media works by Michael Trigilio
about Michael Trigilio:
Michael Trigilio is a multimedia artist living in San Diego. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he received his B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His fear of religion notwithstanding, he was ordained as a lay-ordained priest in the Zen Buddhist Tiep Hien Order (Order of Interbeing) in 1997, a role from which he resigned five years later. He received his M.F.A. from Mills College in 2003. Michael's work is inspired by material that balances sarcasm and prayer, giving rise to works that examine religion, humor, narcissism, and demystification. His recent digital film, Bodhisattva, Superstar (2010), was recently included in the 2010 HERE NOT THERE exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In Fall 2010 Michael has begun an ambitious collaboration with Katie Faulkner, artistic director of San Francisco's Little Seismic Dance. Michael and Katie were invited to a two-week residency at the Maggie Allesse National Center for Choreography where they have begun the choreography and media-works for a media/dance/public project called BRINK, opening in Fall 2011.
Michael is a founding member of the independent radio project Neighborhood Public Radio which was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibition. This work in public-practice/public-culture/public-sonification will be hosted in a three-month residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2011. Michael's work in video, sound, and radio has been presented in many venues nationally and internationally, notably the Anthology Film Archives in New York, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and recently in a commission for an interactive soundwork for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Michael teaches courses in Media Arts and Sound at UC San Diego.
photo credits: Adriene Hughes and Katie Faulkner