Graduate Student, PhD Program
Samuael Topiary is an interdisciplinary media artist, filmmaker and writer. Obsessed with metaphor and cultural context, Topiary’s work crosses genres, integrating documentary and essay with performance, to create poetic meditations on the ways that myth, archetype and allegory inform contemporary experience. Her work has been presented in film festivals, theaters, art galleries and museums through the US and internationally. She has been a resident artist at the MacDowell Colony, the Experimental Television Center, Radar’s Writer’s Lab, Mount Tremper Arts and was a Media Fellow at DTW and the Jon Sims Center. Topiary taught film editing at the School for Visual Arts in New York City from 2005-2013, as well as video production and post-production at CUNY’s College of Staten Island, Pratt Institute and the Media Studies program at New School University in New York.
Education and Training:
BA Wesleyan University, English major, cum laude
MFA Bard College in Film/Video