Media Artist | Writer | Spiritual Director
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. Her work has garnered numerous accolades.
Marilyn Freeman is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of contemplative and creative practices, reckoning and resiliency, queer women and film. Freeman is 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 contemplative practice, co-founder of the media arts studio, Wovie, and screenwriter/producer of Sophisticated about golden area 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. Her films are screened in galleries and spirituality centers, at films festivals worldwide and on PBS.