"Media revolutionary with digital panache, demonstrating how Hollywood production values can be achieved using today's desktop technology" - TOP 100 PRODUCERS' AWARD- Multimedia Producer Magazine
"The video artistry of Michael Masucci is as beautiful as it is poignant and intentionally disturbing"- Daily Breeze
Bass playing at Bronx Science. circa 1969
Michael J. Masucci is an award-winning experimental media producer, video-artist, writer, curator,
Collaborations for which Masucci has served in a principal role have been exhibited internationally, atvenues such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Institute of Contemporary Art (London),and the American Film Institute (Los Angeles), on commercial television as well as in festivals, galleries, conferences and universities.
Recently, Masucci’s early video art work was included in the Getty Museum and Research Center’s
Masucci, was a founding member of the video art group and alternative theater/gallery space EZTV, and along with computer art historian Patric Prince, created CyberSpace Gallery, one of the world’s first art galleries dedicated to digital art.
As a curator, Masucci has staged many dozens of exhibitions and has shown literally hundreds of artists, including many of the pioneers of digital art. His work with noted philosopher/psychologist Dr. Timothy Leary, included a series of live EZTV multimedia performance events- “How to Operate Your Brain”. His other exhibitions include a wide range of artists, filmmakers and thinkers, including Jean Luc-Goddard, Robert Altman, gay activist Michael Kearns and performance artist Johanna Went.
Fostering “Artist-run Philanthropy”, he has given free use of his exhibition space to a variety of activities ranging from the Los Angeles Psychological Association, to numerous young independent artists.
His work with California Lawyers for the Arts resulted in his film work being awarded a prestigious
Earlier in his career, Masucci served as a cinematographer for the Lannon Literary Series, a 32-part
His directorial stage work in the 1990’s, include an authorized production of the play version of Ray
His recent musical efforts include guest performances on stages with legendary performance artist
Masucci’s work has been profiled in a variety of media, including on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as in a variety of print media, including the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Artweek and the Hollywood Reporter. His original video art work has been critically acclaimed in a variety of print media, including the LA Weekly, and is in collections including the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.
Masucci’s writings have appeared in the SIGGRAPH Journal, Computer Graphics Magazine, the
Massuci’s earliest professional career (in the mid-late 1970’s) was in the New York photographic
Masucci has a long-standing history as a social activist and over the years has served on the boards of
He has served as a judge and/or judging panelist to a number of grants and awards, including the
Masucci has a J.D., receiving four CALI Awards in the legal fields of Environmental Law, Professional Responsibility, Remedies, and Business Organizations. He has taught Digital Media at the Otis College of Art & Design, as well as having guest lectured at CalTech, UCLA, University of Helsinki (Finland), Changchun Film Studios (China), Parsons School of Design, University of Southern California, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), University of Arizona, the American Film Institute, Claremont College, School of Visual Arts (New York), Santa Monica College as well as the major conferences in the field of digital art, including SIGGRAPH, DV Expo, Internet World, ShowBiz Expo, and the Global Entertainment & Media Summit.
Press & Interviews:
To read Masucci's controversial essay from the SIGGRAPH 2003 Art Catalogue:
To read Wired.com's article about Masucci & the LA Digilantes:
For more press quotes about Masucci and his productions and collaborations.