Directors / Alison Chernick

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Alison Chernick is a Grammy-nominated writer, director, and filmmaker based in New York. She’s renowned for nonfiction feature works involving the art world, music, fashion, and gastronomy.  Her film on Jeff Koons, entitled The Jeff Koons Show, has been screened at the five Guggenheims, the Smithsonian, SF MoMA and the Walker. Her film Matthew Barney No Restraint, about artist Matthew Barney and Björk, screened at the Berlin Film Festival followed by both a television and theatrical release. Her short on Roy Lichtenstein was a commission for the Tate Modern. The Artist is Absent, a film on enigmatic designer/artist Martin Margiela premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Itzhak, her latest feature documentary, on violinist Itzhak Perlman, was nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Music Film and won various best film awards on the festival circuit. Her latest short film commissioned by The National Gallery of Australia, Jackson Pollock: Blue Poles will air on PBS. She’s the recipient of a National Endowment for The Humanities award and was invited to judge for the organization. Alison’s branded work includes content for Michael Kors, Estée Lauder, Joe’s Jeans, L’Oréal, Yellow Pages, Mr. Chow, El Bulli, Roy Choi, Thom Browne, Nowness, among others.