Virtual Resident Artist Talks:
Hillerbrand + Magsamen
Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Center for Photography live on Facebook for a joint virtual talk by current resident artists, Hillerbrand+Magsamen. The Houston-based artists are the recipients of the inaugural Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency, offered by HCCC and Houston Center for Photography. The three-month residency was created in response to the growing number of artists who are working at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography, supporting those with an experimental, multidisciplinary edge, who are testing the boundaries within both fields. Tune into our Facebook Live page promptly at 3:00 PM to explore Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s artistic processes and learn about the artists’ works of art, influences, and materials.
Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s practice utilizes collaboration, process, and media experimentation through video, photography, installation, sculpture, and interdisciplinary performance. They explore their relationships to each other and society with an uncanny sensibility that merges the real and unreal, blurring boundaries between life and art, and often include their two children, Maddie and Emmett, in their work.
Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s work has been presented at festivals such as Ann Arbor Film Festival, Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX), CounterCurrent Festival (Houston, TX), and Diffusion Photography Festival (Wales, UK). Exhibitions include the Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids, MI), Everson Museum (Syracuse, NY), and Center for Photography Woodstock (Woodstock, NY). They have received grants from Sustainable Arts Foundation, Austin Film Society, Houston Arts Alliance, and Experimental Television Center and participated in numerous residency programs, including Wassaic Projects (Wassaic, NY), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), I-Park (East Haddam, CT), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, NY), Experimental Television Center (Owego, NY), Elsewhere (Greensboro, NC), Lawndale Art Center (Houston, TX), and Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM).
Stephan Hillerbrand is an associate professor at the University of Houston. Mary Magsamen is the curator at Aurora Picture Show. For more information, visit http://www.hillerbrandmagsamen.com/.
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Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency
Houston Center for Photography is pleased to partner with Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to offer the Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency, a program designed for artists creating work at the intersection of contemporary craft and photography.Learn More