Mary Billyou is a lens-based artist who examines the archive, social practice, and landscape. Her films have been screened internationally at venues including:  Ambulante, Antimatter, CROSSROADS, Film Mutations, Images Festival, The New Museum, Spectacle, Sundance, and White Box Gallery. Billyou’s work has been noted in publications including Artforum, Artnet, Octopus Journal, and The New York Times. She is the recipient of awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation and a Director’s Citation from The Black Maria Film Festival. Her films are held at The Getty Institute, Video Data Bank, and The Film Coop. In addition to cinema screenings, Billyou’s work has been installed at Art in General, Rotunda Gallery, and A.I.R. Gallery. Billyou received her MFA in Film, Video, and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended The Whitney Independent Study Program in 2004. 

Complementing her studio work, Billyou has assisted in documenting durational performances for the artists Pope.L, Robin Rhode, Martha Rosler, and Anne Wilson. She has programmed screenings, including We Are What We Archive at Interference Archive and Women’s Punk Art Making Party at Spectacle in Brooklyn. She also has written for The Brooklyn Rail, Screen Slate, and Afterimage: The Journal for Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.