Carol McDowell is a movement/video artist based in Los Angeles who creates interdisciplinary performance structures and installation environments using movement, text, video and light. Her work has been presented internationally, most recently in Los Angeles at Rx Art at The Electric Lodge, The Wedge/Women’s Building, Platinum Oasis, Crazy Space, Highways, Judson Studio with Smart Gals, FAIRY by Lauren Hartman at Side Street Projects, and the 2001 Dance Moving Forward Festival. Commissions, fellowships and grants include the National 2000 Dance/Media Fellowship and 1999 Asia Pacific Performance Exchange Artist Fellowship at UCLA, Makasar Arts Forum (Sulawesi), Indonesian Dance Festival (Jakarta), Djerassi Foundation (CA), Colorado Council of the Arts, Boulder Arts Commission (CO), Island Dance Festival (Honolulu), The Colorado Dance Alliance, Dance Theater Workshop First Light/ Jerome Foundation (NYC), Working in the Kitchen (NYC), Composers' Forum/ DIA Art Foundation (NYC), and Performance Space 122/ Jerome Foundation (NYC). From 1992 to 1998 she was a faculty member of the InterArts Program at the Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. McDowell has performed in the companies of numerous artists, including Karen Finley, Pooh Kaye, Yoshiko Chuma, Tim Miller, Poppo, and Kei Takei. Also known for her lighting and theater designs, she received a 2002 Horton Award and a 1985 BESSIE/New York Dance and Performance Award for lighting design. Currently McDowell is a PhD candidate in Culture and Performance at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures. For three years she helped develop and produce the max10 performance lab at the Electric Lodge with Cid Pearlman, David King, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Nurit Siegel, and more recently joined Loren Hartman as co-curator/producer of Crazy Space in the 18th Street Arts Center.