University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Ross Nugent

MFA (Film), UW-Milwaukee, 2011
BA (Film Studies), University of Pittsburgh, 2003

(414) 688-5200
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Ross Nugent hails from the wilds of Western Pennsylvania. He earned a BA in Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (2003), studied film and video production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Media Art Center (2001-07), and completed an MFA in the Film Dept at UWM (2011). Ross teaches both production and theory courses in the Dept, and serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, a student-run, international film festival.

His film, video, installation and sculptural work is rooted in examining nostalgia, decay, and working-class ethos as mediated through cinema. This also includes live cinema projects. Exhibitions of these multi-projector performances include The Museum of Modern Art (NYC) as part of a group show utilizing Analyst projectors, Mono No Aware (NYC), and the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival
(Chicago).  Currently, Ross is completing a series of works on the documentary tip, focused on men and machines in Western PA; perhaps he is a “Rustbelt Romantic."