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MARIANNE R. PETIT
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I am an artist and educator whose work explores fairy tales, graphic and narrative medicine, as well as collective storytelling practices through mechanical books that combine animation and paper craft. My interests are in combining technology, traditional book arts, and sequential storytelling to create new forms of narrative for the 21st century.


EDUCATION

  • 2020-2021: (Expected): COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Certification of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine (expected)
  • 2010-2012: BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, New York, NY
    Nursing Program
    Note: Completed all Pre-Clinical requirements and had been accepted into the Clinical Program but deferred program in 2012 to launch Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program at NYU Shanghai
  • 1987-1991: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Master of Professional Studies in Interactive Telecommunications
    Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts
  • 1986: ATELIER 17, Paris, France
    Etching and viscosity printmaking
    Studied under Stanley William Hayter
  • 1985-1986: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Master of Arts, Studio Art: Printmaking
    Arts & Arts Professions, School of Education, Health, Nursing & Arts Professions 
  • 1982-1985: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art & Art Education
    Arts & Arts Professions, School of Education, Health, Nursing & Arts Professions


CURRENT & RECENT PROJECTS

  • 2016: Breath. A three-part investigation of the respiratory system. The series includes an anatomical flap book, anatomical cross-section paper cuts, and an animated (projected) book.
  • 2018: The Struwwelpeter More Morbid Pop-Up Tales. A single-volume pop-up book based on the Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffman. The book contains a scroll, as well as printable paper craft activities. It also includes an animated version of each story accessible through the book via a companion AR (Augmented Reality) app. The book was created as an affordable alternative to my limited edition handmade books found in numerous museum and library collections. The book was funded through a 30-day Kickstarter campaign that reached 116% of its goal, raising $46,527.
  • 2018: Our Hysterectomies. A print and eBook containing the illustrated first-person accounts of sixteen women who have had hysterectomies, oophorectomies, myomectomies and more. The book contains animation, as well as printable DIY paper craft including reproductive system coloring book pages, pop-ups, and paper cuts. The eBook was originally made available for download through a Crowdrise campaign with all donations going directly to Planned Parenthood. Contributors received a copy of the eBook from me, regardless of the donation amount. As of September 2019 the eBook has been made freely available online to all.  
  • 2019: Portable Reusable Inflatable Paper Votive Kit for Meditation on the Seven Virtues. A paper kit for contemplation. The kit represents appreciation for the historical representation of the cardinal and theological virtues, continued love of votives, and appreciation of a beloved / simple origami form. It is an open-edition affordable work. 
  • 2020: The Person You (Don’t) Want To Be. An anti-personality book drawn from workplace encounters. The project contains two parts: an open edition personality swatch book with companion augmented reality (AR) app through which 21 short animations can be accessed.; and 2) a limited-edition hand-assembled waterfall card set.  The project debuted March 2020 at Art on Paper in New York.
  • 2020: 21st Century Nursery Rhymes. A collection of childhood nursery rhymes adapted for our times. The stories are contained in a single volume limited edition accordion pop-up book, with a companion LCD book featuring an animated version of each story. The project debuted March 2020 at Art on Paper in New York.
  • 2020: There’s No Place Like Home. An interactive online fable in collaboration with performance artist and educator Naimah Hassan. Funded through the Franklin Furnace’s SEQuential ART for KIDS program in the New York Public School, promoting equity in education. The project was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an alternative to theater education in the classroom.
  • 2020: The Anatomical Paper Cut Series. An ongoing series of small affordable paper cuts. The series will premiere later this year at various oddities festivals. (Forthcoming. Fall 2020)
  • 2020: Epstein & Hassan: What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex.
    An illustrated book based on the long-running and groundbreaking comedy show of Epstein & Hassan. It was completed while sheltering-in-place Spring 2020 and will be released as an eBook in lieu of their cancelled comedy performances during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Forthcoming. Fall 2020)
  • 2020: Mouth & Toes: The World of 19th Century (Performative) Silhouette Artists with Disabilities. An illustrated and animated hybrid book to be completed through a Creative and Performing Artist / Writer Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The book tells the stories of the performative world of disabled and atypically figured artists working in the very popular and affordable alternative to portraiture, the silhouette. Artists include Martha Ann Honeywell, Sarah Rogers, and Nellis Saunders. The book will also explore the role of the Peale Museum, the physiognotrace, and the work of Moses Williams, former slave of Charles Peale and master silhouette artist. The final form(s) will include a handmade illuminated “book” in the form of a moving panorama as well as an animated downloadable eBook. (Forthcoming. Fall 2020)
  • 2021: Murder, Forgiveness, and Perpetual Sorrow. An illustrated collective hybrid book. It shares the stories of individuals who have had their lives disrupted by murder and is an exploration of the particular consequences that can surround violent loss. The illustrated book, which also contains audio and animation, follows the stories of 10-15 individuals and also includes my own story of survivorship. The storytellers are survivors, perpetrators, as well as professionals. (Forthcoming. 2021)
  • 202:1 Prince Lindworm will be an experimental book and live animation based on the Norwegian Fairy Tale. (Forthcoming. 2021)


