Since the year 2000, Michael Robinson has created a body of film, video and photography work exploring the joys and dangers of mediated experience. His work has screened in both solo and group shows at a variety of festivals, museums, and cinematheques including The 2012 Whitney Biennial, Ihe International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, The Sundance Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Tate Modern, MoMA P.S.1, Impakt, Courtisane, The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Walker Center, Cinematexas, PDX, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and the San Francisco, Melbourne, Leeds, Vienna, Singapore and Hong Kong International Film Festivals.
He was the recipient of a 2009 residency from The Headlands Center for the Arts, a 2011-2012 Film/Video Residency Award from The Wexner Center for the Arts, and his films have received prizes from The Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Images Festival, Media City, Onion City, and the Chicago and Milwaukee Underground Film Festivals. Michael was awarded "Most Promising Filmmaker" at the 45th Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2007.
Michael's work has been discussed in publications such as Cinema Scope, Artforum, Art Papers, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, and he was listed as one of the top ten avant garde filmmakers of the 2000's by Film Comment magazine. He is a co-founder of Philadelphia’s Small Change Film Series, and has independently curated programs for San Francisco Cinematheque, Cornell Cinema, and The State Contemporary Art Center in Moscow. Originally from upstate NY, Michael holds a BFA from Ithaca College, a MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema at Binghamton University.