LA Opera: Dog Days (2015, debut; set and videodesign); The Source (2016; production and video design); the loser (2019; set design).

Jim Findlay works across boundaries as a theater artist, visual artist, and filmmaker. His work includes his original performances Vine of the Dead (2015), Dream of the Red Chamber (2014), Botanica (2012) and the direction and design of David Lang‘s the whisper opera as well as the unreleased 3D film Botanica. His video installation in collaboration with Ralph Lemon, Meditation, is in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center. He was a founding member of the Collapsable Giraffe and in partnership with Radiohole founded the Collapsable Hole, a multi-disciplinary artist led performance venue recently relocated to Manhattan’s West Village.

In addition to his work as an independent artist, he maintains a long career as a collaborator with many theater, performance and music artists including Bang on a CanDaniel FishAaron Landsman, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Ridge Theater,  Ralph Lemon, the Wooster Group, RadioholeStew and Heidi Rodewald and Julia Wolfe.  His work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Arena Stage, A.R.T. and over 50 cities internationally. In 2016 he received a Creative Capital Award for his project Electric Lucifer and in 2015 he received the Foundation for Contemporary Art Artist Grant.  He was a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 2012 and 2016. Other recognition includes two Obie Awards, two Bessie Awards, two Princess Grace Awards, a Lortel and a Hewes Awards and residencies at Baryshnikov Arts Center, UCross, MassMOCA and Mount Tremper Arts.

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