John Knecht has been a practicing film and video artist since 1973. His films, videos and multiple channel installations have been shown widely. Recent exhibitions include “Considering the Probability of Divine Intervention”, a five channel installation at the Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State College; “Fragments from the Wheels of Ezekiel”, a fifteen channel installation at the Everson Museum; four animation panels from that series were recently purchased by the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY for its permanent collection. The “Urban Video Project”, an undertaking of, Syracuse University, Light Works Gallery and the Everson Museum; “First Person Cinema” series, University of Colorado, Boulder; “Making Movies”, Schweinfurth Art Museum; The @ LAB, Ohio Univeristy; The Tou Scene Contemporary Art Center in Stavanger, Norway, the Vienna Film Festival, Bard College, the Mix Festival, NYC.
John Knecht holds the Russell Colgate Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History and Film and Media Studies Chair at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York where has been teaching since 1981. Knecht lives and Works in Hubbardsville, New York.