Eileen Maxson

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Eileen Maxson (born 1980) is an interdisciplinary artist working at the confluence of video, installation and performance.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in New York, Maxson received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, her BFA from the University of Houston and attended the De Ateliers program[1] in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Career[edit]

Maxson's works have been seen at museums and microcinemas from Texas to Tel Aviv, including Anthology Film Archives, NY; Art in General, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Light Industry, Brooklyn; Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; the New York Underground Film Festival; Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festivals and on the Internet.

In 2008, Lost Broadcasts,[2] a DVD compilation of Maxson’s videos, was released by the nationally recognized, Houston-based microcinema Aurora Picture Show in conjunction with Microcinema International.

In 2006, Maxson was called "...a transmedia Cindy Sherman for the MySpace generation..." by New York Village Voice media critic Ed Halter.[3] Halter had previously named her to a "sweet 16" list of experimental film and video, 2003.[4]

Maxson is the first recipient of the Arthouse Texas Prize.

Texas Prize[edit]

In 2005, Maxson was named as a finalist for the inaugural Texas Prize, a $30,000 art prize established by the Austin, Texas, non-profit Arthouse[5] and the largest art prize in the region at the time. Maxson was awarded the prize in a ceremony presided over by former Texas Governor Ann Richards.[6]

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