Bruce Jenkins gained an interest in film while rewinding, cleaning, and strapping film into shipping cases at the documentary distribution company, Icarus Films. He began his curatorial career in the 1970s with small-scale shows at Media Study Buffalo and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. In 2021, Jenkins published the second volume of the Andy Warhol Film Catalogue Raisonné for the Whitney Museum and Yale University Press. His research focused on the film and video works produced by Warhol from 1963 to 1965. This took the form of essays examining Warhol’s influences, methodologies, source material, technical innovations, and engagement with the subjects that he filmed.
In addition to SAIC, Jenkins has taught at Harvard University, University of Cincinnati, Macalester College, University of Minnesota, and SUNY at Buffalo. He has served as the Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, MA; Director of Film/Video at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Film Programmer at Media Study, Buffalo, NY. His publications include Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect (2011), On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton (2009), and 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II (1999). He has also authored articles for publications such as Artforum, Millennium Film Journal, and October.
1984 PhD, Northwestern University
1974 BA, New York University
Notable Classes Taught:
Introduction to Video Art