Ben Coonley

Born 1976 - Boston, MA

Ben Coonley is a video and performance artist who uses comic pedagogical styles and direct audience address to explore aspects of media culture and film history.  Drawing from the avant garde canon and amateur/public access video conventions, his videos are sardonic no-brow subversions of cinematic form and genre.

Coonley studied Art Semiotics at Brown University, and received his MFA from Bard College.  His works have been screened at venues and film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Underground Film Festival, Cinematexas and the Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco.  He is a regular contributor to Movies with Live Soundtracks, a quarterly DIY film/performance series based in Providence, RI.  He lives in Brooklyn.

He was recipient of the 2003 Barbara Aronofsky Latham Memorial Award, given to an Exceptional Emerging Video Artist.

Available Titles by Ben Coonley

Titlesort icon Year Collection Action
3D Trick Pony 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Ben Coonley: Post Pony Trilogy 2003 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Ben Coonley: Trick Pony Trilogy 2002 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Every Pony Plays the Fool 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Experimental Philosophy Trilogy 2013 Single Artist Compilations order video    add to wish list
Experimental Philosophy Trilogy Part 1: The Side-Effect Effect 2009 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Experimental Philosophy Trilogy Part 2: Happinessness 2012 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Experimental Philosophy Trilogy Part 3: Absolute Folk 2013 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Last Pony 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
One Trick Pony 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Pony Changes Everything 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Trick or Treat Pony 2002 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Valentine for Perfect Strangers 2006 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Wavelength 3D 2003 Single Titles order video    add to wish list