Michael Jackson Chaney

  • B.F.A., fine art, Art Center College of Design, 1991
  • M.F.A., fine art, Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1996
  • M.Div., The Episcopal Divinity School, 2013

"Each of us has a voice. As an educator it is my mission to work with each student in assisting them to discover and unleash that voice through art making. Today, more than ever, our culture is permeated with the complexities of time-based media. The need for exploring new avenues of storytelling with vitality and clarity of vision is paramount in cultivating new talent."

Michael Jackson Chaney | Film and television professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Alumni of the Year, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Mississippi State University


University Film and Video Association

Previous Positions

Independent filmmaker and visual artist; freelance television producer, New York, New York; graduate instructor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; educational film producer, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publications and presentations

  • 2011. Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," director of live action film segments for the theatrical production, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2009. "Ever Present and in Motion," ACA Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2008. "Cindigenous," sponsored by the Savannah Film Commission and the Telfair Museum of Art Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2007. "Together @ Last" juried exhibition, Red Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2007. "Finding Rothko," Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, South Carolina, original 16mm film accompaniment to Adam Schoenberg composition
  • 2006. "Virginia Film Festival: God on Film," Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 2005. "Syncretism" Exhibition (Drain magazine), site specific, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2005. Spring Vernissage EXPO 2005, Lacoste, France
  • 2004. "Quiet" Exhibition, Aquaspace Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2003. "Flow" Exhibition, Aquaspace Gallery, Savannah, Georgia