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Carolyn Healy is an installation artist who began her career exhibiting small, abstract assemblages of found objects at the Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, in 1979. Since 1987 she has created numerous large site-specific installation pieces, some for performance events and many in collaboration with sound and video artist John Phillips. These have been seen nationally and internationally in museums, university galleries, theaters, as well as rough industrial and alternative sites. Highlights of collaborative projects with John Phillips include: Carnegie Mellon University; LaMama and Symphony Space, NYC; the Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; historic Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia; Museum of American Art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festivals; International Computer Music Conferences in Ann Arbor and in Beijing, China; Suyama Space, Seattle; and Disston Saw Works as part of 2009 Hidden City Philadelphia. Carolyn has received five individual Artist Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Art from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a 2002 grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, a New Forms Regional Grant, as well as numerous project support grants from the Leeway Foundation, the Dietrich Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
John JH Phillips is a sound and video artist. His work has included interactive sound installations and audio-visual performances in museums, art galleries, and non-traditional spaces in this country and abroad. He has collaborated extensively with sculptor Carolyn Healy. See her biography above for project highlights. His musical compositions have been presented at dance and theater venues, on the nationally syndicated radio program New American Radio, and at national and international electronic art festivals such as ISEA and ICMA. His live sound and video performances have been seen in numerous venues in Philadelphia and also in New York City; his composing has been supported by American Composers Forum (collaboration with Pauline Oliveros) and the Millay Colony (composer in residence); to pursue his video work, he has enjoyed five residencies at the Experimental Television Center and two at Signal Culture, both in Owego, New York. Grants include a fellowship in Sound Art from the National Endowment for the Arts, and five from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.