Cheri Gaulke
Cheri gaulke photo by don saban clr

Cheri Gaulke is a pioneer in the feminist art movement in Los Angeles affiliated with the Woman’s Building working in film and visual art. Her films have screened in national and international film festivals and won numerous awards. Gaulke’s work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), in a Smithsonian-touring exhibition, and in settings all over the world including buses, churches, and prehistoric temples. In her almost 50-year career, Gaulke has directed, written, produced and edited 29 media works which include documentaries, personal narratives, experimental, and video installations. Recent films include GLORIA’S CALL about women artists of surrealism (Best Documentary at Ann Arbor Film Festival), MISS ALMA THOMAS: A LIFE IN COLOR about an under-recognized African-American artist (traveling with a museum retrospective exhibition), and INSIDE THE BEAUTY BUBBLE about the owner of a roadside attraction in Joshua Tree California (numerous audience and other festival awards). Gaulke has received artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles and California Community Foundation. In 2003, her oral history was inducted into the collection “Out of the Seventies: L.A. Women in Film and Video” at UCLA Film and Television Archives. She is the 2023 recipient of The Edison Innovation Award presented to a filmmaker whose distinguished body of work advances the mission and legacy