Mary Billyou

mbillyou at gmail.com


2004  Post Graduate Fellowship
The Whitney Independent Study Program, 

2003  M.F.A.  Film, Video & New Media
                        The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
                        Graduate Colloquium Speaker

1991  B.A.     Art History
The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
                       Graduated with Distinction
                       Nominated for NEH Award in Film Studies

1990 Internship
                       MATRIX Art Gallery
                       Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Professional Experience:

2018–2019 The New School for Social Research
                     Eugene Lang College
                     Media & Culture Department

2013–2014 Pratt Institute
                    Film/Video Department
                    Acting Assistant Chair

2008–2012 Montclair State University
                    Art & Design Department
                    Instructor, Graduate Advisor

2006–2007 The New School for Social Research
                     Media Studies Department

Creative Work:

Demonstration, 16mm/DV, 4:00, 2017.
GUN, HAT, GIRL…, 16mm, 12:00, 2016.
Idyll, 16mm/Super 8mm/DV, 5:00, 2014.
Available Properties, 16mm/DV, 6:00, 2011.
CBS Eye, 16mm, 3:00, 2010.
Subspace Face, DV, 18:00, 2010.
The Wonder of It All, DV, 9:00, 2010.
The Free Translators, live cinema performance tour, U.S. Northeast, with video artist Sabine Gruffat, 2008.
1–9, DV, 8:00, 2007.
Good Translator, DV, 22:00, with Annelisse Fifi, 2006.
The Invalids, 16mm, 10:00, 2003.
Flow, 16mm/DV, 5:00, 1995.
Womens’ Punk Art Making Party, DV, 33:00, 1993.

Recent One-Person and Curated Screenings:

“Joanie 4 Jackie 4 Ever,” The Mini Microcinema, FotoFocus Biennial: The Open Archive, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 2018.

“EVENTilation,” The Windjammer, Ridgewood, NY, June 2018.

“Selezione d’Oro,” Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY, June 2018.

“Diverging Forms,” The Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD, May 2018.

“Experimental Investigations,” Moviate Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA, May 2018.

“Are You Tired of Forever?” Cosmic Rays Film Festival, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2018.

“Femme Fantastique,” The Ludlow House, NY, NY, February 2018.

“A Great Unknown Called Trust,” Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, May 2017.

“Why Sing When Nobody Hears?” Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, April 2017.

Selected Screening History:

Demonstration, 2017
FotoFocus Biennial, The Open Archive, Cincinnati, OH, 2018
Cosmic Rays, Durham, NC, 2018
Maryland Film Festival, 2018

Idyll, 2014
Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2017
27th Onion City Experimental Film Festival, Chicago, IL, 2016

Available Properties, 2011
Urban Research Program, The Director’s Lounge, Berlin, Germany, 2012

CBS Eye, 2010
Art in General, NY, NY, 2010

1–9, 2007
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2009
Film Mutations, Zagreb, Croatia, 2012
The Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2009

Good Translator, 2006
Sundance International Film Festival, Park City, UT, 2007
White Box Gallery, NY, NY, 2010
SCOPE Art Fair, NY, NY, 2009
The New Museum, NY, NY, 2009
Atti Democratici, Turin, Italy, 2009

Gallery Exhibitions:

Other Projects/Ashley Berlin, Live in the Layers, Not on the Litter, Berlin, Germany, 2015

Momenta Gallery, New Work City, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

The Last Brucennial, NY, NY, 2014

Soapbox Gallery, re/spond/re/peat, Brooklyn, NY 2012

Governors Island Art Fair, NYFA Program, NY, NY, 2011

Art in General, Double Bill, NY, NY, 2010

Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Hysteria: Past Yet Present, Newark, NJ, 2009

Rotunda Gallery, Spectral Evidence, Brooklyn, NY 2007

Grants / Honors:

2012 New York State Council for the Arts, Finishing Funds

2011 New York State Council for the Arts, Presentation Funds

2010 The Jerome Foundation, Filmmaking Grant

2006 Experimental Television Center, Finishing Funds

2001 Black Maria Film Festival, Director’s Citation


Outpost’s Cuts and Burns Media Residency, Ridgewood, NY, 2016

BRIC, Media Arts Residency, Brooklyn, NY, 2007

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Residency, 2006


“Joanie4Jackie4Ever,” co-organized with Paris McGarry, Chris Bravo, and Mark Lukenbill as public programming of the exhibition, We Are What We Archive, Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY, 2016.

“FOOD” by Gordon Matta-Clark, Dwellings by Rudy Burckhardt, and Phantom Highway by Katherin McInnis as public program of the exhibition, LIVE/WORK SPACE, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011.

The Audacity of Desperation, Demo Space 122, PS 122, NY, NY, 2008.

Future Yonder, Hudson Franklin Gallery, NY, NY 2007.

Film/Video Distribution:

Various films (16mm), The Film-Makers’ Cooperative, NY, NY.
Good Translator (dvd), Video Data Bank, Chicago, IL.



Mixed Use: MONO NO AWARE, The Brooklyn Rail, Nov/Dec 2018.

The Chainletter Tapes, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, vol. 44, no. 6, p. 2.

Mixed Use: ESP TV’s Unit 11, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2017.

Mixed Use: Spectacle’s Trailers, The Brooklyn Rail, July-Aug 2016.

“We Need to Wake Up Cause That’s What Time It Is,” Glenn Ligon at Luhring Augustine, Screen Slate, January 28, 2016.

The Blind Field: Peggy Ahwesh’s “Kissing Point,” The Journal of Digital and Media Arts Practice, September 1, 2015.

The Whitney ISP Zine, eds. Stephen Hilger, Max Kuo, Sadie Murdoch, 2004.