Kit Fitzgerald is a video artist known for her work using the Fairlight Computer Video Instrument (CVI) to create painterly and improvisational video art in real time. She began applying the practice of “video painting” in 1985 to various live music shows and videos. Prior to her gestural video work, Fitzgerald collaborated with John Sanborn between 1976 and 1982. Their work, which fused video art and television post-production effects, explored the manipulation and relationships between music, performance and video editing. Their work was highly acclaimed, and their video/sound installation Spectator premiered at The Kitchen in 1980.