Pat O’Neill

Bio ↓

Born 1939 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION 

1964
MA, University of California, Los Angeles

1962
BA, University of California, Los Angeles

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

1970 – 1975
California Institute of the Arts, Associate Dean, Film/Video Department, Valencia, CA

1966 – 1967
University of California, Photography Department, Los Angeles, CA

1964 – 1966
Mount St. Mary’s College, Art Department, Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Solo Show, Trondheim Museum, Trondheim, Norway (upcoming)

2016
Pat O’Neill, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Pat O’Neill Get more out of life. Go out to a movie! Quetzal, Portugal
Pat O’Neill, Solo Show, Monitor, Rome
Sweep / Broken Sweep, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany

2015

Pat O’Neill, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
Pat O’Neill, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Pat O’Neill: Horizontal Boundaries, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Watching Abstraction in Hollywood: The Work of Pat O’Neill,The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA

2008
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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

1999
Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

1978
Installation, Letʼs Make a Sandwich, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

1968
Plastics: LA, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
NOW Technology in Art, Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1966
Orlando Gallery, Encino, CA

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Artist’s Proof: Jennifer West (Special Installation), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2014
Extracts and Extractions, Les Abattoirs / Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
Augment This (Meditations on the Image), Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

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

2010
Crises 2 Films, De Cinema Experimental Dans Les Collections Cinedoc/Paris Films Coop, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Exhibition at Screening Philadelphia, PA, featuring Horizontal Boundaries

2009
Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Crises de Films: 35th Anniversary of Cinema of the collections of Cinedoc/Paris Film Coop, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2008
Traces du Sacré, Centre Pompidou, Paris; traveling to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
The Underground, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Paul McCarthy: Film List, curated by Paul McCarthy, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2006
Los Angeles 1955-1985: The Birth of an Art Capital, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Summer of Love- Art of the Psychedelic Era, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool,United Kingdom; traveling to Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria

2005
Translation, Post, Los Angeles, CA

2003
The Turbulent Screen: The Structural Movement in Film and Video, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenberg, Germany

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 Inter Communication Center, Tokyo, Japan

2001
Made in California, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Mister Exacto: Carl Cheng and Pat OʼNeill, Photographic Work, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

1996
Water and Power in Art and Film Since 1945: Hall of Mirrors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1992
Water and Power film, Unknown Territory – American Independents, Six-Pack, Vienna, Austria
White Light/White Heat, curated by Bruce Posner; toured USA

1991
Water and Power film, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1985
20-20, Twentieth-anniversary exhibition for UCLAʼs Photography Department, University of California Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cinema Immateriaux, Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1982
Frisco Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1979
Installation Two Sweeps, curated by Grahame Weinbren, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
Installation Two Sweeps, The Kitchen Center, New York, NY
Cineprobe, Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1970
A Plastic Presence, organized by Gerald Nordland, Jewish Museum, New York, NY; travels to Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1969
Electric Art, curated by Oliver Andrews, University of California Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

 LIVE PERFORMANCES

2003
Performance of live sound versions of Letʼs Make A Sandwich, Two Sweeps, and Horizontal Boundaries (works-in-progress), Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

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.

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2016
Where the Chocolate Mountains, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015
DIM Cinema – Almanac (Circa 1970),Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2014
Water and Power, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
7362 at A Decade of Experimentation: 1960s Avant-Garde Cinema, Oddball Films, San Francisco, CA

2013

51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Horizontal Boundaries, in Large Scale – Experimental Film in 35mm, Alamo Drafthouse / The Ritz, Austin, TX

2012

Early and Recent Short Films by Pat O’Neill, Duke University, Durham, NC
Water and Power, Festival Ambulante, Xalapa, Mexico
Pacific Standard Time, Various film screenings including Saugus Series, Los Angeles Film Forum and The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Painter and Ball 4-14, screening and 3rd Prize Award, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Water and Power, screening and presentation by Harmut Bitomsky at Oporto, Lisbon, Portugal
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, France
Painter and Ball 4-14, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Decay of Fiction, screening in Film After Film, The Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY

2011

Evening with Pat OʼNeill, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood, CA
Horizontal Boundaries, Screening and 1st Prize Award, Florida Experimental Film and Video Art Festival (FLEX FEST), Gainesville, FL
7362,I Put Out My Hands, and Decay of Fiction, at Hibredez y creatión: cine/video/digital, Espacio Fundacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010