CONFERENCES / PRESENTATIONS

  • 2021: The Examined Life Conference,  University of Iowa College of Medicine. Iowa City, IA. Exhibition: “Mouth & Toes: The World of 19th Century (Performative) Silhouette Artists with Disabilities” (upcoming)
  • 2020: Graphic Medicine, Toronto, Canada. Presentation: “Mouth & Toes: The World of 19th Century (Performative) Silhouette Artists with Disabilities” (Presentation accepted / conference canceled due to COVID-19)
  • 2020: Comics & Technology, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Presentation: “Sharing Secrets: Our Hysterectomies” (Presentation accepted/declined due to COVID-19)
  • 2020: British Society of Aesthetics Conference: Art, Aesthetics and the Medical / Health Humanities, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Presentation: “Sharing Secrets: Our Hysterectomies”
  • 2019: The Examined Life Conference, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. Exhibition: “The Our Hysterectomies Project”
  • 2019: Queerying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Power, and Practices
    Brighton, UK.  Presentation: “Instagram and the Birth of Our Hysterectomies”


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021: Struwwelpeter for the 21st Century
    The Struwwelpeter Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
    (Upcoming. Delayed due to COVID-19)
  • 2021: Exhibition Untitled
    Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
    (Upcoming. Delayed due to COVID-19)
  • 2021: Exhibition Untitled / The Breath Series / Our Hysterectomies
    Gifts of Art Program, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    (Upcoming. Delayed due to COVID-19)
  • 2011: Everything Must Go! – a collaboration of Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield
    Produced by Greylock Arts, DownStreet Art, North Adams, MA
  • 2010 -2011: Struwwelpeter: Contemporary Hand-Made Books
    Mid-Manhattan Public Library, New York, NY
  • 2010 -2011: Ada’s Shop, a site-specific window installation
    collaboration with Matthew Belanger
    Mid-Manhattan Public Library, New York, NY
  • 2010: Not For Sale – a collaboration of Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield
    Produced by Greylock Arts, DownStreet Art, North Adams, MA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021: Embodied Histories
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Project Art, Medical Museum, Iowa City, IA (Upcoming Spring 2021. Rescheduled due to COVID-19)
  • 2020: Toronto Art Fair, “Vellum Projects, Vellum Magazine”
    (Upcoming Fall 2020)
  • 2020: Art on Paper, “Vellum Projects, Vellum Magazine”
    Pier 36, New York, NY
  • 2020: Northwest Arts Center’s Americas 2020: Paperworks
    Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND
  • 2020: College Book Art Association
    Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2019: International Art of the Book
    Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY
  • 2019: Variations of the Artist Book
    Philadelphia Center for the Book,  Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2019: Der Struwwelpeter
    LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen, Germany
  • 2019: pa*per
    Paradigm Gallery & Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2019: Women Forward, Part 2: Innovative Women
    WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2017: Structure Unbound
    Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • 2016: Ornament
    Central Booking Art Space, New York, NY
  • 2016: Technology and the Evolution of the Book
    Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK
  • 2015: Hi-Tech Lo-Tech
    Central Booking Art Space, New York, NY
  • 2014: Book Art Art Book
    Crawford Center Campus Gallery, Episcopal Academy, Newton Square, PA
  • 2014: Kick
    Gallery HO, New York, NY
  • 2014: Exchange
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery51, North Adams, MA
  • 2012: CURIOSITY
    A site-specific installation of Ephraim & Sadie Hatfield
    Mass MoCA, Kidspace, North Adams, MA
  • 2012: 10Spot
    Lichtenstein Art Center, Pittsfield MA
  • 2011: The Illustrated Accordion
    The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2010: Trifold Book Exhibition
    WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010: Pop-Up Now
    23Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2010: Illustrious: The Art of the Book
    Eclipse Mill, North Adams, MA
  • 2010: Art at City Hall
    North Adams, MA
  • 2009: Relics of Futures Past
    Greylock Arts, Adams, MA
  • 2009: Another Island
    Storefront Artist Project, Pittsfield, MA
  • 2009: Vivid Wonders of a Startled Imagination
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
  • 2007: The MySpace Show
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51, North Adams, MA
  • 2006: Dear Diary – The Autobiographical Comic Show
    Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • Berlin Children’s Library
  • Berlin Public Library
  • Boston Public Library
  • British Library
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum Library
  • Harvard Medical School Countway Library
  • Maine Women Writers Collection, Abplanalp Library, University of New England
  • Philadelphia Free Library Print and Picture Collection
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
  • Struwwelpeter Museum
  • Swarthmore University
  • Temple University
  • The Wellcome Collection
  • Yuko Nii Foundation Permanent Collection
  • Numerous Private Collections


