The work of the collaborative team of Hillerbrand+Magsamen has been shown extensively in internationally screenings and exhibitions including SCOPE Art Show, Basel, CH; LA Freewaves New Media Art Festival, Los Angeles, CA; Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI; Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, GE; Boston Underground Film Festival, Boston, MA; the Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX; Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL; the Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX; the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, Boston; Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY; The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas; and Lawndale, Houston.
Through the performative strategy of what they call formational interventions, Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s work interstices between art and cultural geography by exploring perceptions of language, identity, media, and family within a uniquely American subjectivities and created system.
They have been awarded the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Residency in New York City, NY; a residency at the Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY; and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Creativity Award. They have also received a Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and a Houston Arts Alliance Artist Grant.
They live and work in Houston, TX, where Mary Masgamen is the curator for the mirco-cinema The Aurora Picture Show and Stephan Hillerbrand teaches in the University of Houston Digital Media Program.