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Jay Kuehner

Seattle, Washington
+1 (206) 818-0064
jaykuehner (at) gmail (dot) com


Writer, educator, consultant, and curator with years of experience in the field of cinema and time-based media. Based in the Pacific Northwest with an extensive knowledge of international exhibition and concomitant aesthetic practices.  




2003 – 2004  Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA: Photography

2001 – 2003  School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA: Graphic Design

1998 – 2000  Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA: Printmaking

1989 – 1990  Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT: Literature, Religion, French




Veracity: New Documentary Cinema

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, 2016 /2017


Pulsos Latinos: Films from the Frontier of Latin America Cinema

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, 2015


Nuevo Cine Argentino / New Argentine Cinema

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, 2013   


New Dance Cinema (co-curator, with 33 Fainting Spells)

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, 2005  




“Ars Moriendi, or How To Film a Sculpture: The 11th Punto de Vista Festival,” Senses of Cinema,

Spring, 2017


“Sundance: A Few Useful Details,” Cinema Scope magazine #70, Spring 2017


“Austerlitz (Sergei Loznitsa, Germany,” review, Cinema Scope magazine #69, Fall 2016


“Locarno: Challenges,” Cinema Scope magazine #68, Fall 2016


“RIDM: Recessive Genre, Sublime Hiatus at Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal,” Cinema Scope online, 2017


“Mimosas (Oliver Laxe, Spain/Morocco/Qatar/France),” review, Cinema Scope online, 2016


“Set Sail With Salt, Return With Sugar: The 10th Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival of Navarra,” Cinema Scope online, 2016


“Punto de Vista,” festival report, Film Comment online 2015


“Step Inside the Camera Obscura: Mariano Pensotti's Cineastas,” On The Boards Blog, February 2015


“Savage in a Sense: Leviathan and Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab,” Fandor, 2013


“Notes on the Cine-choreographer: Rituals In Transfigured Time,” Stance: Journal of Choreographic Culture 2013


“In Praise of Anti-Cine! Or, I Come Back Because I Want To,” Senses of Cinema, July 2010




“The Art of the Documentary: A Survey of Creative Nonfiction Filmmaking,”

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, Winter 2016


“New Century Cinema,” Northwest Film Forum, Seattle WA, 2015


“Every Story Is Personal,” Guest Lectures, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA, 2014


“The Moving Image: Constructive Criticism and the Art of Looking Anew,” Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, Summer 2013


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