions: Lewis Klahr's In the Month of Crickets and Pat O'Neill's Water and Power," Motion Picture, Vol. 3, No. 1/2, Winter 1989-90, pp. 21-23.

Benson, Sheila. "Black Filmakers Carry Sundance Festival," Los Angeles Times, January 29, 1990.

James, Caryn. "Three Films by Blacks Dazzle Sundance Judges," The New York Times, The Living Arts, January 29, 1990, p. B1.

Byrge, Duane. "Chameleon Tops the U.S. Film Fest," The Hollywood Reporter, January 29, 1990.

Daily Variety, Blacks, Women Win at U.S. Fest," January 29, 1990.

Benson, Sheila. "Son of Soderbergh Fails to Materialize," Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, February 4, 1990, p. 25.

Daily Variety, "More Berlinale Screenings Set For East Berlin," January 11, 1990.

Variety Berlin Daily & screening guide, "U.S. Indies Set to Roll," February 11, 1990.

Arthur, Paul. "Water and Power's Dazzling Dialectic," Montage (Independent Feature Project, Los Angeles) March 1990, p. 6-7.

McBride, Joseph. "Glasnost Hightlights AFI Fest," Daily Variety, March 30, 1990, reproductions.

Araki, Gregg. "Best Cinematic Fodder of the Eighties," Modern Times, April 1990.

Fleming, Charles. "Cinema Buffet," L.A. Style, Vol. V, No. 11, April 1990, p. 28 reproductions.

Blumeneau, Joel A. "AFI Fest listings," Venice, April 1990, p. 23 reproductions.

Henne, Peter. "Non-Essential Utilities: Water and Power is all Splash and No Depth," Entertainment Weekly, April 13-19, 1990.

Mikulan, Steven. "Watered Down," L.A. Weekly, April 13-19, 1990.

Wilmington, Michael. "AFI Festival: U.S. Independent Features," Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, April 15, 1990.

Strauss, Bob. "AFI Festival Declares Independence," Los Angeles Daily News, April 19, 1990, pp. 1, 22.

Mikulan, Steven. "AFI Fest Listings," L.A. Weekly, April 20-26, 1990.

Los Angeles Reader, "Complete AFI Fest Listings," April 20-26, 1990.

Sheehan, Henry. "Water and Power," The Hollywood Reporter, April 25, 1990.

Crane, Tricia. "Los Locals," L.A. Style, Vol. 6, No. 6, November 1990, pp. 121-122 reproductions.

Camper, Fred. "Natural Industry," Chicago Reader, Vol. 20, No. 6, November 9, 1990.

O'Neill, Pat. "Notebook excerpts for Water and Power: sketches, dialogue drafts, and descriptive notes," Millennium Film Journal, 1991, pp. 42-49.

Hisato, Aikura. Translated by Yuki Sakamura. "The Furnie of Image," Image Forum Journal (Tokyo), No. 131, February 1991, pp. 34-37.

Sterritt, David. "Water and Power," Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 1991.

Higgins, Michael. "'Water and Power' is a fantastic journey," The New York Chronicle, April 19, 1991.

Brown, Georgia. "Now Voyager," The Village Voice, April 23, 1991, p. 54.

Strauss, Bob. "Water and Power stretches limits of cinematic narrative," Los Angeles Daily News, May 10, 1991.

Thomas, Kevin. "'Water and Power:' A Mural of Southland Life," Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1991.

Corliss, Richard. "A Happy Birthday to the Kids of Kane," Time, May 13, 1991, pp. 69-70.

Sherman, Betsy. "Critic's Tip," The Boston Globe, September 26, 1991.

Susman, Gary. "Eight Days a Week," The Boston Phoenix, September 27, 1991 reproductions.

O'Neill, Pat. Script & notebook excerpts, Millennium Film Journal, October 1991, pp. 42-49.

Albertini, Rosanna. "Histoires Virtuelles"/"Virtual Stories," artpress (International ed), No. 182, July/August 1993, reproductions.
Johnson, Andrew. "White Light/White Heat," Time Out New York, Issue 77, March 13-20, 1997.

Harvey, Dennis. "White Light/White Heat: The Power of 35mm," The San Francisco Bay Guardian March 26-April 1, 1997.

Keough, Peter. "State of the art: White Light/White Heat," The Boston Phoenix, March 13, 1997.