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, New York, NY
RedCat, organized by Steve Anker, Los Angeles, CA
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2009

Horizontal Boundaries, Walker Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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, Montclair, NJ
The Decay of Fiction and others, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2006

The Decay of Fiction, Edith Russ Haus fur Mediakunst, Oldenburg, Germany
The Decay of Fiction, Le Pantheon Cinema, Paris, France
Retrospective screening, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
The Decay of Fiction, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
Rotary Wobble and Horizontal Boundaries, with soundtracks composed and performed by Carl
Stone, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

2005

The Decay of Fiction, Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA
The Decay of Fiction, Cornell University Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Horizontal Boundaries (in progress) and Trouble in the Image, Leeds Film Festival, Leeds, UK
The Decay of Fiction, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The Decay of Fiction, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2004

Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Hampshire Collage, North Hampton, MA

2003

The Decay of Fiction, premiere, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Film Retrospective, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
University Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2001
California Cultures, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Water and Power, in Millennium Film Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,

1999

Retrospective of film work, Six-Pack, Vienna, Austria and Rencontres, Paris, France

1998

Retrospective of film work, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

1997

Retrospective of film work, Pesaro Film Festival, Rome, Italy
Pacific Film Archives at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1996

Trouble with the Image, premier, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
University of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

1993
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1991
Water and Power, Laemmle Monica Theater, Santa Monica, CA
The Public Theater: Film, The Public, New York, NY
Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA

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, Canada

1989

Water and Power, premiere, Experimental Film Congress, Toronto, Canada
University of New Mexico, Alburquerque, NM
Pacific Film Archives at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
San Francisco Cinematheque,Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA
The American Film Institute, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

1988

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1986

Archives du Film Experimental, Avignon, France
Films from Canyon Cinema, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA

1984

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Ohio, Kent, OH
Pitzer College, Claremont, 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 Colorado, Boulder, CO

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

1979
Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY
Ohio State, Columbus, OH
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Pasadena Filmforum, Pasadena, CA

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

1977

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

1976

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Oasis, Los Angeles, CA

1974

J.B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY
Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY
Theater Vanguard, Los Angeles, CA

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

1970

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Millennium Film Workshop, New York, NY

 SELECTED FILM FESTIVAL INVITATIONS

2008

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde, New York, NY
London International Film Festival, London, United Kingdom
Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria

2005

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2004

Viper Film Festival, Basel
Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Northwest Film Studies Center, Portland, OR
Australian Center for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

2003

Views from the Avant Garde, New York Film Festival, New York, NY
Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam
London Film Festival, London, United Kingdom
Pesaro Film Festival, Rome, Italy
Hong Kong Film Festival, Hong Kong
Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
Austrian Film Archive, Vienna, Austria
New Zealand Film Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Danish Film Archive, Copenhagen Athens Film Festival, Athens, Greece
The Athens Film Festival, Athens, OH

2001

Retrospective of film work, Galway Film Festival, Galway, Ireland

2000

Festival Dei Populi, Florance, Italy

1999

Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ

1998

Retrospective of film work, Europe Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany
Retrospective of film work, The Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland

1997

Retrospective of film work, Pescaro Film Festival, Pescaro, Italy
Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia
Trouble with the Image, Viennale, Venice, Austria
Osnabruck European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

1996

The American Film Institute, Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Dallas Museum of Art, Ninth Annual Video Festival, Dallas, TX
Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia

1994

Scratching the Belly of the Beast: Cutting Edge Media in Los Angeles, 1922-94, Filmforum
Festival, Los Angeles, CA

1990

Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, 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, Bombay, India
AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Image Forum Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Santa Fe Expo, Santa Fe, NM
Helsinki Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Auckland Film Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Los Angeles Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Denver Film Festival, Denver, CO

1989

Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO
New York Film Festival, New York, NY
Chinsegut Film Celebration, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
London International Film Festival, London, United Kingdom

1979

Ann Arbor Film Festival Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, United Kingdom

1978

Ann Arbor Film Festival Netherlands Experimental Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1977

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1975

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Experimental 5 Annual Film Competition, Knokke Heist, Belgium

