• Kristine Samuelson's Overview
        • Name:
          Kristine Samuelson
        • Title:
          Professor Emerita
        • Department:
          Art & Art History
        • Additional Appointments:
          Communication (by courtesy)
        • Department Member:
        • Areas of Specialization:
          Documentary Film and Video Production, Documentary Film History
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        • Research Areas:

          Documentary filmmaking

        • Short Bio:

          Kristine Samuelson is an independent filmmaker who creates documentary essays that have screened in film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, New York, Chicago, Rotterdam Stichting, Mannheim, and San Francisco. Her work has also been shown at numerous cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, SFMOMA, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She is the Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies at Stanford University, where she has served both as Chair of the Art & Art History Department and the Department of Communication. Samuelson has also served as Director of the Program in Film and Media Studies and been on the Board of the Independent Television Service. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Arthur and Lillie and has received Artist's Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, the Cite Internationale des Arts, and the California Arts Council. With John Haptas, she recently completed a documentary feature, Tokyo Waka, which has been shown widely at domestic and international festivals and screened theatrically at the Film Forum in New York. Samuelson is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Boy Sharpening a Quill


Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin

Photo credit: Scala / Art Resources, NY

J'al des papillons noir tous les jours

Silk, paper, plexiglass, lights, electronics, 2800 bug pins

Gail Wight

Students shooting a project



Acrylic on Shaped Canvas

Matt Kahn