The artistic team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen is the collaboration of Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen, and their children Maddie and Emmett. Together they create sculpture, installation, performance, video and photographic works they call “Suburban Fluxus.” The family critiques and playfully scrutinizes contemporary suburban life.
Hillerbrand+Magsamen have presented their videos in international film and media festivals including Houston Cinema Arts Festival, London SciFi Film Festival, WAND V Stuttgarter Filmwinter, New York Underground Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Boston Underground Film Festival, and MonkeyTown. Their cinematic-based installations have been exhibited at the Everson Museum (Syracuse, New York), Center for Photography Woodstock (Woodstock, New York), Diffusion Photography Festival (Wales, United Kingdom) and Houston Center for Photography (Houston, Texas).
They have received grants from Sustainable Arts Foundation, Austin Film Society, Experimental Television Center, Ohio Arts Council, Houston Arts Alliance, and Houston Center for Photography. Their project HIGHER GROUND was a commission from the Houston Airport System and received 1st prize from juror Richard Linklater in the CineSpace program at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.
Hillerbrand+Magsamen have participated in residency programs including: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, New York), Experimental Television Center (Owego, New York), Elsewhere (Greensboro, North Carolina), and the Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico). Stephan Hillerbrand is a recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships (Germany) and a MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, New Hampshire) residency.