1974

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Experimental 5 Annual Film Competition, Knokke Heist, Belgium

1973

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, United Kingdom
Filmex, Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Los Angeles, CA

1972

Independent Filmmakers Festival, London, United Kingdom
Filmex, Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Los Angeles, CA
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1971

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1968

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor

SELECTED PUBLIC APPEARANCES, INTERVIEWS, SYMPOSIUMS

2015

Pat O’Neill and Mark Toscano in Conversation, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles,

2014

Screening and interview, Les Abattoirs / Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France

2013

51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, invited artist, screening selected works from 50 years of filmmaking in 2 one-person showcases

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, New York,

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, Durham, NC, spring
 Festival Ambulante, Xalapa, Mexico, invited artist touring with Water and Power

2010

Los Angeles Film Forum presents: Symposium on Postwar Experimental Film at USC, November 12– 14

2006

Anticipating the Past, A Symposium on the use of archival film materials by artists. Presenter and panelist, Tate Modern, London May 11-12, 2006

1999

Panel member & participating artist, Interactive Frictions Conference and exhibition at University of Southern California, Fisher Gallery, Annenberg Center for Communication, Los Angeles, CA

1998

Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, University of Southern California School of Cinema and TV, Los Angeles, CA

1993

Panel member, Effects Conference, Hamburg, Germany
Cal State San Francisco, Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1990

Visiting Artist Lecture/Screening, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Independent Eye, KCET Television, Los Angeles, CA
WNET Television, New York, NY

1989

OʼNeill, Pat. Introduction to Water and Power at the International Experimental Film Congress, (discussion)

1986

Juror, San Francisco Art Institute Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

1985

Panel member, University Film-Video Association Convention “The Avant-Garde and the Industry” at University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1979

Juror, Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Nashville, TN

1977

Guest artist on Screening Room television program. Ninety-minute interview with Robert Gardner, Feb.
Chinsegut Film Symposium, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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

1972

Swarthout, Miles. Interview, Filmculture, no. 53, Spring 1972

 INTERACTIVE DVD

2002

Tracing The Decay of Fiction: Encounters with a Film by Pat OʼNeill, collaboration with The Labyrinth Project, released by The Annenberg Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
The Handmade Film, (a DVD collection), The Journal of Film and Video

AWARDS/GRANTS

2015

Creative Capital award in moving image and visual arts

2013

Center for Cultural Innovations, artist grant for individual project

2012

Third Prize for Painter and Ball 4-14, Onion City Film Festival

2011

First Prize for Horizontal Boundaries, FLEX Festival, Gainesville, FL

2009

Sundance Film Festival, UT Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jeonju International Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Ann Arbor Film Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Cornell University Cinema, Ithaca, NY
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, WA
The 21st Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL

2008

Library of Congress National Film Registry

2004

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Experimental Film

2003

Los Angeles Outfest award for The Decay of Fiction
Persistence of Vision Award, San Francisco Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

1999

First Prize for Trouble with the Image, Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ

1997

Rockefeller Foundation Grant for The Decay of Fiction

1993

Maya Deren Award for Independent Filmmaking, lifetime achievement
American Film Institute (AFI), awarded at Anthology Film Archive, New York, NY

1992

Guggenheim Fellowship in Filmmaking, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
National Endowment Grant in Film for Trouble with the Image

1990

Sundance Film Festival, Water and Power, Jury prize for documentary, Salt Lake City, UT
James Phelan Award, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, CA

1985

National Endowment Grant in Film for Water and Power

1979

National Endowment for the Arts Filmmakers Grant for Let’s Make a Sandwich

1978

First Prize for Saugus Series at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1976

American Film Institute filmmaker grant

1974

Tom Berman Award for Saugus Series, at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1973

First Prize for Down Wind at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

1971

First Prize for Runs Good, at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

PUBLICATIONS

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2005

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

James, David. “Pat OʼNeill: The Most Typical Avant-Garde Filmmaker,” in The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles. Oakland, CA: The University of California Press, 2005, pp. 428-440.

2001

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

1999

Albertini, Rosanna. “Pat OʼNeill: Sculptures of Time.” Technological Ritual: Stories from the Annenberg Center. University of Southern California, Annenberg Center for Communication, 1999. 73-98.