SELECTED ART & BOOK FAIRS

  • 2021: Buffalo Oddities,  Buffalo, NY (Upcoming)
  • 2020: Brooklyn Oddities, Brooklyn, NY (Upcoming)
  • 2020: TORONTO ART FAIR, (Upcoming)
  • 2020: Art on Paper, “Vellum Projects, Vellum Magazine”, Pier 36, New York, NY
  • 2019: Dr. Mütter’s Merry Emporium, Mütter Museum, Philadelphia PA
  • 2019: Book Paper Scissors, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2019: MoCCA ArtFest, New York, NY
  • 2019: BOOKLYN, New York, NY
  • 2018: IABF (Independent Artist Book Fair), New York, NY
  • 2016: New York Maker Faire, New York, NY
  • Awards: Best in Class & Editor’s Choice


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 2019: “Inside the Margins”, NYU Langone Health, LITMED: Literature & Arts Medicine Magazine
  • 2019: “The Breath Series”, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Spring 2019
  • 2019: “Fairy Tales & the Necessity of Discomfort”, Adjacent Journal, Issue 5 “Reality?”  IMA/ITP/Tisch/NYU


SELECTED PRESS

  • 2016: “Movable Book Artists Who Move Me: A Survey of Contemporary Pop-up Artists’ Books”, Kyle Olmon, Parenthesis issue 31; The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association
  • 2016: “Telling Stories with 21st Century Pop-Ups”, Gareth Branwyn, MAKE Magazine
  • 2015: “Something Old, Something New: An Exhibition Weds Technologies of Yesterday and Today”, Melissa Stern, Hyperallergic


RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2020: American Antiquarian Society: Creative and Performing
    Artist / Writer Fellowship, 
    Worcester, MA
  • 2011: Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY
  • 2006: Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY


AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2008: Turbulence/New Radio and Performing Arts Grant Commission
    (Re)Connecting the Adamses: A Networked Art Project
    Reconnecting the Town of Adams and the City of North Adams, Massachusetts, 
    A partnership of Turbulence, Greylock Arts, and MCLA Gallery51
  • 2008: Turbulence/New Radio and Performing Arts Grant Commission
    Recollecting Adams: A 15-Part Animated Documentary Web Series
    Part of Reconnecting the Town of Adams and the City of North Adams, Massachusetts,  A partnership of Turbulence, Greylock Arts, and MCLA Gallery51
  • 2008: Massachusetts Creative Council Creative Schools Grant, Collaborator
    Greylock Arts collaboration with Kidspace at Mass MoCA
    Technology and arts Education in the public schools
  • 2008: Massachusetts Creative Council Creative Schools Grant, Partner
    Greylock Arts collaboration Berkshire Art and Technology School (BaRT)
  • 2006: Turbulence/New Radio and Performing Arts Grant Commission
    The Saddest Thing I Own: A Collective Web-Based Repository
    A collaboration of Matthew Belanger, Elizabeth Mikesell, and Marianne R. Petit for the Turbulence website, funded by the Jerome Foundation


