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Mariah Garnett

Mariah Garnett mixes documentary, narrative and experimental filmmaking practices to make work that accesses existing people and communities beyond her immediate experience. Using source material that ranges from found text to iconic gay porn stars, Garnett often inserts herself into the films, creating cinematic allegories that codify and locate identity. She is currently in production on her first experimental feature film, Trouble, about her relationship with her Northern Irish Father, who fled Belfast in the 1970's after being profiled on the BBC for his "mixed" Catholic/Protestant relationship. She holds an MFA from CalArts in Film/Video and a BA from Brown University in American Civilization. She has received awards from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation and Artadia Los Angeles. In 2016 she had solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Arts Center (Belfast, UK) and ltd los angeles (Los Angeles) and her work has shown at MoCA, REDCAT, White Columns, Ann Arbor Film Festival and in the 2014 Made in LA Hammer Biennial. Her work has been written about in Bomb MagazineArtforum online and in print, The LA TimesHyperallergicGirls Like Us, and Art News. She lives and works in Los Angeles.