Owen Plotkin earned an MFA from NYU Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television,Studied coding at NYU Center for Advanced Technology in Multimedia.Attended Hartford School of the Arts, The Hartt School, western and contemporary music history.Co-Founded film editing company – the now corporation in 2003 and serves as chief officer. Plotkin’s tv and radio commercial voiceover work led to his membership in SAG AFTRA.
Plotkin apprenticed with sculptor/welder Meyers Rohowsky and studied painting with Emily Sturkie. A self taught guitarist, he writes songs, sings and writes poetry. He studies voice with renowned composer and voice teacher Marisa Michelson. Plotkin practices TM. However he does not levitate.
Plotkin collaborated on film/art performances with Mary Jordan and Tony Conrad at Performa 1999 and Jordan’s Parthenogenesis at the Box and Canal Room
He founded Hungrr,LLC in 2005 to help raise awareness to the facts and issues surrounding hunger in the USA.
Plotkin’s net art has been exhibited:
Cyber Kitchen 2002
FILE Festival 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Electronic Language International Festival.
HTML Color Codes, September, 2009,Curated by Carolyn Kane for Rhizome/New Museum
Soundlab New Media Fest 2010,
2002 242.PILOTS live computer art improv ensemble
featuring Kurt Ralske and Owen Plotkin The Electrical Retrospectacle at GALAPAGOS williamsburg NYC
Hungrr LLC, a hunger awareness company
Faceblockd, how to f*k with a social network logo
Owen Plotkin interview via SoundLAB, part of “Le Musee di-visioniste – the new museum of networked art”
Owen Plotkin’s colorbot.com featured in rhizome and the new museum’s html colour exhibit”
Owen Plotkin colorbot.com exhibited at FILE 2006 Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo
multi media performance project “Love,Love Barbara”
AND – Artists Network Database
Performa 1999 film and art performances with mary jordan
hungrr activist performance films:
Ginsberg blog – “Owen Plotkin’s film on and of Allen’s 1978 poem, Plutonian Ode, remains, regrettably, cautionary and timely.
B.L. Ochman What’s next blog.com -“Memory and dream collide in this Martin Luther King tribute video by Owen Plotkin”