Associate Professor of Filmmaking and Photography
Cyan Meeks is a cross-disciplinary artist who integrates filmmaking, photography, sound design, performance, social practice, curation and media study into her practice. Both her collaborative and solo works have been exhibited internationally, including at the Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/ New Films Festival at MoMA, Deuxieme Manifestation International Video et Art Electronique, Glasgow World of Film International Film Festival, Dumbo Film Festival and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She has received first place awards from the American Film Institute, Amsterdam International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival and received grants from the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service and the Creative Arts Industries Commission.
Her commercial work within the music industry has received accolades by NME and Spin magazines. Meeks received her B.F.A. degree in new media from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1995 (mentored by Kristine Diekman), studied for her M.F.A. degree at the California Institute of the Arts in 1997 (mentored by James Benning) and completed her M.F.A. degree in media studies at the State University of New York in 2003 (mentored by Tony Conrad & Sarah Elder).