Kathy Brew is an award-winning video maker whose work includes documentaries, experimental work, and public television productions.
Her documentary Design Is One: Lelle & Massimo Vignelli – on the acclaimed designers – is currently in release and has been featured internationally at festivals and other venues. A much earlier experimental documentary work, Mixed Messages, examines gender stereotyping in popular culture and recently screened at the 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film is available on Kanopy and was recently picked up for distribution by the Centre Simone de Beauvoir in Paris.
Brew recently served as Guest Curator for the Museum of Modern Art’s Documentary Fortnight (2016-2020). Other positions include: Curator for Lincoln Center’s NY Video Festival; Co-Director of the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History; Director, Thundergulch/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s new media arts initiative; Curatorial Consultant, WNET, Reel New York. Her writing has been published in Women, Art & Technology; Documentary Magazine; Civilization. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts MFA Art Practice Department.
She was a Fulbright Scholar in 2018 and spent four months in Peru, where she worked on the editing of Following the Thread, a short film about indigenous weaving communities, along with a portfolio of photographs. The film has recently been finalized with Andean-sensitive music composed by Peruvian artist Pauchi Sasaki