Media Artist | Writer | Queer | Contemplative
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Freeman is the recipient of multiple Washington State Artist Trust Media Arts Fellowships, Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects, The Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation Grant, and The Evergreen State College Faculty Foundation Grant. Their work has garnered numerous accolades.
Marilyn Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of reckoning and resiliency, queerness and film, and contemplative, creative and social practices. They are the author of The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory and Contemplative Practice of Media Art (The 3rd Thing, 2020), creator of Cinema Divina–short evocative films for social practice, co-founder of the media arts studio, Wovie, and screenwriter/producer of Sophisticated about golden era film director, Dorothy Arzner. Freeman’s text and media arts essays have been published in/at The Fourth Genre, Ninth Letter, TriQuarterly, Blackbird, Rolling Stone and Abbey of the Arts. Their films are screened in galleries and spirituality centers, at films festivals worldwide and on PBS.