Neil Kendricks

Neil Kendricks is a San Diego-based artist, filmmaker, photographer, writer, educator and the Film Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). Kendricks’ first solo photography exhibition, Bruised Eye Candy was shown at San Diego’s Spacecraft gallery in February 2008 and his photography and artwork have also been exhibited in such arts institutions as the San Diego Museum of Art, the African-American Museum of Fine Arts, and London’s Royal College of Art, among others.

Kendricks is currently working on his first, feature-length documentary, Comics Are Everywhere, which explores select artists working in the pop-cultural intersection where alternative comics, animation and the Art World collide. Kendricks is one of the 10 innovative San Diego artists selected for the 2013-2014 Creative Catalyst Fund/ Individual Artist’s Fellowship and his documentary-in-progress was featured in a cover story in The San Diego Union-Tribune in July 2011. His award-winning short films like 2002’s Loop have screened at such international film festivals as the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, the Havana Film Festival, and a special short-film screening at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival’s American Pavilion, and elsewhere.

Kendricks’ writing on film and the arts have been published in such publications as The San Diego Union-Tribune, Art Ltd. magazine, Moviemaker magazine, Art Weekmagazine, and numerous other publications. Many of his articles are available online. In addition to his film and art practice, Kendricks teaches at San Diego State University’s Department of English & Comparative Literature, Southwestern Community College’s School of Arts & Communication; the Art Institute of California, San Diego, and the New School of Architecture & Design. He is also the founder and ongoing participant of alt.pictureshows, a popular short-film festival that ran from 2003 to 2012 at MCASD and found a new venue at the inaugural Filmatic Festival in 2014.

photo: Rebecca Webb