Lana Z Caplan
Lana Z Caplan works across various media, including single-channel films or videos in essay form, interactive installations, video art, and photography. Inspired by notions of utopia and the present day relationship of history to particular geographies, her work often explores the implications of the social landscape on the physical landscape and the transformative impact images and media have on our psyche. She has an international exhibition record including Anthology Film Archives, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, CROSSROADS Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, Antimatter [media art], Montreal Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Microscope Gallery Brooklyn, Inside Out Art Museum Beijing, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo Mexico City and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. She is the recipient of several grants including from Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, and the Film/Video Studio Program Fellowship at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus OH. Caplan is represented by Gallery NAGA (Boston) and her films are distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinéma (Paris) and Filmmaker’s Cooperative (New York). Recently relocated from New York City to California, Caplan is currently an Assistant Professor of Video and Photography at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.