Nicholas Muellner

Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Cinema and Photography

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



Nicholas Muellner is a photographer, writer and curator based in central New York.  His work across a range of disciplines and practices considers the poetics of representation as a conduit between political understanding and personal experience. His most recent textual and visual book projects focus on autobiographical narrative and the place of photography within that practice. These 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 PS1 and Union Docs in New York, and at numerous venues in the United States and Europe. In addition to solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Russia, Muellner has collaborated on critical writings, multi-media works and curatorial projects, including Now Is The Winter, an exhibition of politically and psychologically linked works by U.S. and Russian artists that opened at Proekt_Fabrika in Moscow in May 2007.  His work has been supported by a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, as well as grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and CEC Artslink. 

Muellner received a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.  He teaches Photography and Critical Studies at the Park School of Communications, Ithaca College.