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Sara Hornbacher has worked in electronic imaging for over 35 years. She executed her first site-specific room environments and installations environments utilizing electronic imaging as
an undergraduate in 1975. A graduate student at SUNY Buffalo, she studied with Paul Sharits,Tony Conrad, Woody Vasulka and Hollis Frampton. She became an A.I.R. at ETC /The Experimental TV Center in Binghamton in early 1976 and continued to work at the center until it closed in 2011. She credits much of her work to the many hours she spent at ETC.
Hornbacher is a member of the second generation of video artists - those who studied with the first pioneers of this medium or followed in their wake among those who began working in video in NYS during a period of generous support for this artistic medium provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.
From 1982 - 1994, Hornbacher lived and worked in New York City where she established her artistic career and extensive vitae. In 1994 She moved to Atlanta, to accept the position as
Video Chair at The Atlanta College of Art where she taught until 2006 when the school closed.
Her single channel video work has been widely shown throughout the USA, in Europe and Japan. Over the past 18 years, she has exhibited her video installation environments, single channel and sculptural video works and digital photographs in Atlanta, Australia, Paris, Belgium, Buffalo, and various other galleries and museums. In 2000, she was awarded the City of Atlanta Media Artist Award and received additional support from the Fulton County Arts Council toward her solo exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. In 2002 she was awarded a KBFUS (King Baudouin Foundation United States) cultural exchange grant and created a video installation at Phill Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia Huis in Belgium. She has received numerous creative production grants throughout her career.