Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 PM Cash bar
6 PM Artist talk: Rhys Ernst, who co-created SHE GONE ROGUE, a video in the exhibition All Matterings of Mind: Transcendent Imagery from the Contemporary Collection.
Rhys Ernst is a filmmaker and artist, originally from Chapel Hill. His work investigates transgender identity in the context of larger narratives, and seeks to develop and expand the portrayal of trans lives in media. He is a producer on Amazon’s “Transparent” and created the title sequence for the series.
Ernst was nominated for a 2015 Emmy Award for directing and producing the web series “Transparent: This Is Me,” which won a Special Recognition GLAAD Award. In 2016 he teamed up with Focus Features to create the online series “We’ve Been Around,” a collection of short films on transgender pioneers.
In addition to the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Ernst has shown work at Sundance, Oberhausen, and the Hammer Museum; he has won awards at Outfest, Chicago International Film Festival and the LA Transgender Film Festival; he was a Point Scholar and a Project Involve Fellow. He was awarded with the 2015 Point Foundation Horizon Award for his work on transgender representation in the media. He lives in Los Angeles and is currently developing a feature film, a middle-aged trans guy buddy movie.
IMAGE: Photo of Rhys Ernst.