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SAM EASTERSON has been making video art for over 10 years. Included among the art museums that have exhibited his work are the Whitney Museum of American Art, "Biennial Exhibition" (New York), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the International Center of Photography (New York) and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams). In addition, Easterson's enterprise, Animal Vegetable Video, has also worked on projects for Animal Planet, the Exploratorium, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the National Museum of New Zealand, among others.

During his career as a video artist, Easterson has also appeared as a featured guest on the "Late Show with David Letterman"(CBS), "Headline News"(CNN), "24 Frames News"(Sundance Channel) and on "The Animal Planet Report"(Animal Planet). In addition, he has also lectured to audiences at the Yale University Peabody Museum of Natural History (New Haven), the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), the Nature Sounds Society (Oakland) and at the University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications including the New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, Audubon Magazine and New Yorker Magazine, among others.

Easterson is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and also earned a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He has received grants from the Peter S. Reed Foundation, the Yellow Fox Foundation, the Durfee Foundation and the Creative Capital Foundation, among numerous others. In addition, Easterson is also a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Prize.

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