Meet Tim Ridlen
Professor of Instruction I, Film, Animation and New Media
Phone: (813) 257-3203
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2007 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.A., BFA
2011 Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, MFA
2018 University of California San Diego, Ph.D.
Art and Technology
History of Animation
Tim Ridlen is a visual artist and scholar working at the intersection of art history, media studies and critical theory. He has taught courses in the history, theory and production of media art at the City College of New York, Al Quds Bard Honors College in East Jerusalem and most recently at the University of California San Diego.
Ridlen’s work has been published in the Journal for Artistic Research
and screened at LAXART, The Academy for Media Arts, Cologne, and the Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media. His most recent research explores the history of artists in universities and artistic research from the postwar period through the 1970s. New research will look at the link between educational or instructional media and media art from the 1970s through the present. A forthcoming article in ASAP/Journal
discusses early video art and educational television, focusing on the conceptual videos of William Wegman and his work for the Children’s Television Workshop.