Discipline: Film/Video

Mara Alper

Discipline: Film/Video
Region: Ithaca, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1985, 1993

Mara Alper is a media artist who makes documentaries and video art about social and cultural topics. Her work has screened nationally and internationally. Her devotion to motion leads her to travel, dance, and create video art, documentaries, and puppets. Her teaching career in media arts and in water sustainability spans 30 years at Ithaca College, New York University, and SUNY New Paltz.



Mara Alper worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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