Career Bio

Career Bio

Having been involved with video since the early 1970s, Susan Mogul is a pioneer of the medium. Initially producing an important series of humorous and staunchly feminist performance videos, her practice quickly expanded to more complicated and experimental forms of narrative, including feature length work.

Mogul’s video/film retrospective was presented in 2009 at Visions du Reel International Film Festival in Switzerland. That same year, Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles, presented a solo show of her photographs and photo collages. In 2011 she was the keynote speaker at the national documentary film conference at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland.

Born in New York City, and a resident of Los Angeles since 1973, Mogul’s work has been exhibited at film festivals, museums, and galleries, nationally and internationally.

Museum exhibitions include: the Getty Museum; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; MOCA, Los Angeles.

Mogul has been a recipient of numerous grants and commissions including a Guggenheim Fellowship, ITVS commission, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Getty Trust Fellowship, Tree of Life grant, and Center for Cultural Innovation innovative project grant.

Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video, devotes a chapter to Mogul’s work and career, and, the UCLA Oral History Program printed the volume, “Susan Mogul:  An Oral History.”