1998

Posner, Bruce. “Foregrounds & Backgrounds: The Optical Printer of Pat OʼNeill,” Notes for Unseen Cinema: A Century of Passion and Obscurity. Chapter 15. May 1998.
McDonald, Scott. “The City as Motion Picture: Notes on Some California City Films.” Wide Angles Volume 19,

1997

Number 9. Ed. Clark Arnwine and Jesse Lerner, Ohio University School of Film, 1997. 109-128.

1972

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

1971

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

1970

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

1969

Andrews, Oliver. Electric Art. UCLA Department of Art (Los Angeles), 1969.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

O’Neill, Pat. “1964.” Los Angeles Review of Books, Spring 2016. P90-91.
O’Neill, Pat. “Untitled (Rosebowl).” Los Angeles Review of Books, Spring 2016. p12.
Dimendberg, Edward. “Chocolate Factory,” Artforum, March 11, 2016.
Goldsmith, Leo. “Pat O’Neill’s ‘Let’s Make a Sandwich’,” Art Agenda, January 21, 2016.

2015

De La Fresnaye, Marie-Elisabeth. “FIAC 2015, ce qu’il ne fallait pas manquer,” L’Oeil de la Photographie, October 26, 2015.
Ghaemi, Shahruz. “Amherst Cinema Presents: The Strange Perceptions of Pat O’Neill,” The Amherst Student, October 14, 2015.
Diehl, Travis. “Pat O’Neill, Cherry and Martin,” ARTFORUM (Summer 2015), p. 363.
Diner, Eli. “Pat O’Neill, Cherry and Martin / Los Angeles,” Flash Art (May-June 2015), p. 120.
Pagel, David. “Pat O’Neill plays fast and loose at Cherry and Martin,” Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2015.
Wagley, Catherine. “5 Free Art Shows You Should See In L.A. This Week (Excerpt),”LA Weekly, March 18, 2015.

2014

Knight, Christopher. “Works that push past the technical,” Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2014, p. D1, D3.
§Pagel, David. “Traveling the art/film continuum,” The Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2014.
Schuetze, Christopher F. “At Art Basel, Film Artists Get a Spotlight of Their Own,” The New York Times, June 18, 2014.

2012

O’Neill, Pat. “Pat O’Neill,” This Long Century (online), December 29, 2012.
Schuetze, Christopher F. “At Art Basel, Film Artists Get a Spotlight of Their Own,” The New York Times, June 18, 2012.
Weinbren, Grahame “Colored paper in Monument Valley,” Moving Image Review, V1, No. 2, 2012.

2010

Dargis, Manohla. “Hitchcock Wouldʼve Had a Web Site,”The New York Times, November 24, 2010 (reproduction).
Tucker, Theodore. ‘Border Crossings,’ Machete, Vol. 1 No. 7 April 2010 (reproduction).
Muenzer, David. ‘Art in Chinatown north – the Good, the Bad and the Slippery,’ The Artblog, March 12, 2010 (reproduction).
’50 Best Films of the Decade’ & Top 50 Filmmakers,’ Film Comment, May-June 2010, pp. 14 -15.
Harvey, Doug. ‘Movies Gone Bad,’ LA Weekly, May 7 – 13, 2010, p. 40 (reproduction).
James, David E. ‘Imposing Technologies,” Artforum, May 2010, pp. 103-104 (reproductions).

2008

Anderson, Jason. “Breaking Waves,” Artforum.com, September 3, 2008.
Sicinski, Michael. “Toronto Film Festival 08,” GreenCineDaily.com, September 2008.
Sicinski, Michael. “Toronto Film Festival 08 -Wavelengths preview,” GreenCineDaily.com, September 2, 2008.
Frank, Peter. “Pat O’Neil at Rosamund Felsen,” Art LTD, September 2008 (reproduction).
Paterson, Carrie. “Pat O’Neil at Rosamund Felsen,” Artillery, Sept/Oct. 2008 (reproduction).
“Continued and Recommended,” ArtScene, July/August, 2008 (reproduction).
Pagel, David. “There’s no glamour, just deep themes,” Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2008.

