is a multidisciplinary artist working with the language of moving images.

Dexter's projects have been featured at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NYC, PS1/MOMA, Microscope Gallery, Experimental Intermedia, Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, The New York Museum of Art and Design, Sight and Sound Festival, the Mononoaware Festival, and The Lesley Heller Workspace among others. Dexter received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Bennington College. Vitae

contact :: thomas.dexter(at)

  • Extended Cinema @ Roulette Intermedium NYC 2/19/16


    Edited performance documentation, HD Video, 5:45

    Documentation film by Joel Schlemowitz, HD Video :58
  • Extended Cinema @ Issue Project Room NYC 9/30/16

    After Nine Evenings

    Edited performance documentation, HD Video, 28:51

    Design for external shutters / armature
  • Escaping László Moholy-Nagy (2016)

    A cinematic performance conceived with multimedia artist David Linton for Future Present at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NYC

    Beginning with Moholy-Nagy's "Light Prop" and lost sonic experiments,
    this work blends traditions of the moving image at the site of a para-fictional performance object.
  • Extended Cineema @ UIC Chicago

    Performance documentation, HD Video, 1:00

  • Square/Gets/The/Circle @ Balagan Screening Series (2013)

    Documentation from an expanded cinema performance
  • Drawing on Film @ The Invisible Dog (2012)

    Documentation from an evolving performance that uses direct animation on 16mm film-leader,light-to-sound synthesis, and the destruction of the film itself.

  • Action/Film @ Microscope Gallery (2012)

  • Action/Film @ The Anarchist Art Festival(2012)

  • Action/Film (2011)

  • Drawing on Film (2009)

    Process-drawings made, exhibited, and discarded over the course of a gallery show.

    Images: Performances (2006 - 2013)