Beth O’Brien works primarily in documentary photography and experimental non-fiction motion picture. Her work has been shown at the Aurora Picture Show in Houston, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cornell Cinema, Echo Park Film Center, the 20,000 Leagues under the Sea Film Festival in Cleveland, Wesleyan University, Middlebury College, the Center for New Music in San Francisco, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, and are in the collection of the Getty Institute in Los Angeles. She has been a visiting artist at Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Class at RPI and at Cornell University.

Most recently, she spent September 2019 in Aubervilliers, a suburb of Paris, creating photographs on the streets there and in the surrounding banlieues. 


Princess Greeta and the Holey Donuts” 2020, fiction, HD, 11:00
“Two Days, Trumpets and Lights”, 2019, documentary, 5:18
speaking is difficult – chris mann”, 2018, documentary, HD, 75:00
Choose a Color”, 2017, HD, documentary, 03:00
Olomouc”, 2017, HD, experimental, 02:29
Stained Glass Sunset”, co-directed with Craig Shepard, 2017, HD, experimental, 49:29
“Snowzilla”, 2016, HD, documentary, 03:00
“Canarsie, Brooklyn 2012”, 2013, HD, silent experimental non-fiction, 06:22
“Downtown, Brooklyn 2012”, 2013, HD, silent experimental non-fiction, 19:43
“Coney Island, Brooklyn 2012”, 2013, HD, silent experimental non-fiction, 22:07
“Trumpet City:Bern”, 2013, HD, documentary, 01:06
“‘On Foot: Brooklyn’ Performance”, 2012, HD, experimental non-fiction projected as part of multi-media performance 45:00
Skaters”, 2012, HD, experimental 3:32
Lines”, 2012, Mini-DV, experimental 2:26
Storm Sky”, 2010, HD, experimental 0:15
Double or Nothing”, 2001, 16mm color finished digitally, narrative short 5:41
An Oversized Wristwatch”, 1998, 16mm B&W reversal, experimental 3:47
The Body Revealed”, 1997, 16mm B&W reversal, experimental 2:09

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