2007

Hoberman, J. “A Bright, Guilty World,” Artforum, Feb 2007.
Hoberman, J. “Top Ten Films of 2006,” Village Voice, Jan 3-6, 2007.
Land, Joshua. “The Decay of Fiction: Review,” Time Out New York, Issue 573, September 21-26, 2007

2006

Hoberman, J. “Hobermanʼs Top 10,” Artforum, December 2006.
Gonzalez, Ed. “The Decay of Fiction: Review,” Slantmagazine.com, September 11, 2006 (reproductions).
Musetto, V.A. “ʼ40s films check into Ambassador,” New York Post, September 21, 2006, p. 63 (reproductions).
Holden, Stephen. “A Monument Crumbling With All Its Dark Secrets,” The New York Times, September 22, 2006 (reproductions).
Hoberman, J. “Ghost World,” Village Voice, September 12, 2006.
Knight, Christopher. “Paris does L.A. proud,” Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2006.
Baum, Geraldine. “Angels in the City of Light,” Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2006.
McDonagh, Maitland. “The Decay of Fiction: Review,” TV Guide, September 2006.

2005

Bluhm, Erik. “Pat OʼNeill,” Art US, July-September 2005, issue 9; p. 7 (reproductions).
Joseph, Branden W. “Pat OʼNeill at Santa Monica Museum of Art,” ArtForum, January 2005, p. 176 (reproductions).

2004

Dargis, Monohla. “In the Studiosʼ Shadow, an Avant-Garde Eye,” The New York Times, November 8, 2004.
Myers, Holly. “OʼNeillʼs layered looks,” Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2004.
Pagel, David. “Traveling the art/film continuum,” Los Angeles Times, October 3, 2004.
Harvey, Doug. “Moving Pictures: The layered images of Pat OʼNeill, L.A. icon,” LA Weekly, September 10-16, 2004.
Bruyn, Dirk de. “The Decay of Fiction,” Senses of Cinema.com, March 2004 (reproductions).

2003

Leary, M. “The Decay of Fiction,” The Matthewʼs House Project.com, July 2003.
Willis, Holly. “The Decay of Fiction Review,” LA Weekly, April 18 – 24, 2003, p. 66.
Young, Deborah. “The Decay of Fiction,” Daily Variety, February 26, 2003

2002

Hoberman, J. “They Aim to Please,” Village Voice, October 19-15, 2002.
Holden, Stephen. “Hollywood Haunts an Empty Hotel,” The New York Times, October 12, 2002.
Anderson, Steve. “Dissolving Boundaries: Pat OʼNeill Experiments in Hollywood,” Release Print, September 2002 (reproductions).

1999

Ise, Claudine. “Off the Digital Deep End With OʼNeill,” Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1999.
Frank, Peter. “Photography Pick of the Week,” LA Weekly, May 28 – June 3, 1999.
Ed., “Moving Image Arts visits with Pat OʼNeill,” Pasatiempo, March 26 – April 1, 1999, p. 21 – 22 (reproduction).

1998

Evans, Ingrid. “ʼMr. E-actoʼ at UNRʼs Sheppard Gallery,” Artweek, December 1998 (reproduction).

 

1997

James, David. “Interview with Pat OʼNeill,” Millennium Film Journal, No. 30/31, Oct./Nov. 1997.
Thomas, Kevin. “Calendar Weekend – Screening Room,” Los Angeles Times, Thursday April 17, 1997.
Sterritt, David. “Traveling Film Program Makes Case for the Big Screen,” The Christian Science Monitor, March 6, 1997.
Feaster, Felicia. “OnGrarde: Avant garde at cinefest,” Atlanta Creative Loafing, Vol. 26., No. 2, May 31, 1997.
Keough, Peter. “State of the art: White Light/White Heat,” The Boston Phoenix, March 13, 1997.
Harvey, Dennis. “White Light/White Heat: The Power of 35mm,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 26-April 1, 1997.
Johnson, Andrew. “White Light/White Heat,” Time Out New York, Issue 77, March 13-20, 1997.

1996

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

1993

Albertini, Rosanna. “Histoires Virtuelles”/”Virtual Stories,” artpress (International ed.), No. 182, July/August 1993 (reproductions).

