Alison Chernick is a New York based writer/director and filmmaker.
Creating a bridge between contemporary art and film, Chernick has succeeded in capturing the thoughts and processes of many prolific artists. Her first feature entitled The Jeff Koons Show screened at various museums, including the five Guggenheims, Smithsonian, SFMOMA, and The Walker in 2005. Her second feature Matthew Barney: No Restraint premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007 and was released theatrically by The Weinstein Company. In 2013 the Tate Modern commissioned her to do a film on Roy Lichtenstein to accompany his retrospective. In 2015, The Artist Is Absent, a film on artist/designer Martin Margiela premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival.
Her most recent feature film, Itzhak, on world renown violinist Itzhak Perlman screened in over 300 theaters nationwide and was considered an arthouse hit in Europe. The film premiered on American Masters /PBS in October 2018 and is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Roku and DVD. She just completed a short film on Jackson Pollock for the National Gallery of Australia.
Chernick was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Film for 2019. She is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, a New York Women in Film & TV grant, and a Loreen Arbus grant. Her writing credits include Showtime, Sundance, Sci-Fi, MTV, VH1, History Channel, and National Geographic Television. She also directs fiction narratives and commercials.