Nicholas Muellner

Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Graduate Study in Image Text
Faculty, Cinema and Photography

Phone:(607) 274-1984
Office:252 Roy H Park Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850



Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing.  Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political and personal narratives.  His textual and visual books include The Photograph Commands Indifference (A-Jump Books, 2009), and The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011), which was selected as a top photo book of 2011 by Time Magazine. He has given readings at numerous venues in the United States and Europe, including MoMA P.S.1, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.  In addition to solo exhibitions in the U.S., the U.K. and Russia, Muellner’s writings on photography have been published by MACK, Aperture, Afterimage, Triple Canopy and Routledge, and he edits the Self Publish, Be Happy Pamphlet Series.  His work has been supported by MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships, as well as grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and CEC Artslink.  He is an Associate Professor of photography and critical studies at the Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, where he co-directs the Image Text Ithaca initiative.  Muellner received a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.