H. Cecilia Suhr

Cecilia Suhr
Associate Professor of Media Studies

Affiliate, Department of Art

Rentschler Hall 244

Website: www.ceciliasuhr.com


Ph.D. Rutgers University
M.A. New York University
B.A. James Madison University

Cecilia Suhr is an intermedia artist and researcher, multi-instrumentalist (violin/cello/voice/piano), multimedia (audio-visual) composer, painter, author, and improviser.  ​​Working at the intersection between analog and digital technology/interactive media, sound and vision, theory and practice, critique and creation, she is interested in experimenting with a wide spectrum of media to create synergetic and divergent aesthetic expressions and experiences.  In doing so, she consciously explores the potential promises of emerging technologies while also critically examining the various pitfalls, challenges, ethical implications, and risks that may subsequently arise.

Her creative work has been exhibited and performed across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Greece, Australia, France, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, etc. through galleries, biennials, museums, conferences, and festivals such as New York City Electro-Acoustic Festival, International Multimedia Arts Festival, New Music Gathering, Splice Festival, Hot Air Music Festival, Moxonic Festival, Beast Feast, Irish Sound, Science & Technology Association, Performing Media Arts Festival, Oh My Ear Festival, SEAMUS, iDMAa, International Computer Music Association, Audio Mostly Conference, ACM International Conference on Multimedia, IEEE Games, Entertainment and Media Conference, Convergence, International Conference/Festival of Music, Technology & Ideas, Music Diaries Festival, Klingt Gut International Symposium on Sonic Art and Spatial Audio, CICA Museum, IANG Gallery, Pensacola Museum of Art, Outside the Box Biennial, Artech: International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts, National Associations of Composers, ELO Conference and Media Arts Festival, etc.

She is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation, Digital Media and Learning Research Grant Award (2012). Other honors and recognitions include Honorable Mention in Mixed Media Category from New York City International Fine Art Contest held by Gateway Art Center NYC (2017), People’s Choice Award, Juried Exhibition, Pop Revolution Gallery, Mason, OH (2015), Saint Michael Special Achievement Medal, An International Juried Fine Arts Exhibition (2013), Special Recognition Award from International Abstracts Art Competition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (2012) and Faculty Achievement in Scholarship and Artistic Distinction Award (2021), Miami University Regional. OH.

As a researcher, she is an author of “Social Media and Music: The Digital Field of Cultural Production” (2012, Peter Lang Press) and “Evaluation and Credentialing in Digital Music Communities” (MIT Press, 2014). She also served as an editor and contributing author to “Online Evaluation of Creative Arts” (Routledge Press, 2014). Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Critical Arts, New Media and Society, International Journal of the Humanities, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, ACM conference proceedings, etc.