Barry Gerson is an artist-filmmaker who has made films, sculpture, photographic constructions, digital film installations, and Mixed Painting/photo works. His photographic works and film sculptures were shown in a solo show in 1977 at The Whitney Museum. He is most noted for his films, which have been shown in solo shows at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, and numerous other museums, colleges, universities, and libraries throughout the world, and most recently in “The Parting of the Clouds” at Thomas Erben Gallery (NYC), and “Episodes From The Secret Life” at Microscope Gallery curated by Monica Saviron. His films have also been included in such historic world wide group shows as The Montreaux Film Exhibition, Une Histoire Du Cinema, both the 1981 and l983 Whitney Museum Biennial Exhibitions, The American Century Show at The Whitney Museum, 1999-2000, “Next Wave Festival”, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2002,The Toronto Film Festival, 2003, Museum d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain) 2006, The Berlin Film Festival (Germany) 2008, The New York Film Festival , Views From The Avant-Garde-2009 and 2013. Three of his films are part of the now historic Castelli Sonnabend Tapes and Films Collection.
His work is in collections around the world including The Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Museum of Modern art (Stockholm, Sweden), Centre National D'Art Et De Culture Georges-Pompidou (Paris, France), etc..He is the recipient of many awards including a fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He has taught filmmaking, film installations,and film aesthetics at Bard College, Edinboro State College, S.U.N.Y. - Buffalo, The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, The Rhode Island School of Design, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Hamilton College.