Shanna Maurizi is an artist, experimental filmmaker, and independent curator based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds an MFA in Film from California College of the Arts and a BA in Photography from San Francisco State University. Her work has garnered festival awards and screened at venues such as Anthology Film Archives in NYC, Other Cinema in San Francisco and the Art Kino Croatia, and shown in gallery contexts such as La MaMa Gallery, Famous Accountants, and Songs for Presidents in NYC, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles among many others. Her short film Late Night with Carl Sagan premiered at NewFilmmakers NYC, and her recent film Sunken Treasure won the Art and Science Award at the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival and was the recipient of an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Her work has been written about by Art F City, the L Magazine, The Croatian Audio Visual Centre, and Holloway Magazine among others. Currently she is teaching at NYU and researching a book project on artist collectives under different political systems.