Marisa Mazria-Katz is a NY-based journalist/editor born and raised in Los Angeles. She has contributed to numerous publications and television channels on culture, politics and design, including: The New York Times, Time, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Economist, The New Republic, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Art Asia Pacific (Contributing Editor), Travel+Leisure, Wallpaper*, Monocle Magazine, Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler (US), Chicago Tribune, Metropolis Magazine, Icon, Food & Wine Magazine, Departures, Domus, Abitare, Il Sole, Surface, City Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Bon Appetit, Dazed and Confused, Ski Magazine, New York Post and ESPN The Magazine.
In addition to her writing, Marisa is the Editorial Director for Eyebeam, a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology toward a more imaginative and just world. Marisa oversees the newly launched Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism. She is also a Kickstarter Fellow.
In 2009, Marisa was the recipient of a US State Department grant that helped to establish a program that teaches citizen journalism in a severely marginalized district of Casablanca, Morocco. In December 2011, she began a new chapter of the program.
Marisa graduated as a Founders’ Scholar from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1998 with a BFA in both Film/Television and Theatre. Her senior film, “Sara,” won a Warner Brothers Award and garnered an Honorable Mention for Directing from Tisch’s First Run Film Festival. She has worked on several documentaries and television shows, including Channel 4’s “The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall,” a docu-drama that detailed the killing of a peace activist by an Israeli army sniper. The film won a BAFTA.
Marisa was the founding editor of Creative Time Reports. The program’s key goal was to publish artists’ unflinching perspectives on the most challenging issues of our times. With Creative Time Reports, artists were correspondents and brought their own unique spin to current events. Under Marisa’s tenure, the website co-published Creative Time Reports content with The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Slate, Salon, The Intercept, and many more.
In her final year at Creative Time, Marisa became the organization’s Director of Media Initiatives. Under her tenure she launched In Situ, a site specific talk series in partnership with the New York Public Library that featured artists and experts discussing pressing issues in locations all around New York City. She also launched the organization’s Summit Podcast series.
Artforum, October 2018, “Eyebeam Launches Arts Grant Program for Journalistic Projects”
Artnet, October 2018, “The Founder of Craigslist Is Funding a Program That Pays Artists to Pursue Journalism”
New York Times, October 2018, “Eyebeam Center Invites Artists to Delve Into Journalism”
Kickstarter Blog, May 2018, "Welcoming Marisa Mazria Katz"
Nieman Reports, March 2016, “Journalism and Art: Complementary and Collaborative Storytelling”
Yale Politic, January 2016, “JUNCTURE: Discovering the Artist’s Voice”
Paper Chase Press, January 2016, “From the Desk of”
International Center for Journalists, January 2016, “At Creative Time Reports, newsworthy stories are told with artists’ voices”
Artnet, August 2015, “17 Disruptors Who Have Completely Changed the Art World”
Artnet, December 2014, “The Most Important Art Essays of the Year”
Artinfo, October 2014, “Creative Time Reports Adds Regional Editors”
New York Times, March 2013, “Outside the Citadel Social Practice Art is Intended to Nurture”
Art Market Monitor, January 2013, “2013 Preview”
Monocle, November 2012, “Q&A. Editor, Creative Time Reports”
A Blade of Grass, November 2012, “It Takes a Village”
Columbia Journalism Review, November 2012, “Artists from around the world to report for new site”
New York Observer, October 2012, “On New Creative Time Website, Artists Report From Around the World”
Art in America, October 2012, “Creative Time Launches Journalism Initiative”
Artinfo, September 2012, “Creative Time Launches Artist-Written News Magazine”
Idol Magazine, January 2012, “Marisa Mazria Katz Interviewed by Ana Finel Honigman”
The New York Times, July 2011, “Creating a Children’s Refuge in Morocco’s Worst Slums”
Vogue, April 2011,“Keeping the Faith”