About me

My interest in how images and, by extension, history, desire, and experience, are mediated phenomena is essential to how I create and present my work, through which I challenge the social standards and assumptions that affect behavior, including my own, in contemporary life. As technology and the digital media continue to encroach upon and influence our understanding of meaning and reality, the images with which we are constantly confronted are redefining forces on human consciousness.   Harvesting images and materials online and in nature, I manipulate, reframe and construct new narratives. Alongside this interrogation and re-imagination of media narratives, I am interested in the materiality of the media itself, especially digital modes that are not typically considered as physical realms. My work is focused on bringing the audience into an immersive environment, where sound, light, color and image become powerful experiential occurrences that convey critical insights on contemporary life. Often the work is exhibited as objects, photographs, video, sound, animation, and projected light and slides. 

 

 

My work has been exhibited and screened at Art in General and Momenta Art Gallery in NYC, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii and internationally in Utrecht, Barcelona, Vancouver, London, Madrid, Berlin, and Tokyo. I have had residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Wassaic Projects, Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, and at free103point9's Wave Farm in Acra, NY. My collaborative work with Brainstormers has appeared at Brooklyn Museum of Art and Bronx Museum of Art (a collaboration with Guerilla Girls) and received funding from The Puffin Foundation. I received an MFA from Hunter College and currently teach at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA. I work and live in Philadelphia. 

All contents in this website © 2019 by Maria Dumlao