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The collaborative husband/wife team of Hillerbrand and Magsamen make video, installation and photographic artwork that explores their family and relationship dynamics.

Their work has been included in group exhibitions and screenings nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. Their work has recently been in group exhibitions/screenings at LA Freewaves Film and Video Festival, SF Camerawork, Houston Center for Photography, the Boston Center for the Arts and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. They were awarded the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Residency in New York City at The Woolworth Building, a residency at the Experimental Television Center and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Creativity Award, a Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and an Individual Artist Grant from Houston Arts Alliance.

Mary Magsamen’s past exhibitions include shows at Momenta Art, Anna Kustera Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, and White Columns. In addition, she has been awarded a residency from the Longwood Cyber Residency Program and a Finishing Fund from the Experimental Television Center. Mary is the Curator at the Aurora Picture Show (aurorapictureshow.org).

Stephan Hillerbrand’s exhibitions include Nexus Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Artspace in New Haven and the Mississippi Museum of Art. Hillerbrand is a National Endowment for the Arts and Art Matters Grant recipient and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. He was a Fulbright Fellow for the German Technology and Education seminar and also received a second Fulbright Fellowship in 2006 to do research in Berlin. Stephan is an Assistant Professor in the Photo/Digital Media Program at the University of Houston.

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