Dr. Maryam Muliaee is a media artist-scholar based in Buffalo, New York. She holds a PhD in Media Study (in a practice-based research program that combines media art creations with theoretical investigations) from the State University of New York at Buffalo where she also has designed and taught courses in video/sound production, as well as film and media theory seminars in the past eight years. She was a Post-doctoral Associate in Critical Media Practices, in conjunction with the Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance and the Media Archaeology Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2021-2022. She also has taught media production and documentary courses at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Maryam’s work is multidisciplinary, ranging from video and sound installation, soundwalk, mobile and locative media design, and experimental animation. Her recent works explore how media technologies can engender architectural and urban imaginaries for multisensory experiences through experimental and media archaeological approaches and techniques.
Maryam is the founding editor of MAST (The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory), a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to media art research and practice-based studies. She has published her research in peer-reviewed journals (such as Frames Cinema Journal, Ekphrasis Journal, and Metacritic Journal) and in two book chapters with Peter Lang (2019), and Bloomsbury Publishing (2021). She was the recipient of the advanced Dissertation Fellowship Award from the UB Gender Institute (2019-2020) for her doctoral project “Feminist Media Archaeology in Artistic Practice.”
Maryam is the art director, researcher, and animator of Buffalo Documentary Project which combines oral history and documentary filmmaking to explore the lived experiences in Buffalo and Western New York beyond mainstream narratives. She is the co-founder of Media-as-things, a collective art-based research project focused on media archaeology and non-communication aesthetics in media arts. In 2019, Maryam was featured in LIVE YOUR ART, a documentary film that celebrates the spaces of art creation across diverse disciplines and portrays female artists living and working in Buffalo, New York.
To contact, please email: mary [dot] muliaee [at] gmail [dot] com