Hank Linhart is a media artist ( he is writing about himself in the 3rd person) currently based in the Northern Catskills.

He has made over 40 short videos which have been screened nationally and internationally : DAAD,Berlin; ICA, The Power Plant, London; Anthology Archives, Limelight, The AIR Gallery, The Kitchen, Donnell Library, NYC, Hallwalls, Uniondocs, Artist Space, NYC; The Pleasure Dome, Laforet Museum,Tokyo, Seattle Video Shorts, Minor Injury, Quiet Life, El Centro, Williamsburg BK and Microscope Gallery, Bushwick, BK

He has an undergraduate degree in Sociology / Political Science, Roanoke College; post graduate studies in the philosophy of art, and sculpture SUNY College Fredonia; and graduate degree from the Center for Media Studies, SUNY, Buffalo. At Buffalo he studied with Steina and Woody Vasulka, and later with Tony Conrad.

The short videos were primarily made during artist residencies at the Experimental Television Center, first in Binghamton and later in Owego, NY.

Linhart lived in Ithaca and was a co founder and Coordinator of the Ithaca Public Access Channel where he Produced two weekly shows – “Are We On ? “ and “ Punk Out “. Linhart formed a videoband with composer Joshua Fried, The Lubies, in the days prior to MTV. Situations would be created for an interweaving of audio and video analog signals and the artists would perform. These performance videos played in clubs, galleries, and museums – Ithaca, Hallwalls, and notablythe Mudd Club in Manhattan https://archive.org/details/Linhart Linhart organized a sculptural installation / political protest at Chase Manhattan Plaza in Manhattan against the mining of the Nicaraguan Harbors. A film/ video of this event was screened in the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival and the Occupy Wall St Film Festival at Uniondocs.

Linhart curated several shows of video art in Ithaca, Williamsburg, and co-curated the Poetry Video Show at St Marks Church (LES) .

While living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Linhart became a co-founder of the media collective RENEW which made videos about the environment & waterfront development – These videos were screened at the Community Board, City Hall, the State Assembly, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of NY and some aired on television news. They are in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Public Library.

Linhart has two features on YouTube : Blissville…An Investigation – a docu/poem about a remote neighborhood in Queens. This video toured across NY State in 2017 to 49 venues including community centers , arts centers, libraries, and one state prison. ww.youtube.com/watch?v=-1BlDzl1gvw&t=172s The other feature is “Fearful Visitation “ an experimental documentary about the worst disaster in NYC history until 9/11 – the burning and sinking of the General Slocum in 1904. This video was made with historian Phillip Dray. The video premiered at the NY Historical Society and aired on PBS : WNET, WMHT, and WSKG. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU1QzU8tCnk&t=627s

Linhart taught video as an art form at NYU, SVA, and the Pratt Institute , where he became chairperson of the Media Arts Department.

Most recently his ( and again he writes in the 3rd person) video, Onomato, screened in the Survey of the Experimental Television Center at Hunter Gallery in Manhattan; and in “Loops “at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. His experimental work was screened in a survey at the Microscope Gallery , Bushwick, BK, ” Struggles with the Cyclops”. “Bog Rushes” was included in the Hallwalls online exhibition “Signal, Skin, Pixel, Camera “ and Bog Rushes and Onomato are part of the permanent collection for the Experimental Television Center, Cornell University Archives.