SELECTED FESTIVALS, SCREENINGS & BROADCASTS

  • 2009: WGBY, New England Public Broadcasting
    Broadcast: Recollecting Adams, a 15-episode animated documentary series recounting the memories of the residents of Adams, Massachusetts
  • 2007: Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation
    Screening: When I Was Three
  • 2007: Picture This International Disability Film Festival
    Screening: Lynn Valley
  • 2006: The Independent Film Channel (IFC)
    MediaLab Featured Director (IFC, Rainbow Media)
    Broadcast: People Make A Mess (When They Go)
  • 2006: Dallas Video Festival (IFC)
    Screening: People Make A Mess (When They Go)
  • 2006: San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival
    Screening: When I Was Three


COMMITTEES & BOARDS

  • 2018 – Present: Adaptive Design Association, Board Secretary, New York, NY
  • 2008 – 2010:  Adaptive Design Association, Board Member, New York, NY
  • 2008 – Present The Roy Thompson Scholarship Fund, Adams, MA
  • 2007 – 2010: Vision Education Inc, Board Member, New York, NY
  • 2006 – 2010: Aperture Magazine, Contributing Editor, New York, NY
  • 2006 – 2009: Borough of Manhattan Community College Multimedia Program, Advisory Board, New York, NY
  • 2005 – 2012: New Radio and Performing Arts, Advisory Board, New York, NY
  • 2005 – 2008: SOBROTec, Advisory Board, Bronx, NY
  • 2003 – 2006: Liberty Science Center Communications Exhibit, Advisory Committee, Jersey City, NJ


PROFESSIONAL/TEACHING

  • 1998- Present NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    • Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Academic Planning (2017-Present)
    • Global Network Associate Arts Professor (2015-Present)
    • Associate Arts Professor, NYU Shanghai, Interactive Media Arts, (2013-2018)
    • IMA Program Director, NYU Shanghai, (2014-2016)
    • Co-Director, NYU Ability Project, (2013-2018)
    • Associate Arts Professor, NYU Tisch, ITP (2005-Present)
    • Master Teacher, NYU Tisch, ITP(2001-2005)
    • Visiting Assistant Professor NYU Tisch, ITP (1998-2001)
  • 2007-2012 GREYLOCK ARTS, Adams, MA Co-Founder & Co-Director
    • Located at the foot of Mount Greylock in Adams, Massachusetts, Greylock Arts presented exhibitions and talks; fostered community involvement and developed educational programs to facilitate a deeper public appreciation for emerging art practice. Exhibitions included interactive audio and light sculpture, immersive environments, and alternative energy powered art. Greylock Arts routinely hosted school groups; all of its events were free and open to the public.

EDUCATION

  • 2020-2021: (Expected): COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Certification of Professional Achievement in Narrative Medicine (expected)
  • 2010-2012: BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, New York, NY
    Nursing Program
    Note: Completed all Pre-Clinical requirements and had been accepted into the Clinical Program but deferred program in 2012 to launch Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program at NYU Shanghai
  • 1987-1991: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Master of Professional Studies in Interactive Telecommunications
    Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts
  • 1986: ATELIER 17, Paris, France
    Etching and viscosity printmaking
    Studied under Stanley William Hayter
  • 1985-1986: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Master of Arts, Studio Art: Printmaking
    Arts & Arts Professions, School of Education, Health, Nursing & Arts Professions 
  • 1982-1985: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,  New York, NY
    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art & Art Education
    Arts & Arts Professions, School of Education, Health, Nursing & Arts Professions