Born in Plymouth, UK, Malcolm LE GRICE began his career as a painter whilst studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, but from the mid-1960s, began to make film, video and computer works. In addition to his fine art practice, Le Grice has written extensively, including an in-depth publication on the history of experimental cinema Abstract Film and Beyond (1977, Studio Vista and MIT). In the 1970s, he wrote a regular column for Studio International and published numerous other articles on film, video and digital media. Many of these have been collected as an anthology under the title Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age by the British Film Institute (2001). Le Grice is a Professor Emeritus of the University of the Arts London where he is a collaborating director with David Curtis of the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection.


Le Grice has shown in major international exhibitions at venues worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA; Louvre Museum, Paris, France; and Tate Modern, London, UK. His films and videos are in collections at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Royal Belgian Film Archive, the National Film Library of Australia, the German Cinamatheque Archive and the Archives du Film Experimental D'Avignon. A number of longer films have been transmitted on British TV, including Finnegans Chin, Sketches for a Sensual Philosophy and Chronos Fragmented.


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