Honors and Awards

Richard Myers has been an independent filmmaker since 1960. He has won two Guggenheim Fellowships, an American Film Institute Grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts Independent Artist's Grant for filmmaking. He has received several Ohio Arts Council Grants, most notably a two-year Major Fellowship Grant. Myers is an Emeritus Professor, School of Art, Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where he taught film production classes from 1964 to 1991.

Myers has exhibited his films at:
• Museum of Modern Art
• Whitney Museum of American Art
• Guggenheim Museum
• Millennium Film Workshop
• Anthology Film Archives in New York City

In addition, he has shown his films at:
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago
• Filmex, the Los Angeles Film Festival
• The San Francisco Cinematheque
• Sheldon Film Theater at the University of Nebraska
• Cleveland Cinematheque
• National Film Theater in London
• Spoleto and Venice Film Festivals in Italy

Over the past 50 years Myers has shown films and lectured at Syracuse University, York University in Canada, Penn State University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, Pasadena Film Forum, the Theater Vanguard in Los Angeles, Rocky Mountain Film Center in Boulder Colorado, the University of South Florida, L.A. Film Forum, University of Mexico in Mexico City, Pittsburgh Film Makers, and at Yale University. He has also screened films and lectured at approximately 75 other American universities, colleges, and film societies.

Myers has received First Prize film festival awards at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Kenyon Film Festival, and at the Chicago International Film Festival.

2014 Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award winner

    • 2014 Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award winner

      Richard Myers

      Kent filmmaker Richard Myers is a 'bona fide, home-grown surrealist'
      He's telling stories that are quite personal to him, because most are inspired by his dreams.
      John Ewing