Feaster, Felicia. "OnGrarde: Avant garde at cinefest," Atlanta Creative Loafing, Vol. 26., No. 2, May 31, 1997.

Sterritt, David. "Traveling Film Program Makes Case for the Big Screen," The Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 1997.

Keough, Peter. "Animated Animation Artists," The Boston Phoenix, March 1, 1996.

James, David. "Interview with Pat O'Neill," Millennium Film Journal, Oct./Nov. 1997.

Frank, Peter. "Photography Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, May 28 - June 3, 1999.

Ise, Claudine. "Off the Digital Deep End With O'Neill," The Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1999.

Willis, Holly. "The Decay of Fiction Review," LA Weekly, April 18 0 24, 2003, p 66.

Harvey, Doug. "Moving Pictures: The layered images of Pat O'Neill, L.A. icon," LA Weekly, September 10-16, 2004.

Pagel, David. "Traveling the art/film continuum," The Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2004.

Myers, Holly. "O'Neill's layered looks," The Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2004.

Dargis, Monohla. "In the Studios' Shadow, an Avant-Garde Eye," The New York Times, November 8, 2004.

Joseph, Branden W. "Pat O'Neill at Santa Monica Museum of Art," ArtForum, January 2005, p. 176 (reproductions).

Bluhm, Erik. "Pat O'Neill," Art US, July-September 2005, issue 9; p. 7 (reproductions).

McDonagh, Maitland. "The Decay of Fiction: Review," TV Guide, September 2006.

Baum, Geraldine. "Angels in the City of Light," The Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2006.

Knight, Christopher. "Paris does L.A. proud," The Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2006.

Holden, Stephen. "A Monument Crumbling With All Its Dark Secrets," The New York Times, September 22, 2006. (reproductions)

Musetto, V.A. "'40s films check into Ambassador," New York Post, September 21, 2006, p 63. (reproductions)

Gonzalez, Ed. "The Decay of Fiction: Review," Slantmagazine.com, September 11, 2006. (reproductions)

Hoberman, J. "Hoberman's Top 10," Artforum, December 2006.

Land, Joshua. "The Decay of Fiction: Review," Time Out New York, Issue 573, September 21-26, 2008.

Hoberman, J. "Top Ten Films of 2006," Village Voice, Jan 3-6, 2007

Hoberman, J. "A Bright, Guilty World," ArtForum, Feb 2007

Pagel, David. "There's no glamour, just deep themes," The Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2008.

Paterson, Carrie. "Pat O'Neil at Rosamund Felsen," Artillery, Sept/Oct. 2008 (reproduction).

Frank, Peter. "Pat O'Neil at Rosamund Felsen," Art LTD, September 2008 (reproduction).

Anderson, Jason. "Breaking Waves," Artforum.com, September 3, 2008

James, David E. 'Imposing Technologies," Artforum, May 2010, pp. 103-104 (reproductions)

Harvey, Doug. 'Movies Gone Bad,' LA Weekly, May 7 - 13, 2010, p. 40 (reproduction)

'50 Best Films of the Decade' & Top 50 Filmmakers,' Film Comment, May-June 2010, pp. 14 -15

Muenzer, David. 'Art in Chinatown north - the Good, the Bad and the Slippery,' The Artblog, March 12, 2010 (reproduction)

Tucker, Theodore. 'Border Crossings,' Machete, Vol. 1 No. 7 April 2010 (reproduction)

Dargis, Manohla. ‘Hitchcock Would’ve Had a Web Site,’ NYTimes, November 24, 2010 (reproduction)

Weinbren, Grahame “Colored paper in Monument Valley” Moving Image Review V1,No2 2012

Alternative Projections, Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980, Hyman, Adam and James, David E. (Ed.)John Libbey Publishing 2015, article by Weinbren and cover art from Foregrounds


1964 - 1966    Mount St. Mary's College, Art Department, Los Angeles, CA
1966 - 1967    UCLA, Photography Department, Los Angeles, CA
1970 - 1975    Cal Arts, Associate Dean, Film/Video Department, Valencia, CA


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Belgian Film Archive
New York Public Library
American Film Institute
Chicago Art Institute
California Institute of the Arts
Australian National Library
California College of the Arts and Crafts
Film Archive of India, Calcutta
Sinking Creek Film Celebration Collection
Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Germany
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
New York University
Archives du Film Experimental, Avigon, France
Kobe College of Art, Kobe, Japan
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Austrian Film Archive, Vienna, Austria
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Carnegie Museum

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