1991

OʼNeill, Pat. Script & notebook excerpts, Millennium Film Journal, No. 25, 1991, pp. 42-49.
Carr, Jay. “Happenings,” The Boston Globe, Friday September 27, 1991.
Susman, Gary. “Eight Days a Week,” The Boston Phoenix, September 27, 1991 (reproductions).
Sherman, Betsy. “Critic’s Tip,” The Boston Globe, September 26, 1991.
Corliss, Richard. “A Happy Birthday to the Kids of Kane,” Time, May 13, 1991, pp. 69-70.
Thomas, Kevin. “‘Water and Power:ʼ A Mural of Southland Life,” Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1991.
Strauss, Bob. “Water and Power stretches limits of cinematic narrative,” Los Angeles Daily News, May 10, 1991.
Henne, Peter. “Non-Essential Utilities: Water and Power is all Splash and No Depth,” Village View, May 10 – 16, 1991.
Brown, Georgia. “Now Voyager,” Village Voice, April 23, 1991, p. 54.
Sterritt, David. “Water and Power,” Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 1991.
Higgins, Michael. “’Water and Powerʼ is a fantastic journey,” The New York Chronicle, April 19, 1991. Hisato, Aikura. Translated by Yuki Sakamura. “The Furnie of Image,” Image Forum Journal (Tokyo), No. 131, February 1991, pp. 34-37.
O’Neill, Pat. “Notebook excerpts for Water and Power: sketches, dialogue drafts, and descriptive notes,” Millennium Film Journal, No. 25, 1991, pp. 42-49.

1990

Camper, Fred. “Natural Industry,” Chicago Reader, Vol. 20, No. 6, November 9, 1990.
Crane, Tricia. “Los Locals,” L.A. Style, Vol. 6, No. 6, November 1990, pp. 121-122 (reproductions).
Sheehan, Henry. “Water and Power,” The Hollywood Reporter, April 25, 1990.
Ed., “Complete AFI Fest Listings,” Los Angeles Reader, April 20-26, 1990.
Mikulan, Steven. “AFI Fest Listings,” L.A. Weekly, April 20-26, 1990.
Strauss, Bob. “AFI Festival Declares Independence,” Los Angeles Daily News, April 19, 1990, pp. 1, 22.
Wilmington, Michael. “AFI Festival: U.S. Independent Features,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, April 15,1990.
Mikulan, Steven. “Watered Down,” L.A. Weekly, April 13-19, 1990.
Blumeneau, Joel A. “AFI Fest listings,” Venice, April 1990, p. 23 (reproductions).
Fleming, Charles. “Cinema Buffet,” L.A. Style, Vol. V, No. 11, April 1990, p. 28 (reproductions).
Araki, Gregg. “Best Cinematic Fodder of the Eighties,” Modern Times, April 1990.
McBride, Joseph. “Glasnost Hightlights AFI Fest,” Daily Variety, March 30, 1990, (reproductions).
Arthur, Paul. “Water and Powerʼs Dazzling Dialectic,” Montage (Independent Feature Project, Los Angeles), March 1990, p. 6-7.
Ed., “U.S. Indies Set to Roll,”Variety Berlin Daily & screening guide, February 11, 1990.
Ed., “More Berlinale Screenings Set For East Berlin,” Daily Variety, January 11, 1990.
Benson, Sheila. “Son of Soderbergh Fails to Materialize,” Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, February 4, 1990, p. 25.
Ed., “Blacks, Women Win at U.S. Fest,” Daily Variety, January 29, 1990.
Byrge, Duane. “Chameleon Tops the U.S. Film Fest,” The Hollywood Reporter, January 29, 1990.
James, Caryn. “Three Films by Blacks Dazzle Sundance Judges,” The New York Times, The Living Arts, January 29, 1990, p. B1.
Benson, Sheila. “Black Filmakers Carry Sundance Festival,” Los Angeles Times, January 29, 1990.

1989-1990

Arthur, Paul. “In Two Dimensions: Lewis Klahrʼs In the Month of Crickets and Pat OʼNeillʼs Water and Power,”
Motion Picture, Vol. 3, No. 1/2, Winter 1989-90, pp. 21-23.
OʼNeill, Pat. “Water and Power: A Fragmentary Synopsis,” Motion Picture, Vol. 3, No. 1/2, Winter 1989-90, pp. 19-20. (reproduction).

