ABOUT


BACKGROUND -

Born in Shanghai, China
Lived and educated in Brazil, France, United States
Languages: Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, French
                     and English
Film Career began at Leacock-Pennebaker, NYC

EDUCATION -

Bachelor of Art, College of St. Elizabeth, New Jersey
Junior Year, Sorbonne, Paris, France
Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, Mass
Sotheby's one Year American Arts Course, NYC

FILM WORK -

DIRECTOR, CO-DIRECTOR and/or EDITOR:

ANDY WARHOL
Portrait of artist

CHIANG CHING: A DANCE JOURNEY
Portrait of the dancer/choreographer

A QUIET MAN
Portrait of filmmaker's father, filmed in Brazil

MUSIC IN MOTION
Featuring musician/singer Susan Bunn

LARGE SCALE PROJECTS-CLAES OLDRNBURG and
COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN
Documentary of public space sculptures by the artists

LARRY RIVERS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
Portrait of the artist, his work and controversies

CHINESE HAND LAUNDRY AND FIELD OF WASTE
Background and installation works of two Chinese artists at New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

STRONG-CUEVAS SCULPTURE
Artist in her studio, foundries, working process and installation of large sculptures

THE NEW YORKERS
Film on ethnic groups in upper East Side, NYC

XIAN - "CITIES Of CHINA" SERIES
Documentary on the historical and archeological importance of Xian

LEE KRASNER
Documentary on the artist's life and work

TANYA GROSSMAN: A LIFE WITH PAINTERS AND POETS
Print making process at Universal Press Limited

AMERICAN ART IN THE THIRTIES
A look at the art scene during that period

RIO DAY AND NIGHT
Short film of the city 

WHALES WEEP NOT
Film on sperm and blue whales in the Indian Ocean

SHADOWS AND FOOTPRINTS: GREAT WHALES OF SRI LANKA
Film on adventure of man's search for great whales


EDITOR OF FEATURE FILMS:

BEYOND THE LAW
A Norman Mailer film

MAIDSTONE
A Norman Mailer film starring Mailer and Rip Torn

YOU'VE GOT TO WALK IT LIKE YOU TALK IT
A Peter Locke comedy in 35mm

L'AMOUR
An Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey film

HEAT
A Paul Morrissey/ Warhol film featuring Sylvia Miles and Joe D'Alesandro

UNION CITY
A Mark Reichert/Kineses Production starring Blondie in 35mm

EDITOR OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS:

NEW MUSIC IN NEW YORK
Film about the avant-garde music scene in New York

EVOLUTION OF BLACK COMPOSERS AND MUSICIANS IN AMERICA

FOOL'S PARADISE
Film about hunger in California, the land of dreams

THE LAST SHEPHERDS
A dying profession and a way of life, filmed in Greece and Scotland

GHOSTS OF CAPE HORN
A film on life at sea and shipwreck 

EDITOR OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS ON ART:

THE NEW YORK SCHOOL
Film on Abstract Expressionist painters

AMERICAN ART IN THE SIXTIES
Film on Pop, Minimalist and Color Field paintings

ISAMU NOGUCHI
Portrait of Japanese American sculptor and his work 

CLAES OLDENBURG
Documentary of the artist and his work 

MARK DI SUVERO
Documentary on the sculptor's life and work 


FILMS DIRECTED/PRODUCED/EDITED, post 2000:

CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART- ARTISTS WORKING IN CHINA ( PART I) 
CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART COMES TO AMERICA (PART 2)
Films on the emerging art scene in China.
Filmed in China and USA, 2004

CHINA REVISITED
Journey back home of two sisters, 2000

CAMERA AND MIRROR
Film on artist Howard Kanovitz, 2007

"A MOMENT IN TIME"
Film on 12 artists in the Hamptons from impromptu visits in the 1990's


PRIZES: American Film Festival
              San Francisco Film Festival
              Hamptons Documentary 2 Film Festival

EXHIBITED:

Major museums in U.S.A.
Educational institutions
Cannes Film Festival
New York Film Festival
London Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
Dallas Film Festival
American Film Festival
San Francisco Film Festival
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton
Hamptons Documentary II Film Festival
National Arts Club, NYC

BROADCASTS:

BBC London
PBS/WNET Channel 13
TED TURNER Cable TV
WDR West German TV
Swedish TV
Other European TV stations
U.S. Cable stations

VARIA:

Art Advisor for corporate and private collections in the 1980's

Producer of lacquer screens in limited editions by artists Ed Ruscha and Roy Lichtenstein

Curator of various exhibitions that included artists:
Larry Rivers, Howard Kanovitz, John Alexander,
Elizabeth Strong Cuevas, Jim Gingrich, Brian O'Leary,
Terry Elkins, Jonathan Morse, John Chamberlain, Donald Sultan, Loren Dunlap