1989

Taubin, Amy. “Opening Wide,” (review). Village Voice, October 3, 1989.
James, Caryn. “Uncommon Places in Avant-Garde Trilogy,” (review) The New York Times, October 1, 1989, p.1.
Reinhold, Robert. “A Truce in Californiaʼs Water Wars,” The New York Times, Monday September 25, 1989.
Wolff, Kurt. “Taking High Tech to the Limits,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vol. 23, No. 49, September 13, 1989, p.19 (reproductions).
OʼNeill, Pat. “Water and Power: A Fragmentary Synopsis,” Canrillʼs Film Notes, No. 59-60, September 1989, pp. 24-28 & 20-23. (reproduction).
Arthur, Paul. “No More Causes? The International Experimental Film Congress,” The Independent (FIVF), Vol. 12, No. 8, October 1989, pp. 22-26.
Revaux, Tony. “Thinking Personʼs Koyanisquatsi (sic),” Artweek Vol. 20, No. 29, September 9, 1989.
Russell, Catherine. “Will The Real Avant-Garde Please Stand Up?,” FUSE, Fall 1989, pp. 37 – 43 (reproductions).
Ed., “Blierʼs ʻBelleʼ to open N.Y. Fest,” The Hollywood Reporter, August 15, 1989.
Cohn, Lawrence. “Breaking in to be Finale at French-Heavy Fest,” Variety, August 14, 1989.

1986-1987

Sitney, P. Adams. “Saugus Series,” Millennium Film Journal, No. 16-18, Fall/Winter 1986-87, pp. 158-61.
Weinbren, Grahame. “Film Space, An Outline Study,” Millennium Film Journal, No. 16-18, Fall/Winter 1986-87, pp. 328-35.

1982-83

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

1980

Brinckmann, C. Noll and Grahame Weinbren. “Pat OʼNeill: A Monograph,” Film in The Cities, No. 9, October 1980.
Brinckmann, C. Noll and Grahame Weinbren. “Selective Transparencies: Pat OʼNeillʼs Recent Films,” Millennium Film Journal, No. 6, Spring 1980, pp. 50-72.

1979

Brinckmann, C. Noll and Grahame Weinbren. “The OʼNeill Landscape: Four Scenes From Foregrounds,”Millennium Film Journal, No. 4/5,Summer/Fall 1979, pp. 101-116.
Weinbren, Grahame. “Six Filmmakers and an Ideal of Composition,” Millennium Film Journal, No. 3, Winter/Spring 1979, pp. 39-54.
Edwards, Douglas. “Film Contemporary: Pat OʼNeill,” Gosh!, January 1979

1978

Perlbeg, Deborah. “Pat OʼNeill at Film Forum,” Artforum, September 1978.
Carroll, Noel. “Reality and Illusion,” Soho Weekly News, July 6, 1978.
Hoberman, J. “Flash in the Panorama,” review, Village Voice, June 19, 1978.
Welling, James. “Pat OʼNeill and Morgan Fisher-Film Spaces,” Artweek, January 14, 1978.

1977

Cameron, Evan, Peter Feinstein, and Barry Levine. “Catching Up with Pat OʼNeill: 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.
Moritz, William. “A Note on Serial and Series Arrangements in Pat OʼNeillʼs Recent Films,” New Magazine 8, No. 3, May 1977, pp. 25-27.
Fearless, Frank. “Excerpts from an Interview with Pat OʼNeill,” New Magazine 8, No. 3, May 1977, pp. 25-27.
OʼNeill, Pat. “Portions of Sidewinderʼs Delta: Construction Details,” LAICA Journal, April 1977.

1976
Tuchman, Maurice. “Pat OʼNeill In All Directions,” Film Comment, July 1976.
Ed., “A Collection of Photographs,” Glass Eye, Vol. 2-3, 1976.

1975
Hammen, Scott. “Pat OʼNeillʼs Saugus Series,” Afterimage, October 1975.
Hammen, Scott. “Four Films by Pat OʼNeill,” Afterimage, March 1975.

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

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA
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Arts Council of Great Britain (British Film Institute), London, United Kingdom
Belgian Film Archive, Brussels, Belgium
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Film Archive of India, Calcutta, India
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Kobe College of Art, Kobe, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Musee d’art moderne et d’art contemporain / Frac, Toulouse, France
National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
New York Public Library, New York, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, Germany
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY